Lauren Eskreis-Winkler is among a select group of people who can speak authoritatively on grit: steadfast resilience that predicts success better than talent. Eskreis-Winkler has worked closely with Angela Duckworth—the world’s preeminent grit researcher—to do what they call “grit interventions” with Major League Baseball teams, the World Bank, and other leading organizations. Her customizable and interactive talks draw on this unique, hands-on research to teach you how to practice (and benefit from) grit on every level.
Lauren Eskreis-Winkler is a leading researcher at the University of Pennsylvania’s Character Lab and an expert on the conscious building of grit, having designed and implemented grit interventions across the globe. Developed with #1 New York Times bestselling author Angela Duckworth—who calls Eskreis-Winkler “a terrific speaker”—these interventions have reached everyone from struggling athletes, to students in grade school and college, to individuals at every level of the workforce. Grit is a field of study with sweeping real-world ramifications, Eskreis-Winkler says. It’s about pursuing long-term goals with passion and perseverance, and it has been shown to predict success over and beyond measures of talent.
In keynotes, Eskreis-Winkler speaks with clarity and good humor. More than a stand-and-deliver lecturer, Eskreis-Winkler’s sessions prime audiences on the cutting-edge science of grit, using fun and motivating intervention techniques that empirically make people grittier. These interactive sessions can be used to promote grit in individuals, or to nurture a corporate-wide culture of grit.
Lauren Eskreis-Winkler earned her PhD in Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania.