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Getting Started With Brené

A collection of conversations, writings, and resources that get to the heart of my work.

During my 20 years as a researcher, I have found that the most difficult and most rewarding challenge of my work is how to be both a mapmaker and a traveler. My maps, or theories, on shame resilience, wholeheartedness, vulnerability, and leadership have not been drawn from the experiences of my own travels, but from the data I’ve collected over the past two decades—the experiences of thousands of men and women who are forging paths in the direction that I, and many others, want to take our lives. Read more about my story here.