Participants in On the Path to HECK hear from Brene Brown early. The self-described researcher-storyteller talks about vulnerability and whole-heartedeness in her now famous 2011 TED Talk. Since this spring, she’s appeared on Netflix in “Call to Courage,” “a conversation about the ‘uncomfortable things’. Vulnerability. Shame. Fear. Leadership. Having courageous conversations. At work. At home. With strangers,” as Forbes describes it.

For folks who are put off by “self-help gurus” or who reject introspection as so much precious navel-gazing, Brown can shift that perspective. She brings decades of research to her work and offers scientific underpinnings for our emotional responses. It’s well worth the hour and 15 minutes.