Based on the book of the same name, this session will make the case to anyone striving to succeed that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent, but a special blend of passion and persistence called “grit.” We will discuss what goes through our brains when we fail, and how that—not talent or luck—makes all the difference. Come learn how to strengthen your own level of grit, and how this can impact every facet of your life!
Bonnie loves sunshine, movies, the color yellow, and being a redhead. She serves as Manager of Library Communications at her alma mater, Oklahoma State University, where she earned a B.S. in environmental science and a M.S. in mass communications. Bonnie stumbled upon a career in public relations after a life-changing afternoon washing dirt. She has worked in communications for more than a decade, specializing in education, libraries and the arts. Bonnie became accredited in public relations in 2007. Now, she enjoys mentoring students and sharing her skills and experience with others.
(communication; success; achievement; strengthen; talent)