Polaroids of people

Our mission is to develop and deliver accessible, relevant, and research-based courage-building programs to individuals, families, communities, schools, and organizations, so that people have the emotional, cognitive, and behavioral foundation they need to show up, be seen, and live braver lives.

All of our programs are based on Brené Brown’s two decades of research on vulnerability, empathy, and shame resilience, and her latest research on the Four Pillars of Courage and how courage can be taught, observed, and measured.

We currently offer two programs: The Daring Way and Daring Classrooms.

Brené Brown in her back yard.

Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston where she holds the Huffington Foundation – Brené Brown Endowed Chair at The Graduate College of Social Work.

She has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy and is the author of four #1 New York Times bestsellers: The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, Rising Strong, and Braving the Wilderness. Her latest book, Dare to Lead, was released in October 2018, and is the culmination of a seven-year study on courage and leadership.

Brené’s TED talk – The Power of Vulnerability – is one of the top five most viewed TED talks in the world with over 35 million views.

Brené lives in Houston, Texas, with her husband, Steve, and their children, Ellen and Charlie.