Co-Founder & CEO, Mindset Works®
Eduardo is the Co-Founder and CEO of Mindset Works, which he started with Carol Dweck, Lisa Blackwell and others, to help people develop as motivated and effective learners. Mindset Works now serves hundreds of schools and tens of thousands of teachers and students to help them cultivate student and teacher ownership of their own learning.
Eduardo has spoken at numerous industry conferences for school leaders, teachers, students, professional developers, college professors, business executives, and policy makers. He delivered a popular TEDx talk on the growth mindset, and has been featured in prominent media outlets such as NPR and Education Week.
Prior to Mindset Works, Eduardo was an Education Pioneers Fellow at New Leaders, where he worked on programs to identify, document, and reward effective school leadership practices. Before that, he was a Principal with the Sprout Group, a venture capital firm in Silicon Valley, where he was part of the technology investment team and served on several for-profit and non-profit boards. Prior to Sprout, Eduardo was an investment banking analyst with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. He grew up in Caracas, Venezuela.
Eduardo holds MBA and M.A. in Education degrees from Stanford University, and bachelor’s degrees in Economics and in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. Most important, he continues to enjoy lifelong learning every day.
- Mindsets and Student Agency. San Diego, CA: High Tech High Graduate School of Education, Unboxed (Issue 10, Spring 2013)
- Mistakes Are Not Created Equal. Mindset Works (Jan. 28, 2015)
- Growth Mindset Parenting. Getting Smart & The Huffington Post (Mar. 19, 2015)
- Growth Mindset and Testing: What We Can Learn From The Hunger Games. Scholastic (Mar. 20, 2015)
- Counted or not, doing what counts in competency-based education. CompetencyWorks.org (April 29, 2014)
- Effort, Grit or Insanity?. Mindset Works (Aug. 21, 2014)
- Performance Character and How to Foster It. Character Education Partnership (September 18, 2014)
- The Power of Belief - Mindset and Success. Manhattan Beach, CA: TEDxManhattanBeach (Oct. 13, 2012)