GRIT For College Students

Passion and perseverance from orientation through graduation. 

One of the #1 trending topics today in American Higher Education is the topic of student Persistence & Resilience, otherwise known as GRIT! Popularized by the groundbreaking work of U Penn researcher, Dr. Angela Duckworth and her wildly successful Ted Talk (8 Million views and counting), GRIT has become the latest buzzword on today’s college campuses. And rightfully so! As there is a direct correlation between student resilience and student retention.

In this highly engaging & relevant educational seminar, we bring the power of the research & literature to life for today’s college student. By exposing students to what it truly takes to not only survive college but to thrive. GRIT For College Students helps students increase their own personal resiliency, tenacity and perseverance for success from Orientation all the way to Graduation and beyond. It’s the perfect message for today’s college student. Get GRIT for College Students for your campus community.


Participants will...

  • Discover The 5 Characteristics Of Grit based on the scholarship of James, Galton, Aristotle, and Duckworth.
  • Experience The Key To Lifetime Happiness to avoid getting caught in “The Gap”.
  • Implement The Empowerment Focuser tool to help maintain long term focus & personal resilience.
  • Develop a Community Culture Of Support to nurture personal & communal persistence.


AUDIENCE: First year students, New Student Orientation, Transfer Students, Returning Adult Students
DATES: August for New Student Orientation, June-July Summer Orientation, Jan/Feb Start of New Year
DURATION: Available formats: 60 minute keynote session and an extended 2 hour workshop.
VENUES: Auditorium, Theater, or multi-purpose room with stage and high-quality audio-visual setup and space for activities. No gymnasiums.