Michele Lund

Creator and Founder

The Get GRIT Program, initiated in 2017 as an external school program, was founded by School Guidance Counsellor Michele Lund in response to the increasing demand from parents and teachers for a structured approach to teaching essential social and emotional skills. Michele, with over 20 years of school-based experience, has served as a classroom teacher, learning support teacher, and guidance counsellor. Her extensive background and firsthand observations highlighted the critical need for a program that focused on building social skills, resilience, healthy relationships, and a positive growth mindset.

Michele holds a Master's of Education in Guidance and Counselling, which she completed in 2015, and has dedicated her career to working with children facing challenges such as low self-esteem, anxiety, poor social skills, and a fixed mindset. Her passion lies in teaching and inspiring children to be resilient and determined, to face life's challenges with grit, and to adopt a growth mindset, empowering them to reach their full potential.

The Get GRIT Program quickly gained traction due to its comprehensive approach and evidence-based practices. It emphasizes the development of emotional resilience, effective communication, and healthy interpersonal relationships. By addressing these key areas, the program supports children in overcoming obstacles, managing their emotions, and fostering a positive outlook on their personal and academic lives.

As the program evolved, it transitioned from an external initiative to being integrated into the school curriculum, reflecting its success and the growing recognition of its value. Today, the Get GRIT Program continues to make a significant impact, providing students with the tools they need to navigate their school years and beyond with confidence and resilience.


Our Mission

Our mission at Get GRIT is to empower kids with the knowledge and skills to maintain a healthy mind and positive well-being. Through evidence-based practices, we focus on building resilience, fostering healthy relationships, and promoting a growth mindset, enabling children to navigate life's challenges with confidence and determination. Our mission is to implement transformative initiatives that positively impact not only the current generation but also future ones. We strive to create lasting improvements in communities, ensuring that the benefits of our efforts are felt for years to come.


Our Vision

Our vision is for every child to learn how to Get GRIT so that they can manage their emotions, enjoy healthy and positive relationships, develop a growth mindset, be resilient, persistent, optimistic, tackle life’s challenges with grit, reach their true potential and realise his or her goals and dreams. We aspire to be a leading program in integrating social and emotional learning into school curriculums, ensuring that all students have the tools they need to achieve their full potential and contribute positively to their communities.


​Our Values

At Get GRIT, we believe that by nurturing the social and emotional well-being of students, we lay the groundwork for a healthier, more resilient, and successful future. Our program aims to empower students to develop the skills they need to develop emotional resilience, enhance their well-being and enjoy healthy, positive relationships.