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The Lavin Agency Speakers Bureau

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Grit at Work

Today, leading psychologists and educators are revealing how grit—a blend of courage, resolve, and perseverance—is the key to real achievement. Lavin’s grit speakers explore how hard work, passion, and dedication to long-term goals make all the difference—on the field, in the classroom, and at work.

13 Grit at Work
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.

Manjit Minhas

Founder of the 10th largest brewery in the world | Co-star of CBC’s Dragons’ Den

It’s time to demolish outdated stereotypes in business—one boardroom, or brewery, at a time.

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.

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.

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.

Dan Lerner

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

The overlooked key to achieving your unique potential? Passion.

Laura Huang

Distinguished Professor at Northeastern University | Faculty Director of Women's Entrepreneurship Initiative | Author of Edge

Are you looking for an edge to help you succeed? Guess what—you've already got one.

Ellen Bennett

Founder and CEO of Hedley & Bennett | Author of Dream First, Details Later

Overthinking kills innovation. You need to dream first, and worry about the details later.

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.

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.

Yvonne Camus

A Motivational Speaker on Grit and Performance

Resilience, commitment, teamwork. That’s how ordinary people achieve extraordinary successes.

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.

Lewis MacKenzie

One of the World’s Most Respected Military Heroes

The true mark of leadership is not how we handle the good times, but how we manage the bad.