Inspiring Words: Brené Brown shows what you need to know about empathy

This week I want to share with you one of my favorite scholars. The author of 2  #1 New York Times Bestsellers, and 7 published works in all, Brené Brown is a professor at the University of Huston Graduate College of Social Work where she completes research to further her understanding of authenticity, leadership, shame, and vulnerability. Brené’s TED talks have been viewed several million times, inspiring viewers the world over with her expertise.

Brené Brown on empathy

While Brené has some fantastic videos, podcast interviews, and books, I have decided to show an example of her work in the video below which focuses on the difference between empathy and sympathy.

I hope you enjoy the video and find inspiration to do more good to those around you!



If you would like to learn more about Brown and her work, I have listed some of her works along with her main website below.


Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

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Her Site



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