• What is Emprendizaje?

    Emprendizaje is a melding of entrepreneurship and learning, built on an action mindset. We're hashing out the components of our temporary definition below, until we find a better way to explain the concept ;)

    Entrepreneurship + Learning


    Strength and audacity that arising from an entrepreneurial spirit


    Curiosity, flexibility and the pursuit of transformation through learning

    Action Mindset


    Personal connection with one's own resources

    Willingness to constantly renew and learn

    Courage to innovate and generate sustainable changes

  • Emprendizaje is...

    A process and an attitude.


    As a process, it invites us to reconnect with our passion for learning, with our resourcefulness and potential. To interact with others through doing.


    As an attitude, it challenges us to evolve personally and transform the world around us, to personally be the change we want to see in the world.

  • When we carry out Emprendizaje

    we are responsible and accountable for our own development

    we connect with our own resources

    we see mistakes as opportunities

    we value others and seek to learn with them


    we see problems as challenges

    we understand that change is the only constant

    we coexist with uncertainty and we trust our own processes

    we integrate tools from a variety disciplines


    we work with our hands, minds, and hearts

    we care about people, time and space


    we challenge ourselves, each and every day, to be the change we want to see in the world.

  • Theories and Social Technologies

    These are the ones that we love (the list grows rapidly!)

    We are inspired by ideas from

    Social Constructivism (Vigotsky)

    Communities of Practice (Lave & Wenger)

    Experiential Learning (Kolb, Dewey)

    Expansive Learning (Engeström, Bruner)

    Organizational Learning (Senge, Nonaka & Takeuchi)

    Transformational Learning (Mezirow)

    Learning Biology (Maturana, Gardner)

    Positive Psychology (Csíkszentmihályi, Seligman, Fredrickson, Lahti)

    Integral Theory(Graves, Wilber)

    Theory U (Scharmer)

    Mindset (Dweck)

    We apply resources from

    Team Coaching (Tiimiakatemia)

    Generative Dialogue (Isaacs & Bohm)

    Participative Leadership (Art of Hosting)

    Psychological Profiles (Big Five, Hartman, Learning Styles)

    Team Motivation (Belbin, Lencioni, )

    Communication and Feedback Feedback (Rosenberg, Von Thun)

    Mediation and Negotiation (Ury, Acland)

    Design Thinking (DLab Stanford, IDEO, Business Generation Model)

    Lean Business (Eric Ries)

    Appreciative Inquiry (David Cooperrider)

    Theory of Change and Adoption of Innovations (Rogers)