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I am a qualified life skills coach and visual thinking consultant residing in Australia. I have been involved within the personal coaching industry for several years, and work as a public presenter and speaker. I am also the founder of IQ Matrix — an accelerated learning life coaching tool that's built around the concept of mind mapping.
I began utilising visual maps for learning while I was undertaking a Psychology and later a Business degree at University. Back then the concept of making a living using mind maps was far from my mind; nevertheless I was consistently experimenting with new strategies and ideas on how to cut down my study time and accelerate my learning potential.
Over these critical years the concepts and foundations slowly started to piece together – particularly after I was introduced to a mind mapping book written by Tony Buzan. I incorporated these mind mapping principles into my study routine and discovered that they helped me enhance my understanding of the material in ways I had not expected.
Over the coming years I would do further research into not only mind mapping but also concept mapping, question mapping, radial mapping, linear mapping, interactive mapping, comparison mapping, hierarchical mapping, convergent mapping, cyclical mapping, flowcharting and many other forms of visual thinking. I thought that if I could somehow combine the most potent and effective features and ideas from each “map type” that I could dramatically accelerate my learning potential and ability.
Soon these strategies evolved from paper mapping to computerised mapping, giving birth to the concept that is known today as an IQ Matrix.