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[09/26/13 - 12:17 PM]
OWN Launches First "Oprah's Lifeclass" Branded E-Course on Oprah.Com October 20
This course is the second "Oprah's Lifeclass" branded online initiative on Oprah.com, following the popular "Oprah and Deepak: 21-Day Meditation Challenge."

[via press release from OWN]

OWN LAUNCHES FIRST "OPRAH'S LIFECLASS" BRANDED E-COURSE ON OPRAH.COM OCTOBER 20

Register Now For "Oprah's Lifeclass Presents Brené Brown: The Gifts of Imperfection, A 6-Week eCourse" at oprah.com/brenebrowncourse

Los Angeles, CA - "Oprah's Lifeclass," OWN's Emmy(R) Award-winning interactive series from Harpo Studios, will offer its most in-depth initiative to date with the launch of the network's first online eCourse - "Oprah's Lifeclass Presents Brené Brown: The Gifts of Imperfection" - beginning Sunday, October 20 on Oprah.com.

In this groundbreaking six-week online class, Oprah enlists author, professor and TED speaker Dr. Brené Brown to lead a hands-on course designed to explore the guideposts for wholehearted living featured in Brown's New York Times best-selling book, "The Gifts of Imperfection."

"It's been a dream of Oprah's to offer course work online for our viewers," said Erik Logan, president, OWN and Harpo Studios. "We are grateful to take that immersive, innovative next step with a thought leader like Brené Brown, who captured the attention of millions with her groundbreaking TED talk."

Developed specifically for Oprah viewers worldwide, the eCourse offers a unique online experience through creative explorations, live online Q&A sessions with Brown and a robust social component. Students will begin each week with an intention setting exercise from Brown and a special video from Oprah sharing her own perspective on each new lesson.

This eCourse is the second "Oprah's Lifeclass" branded online initiative on Oprah.com, following the popular "Oprah and Deepak: 21-Day Meditation Challenge" series which features Oprah and world-renowned author and pioneer in mind-body medicine, Dr. Deepak Chopra.

Interested eCourse participants can register via www.oprah.com/brenebrowncourse. Early registration for the six-week course is $69.99 through September 28, 2013 at midnight ET. After that, the cost of the course is $79.99.

About "Oprah's Lifeclass"

Produced by Harpo Studios, the award-winning "Oprah's Lifeclass" is a richly interactive worldwide social experience for millions of students who participate in inspiring conversations with Oprah Winfrey on-air, online and via social media. For each episode, Oprah is joined by a hand-picked expert, and together they interact with viewers to share principles and tools that can help people live more meaningful and fulfilling lives. Prior to the scheduled airing of Oprah's Lifeclass on OWN, key influencers in the social sphere on that topic are given a sneak peek of the episode, and invited to participate in the Sunday night social dialogue. "Oprah's Lifeclass" consistently ranks in the top ten "most social shows" in primetime. After airing, the conversations continue throughout the social space and in a digital classroom at Oprah.com, where tools are provided to help viewers reach their own "Aha" moments via an extensive companion curriculum, including class notes (thanks to Storify) and assessments, and Daily Life Work questions that can be saved in their custom profile.

About Brené Brown, PhD

Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work and #1 New York Times bestselling author. A nationally renowned speaker, Brown has spent the past decade studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame. She has won numerous teaching awards, including the College's Outstanding Faculty Award. Her 2010 TEDx Houston talk on the power of vulnerability is one of the most watched talks on TED.com with over 11 million views to date. Brown was featured on OWN's Emmy Award winning series "Super Soul Sunday" and joined Oprah Winfrey as the guest teacher in two episodes of "Oprah's Lifeclass" airing Sunday, September 22 and October 6 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Brown is also a contributing columnist for O, The Oprah Magazine, with her first column appearing in the September issue.

About OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is the first and only network named for, and inspired by, a single iconic leader. Oprah Winfrey's heart and creative instincts inform the brand - and the magnetism of the channel. Winfrey provides leadership in programming and attracts superstar talent to join her in primetime, building a global community of like-minded viewers and leading that community to connect on social media and beyond. OWN is a singular destination on cable. Depth with edge. Heart. Star power. Connection. And endless possibilities. OWN is a joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery Communications. The network debuted on January 1, 2011 and is available in 85 million homes. The venture also includes the award-winning digital platform Oprah.com.

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