Expert on Authenticity, Vulnerability and Courage
Dr. Brene Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston where she holds the Huffington Brene Brown Endowed Chair at The Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past fourteen years studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy and is the author of three #1 New York Times bestsellers.
Expert on Authenticity, Vulnerability and Courage!
Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston where she holds the Huffington Brené Brown Endowed Chair at The Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy and is the author of five #1 New York Times bestsellers – The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, Rising Strong, Braving the Wilderness and Dare to Lead. Her TED talk – The Power of Vulnerability – is one of the top five most viewed TED talks in the world with over 25 million views. Brené is also the Founder and CEO of COURAGEworks – an online learning platform that offers classes based on her research. She has most recently developed courses based on her current study of how organizations develop brave leaders and courage cultures.
Brené lives in Houston, Texas with her husband, Steve, and their children Ellen and Charlie.
In this keynote/workshop we will:
• Explore the critical role emotion plays in a behavioral change and the connections between emotion, thought and behavior
• Define integrity and explore how offloading emotion moves us away from our values and corrodes culture
• Examine the power of storytelling and the dangers of confabulations and conspiracies
• Explore the three elements of the Rising Strong process (The Reckoning, The Rumble and The Revolution)
• Develop actionable strategies for getting back after a fall or setback so that we can live, love, and lead with greater courage
DARING GREATLY or THE POWER OF VULNERABILITY
In this keynote/workshop we explore:
• The critical role vulnerability plays in our personal and professional success
• The four major myths of vulnerability
• The relationship between vulnerability and creativity, innovation, trust, engagement and joy
• The most common strategies we use to avoid and minimize vulnerability and how they move us away from our goals
• Actionable strategies for leaning into our discomfort and embracing vulnerability as a source of courage
In this keynote/workshop, we explore:
• The relationship between vulnerability innovation, creativity, trust, adaptability to change, and accountability
• The role of courage (and discomfort) in authentic leadership
• The five most common strategies we use to avoid and minimize vulnerability and how they move us away from our goals
• How fear, blame, and scarcity sabotage the goal process
• Actionable strategies for leaning into our discomfort and embracing vulnerability as a source of courageous leadership
In this keynote/lecture, we explore:
• The relationship between learning, creativity, and vulnerability
• How and why teachers, students, and parents armor up in the classroom
• How shame affects social and academic learning
• Why boundary-setting (with students and parents) is necessary to cultivate compassionate classrooms
• How teachers and school administrators can turn difficult situations into opportunities for connection and growth
• How and why we are physically, emotionally, spiritually hard-wired for connection
• Strategies for helping children develop hopefulness, perseverance, and a stronger tolerance for disappointment
Brené enjoys working with event organizers to customize her talks.