What Brene Brown, Academic Researcher with 17.5M viral YouTube views, teaches us about Spiritual Leadership
Brene Brown is an academic research professor at the University of Houston. For the past two decades she’s studied courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy.
You may know her from:
- The viral TED video, the “Power of Shame”, which has amassed over 17.5 million views.
- Her six #1 New York Times best sellers.
- Her lectures featured prominently on Netflix and Spotify.
She consults regularly to the US Military and large global corporations. And has been dubbed the “secret weapon” of Pixar, IBM, and Melinda Gates by Inc. Magazine.
But here’s what you may not know:
Brene’s research is based on empirical data and she is deeply spiritual.
Brene shares, “Anyone who knows me or my work knows the immeasurable influence Father Richard Rohr has had on my life. Rohr is a Franciscan friar and ecumenical teacher, and his words live on Post-it notes all around my house; his numerous books are tattered and torn, as I’ve returned to them time and again, especially in the past couple years.”
Spirituality can, and does, co-exist with our work.
For the past few years, I’ve studied with Father Richard, and other wisdom teachers, at the Living School in Center for Action and Contemplation.
Here’s a key message Richard imparted on me, “All God wants is for you to be fully yourself. And for you to realize you are that, already.”
By elevating embodied examples of Spiritual Leadership, my hope is that you may be emboldened to embrace your full self.
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