PhD, LMSW Brene Brown Brene Brown, PhD, LMSW is a research professor at the University of Houston s Graduate College of Social Work who has spent the past 10 years studying vulnerability, courage, authenticity, and shame. She is a nationally renowned speaker and has won numerous teaching awards, including the college s Outstanding Faculty Award. Her groundbreaking work has been featured on PBS, NPR, and CNN. Her 2010 TEDxHouston talk on the power of vulnerability is one of most watched talks on TED.com. Her most recent TED talk, Listening to Shame, was released in March 2012. Brene is the author of The Gifts of Imperfection and I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn t). She is also the author of Connections, a psychoeducational shame resilience curriculum that is being facilitated across the nation by mental health and addiction professionals. Brene s current research focuses on wholeheartedness in families, schools, and organizations. She lives in Houston with her husband and their two young children. "
"Brown courageously tackles the dark emotions that get in the way of leading a fuller life." -DANIEL H. PINK Author of A Whole New Mind "Courage, compassion and connection: Through Brene's research, observations, and guidance, these three little words can open the door to amazing change in your life." -Ali Edwards Author of Life Artist Dr. Brene Brown explores the life-defining issue of shame-how men and women experience it differently, and how we can cultivate a sense of worthiness in who we truly are. Dr. Bren? Brown explores the life-defining issue of shame-how men and women experience it differently, and how we can cultivate a sense of worthiness in who we truly are.