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“There are many people throughout my years as an entrepreneur, coach and lifelong learner that have had an impact on who I am today. People who have inspired me to show up in my own life as the best version of myself. I share a few of these people in hopes you

too will find a nugget of learning.” 

-Roxanne-

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Brené Brown

“When I first met Brené Brown it was in my initial training in San Antonio, Texas in 2013. She was asked a tough question by one of the participants. Without hesitation she basically said, “Okay let’s talk about this.” She was real and engaging and that day I left knowing she would be one of my lifelong teachers. She has now gone on to have two award winning Podcasts, Unlocking Us and Dare to Lead. For those of you that know her work there is an ability to discuss and give language too tough conversations. There is nothing easy about truly looking at yourself and having the courage to delve into subjects like shame and vulnerability. But that is exactly what she did. Whether this is your first-time hearing about her work or if you have read one or all her books, you are in the right place. Looking forward to beginning the conversation.”

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Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston where she holds the Huffington Foundation Endowed Chair at The Graduate College of Social Work.  Brené is also a visiting professor in management at The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business.

She has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy, is the author of five #1 New York Times bestsellers, and is the host of the weekly Spotify Original podcasts Unlocking Us and Dare to Lead. Brené’s books have been translated into more than 30 languages and titles include:  Dare to Lead, Braving the Wilderness, Rising Strong, Daring Greatly, and The Gifts of Imperfection. Most recently Brené collaborated with Tarana Burke to co-edit You Are Your Best Thing: Vulnerability, Shame Resilience, and the Black Experience.

Her TED talk – The Power of Vulnerability – is one of the top five most viewed TED talks in the world with over 50 million views. She is also the first researcher to have a filmed lecture on Netflix. The Call to Courage special debuted on the streaming service in April 2019.

Brené Brown Books

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Brené Brown Videos

Here are some other videos and books that are of people who have inspired me over the years.