Internationally renowned speaker sells out in Winnipeg

Dr. Brené Brown, a regular guest on Oprah’s Life Classes and whose TED Talks have garnered millions of viewers, is in Winnipeg Tuesday night delivering her “dare greatly” speech to a sold out crowd at the Winnipeg Convention Centre.

Brown, a researcher and professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, has earned world wide-attention and praise for her research and thought provoking concepts on vulnerability, courage, authenticity, and shame. She spent the first five years of her decade-long study focusing on shame and empathy, and is now using that work to explore a concept that she calls “Wholeheartedness.” Her lecture Tuesday in Winnipeg reinforces her book Daring Greatly: How The Courage To Be Vulnerable Transforms The Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead.

Her public lectures challenge the audience to embrace their vulnerabilities and imperfections so that they can live more authentic lives. She asks them to think about cultivating the courage, compassion, and connection that acknowledges they are worthy of love, belonging and joy.

Three leading Manitoba health and social service organizations are hosting Brown’s public lecture and a workshop for people involved in a wide range of health and human service fields.

‘’Her visit encourages courageous conversations about shame, vulnerability and builds our capacity to be deeply interconnected’’, said Wilmar Chopyk, Executive Director of the Catholic Health Association of Manitoba (CHAM) and the Interfaith Health Care Association of Manitoba (IHCAM), two of the lecture sponsors.

Daniel Lussier, CEO of the Catholic Health Corporation of Manitoba (CHCM) says his organization’s Compassion Project understands completely what Brown is trying to accomplish.

“Connecting with Brené’s work fits beautifully with our work here at the Compassion Project to support people on their journey to a deeper sense of purpose. Her work echoes our belief that when we have the opportunity to develop compassion, empathy and kindness for others and ourselves, then organizations – like hospitals, nursing homes, and social service agencies  – flourish. Sponsoring Brown’s visit here is continuation of the work we started three years ago to allow people to reconnect with compassion,’’ Lussier said.

The overwhelming public response to both the public speech and the workshop are a testament that Manitobans are engaged with the need to nurture and strengthen the resiliency of their human spirits, he added.
Brown’s other books include The Gifts of Imperfection; The Power of Vulnerability; Men, Women and Worthiness; The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting; and I Though It Was Just Me (but it isn’t)

Learn more about Brown and see her talk on “vulnerability” that garnered 11 million viewers.
Learn more about the Compassion Project.

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