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WCL AFTER FIVE: Developing GRIT

  • Vestas 1417 Northwest Everett Street Portland, OR, 97209 United States (map)

WCL AFTER FIVE puts you in the center of the dialogue. Join us as we take on topics that impact your work, community and home life. On April 24th, Kirsten Jones, Peak Performance Coach, will lead us in a discussion of how we develop grit in ourselves and in the next generation. 

“In this instant New York Times bestseller, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed—be it parents, students, educators, athletes, or business people—that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls grit.”

Each month we will unpack different topics inspired by books, podcasts or articles that will keep you current. To honor your busy schedule, WCL will make it easy for you by providing summaries so you can join in these important conversations even if you don’t have time to read the book.

Kirsten Jones is a Peak Performance coach, author, motivational speaker and the mother of three extraordinary teens who are also athletes. Kirsten is a former Nike executive and was inducted in 2018 into the Hall of Fame at the College of William and Mary, where she played Division I volleyball. She is the co-host of the #RaisingAthletes Podcast on iTunes, where she speaks about the challenges of not only raising strong athletes but also (and more importantly) extraordinary people. Kirsten, who lives in Los Angeles, California, helps entrepreneurs, leaders and athletes align their mission with their vision and values to get what they want in life.

The After Five Lab is designed to provide a space to discuss the models and practice skills with so we can apply them in our lives and work.

When: Wednesday, April 24, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Where: Vesta Headquarters

Price: $18.00 will include light snacks and beverage