Brene Brown

Strategies: Life Coach, Personal Development

She says: “is the author of three #1 New York Times Bestsellers: Rising StrongDaring Greatly and The Gifts of Imperfection. She is also the Founder and CEO of The Daring Way and COURAGEworks – an online learning community that offers eCourses, workshops, and interviews for individuals and organizations ready for braver living, loving, and leading…
I’m a researcher, storyteller, and (currently enraged) Texan who’s spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy…

Maybe stories are data with soul.

The official line: I’m a research professor at the University of Houston, where I hold the Huffington Foundation Endowed Chair. I am also a visiting professor in management at the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business. I’ve spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy. I’m the author of six #1 New York Times best sellers, and I’m the host of the weekly Spotify original podcasts Unlocking Us and Dare to Lead. The bottom line: I believe that you have to walk through vulnerability to get to courage, therefore…embrace the suck. I try to be grateful every day, and my motto right now is “Courage over comfort.”

I do NOT believe that cussing and praying are mutually exclusive. And I absolutely believe that the passing lane is for passing only. I’ve been married to Steve for almost 25 years, and we have two amazing kids, Ellen and Charlie, and a weird bichon named Lucy.”

Pros/Cons: Here’s a light hearted podcast from Decoding the Gurus you may enjoy Brené Brown: Matt and Chris courageously embrace their vulnerability, they say “Brené Brown is an American professor, lecturer, author, storyteller researcher, and podcast host. She’s made it her life’s work to help people rise strong, brave the wilderness, and dare to lead – all through overcoming shame and embracing their own vulnerability.
So naturally Chris and Matt – being the emotionally unavailable, culturally stunted and cynical gits that they are – bemoan all this positivity and do their level best to try and drag her down to their bitter and petty level.

Can you get the secret to self-actualisation in a TED talk? Or is it more a sequence of inspirational quote memes strung together? Or are these things one and the same?

Perhaps Professor Brown is honing in on universal psychological truths. Or alternatively, she might be an unwitting expression of American hyper-individualism and self-obsessed culture.

Well, you’re gonna get the Irish and Australian take on that.

Thanksgiving is obviously the perfect time for the hosts to tell their US listeners that American culture sucks and that kids shouldn’t follow their dreams but prepare to be cogs in the machine.

No, no, they don’t do that. Well… not entirely.
Well, what do they say? What is there take?
You’ll have to tune in to find out!”