FAMOUS WOMEN AUTHOR SERIES: GET ACQUAINTED WITH BRENE BROWN!
FAMOUS WOMEN AUTHOR SERIES: GET ACQUAINTED WITH BRENE BROWN!
WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT BRENE BROWN?
On a recent Sunday evening, we had just finished dinner as 60 MINUTES was previewing what they would be featuring that evening. When they announced an interview with Brene Brown, our daughter said to me, “Dad, there is another great author you could highlight on your website!” I had never heard of Brene Brown!
But at the end of here featured interview, I was very impressed! I found out that Brene Brown is an outstanding lady!
Where others of our Famous Women Author series have written to entertain, Dr. Brown writes to inform and educate.
In fact, as we consider the mission of our website is to ENCOURAGE LITERACY, LEARNING AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT, her words and message definitely fit the genre category of self help and personal development.
Before I introduce you to Dr. Brown, let me introduce you to her works.
These are her published books from 2010 to 2018:
“THE GIFTS OF IMPERFECTION: LET GO OF WHO YOU THINK YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO BE AND EMBRACE WHO ARE!”
“DARING GREATLY: HOW THE COURAGE TO BE VULNERABLE TRANSFORMS THE WAY WE LIVE, LOVE, PARENT, AND LEAD!”
“RISING STRONG: THE RECKONING, THE RUMBLE, THE REVELATION!”
“BRAVING THE WILDERNESS: THE COURAGE FOR TRUE BELONGING, AND THE COURAGE TO STAND ALONE!” (ISBN 978-1785041754)
“DARE TO LEAD: BRAVE WORK, TOUGH CONVERSATIONS, WHOLE HEARTS!”
Now let’s get acquainted with Dr. Brene Brown!
The following facts are from our great source, WIKIPEDIA:
Casandra Brene Brown was born on November 18, 1965 in San Antonio, Texas, the daughter of Charles Arthur Brown and Casandra Deanne Rogers. She spent a formative period in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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. She received a Ph.D from the Graduate College of Social Work at the University of Houston in 2002.
Dr. Brown is a professor, lecturer, author, and podcast host. Since 2016, she has held the Brene Brown Endowed Chair at the University of Houston’s Graduate College of Social Work. She is also a visiting professor in management at McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.
She has spent her career studying courage, vulnerability, shame and empathy. In addition to her aforementioned books, she also hosts the UNLOCKING US podcast and her TED talk is one of the top five most viewed TED talks in the world. She has also produced a filmed lecture, BRENE BROWN: THE CALL TO COURAGE, which debuted on Netflix in 2019.
Dr. Brown began her career as a research professor at the University of Houston’s Graduate College of Social Work where she continues to work. Her research focuses on authentic leadership and wholeheartedness in families, schools, and organizations.
In March 2013, she appeared on Super Bowl Sunday talking with Oprah Winfrey about her new book, DARING GREATLY. 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.
Dr. Brown is the chief executive officer for The Daring Way, a training and certification program for helping professionals who want to facilitate her work on vulnerability, courage, shame and empathy.
HONORS, AWARDS, RECOGNITION
Houston Woman Magazine voted Dr. Brown one of Houston’s most influential of 2009. She has received numerous teaching awards including the Graduate College of Social Work’s Outstanding Faculty Award.
In 2016, the Huffington Foundation honored Brown by pledging $2 million over four years to fund the Brene Brown Endowed Chair in the Graduate College of Social Work at the University of Houston. This will provide resources to expand 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.
Dr. Brown lives in Houston, Texas with her husband, Steve Alley, and their two children.
As noted, Information for this article was retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Brene_Brown&oldid=948105573
Also from Official website (http://www.brenebrown.com)
I was so fascinated with her works on vulnerability, courage, shame and empathy that I wanted to know more and found an interesting article from the TED blog posted by: Kate Torgovnick May.
When it came time to name her new book, DARING GREATLY: HOW THE COURAGE TO BE VULNERABLE TRANSFORMS THE WAY WE LIVE, LOVE PARENT, AND LEAD. Brene harkened back to a speech that Teddy Roosevelt gave in 1910. In it, Roosevelt said: “It is not the critic who counts; or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.”
The powerful quote resonated with Dr. Brown, which she says perfectly encapsulates her research into why we find being vulnerable such a hard thing to do.
She goes on to say: “When we spend our lives waiting until we’re perfect or bulletproof before we walk into the arena, we ultimately sacrifice relationships and opportunities that may not be recoverable, we squander our precious time, and we turn our backs on our gifts, those unique contributions that only we can make. Perfect and bulletproof are seductive, but they don’t exist in the human experience.”
Let me leave you with a couple quotes about vulnerability from the book, DARING GREATLY: HOW THE COURAGE TO BE VULNERABLE TRANSFORMS THE WAY WE LIVE, LOVE, PARENT AND LEAD.
“Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness.”
“Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity. If we want greater clarity in our purpose or deeper and more meaningful spiritual lives, vulnerability is the path.”
I am so impressed with what I have read so far from Dr. Brown that I am looking forward to reading much more. I heartily recommend her works!
As I have expressed before, reading is a very entertaining and enlightening way to spend your time in this time of uncertainty throughout the world. Besides it is very healthy both mentally and physically.
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