What is COURAGEworks?

COURAGEworks is an online learning community developed to bring Brené Brown's research on courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy to a global audience. Offerings include eCourses, workshops, and interviews developed for anyone who is ready for braver living and loving.

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Learn on the go

Our mobile responsive website allows you to start a lesson on your laptop and finish it on your tablet or phone.


Track your progress

Keep track of what lessons and classes you have completed so you can easily pick back up where you left off.


Learn at your own pace

Though some classes have scheduled events, you can go back at any time to take a lesson at your own pace.


Complete a workbook

Each class includes a workbook to follow along with. You can print it or fill it out digitally.

Courage starts
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Brene brown

Meet Brené Brown, Ph.D.

Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston where she holds the Huffington Brené Brown Endowed Chair at The Graduate College of Social Work.

She has spent the past fourteen years studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy and is the author of three #1 New York Times bestsellers – The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, and Rising Strong.

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What People Are Saying About Brené's Work

"In a nutshell, Brené's ecourse had the most profound impact on my life than any other course I have ever taken, bar none!!! I have learned to consciously practice non-judgment and empathy and this has helped me connect with others in a deeper and more genuine way and in the process I have the courage to risk being vulnerable.

It has given me the courage to make some incredible connections that have opened some amazing doors in my career and personal life."

Gail Kreutzer

"Mary Beth and I are grateful for the impact that working through your eCourse together has had in our marriage. We had both previously experienced the exhaustion that arises from trying to control our images in various areas of our lives, driven by the relentless taskmaster of perfectionism.

Through the course we grew in our ability to celebrate and delight in one another's strengths while simultaneously learning to humbly laugh together while acknowledging our weaknesses. The experience was a true gift, empowering us to graciously accept ourselves and one another. Our marriage is 'softer' as a result and it has instilled fresh excitement and eager anticipation in our hearts as we think about journeying through life alongside of one another."

David & Mary Beth Hull

"The military and veteran communities have been deeply impacted by Brené's work. Vulnerability is critical to building strong relationships---and that is why it's so important to leadership. Demonstrating vulnerability is also critical to helping veterans transition from the military to the civilian world, and it's why Brené's work sits at the foundation of Team Red, White and Blue (Team RWB).

She has played a transformational role for many of our leaders; I have never seen leaders so deeply impacted by a day of training in my life. Brené has also worked with cadets and faculty at U.S. Military Academy at West Point---and addressed a large group of Special Forces soldiers about her research. She is deeply committed to making a lasting impact on the men and women who have served our nation, and for that, she has my enduring appreciation."

Mike Erwin, Founder & Chairman of Team Red, White and Blue (and Major in the Army Reserves)