Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She is a nationally renowned speaker and has won numerous teaching awards, including the College’s Outstanding Faculty Award. Her groundbreaking work was the subject of a PBS special called “The Gifts of Imperfection” and has been featured on NPR and CNN. Her 2010 TEDx talk on the topic of vulnerability went viral is one of the top 10 most watched Tedx talks of all time, has been translated into 38 languages, and she is a featured National TED speaker in 2012. Brené is also the author of The Gifts of Imperfection and I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn’t). Her newest book, DARING GREATLY, is a #1 New York Times bestseller.