Mindwerx 1998 – Today
When Mindwerx International started in 1998 we were pioneers in Deliberate Creative Thinking, following and widening the path created by great creativity explorers such as Alex Osborn, Sid Parnes, Edward de Bono, Tony Buzan, Ned Herrmann, Maxwell Maltz, Napoleon Hill, W Edwards Deming and others.
Today Mindwerx is considered a thought leader in Critical and Creative Thinking, Strategic Thinking, and Innovation Facilitation, and co-founders Bill Jarrard and Jennifer Goddard speak at conferences and work with clients globally, having presented Mindwerx programs and services in more than 20 countries.
Mindwerx was conceived in 1998 to help individuals, teams and organisations find innovative solutions to the challenges of the 21st Century so they can achieve outstanding success.
We do this by providing education, training, and team facilitation services using Deliberate Creative Thinking tools and techniques.
Our goal was to build on the more than 15 combined years of experience we had leading organisations down the path of Continuous Improvement, Creative Thinking, and Strategic Innovation. We knew that the ‘Quality’ focus of many organisations was no longer enough, and to succeed, individuals, teams and organisation needed to embrace creativity.
Based on this belief and two years research and planning, Mindwerx International officially launched in 1999. Even as we started we collaborated with other people and organisations in Australia and overseas, and one of our earliest associations was with the fledgling de Bono Institute.
Below is the original Mind Map we developed as we visualized and planned the future of Mindwerx.
In 2001 we formally established the Buzan Centre: Australia/NZ to proudly present Tony Buzan’s official programs throughout the world. Jennifer Goddard, our co-founder, is a senior Master Buzan Trainer and since 2001 the Buzan Centre licensed more than 200 Buzan Instructors.
Today Mindwerx continues to support Tony Buzan’s vision and goals by running Brain Training programs and qualified facilitator and instructor programs to support people throughout Australia and beyond.