Dr. Brené Brown PhD LMSW is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past twelve years studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy.
Brené is the author of four #1 New York Times bestsellers: Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone (2017); Rising Strong: The Reckoning, The Rumble, The Revolution (2015); Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead (2012); The Gifts of Imperfection (2010); as well as I Thought It Was Just Me (2007). She is also the founder and CEO of The Daring Way and Courageworks, an online learning community that offers eCourses, workshops for individual interested in braver living, loving and leading.
Brené’s 2010 TEDx Houston talk “The Power of Vulnerability” is one of the top five most viewed TED talks in the world, with over 35 million views. For further information see: www.brenebrown.com and refer to the Resources Tab on this site.
Rising Stong™ groups are based on the simple physics of vulnerability:
If we are brave enough, often enough, we will fall. This is a curriculum about what it takes to get back up and how owning our stories of struggle gives us the power to write a daring new ending. Struggle can be our greatest call to courage and the clearest path to a wholehearted life.