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Brand Minds 2019
May 10, 2019
Bucharest, Romania

SHRM19 Annual Conference & Exposition
June 24, 2019
Las Vegas, NV


Washington National Cathedral
January 21st
Washington D.C.

Human Resource Professional Association
January 31st
Toronto, Canada

The Riverside Church
February 1st
New York, NY

The Gathering
February 21st
Banff, Canada

Salesforce (Private Event)
March 7th
San Francisco, CA

March 27th
Scottsdale, AZ

WorkHuman 2018
April 3rd
Austin, TX

National Council for Behavioral Health
NatCon18 Conference
April 24th
National Harbor, MD

Mom 2.0 Summit
May 4, 2018
Pasadena, CA

Nutanix .NEXT Conference 2018
May 10, 2018
New Orleans, LA

AUCCD’s Annual Conference
October 14, 2018
New Orleans, LA

ISAS (Private Event)
November 6, 2018
Dallas, TX

Texas Conference for Women
November 9, 2018
Austin, TX


2017 Braving The Wilderness Book Tour Dates

EO XCentric
September 19th
Austin, TX

Microsoft Outside In (Private Event)
September 21st
Seattle, WA

September 25th
Boston, MA

National Association of Corporate Directors (Private Event)
October 2nd
National Harbor, MD

Pennsylvania Conference for Women
October 3rd
Philadelphia, PA

LinkedIn Talent Connect
October 4th
Nashville, TN

October 6th
Atlanta, GA

The Ken Blanchard Companies
October 10th
San Diego, CA

Inc 5000
October 11th
Palm Springs, CA

Tahirih Justice Center
October 14th
Houston, TX

Women Asset Managers (Private Event)
October 17th
Dallas, TX

Southwest Association of Episcopal Schools (Private Event)
October 27th
Houston, Texas

University of Southern California (Private Event)
November 2nd
Los Angeles, CA

Summit LA 2017
November 3rd
Los Angeles, CA

University of Colorado Distinguished Speakers Board
November 8th
Boulder, CO

November 14th
Dallas, TX

Clif Bar (Private Event)
December 6th
Emeryville, CA

Interested in having Brené come speak at your next event?  Check out our Speaking page for more information.

The Daring Way
Brave Leaders Inc
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Welcome to the Wholehearted revolution!

Our revolution is a small, quiet, grassroots movement that starts with each of us saying, “My story matters because I matter.” A movement where we can take to the streets with our messy, imperfect, wild, stretch-marked, wonderful, heartbreaking, grace-filled, and joyful lives. A movement fueled by the freedom that comes when we stop pretending that everything is okay when it isn’t. A call that rises up from our bellies when we find the courage to celebrate those intensely joyful moments even though we’ve convinced ourselves that savoring happiness is inviting disaster.

Revolution might sound a little dramatic, but in this world, choosing authenticity and worthiness is an absolute act of resistance. Choosing to live and love with our whole hearts is an act of defiance. You’re going to confuse, piss-off, and terrify lots of people – including yourself.  One minute you’ll pray that the transformation ends, and the next minute you’ll pray that it never ends. You’ll also wonder how you can feel so brave and so afraid at the same time. At least that’s how I feel most of the time . . . brave, afraid, and very, very alive.

Below are some videos that will give you a sense of the work we’re doing together. Again, so glad you’re here.


TED Talk: The Power of Vulnerability

TED Talk: Listening to Shame

Daring Greatly to Unlock Your Creativity with Chase Jarvis

RSA Short: Empathy

RSA Short: Blame

SuperSoul Sunday: Faking It, Perfectionism, and Living Wholeheartedly

Maybe stories are just data with a soul.