• grit

Grit Speakers

 

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

 
9
Grit
Speakers
Sort By:
Angela Duckworth

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

Angela Duckworth, the New York Times bestselling author of Grit, reveals the importance of character to success in school and in life. Her work on grit and self-control is in high demand, especially, in the education sector. 
 
Paul Tough

Bestselling Author of How Children Succeed, Helping Children Succeed, & The Years That Matter Most (Sept. 2019)

Paul Tough challenges the belief that intelligence, endlessly measured by test scores, is the sole predictor of how well a child will do in school and in life. In his bestselling book How Children Succeed, he ushered in a tidal change in thinking with his argument that curiosity, conscientiousness, optimism, self-control, and grit are better indicators of success than IQ. 
 
Lauren Eskreis-Winkler

Researcher at The University of Pennsylvania’s Character Lab | Speaker on Grit

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 grit interventions. 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.
 
David Yeager

Expert in Grit and Growth Mindset | Asst Prof. of Developmental Psychology at University of Texas, Austin

To achieve, we need more than inborn ability—we need the right mindset. David Yeager is a leading expert in grit, performance, and the growth mindset: the belief that we can change, adapt, and make progress. He studies the ways students and adults feel like they belong and are respected; that their work is relevant and purposeful; and that they can overcome setbacks and continue to improve. 
 
Elizabeth Green

Author of New York Times Bestseller Building a Better Teacher

Great teachers have the power to change students’ lives—we just need to give them the right tools. Elizabeth Green is the author of New York Times bestseller Building a Better Teacher, a groundbreaking new book that examines the hidden science behind the art of teaching. Her talks equip teachers and policymakers who want to improve the skills of our educators, and show parents what they should expect from the classroom.  
Scott Barry Kaufman

Professor of Psychology at Columbia University | Author of Wired to Create

Scott Barry Kaufman is a groundbreaking psychologist expanding our definitions of creativity, self-actualization, wellness, and intelligence: “a force of nature,” says Angela Duckworth (Grit). “He’s the epitome of perseverance and the realization of potential.” A Professor of Psychology at Columbia University’s Barnard College and the author of Wired to Create and Ungifted, Kaufman helps all kinds of minds lead creative, fulfilling, meaningful lives.
 
Daniel Lerner

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

Can success and happiness coexist? According to positive psychologist Daniel Lerner, we can all accomplish our career goals and live well. Drawing on cutting-edge research into how high-performance professionals like executives, star artists, and elite athletes perform at their peak, Lerner’s talks teach us to achieve greatness through rediscovering our core strengths and finding meaning in our work.
 
Karl Subban

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

Karl Subban is a former school principal in one of Toronto’s toughest neighbourhoods, and the father of five children, including three NHL players. He’s dedicated his life to helping others reach their potential—to be better at their careers, and as people. In his gregarious, powerful talks—and in his brand-new memoir, How We Did It—he explores teamwork and leadership and offers a fresh take on what it means to succeed.  
Anders Ericsson

Author of Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise

The world’s foremost authority on peak performance—the expert other experts turn to—is Anders Ericsson. His concept of deliberate, purposeful practice, honed over decades of trailblazing research, offers a science-backed way to correct mistakes, overcome plateaus, adopt new skills, and achieve mastery in any field. With Ericsson, you’ll learn why experts aren’t born—and how they’re made.