Brené Brown

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
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 Social work
Spouse Steve Alley (m. 1994)
Children 2
Website

www.brenebrown.com

www.courageworks.com

www.braveleadersinc.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 fifteen years she has been involved in research on a range of topics, including vulnerability, courage, shame, and empathy.[2] She is the author of three #1 New York Times Bestsellers: The Gifts of Imperfection (2010), Daring Greatly (2012), and Rising Strong (2015). She and her work have been featured on PBS,[3] NPR,[4] TED,[5] and CNN.[6]

Early life and education[edit]

Brown was born in San Antonio, Texas and spent a formative period in New Orleans, Louisiana.[7] Brown was baptized in the Episcopal church and then later brought up Catholic.[8] She left the church for two decades, and later returned to it with her husband and children. She completed her Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) at the 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.[9] Her research focuses on authentic leadership and wholeheartedness in families, schools, and organizations. She presented a 2012 TED talk and two 2010 TEDx talks.[10][11][12][13][14][15]

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), Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown (Gotham, 2012), and Rising Strong: The Reckoning. The Rumble. The Revolution. (Spiegel & Grau, 2015). Her articles have appeared in many national newspapers.[16]

In March 2013, she appeared on Super Soul Sunday talking with Oprah Winfrey about her new book, Daring Greatly.[17] 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.[18]

Brown is the founder and CEO of both COURAGEworks – an online learning platform that offers classes for individuals and families on braver living and loving, and Brave Leaders Inc – a platform that brings her latest research on leadership development and culture change to teams, leaders, entrepreneurs, change makers, and culture shifters.[19] Brown is also the CEO for The Daring Way, a training and certification program for helping professionals who want to facilitate her work on vulnerability, courage, shame, and empathy.[20]

Honors and awards[edit]

Houston Woman Magazine voted Brown one of the Houston's most influential women of 2009.[21] Her 2010 TED Talk is one of the most watched talks on the Ted.com website.[22] She has received numerous teaching awards including the Graduate College of Social Work's Outstanding Faculty Award.[23]

Most recently, The Huffington Foundation honored Brown by pledging $2 million over four years to fund the Brené Brown Endowed Chair in the Graduate College of Social Work at the University of Houston. This will provide resources to expand Brown's research, as a greater number of social work students pursuing training in Grounded Theory methodology will be trained in her research on vulnerability, courage, shame, and empathy.[24]

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.[16]
  • Brown, B. (2009): Connections: A 12-Session Psychoeducational Shame-Resilience Curriculum. Center City, MN: Hazelden.[16]
  • 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.[25]
  • 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.[25]
  • 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.[25]

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. ^ "COURAGEworks | About Brené Brown". www.courageworks.com. Retrieved 2016-09-20. 
  3. ^ "Up to Date - TEDxKC - Brene Brown on Shame, Anxiety, and Social Behavior". archive.kcur.org. Retrieved 2015-12-12. 
  4. ^ "Brene Brown". NPR.org. Retrieved 2015-12-12. 
  5. ^ "Listening to shame". www.ted.com. Retrieved 2015-12-12. 
  6. ^ "Want to be happy? Stop trying to be perfect". www.cnn.com. Retrieved 2015-12-12. 
  7. ^ Brown, Brené (2010). The Gifts of Imperfection. Center City, Minnesota: Hazelden. p. 93. ISBN 978-1-59285-849-1. 
  8. ^ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/brene-brown-church_us_56200e7be4b069b4e1fb6e7a
  9. ^ "Tiptoeing Out of One’s Comfort Zone (and of Course, Back In)". Interview with Brown, New York Times February 11, 2011.
  10. ^ "TEDxHouston - 2010 Speakers". tedxhouston.com. Retrieved 2015-12-12. 
  11. ^ TEDx talk: The Power of Vulnerability – Brené Brown, June 2010
  12. ^ "Dr. Brene Brown TEDxKC Aug 12 2010". Livestream. Retrieved 2015-12-12. 
  13. ^ "Brené Brown | Speaker | TED.com". www.ted.com. Retrieved 2015-12-12. 
  14. ^ TED talk "Listening to shame" – Brené Brown. March 2012
  15. ^ Brené Brown's Biography
  16. ^ 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.
  17. ^ "Coming Up Sunday: Dr. Brené Brown on Daring Greatly". OWN. 2013-11-03. 
  18. ^ Schawbel, Dan (2013-04-21). "Brene Brown: How Vulnerability Can Make Our Lives Better". Forbes. Retrieved 2013-09-16. 
  19. ^ "COURAGEworks | About Brené Brown". www.courageworks.com. Retrieved 2016-09-20. 
  20. ^ "About - The Daring Way". Retrieved 2016-09-20. 
  21. ^ Houston's 50 Most Influential Women for 2009 , Houston Women's Magazine Archived April 11, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  22. ^ Schawbel, Dan (April 21, 2013). "Brene Brown: How Vulnerability Can Make Our Lives Better". Forbes. Retrieved 6 March 2014. 
  23. ^ "Brene Brown". Hazeldon. Retrieved 6 March 2014. 
  24. ^ "Huffington Foundation Endows Chair for Brené Brown, Social Work Researcher, Author of 'Daring Greatly'". www.uh.edu. Retrieved 2016-09-20. 
  25. ^ a b c Brown, B. (2008). Profile

External links[edit]