Prof. Tony Buzan, UK
Inventor of Mind Maps, Bestselling Author, Global Speaker
Tony Buzan is the inventor of Mind Maps® and the world’s leading author, lecturer and advisor to governments, Fortune 500 businesses and schools on the brain and learning and thinking skills. To date, he has written over 100 books which have been published in over 150 countries and translated into 33 languages. He has been an advisor to international Olympic coaches and to the British Olympic Rowing and Chess squads. He is also the founder of the Brain Trust Charity and is President of the Mind Sports Council and the Buzan Organisation. Tony was awarded the Lifetime Achievement for his original contribution in Creativity and Innovation for mankind by the American Creativity Association. He has also been appointed as the Resident Thinker of Wellington College in the UK.
Dr Henry Toi, Singapore
Brain Capital Group Pte Ltd
International Speaker, Master Trainer
Dr Henry Toi is a certified Master Trainer for Tony Buzan’s Mind Mapping and Prof. Arthur Costa’s Habits of Mind. As the Chief Master Trainer for the Brain Capital Group, he has trained and certified over 200 instructors across 11 countries in Asia and has successfully coached senior executives on mind mapping, speed reading and becoming more creative thinkers. Dr Toi’s clients include IBM, Oracle, HSBC, Cerebos Pacific, Singapore Ministry of Education, J Walter Thompson, Mazda Motors and Singapore General Hospital. He has also been a regular speaker at major conferences, namely the 13th International Conference on Thinking in Sweden and the 20th American Creativity Conference in Singapore. Dr Toi graduated with honours in Civil Engineering (National University of Singapore) and obtained a Masters of Education (RMIT University). He has authored several books, the latest being “The Habits of S.U.C.C.E.S.S.”.
Prof. Arthur Costa, USA
Founder of Habits of MindTM
Arthur L Costa is a Professor of Education, Emeritus, from California State University, Sacramento, where he taught graduate courses to teachers and administrators in curriculum, supervision, and the improvement of instruction. He edited the book “Developing Minds: A Resource Book for Teaching Thinking”; is the author of “The Enabling Behaviors: Teaching for Intelligent Behaviors and Supervision for Intelligent Teaching”; and is the co-author of “Cognitive Coaching and Techniques for Teaching Thinking”. He has also written numerous other articles and publications on supervision, teaching strategies and thinking skills. Prof Costa has made presentations and conducted workshops for educators throughout the United States and in Canada, Mexico, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the South Pacific. Prof Costa has taught in the Bellflower School District, worked as a curriculum consultant in the Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools Office, and served as Director of Educational Programs for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for the Western States, and was Assistant Superintendent of the Sacramento County Superintendent of Schools office.
David Koutsoukis, Australia
Creator of Click! Colours
Managing Director, Acropolis Leadership Academy
David Koutsoukis is an international speaker, author and workshop leader who show leaders how to become more effective and get better results through Engaging Leadership. He has worked with over 300 organisations in 9 countries and has a proven track record in team development. He has helped an MNC improve its staff retention-rate from 55% to 95% over a 12-month period; achieved record profits for another after a 6-month team-development program; and doubled a firm’s turnover in a year by enhancing employee engagement. David has written more than 20 books and is a regular speaker for the Masters of Business and Leadership program at the Curtin University Graduate School of Business in Perth. He is a CSP (highest international designation for speakers worldwide), has twice been named WA Speaker of the Year and is a Past National President of the National Speakers Association of Australia.
Dr Marilee Adams, USA
Founder, Inquiry Institute on Question ThinkingTM
Author, International Speaker, Consultant
Marilee Adams, Ph.D., is a best-selling author, executive coach, facilitator and professional speaker. She is president and founder of the Inquiry Institute, a consulting, coaching, and educational organization and the originator of the Question Thinking™ methodologies. She is the author of the “Change Your Questions, Change Your Life: 10 Powerful Tools for Life and Work”, a best-selling business and relationship fable about an executive coach and inquiring leadership. Dr Adams is an adjunct professor at American University’s School of Public Affairs in their Key Executive Leadership Programme, a member of the Core Faculty, Certificates in Leadership Coaching, co-sponsored by Adler International Learning and the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University Toronto. She is also affiliated with Columbia University’s Learning and Leadership Group at Teachers College. Dr Adams’s Question Thinking™ work forms the core of her presentations, keynotes, workshops in global organizations, government agencies, non-profits and for communities.