psychology | February 14, 2019

These Speakers—Behavioral Scientists, Grit Experts, and Psychologists—Help Audiences Stick to Their Goals

It’s a month into 2019, do you know where your New Year’s resolutions are? These speakers—behavioral scientists, grit experts, and psychologists—help audiences define and stick to their goals, both at work and at home.  

Angela Duckworth is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Grit—her landmark work on the importance of passion, perseverance and character to overall success in life. Her talks are in incredibly high demand among educators, athletes, and business leaders—anyone interested in cultivating top performers. In the video below she uses the behavior of national spelling bee champs to illustrate the importance of grit in reaching a goal.   


How to Reach Your Goals | Angela Duckworth



When it comes to achieving goals, sometimes your environment can be more harmful than helpful. This is called choice architecture, and it’s something you can design and control to help you make better decisions, more often. In the video below behavioral economist and Wharton professor Katherine Milkman explains exactly what choice architecture is, and how you can make it work to your advantage—at home, and at work. 


What is Choice Architecture? | Katherine Milkman



Positive psychologist Daniel Lerner teaches the “Science of Happiness”—the most popular elective at NYU. In talks he breaks down the science of achieving your goals, revealing that there’s a right way and a wrong way to get there: “when we do things that we’re really passionate about, harmoniously, we can rise to the top. Studies show that whether you’re harmonious or obsessive there is very little difference in our ability to rise up.” 


Daniel Lerner: Do What You Love. You’ll Achieve More.


To book one of our behavioral scientists, grit experts, or psychologists for your next speaking event, contact The Lavin Agency.  

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