Rising Strong: The Reckoning. The Rumble. The Revolution
Social scientist Brené Brown has ignited a global conversation on courage, vulnerability, shame, and worthiness.
Her pioneering work uncovered a profound truth: Vulnerability—the willingness to show up and be seen with no guarantee of outcome—is the only path to more love, belonging, creativity, and joy.
But living a brave life is not always easy: We are, inevitably, going to stumble and fall.
It is the rise from falling that Brown takes as her subject in Rising Strong.
As a grounded theory researcher, Brown has listened as a range of people—from leaders in Fortune 500 companies and the military to artists, couples in long-term relationships, teachers, and parents—shared their stories of being brave, falling, and getting back up.
She asked herself, What do these people with strong and loving relationships, leaders nurturing creativity, artists pushing innovation, and clergy walking with people through faith and mystery have in common?
The answer was clear: They recognize the power of emotion and they’re not afraid to lean in to discomfort.
About the Author: Brené Brow
Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past twelve years studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame.
Her groundbreaking research has been featured on PBS, NPR, CNN, The Washington Post, and The New York Times.
Brené’s 2010 TEDxHouston talk,The Power of Vulnerability, is one of the top ten most viewed TED talks on TED.com, with approximately 6 million viewers.
Additionally, Brené gave the closing talk at the 2012 TED conference where she talked about shame, courage, and innovation.
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