“This book is offering you the possibility of a powerful transformation in your life.”

– Jack Canfield


Co-creator, #1 New York Times bestselling series Chicken Soup for the Soul®
Author, The Success Principles


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Mixing memoir with practical, transformational tools, Dare To Own You weaves a story of determination, perseverance, faith, and trust.  What emerges is an approach to life that will empower others to dare to own who they are and move into the next chapter of their professional and private lives with courage, confidence and authenticity.

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An Emmy award-winning journalist, Liz Brunner’s television career spanned 28 years and featured many memorable highlights. Along with co-anchoring the #1 rated 6pm newscast  at ABC-TV, WCVB NewsCenter 5 in Boston, she conducted exclusive one-on-one interviews with prominent figures ranging from professional athletes to global political leaders including President Barack Obama as well as cultural icons such as Oprah Winfrey.


In 2013, Liz excitedly embarked upon her next chapter, becoming the CEO and Founder of Brunner Communications and launched BrunnerAcademy.com in 2020. Both are dedicated to helping people find their authentic voice, tell their story and lead with presence. An expert communications coach, motivational speaker, Liz is also the host of the Live Your Best Life with Liz Brunner podcast. Liz guides her guests to share their stories of self-discovery and re-creation.  Listeners around the world join in on the journey garnering inspiration from the wisdom shared.


A classically trained vocal performer and former high school music educator, Liz holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music. She has performed with the Boston Pops and at professional sporting events for teams including the Boston Celtics, the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots, among others.


"This book can change your life."

Brian Tracy, International Speaker, Bestselling Author, Consultant

"This book offers powerful wisdom and thoughtful questions that invite you to look at your life from a new perspective..."

Marci Shimoff, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author, Happy for No Reason and Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul


"Liz is proof the keys to true personal growth and brilliant next chapters come from untapped power within."

David Muir, Anchor, ABC World News Tonight with David Muir

"Liz does a masterful job ... offering practical tools to help people overcome limiting beliefs and sustain positive behavioral changes to achieve more success."

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, two-time Thinkers 50 #1 Leadership Thinker in the World, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of Triggers, MOJO and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There.


"Liz Brunner shares her own impressive career journey and provides a tangible framework to help you discover your next chapter."

Dorie Clark, author of Reinventing You and executive education faculty, Duke University Fuqua School of Business


"You never have to question something that is real, and Liz Brunner is the real deal!"

Trent Shelton, Motivational Speaker, Author, Founder and President of RehabTime and former NFL Wide Receiver

"Compelling. Insightful. Inspiring. ...an invitation to give yourself permission."

Patty Aubery, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author, Co-Founder & President of The Canfield Training Group, and CVO GOALFriends Global

"There’s an important message for everyone in “Dare to Own You.”"

Commander Mark Divine, retired Navy SEAL, founder of SEALFIT and Unbeatable Mind, and New York Times Bestselling Author, The Way of The SEAL.

"Dare to Own You will inspire and encourage you to fully embrace your light and claim your highest path."

Laura Lynne Jackson, New York Times Bestselling Author, Signs and The Light Between Us

"A fabulous read!"

Annette Comer, bestselling author Rescue Me, founder World’s Greatest Women Leadership Platform.

"...Liz Brunner’s beautiful book will help you build confidence..."

Jenny Blake, Author and Podcast Host of Free Time and Pivot

"Liz Brunner helps you to remember all of who you are... This book will be your 'go to!'"

Petra Kolber, Speaker, Podcast Host and Author, The Perfection Detox: Tame Your Inner Critic, Live Bravely, and Unleash Your Joy

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