Cultivating Grit and Resilience: Harnessing Passion, Perseverance and Purpose for Success

“I don’t know anybody who has thought more than Caroline Miller about how to apply the scientific research on grit and achievement to our own lives.” — Dr. Angela Duckworth, author of GRIT

In these times of greater complexity, ever-increasing regulation and stiff global competition, organizations need leaders who can weather change and be resilient. Resilient leaders know how to combine passion, persistence and purpose to embody authentic grit. Authentic grit awes and inspires others to become better people and imagine greater possibilities for themselves. Authentic grit is “the secret to success” because it is a necessary ingredient to accomplish long-term goals. If you want to learn how to cultivate authentic grit within yourself and your teams or need to motivate your team to accomplish long-term goals, this session is for your organization. 

Caroline has focused on how to apply Dr. Angela Duckworth’s grit research in pioneering ways to help individuals, teams and organizations hire for passion, perseverance, purpose, resiliency, and authentic grit. In this presentation, Caroline shares timely examples, stories and research-based insights that your audience can use immediately to:

  • Cultivate authentic grit to stay resilient in the face of change and challenges
  • Recognize the difference between good and bad grit and how good grit evokes “the awethentic effect” in others
  • Develop practical strategies that support grit, such as defining purpose, developing “harmonious” passion, creating intrinsic motivation, and fostering a “growth” mindset
  • Create a culture of grit that encourages people to put forth their best efforts in a way that inspires others to do the same

FORMAT: 45 to 90 minute keynote. Half and full day workshops are available, as well.

IDEAL AUDIENCE: Specific audiences have included: business leaders; entrepreneurs; sales teams; multi-level marketing distributors; professionals such as lawyers, financial advisors, and accountants; and athletic groups. Caroline also offers an all-employee version of this topic.

To inquire about or schedule Caroline to speak at one of your future events, contact Caroline at and put “speaking” in the subject line or fill out the form below.

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