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The Lavin Agency Speakers Bureau

A speakers bureau that represents the best original thinkers,
writers, and doers for speaking engagements.

Grit at School

Lavin takes great pride in our roster of grit in education speakers. They deliver smart, counterintuitive, and practical solutions for our education system—solutions that help administrators, teachers, and, most of all, our students.

11 Grit at School
Speakers

Angela Duckworth

Author of Grit, the #1 New York Times Bestseller | Pioneering Researcher on Grit, Perseverance, and the Science of Success

Grit, more than talent, IQ, looks, or wealth, is a powerful indicator of success.

Paul Tough

New York Times bestselling author of The Inequality Machine

The power of higher education to change a student's life is strongly linked to their socioeconomic status.

Danny Southwick

Grit expert | Former NFL player | MBA, and Psychology PhD

How do we motivate employees to achieve their goals? We replace talent with grit.

Lauren Eskreis-Winkler

Assistant professor at the Kellogg School of Management | Speaker on Grit

Few of us are born with unwavering grittiness. Thankfully, grit can be built in anyone, at any time.

Mary C. Murphy

Author of Cultures of Growth | Indiana University Professor | Founder and CEO, Equity Accelerator

A growth mindset isn’t just for individuals. You can develop it in your whole organization, and unlock radical collaboration and innovation.

David Yeager

Expert in the psychology of persistence | Assistant professor of developmental psychology at University of Texas, Austin

We can foster the motivation needed to be lifelong learners, at school, at work, and in life.

Elizabeth Green

Author of New York Times Bestseller Building a Better Teacher

Teaching isn’t an innate quality—it’s a skill that can be taught and nurtured.

Cas Holman

Award-Winning Toy Designer of the World-Renowned Rigamajig | Founder and Principal Designer at Toy Company Heroes Will Rise

Play encourages curiosity, collaboration, and creativity—for kids and adults alike.

Dan Lerner

Positive psychologist | Instructor of NYU’S “The Science of Happiness”

The overlooked key to achieving your unique potential? Passion.

Karl Subban

Leadership Speaker, Educator, and Father of NHL Star P.K. Subban | Author of How We Did It

Dreaming big won’t help you if you don’t have the values, dedication, and hard work to back it up.

Tracy Dennis-Tiwary

Bestselling author of Future Tense | Clinical psychologist and researcher | Digital health technology entrepreneur

Anxiety may feel bad, but it’s actually good for us—and for our productivity, creativity, and wellbeing.