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If there’s one thing I know for sure, it’s that we are wired for connection. We need community and we need each other. This need for community is why I started COURAGEworks in late 2015. Over the past two years, thousands of you have participated in this community. You’ve taught and learned, shared and listened, asked for a hand and lent a hand. It’s been an amazing experience, and I’m deeply grateful for all of you.
Over the past few months I’ve been wrestling with how to grow our community and make sure our conversations and learning reach everyone who is interested, not just everyone who can afford to take a course. I want to spread the courage and wholeheartedness that we’ve built in COURAGEworks far and wide. And, there’s only one way I know how to do that: Build a more direct connection between all of us.
Effective 12/15/17, we’re closing COURAGEworks. You will have full access to your courses and your workbooks until that time. This wasn’t an easy decision, but it gave us the space to do something new – something that we hope is an even better place to connect.
In early September, I’m re-launching brenebrown.com along with a few surprises. The new website will be much more interactive and I’m going to start writing again. I miss our conversations. I’m also going to introduce new ways for us to gather, have fun, and learn how to show up as our most daring selves.
And, no matter where you are in the world, everyone can participate. There will be new opportunities for learning, but there won’t be a paywall between you and those opportunities. You’ve offered us great feedback about what matters to you the most, and we listened.
We’ve updated the “FAQ” tab inside all classrooms. If you have additional questions, please reach out to [email protected].
I can’t wait for this new chapter! We're going to do something important together. Something that makes this world a braver place. I have no doubt that we can do it. Together.
Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston where she holds the Huffington Foundation – Brené Brown Endowed Chair at The Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past sixteen years studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy and is the author of four #1 New York Times bestsellers – The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, Rising Strong, and Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and The Courage to Stand Alone (Fall 2017).