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Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love and Lead (workshop)

B.BrownSpeaker: Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW, research professor, University of Houston

Every day we experience the uncertainty, risks, and emotional exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable, or to dare greatly. In a world where “never enough” dominates and feeling afraid has become second nature, vulnerability is subversive, uncomfortable – even a little dangerous at times. Based on twelve years of pioneering research, Dr. Brené Brown dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and argues that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage. Together, attendees will:

  • Examine the critical role vulnerability plays in our personal and professional success;
  • Dispel the four major myths of vulnerability;
  • Explore the most common strategies we use to avoid and minimize vulnerability and how they move us away from our goals; and
  • Identify actionable strategies for leaning into our discomfort and embracing vulnerability as a source of strength and inspiration.

Host: Colleen Brewer, vice-president of sales and marketing, Statesman Solutions