Angela Duckworth

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Kat Cole is an American businesswoman who rose from a waitressing job at Hooter’s to become the company’s executive vice president. Later on, she became the president of Cinnabon. Cole tells Duckworth that she succeeded because she cares about helping others recognize their own strengths, and Duckworth uses this as an example of how a sense of purpose fosters grit.
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Kat Cole Character Timeline in Grit

The timeline below shows where the character Kat Cole appears in Grit. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 8: Purpose
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Kat Cole ’s story demonstrates why people need role models for purpose. Cole’s single mother juggled three... (full context)