The onGRIT podcast

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Join us every other week for interviews with experts about resilience, purpose, and human performance.


Explore questions like:
How can we live our lives with more purpose?
How can we create good and lasting habits?
What is our potential?


We dive into these topics—and many more—as we discuss the pressing dilemmas of our time and ideas that science is just starting to uncover. 


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onGRIT delves into the mysteries of
what makes humans gritty. 

Rigel Patterson

Rigel Patterson Frank, Host

Rigel Patterson Frank is a teacher and avid explorer of the human mind. She has spent the last decade delving into topics related to grit, such as habit formation, motivation, and purpose. She received her Bachelor’s in Psychology and Master’s in Teaching from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR.