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Horacio Sanchez

Speaker Summary

Horacio Sanchez is recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on resiliency and applied brain science. A highly sought-after educational author, speaker and consultant, Horacio supports schools in applying neuroscience to improve educational outcomes. Driven by his focus on overcoming the impact of poverty, improving school climate, engaging in brain-based instruction, and addressing implicit bias issues, Horacio is widely known for making complex science relevant, engaging and easily applicable. His new book, The Poverty Problem, is a ground-breaking work with the potential to shape our understanding of poverty and race issues for the foreseeable future.

Areas of Expertise

Whole-school Improvement – Vulnerable Learners – Equity and Inclusion – Educational Research – Behavioural Management – Resilience – Leadership and Management

Full Profile

Horacio Sanchez is the President and CEO of Resiliency Inc., an agency leader in helping schools improve school climate, instruction, and discipline. In a wide career of success, Horacio has been a teacher, administrator, clinician, mental health director, and consultant to many Departments of Education across the United States. His diverse education and background have helped him merge research, science, and practice.
Horacio is recognized as one of the globe’s most prominent experts on promoting student resiliency and applying brain science to improve school outcomes. The Maladaptive Council (Academy of Science) recognizes him as a leading authority on emotional disorders and resiliency. A highly sought speaker renowned for his Informative, engaging, and humorous style, Horacio has delivered keynote sessions at hundreds of national conferences across the US, and now too the international stage.
Horacio sits on True Health Initiative Council of Directors, a coalition of more than 250 world-renowned health experts committed to educating on proven principles of lifestyle as medicine. He has authored many articles and books on resiliency, closing the achievement gap, and applying neuroscience to improve educational practices and outcomes. He is the author of the best-selling book, The Education Revolution, which applies brain science to improve instruction, behaviours, and school climate. His new book, The Poverty Problem, explains how education can promote resilience and counter poverty’s impact on brain development and functioning.


Horacio is a best-selling author. Some of his most notable publications include:
- The Poverty Problem (2021)
- The Education Revolution 2016 A Brain-Based Approach to Closing the Achievement Gap 2008
- A New Bias: The Poverty Problem 2021

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