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This Knocked My Socks Off!

Brené Brown is a researcher at the University of Houston who studies vulnerability, courage, authenticity, and shame.* She speaks to many different audiences, including corporations and universities. Often, the person arranging a presentation timidly suggests that it might be better if she does not mention vulnerability or shame in her presentation. When asked what they want to hear about, the reply is “innovation, creativity, and change.” Her emphatic retort is that, “vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change!” To learn more, watch her second TEDTalk, Listening to Shame, here:

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* Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW, has spent the past decade studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness and shame. Brown’s 2010 TEDx Houston talk, The Power of Vulnerability, is one of the most watched talks on, with over 8.6 million views. Brown has written several books, including Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead (2012) and The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are (2010).