There is none other like Brene Brown and if you’re not familiar with her or her work, you should be. She holds a Ph.D. in social work and is currently a research professor at the University of Houston. Three of her books are #1 New York Times bestsellers and one of her TED talks, featured above, is the fourth most viewed TED talk in the world (over 30 million views). Her specialty? Sixteen years of shame, vulnerability, courage and empathy research.
“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.”