Brené Brown

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Brené Brown
Brené Brown
Brown at the Texas Conference for Women (2012)
Born (1965-11-18) November 18, 1965 (age 50)
San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
Occupation
  • Research Professor
  • Author
  • Public Speaker
  • Licensed Master Social Worker
Language English
Nationality American
Education
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work
  • Master of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Social Work
Alma mater
Period 2004–current
Subject Self-help
Spouse Steve Alley (m. 1994)
Children 2
Website
www.brenebrown.com

Brené Brown (born November 18, 1965) is an American scholar, author, and public speaker, who is currently a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work.[1] Over the last twelve years she has been involved in research on a range of topics, including vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame. She is the author of two #1 New York Times Bestsellers: The Gifts of Imperfection (2010) and Daring Greatly (2012). She and her work have been featured on PBS,[2] NPR,[3] TED,[4] and CNN.[5]

Early life and education[edit]

Brown was born in San Antonio, Texas and spent a formative period in New Orleans, Louisiana.[6] She completed her Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) at University of Texas at Austin in 1995, followed by a Master of Social Work (MSW) in 1996 and Ph.D. from the Graduate College of Social Work at the University of Houston in 2002.[1]

Career[edit]

Brown began her career as a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work.[7] Her research focuses on authentic leadership and wholeheartedness in families, schools, and organizations. She presented a 2012 TED talk and two 2010 TEDx talks.[8][9][10][11][12][13]

Brown is the author of I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn’t): Telling the Truth About Perfectionism, Inadequacy, and Power (Penguin/Gotham, 2007), The Gifts of Imperfection: Letting Go of Who We Think We Should Be and Embracing Who We Are (Hazelden, 2010), and Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown (Gotham, 2012). Her articles have appeared in many national newspapers.[14]

In March 2013, she appeared on Super Soul Sunday talking with Oprah Winfrey about her new book, Daring Greatly.[15] The title of the book comes from Theodore Roosevelt’s speech “Citizenship in a Republic”, which is also referred as "The Man in the Arena" speech, given at the Sorbonne in Paris, France, on April 23, 1910.[16]

Brown is the CEO and Chief Learning Officer for The Daring Way, a training and certification program for helping professionals who want to facilitate her work on vulnerability, courage and worthiness.

Honors and awards[edit]

Houston Woman Magazine voted Brown one of the Houston's most influential women of 2009.[17] Her 2010 Ted Talk is one of the most watched talks on the Ted.com website.[18] She has received numerous teaching awards including the Graduate College of Social Work's Outstanding Faculty Award.[19]

Published Works[edit]

  • Brown, B. (2015): Rising Strong: The Reckoning, The Rumble, The Revolution.
  • Brown, B. (2012): Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead. New York City, NY: Gotham
  • Brown, B. (2010): The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are. Center City, MN: Hazelden.[14]
  • Brown, B. (2009): Connections: A 12-Session Psychoeducational Shame-Resilience Curriculum. Center City, MN: Hazelden.[14]
  • Brown, B. (2007): I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn't): Telling the Truth About Perfectionism, Inadequacy, and Power. New York:Penguin/Gotham.[20]
  • Brown, B. (2007): Feminist Standpoint Theory. In S.P.Robbins, P.Chatterjee & E.R.Canda (Eds.), Contemporary human behavior theory: A critical perspective for social work (Rev. ed.). Boston: Allyn and Bacon.[20]
  • Brown, B. (2007): Shame Resilience Theory. In S.P.Robbins, P.Chatterjee & E.R.Canda (Eds.), Contemporary human behavior theory: A critical perspective for social work (Rev. ed.). Boston: Allyn and Bacon.[20]

Recorded Talks[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Brené Brown: Graduate School of Social Work - University of Houston". www.uh.edu. Retrieved 2015-12-12. 
  2. ^ "Up to Date - TEDxKC - Brene Brown on Shame, Anxiety, and Social Behavior". archive.kcur.org. Retrieved 2015-12-12. 
  3. ^ "Brene Brown". NPR.org. Retrieved 2015-12-12. 
  4. ^ "Listening to shame". www.ted.com. Retrieved 2015-12-12. 
  5. ^ "Want to be happy? Stop trying to be perfect". www.cnn.com. Retrieved 2015-12-12. 
  6. ^ Brown, Brené (2010). The Gifts of Imperfection. Center City, Minnesota: Hazelden. p. 93. ISBN 978-1-59285-849-1. 
  7. ^ "Tiptoeing Out of One’s Comfort Zone (and of Course, Back In)". Interview with Brown, New York Times February 11, 2011.
  8. ^ "TEDxHouston - 2010 Speakers". tedxhouston.com. Retrieved 2015-12-12. 
  9. ^ TEDx talk: The Power of Vulnerability – Brené Brown, June 2010
  10. ^ "Dr. Brene Brown TEDxKC Aug 12 2010". Livestream. Retrieved 2015-12-12. 
  11. ^ "Brené Brown | Speaker | TED.com". www.ted.com. Retrieved 2015-12-12. 
  12. ^ TED talk "Listening to shame" – Brené Brown. March 2012
  13. ^ Brené Brown's Biography
  14. ^ a b c Brown, B. (2010). The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are. Center City, MN: Hazelden.
  15. ^ "Coming Up Sunday: Dr. Brené Brown on Daring Greatly". OWN. 2013-11-03. 
  16. ^ Schawbel, Dan (2013-04-21). "Brene Brown: How Vulnerability Can Make Our Lives Better". Forbes. Retrieved 2013-09-16. 
  17. ^ Houston's 50 Most Influential Women for 2009 , Houston Women's Magazine Archived April 11, 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  18. ^ Schawbel, Dan (April 21, 2013). "Brene Brown: How Vulnerability Can Make Our Lives Better". Forbes. Retrieved 6 March 2014. 
  19. ^ "Brene Brown". Hazeldon. Retrieved 6 March 2014. 
  20. ^ a b c Brown, B. (2008). Profile

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