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Hardcore Soft Skills Podcast

Jun 10, 2021

Today we will talk about Grit and our expert is former Army Colonel David Fivecoat ( ), who served twenty-four years as an infantry officer, leading men and women during contingency operations in Kosovo and Bosnia, three combat tours in Iraq, and a combat tour commanding a battalion in Afghanistan. He culminated his service by overseeing the gender integration of the US Army’s Ranger School. David is now retired from military life but has now launched the Fivecoat Consulting Group ( with the mission of helping leaders, managers, and organizations be the grittiest leaders that they can be.

We will be talking about some of the key lessons from his book Grow Your Grit: Overcome Obstacles, Thrive, and Accomplish Your Goals (

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