Our professional learning specialists deliver engaging, high-quality talks and workshops to help your school, district, or organization learn how to cultivate a growth mindset culture. 

 

 


Using reflection, discussion, activities, games, videos, and practical tools and resources, we can promise an interactive session that has lasting impact for both immediate and future change. Check out Eduardo Briceño's TEDx talk for a sample of our services! 

Eduardo Briceño - The Power of Belief -- Mindset and Success TEDxManhattanBeach
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We deliver professional development in urban, suburban, and rural settings to the following audiences:

  • Teachers
  • Curriculum Specialists
  • Instructional leaders
  • Administrators
  • Businesses


Our clients include:

  • New York City Department of Education
  • Washington, D.C. Public Schools
  • California Department of Education
  • Florida Department of Education
  • Cincinnati Public Schools
  • Microsoft


Our conference appearances include:

  • iNACOL
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
  • National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics
  • ASCD
  • Learning & The Brain

Our team of professional learning specialists offers the following formats for our professional development services: 

  • Webinars and Virtual Conferencing: Our staff is experienced at running engaging webinars that keep everyone involved and active. We provide action steps, tools, and resources to ensure that the work will continue after the session ends. 
  • Keynotes and Talks: Bring a Mindset Works keynote speaker to your event and everyone will be talking! In 45-90 minute sessions we discuss growth and fixed mindsets, why they matter, and how we can change them, in both students and adults.
  • Breakout Sessions: For smaller groups at conferences, our specialists' rooms are always filled to capacity in our high-energy and interactive breakout sessions. Topics range from Pre-K to higher ed, and can be customized for leadership, content-areas, and more. 
  • Full-day and Half-day Workshops: Need hands-on, practical tools, advice, and strategies? Our team is skilled at translating growth mindset research into action for a variety of audiences. Our team expertly facilitates large and small groups for workshops ranging from 1 hour to 2 full days. 


Our topics include:

  • Growth Mindset Classrooms
  • Growth Mindset School Cultures
  • Shifting Mindsets
  • Growth Mindset Leadership
  • Growth Mindset Parenting
  • Mindset Research and Theory
  • Growth Mindset in Higher Education  

Meet the Live Training Team

Our team is comprised of practitioners and researchers who have extensive experience implementing growth mindset programs and strategies in schools and universities. They use engaging strategies, practical examples, and humor to motivate and inspire their audiences. 

Dustin Bindreiff
Education Consultant
Dustin Bindreiff
Education Consultant

Dustin has a passion for working with students with challenging behavior and significant mental illness. With a background in special education, school climate and PBIS, he worked to support large urban school districts to improve school climate, address dis-proportionality, and reduce out of school suspensions. Ask Dustin how having a growth mindset impacted his doctoral studies!
Eduardo Briceño
Co-Founder & CEO
Eduardo Briceño
Co-Founder & CEO

Eduardo is the Co-Founder & CEO of Mindset Works. He has spoken at numerous conferences, delivered a popular TEDx talk on the growth mindset, and has been featured on prominent media outlets. He holds bachelor’s degrees in finance and engineering and masters’ degrees in education and business, but most important he continues to enjoy lifelong learning every day.
Kevin Bross
Education Consultant
Kevin Bross
Education Consultant

Kevin has worked for 16 years in public education in both urban and suburban school districts in the Minneapolis-St.Paul area as a teacher and instructional coach. He has worked with education leaders to develop a growth mindset culture in their schools to help students improve and grow as learners. Kevin’s passion for sharing growth mindset research has stemmed from his experiences of watching students persevere and excel as a result of growth mindset interventions.
Kendra Coates, D.Ed.
Early Learning Curriculum Developer & Professional Learning Specialist
Kendra Coates, D.Ed.
Early Learning Curriculum Developer & Professional Learning Specialist

Kendra has twenty years of teaching and leadership experience. She was first introduced to a growth mindset in 2008 as a middle school intervention specialist and has been sharing it with others ever since. Her two children inspired her mindset and early learning journey that led to her D.Ed. in Educational Methodology, Policy, and Leadership. She authored and evaluated GEM, our PreK-3rd curriculum. She also holds degrees in Special Education and Curriculum and Instruction.
Anthony Colannino
Leadership and Professional Learning Specialist
Anthony Colannino
Leadership and Professional Learning Specialist

Anthony Colannino has been a public educator in the Boston area for 17 years. He has taught and led in urban and suburban school systems including Boston, Cambridge, Waltham and Wellesley. His leadership work has centered on creating atmospheres for success and has included a multi-year growth mindset professional development plan, which led to increased student effort and achievement.
Emily Diehl
Director, K-12 Professional Learning & Curriculum Design
Emily Diehl
Director, K-12 Professional Learning & Curriculum Design

Emily Diehl translates the latest educational research on mindsets and motivation into growth mindset programs and practices. She delivers professional learning talks and workshops for parents, educators and leaders all over the country, and is Editor of the Mindset Works blog. With 16 years of experience as a teacher and instructional coach, Emily is always excited to take on a new challenge!
Joseph Edwards
Education Consultant
Joseph Edwards
Education Consultant

Joseph Edwards has been in education for more than 30 years working as an educator, School Reform Coach, and administrator in the District of Columbia, Syracuse, New York and New York City. He has extensive experience designing and implementing programs that support the social-emotional and academic guidance needs of students. He is a graduate of Syracuse University. Before joining Mindset Works, Joseph was the coordinator of the Brainology program for District of Columbia Public Schools.
Afiya Fredericks, Ph.D.
Program Implementation Manager
Afiya Fredericks, Ph.D.
Program Implementation Manager

Afiya is the Program Implementation Manager at Mindset Works, where she currently manages the Mindset Works implementation in approximately 15 schools in DCPS. She has studied and researched the growth mindset throughout her academic career. A St. Croix native, Afiya enjoys traveling home and taking in the magnificent views.
Jennifer Lawson, Ed.D.
Education Consultant
Jennifer Lawson, Ed.D.
Education Consultant

Jennifer promotes educational growth through empowering, motivating, and challenging K-12 students. Jennifer firmly believes that all students have the ability to succeed, and it is our job, as educators, to guide them as they grow, discover their passions, and become life-long learners. Jennifer has the opportunity to support educators and parents as a Mindset Works Educational Consultant and K-12 Common Core Instructional Coach.
Jennifer Maichin
Education and Professional Learning Specialist
Jennifer Maichin
Education and Professional Learning Specialist

Jennifer is a middle school special education teacher and Education Specialist with Mindset Works. With over 20 years experience in teaching, Jenn has focused on helping to build students’ self-efficacy and intrinsic motivation, which often results in students becoming self aware, independent learners. Combining this experience with the goals of Mindset Works has become a natural match.
Janna Peskett
Director, Digital Content and Curriculum Design
Janna Peskett
Director, Digital Content and Curriculum Design

Janna is a lifelong learner and educator with nearly 20 years of experience in teaching math, developing digital and print curriculum, and delivering professional development for K-12 schools as well as higher education. Janna is passionate about sharing the growth mindset message and believes it is the key to changing lives and closing the achievement gap. Her hobbies include running and playing on the beach with her family.

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