The official line: I’m a research professor at the University of Houston where I hold the Huffington Foundation Endowed Chair. I am also a visiting professor in management at The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business. I’ve spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy, I’m the author of five #1 New York Times bestsellers, and I’m the host of the weekly Spotify Original podcasts Unlocking Us and Dare to Lead.
My books include Dare to Lead, Braving the Wilderness, Rising Strong, Daring Greatly, and The Gifts of Imperfection. Most recently I collaborated with Tarana Burke to co-edit You Are Your Best Thing: Vulnerability, Shame Resilience, and the Black Experience.
The bottom line: I believe that you have to walk through vulnerability to get to courage, therefore . . . embrace the suck. I try to be grateful every day, and my motto right now is “Courage over comfort.” I do NOT believe that cussing and praying are mutually exclusive. And, I absolutely believe that the passing lane is for passing only. I’ve been married to Steve for almost 25 years, and we have two amazing kids, Ellen and Charlie, and a weird Bichon named Lucy.
Official bio here.