Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past decade studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness and shame.

She is a nationally renowned speaker and has won numerous teaching awards, including the College’s Outstanding Faculty Award. Brené has been featured on OWN’s Emmy® Award-winning series “Super Soul Sunday” and Oprah’s Lifeclass . Her 2010 TEDx Houston talk on the power of vulnerability is one of the most watched talks on, with over 15 million views.

Brené is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Gifts of Imperfection , and #1 New York Times bestseller Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead.