Founder, Mindwerx International
- Executive Mentor,
- Facilitator/Trainer in Creative Thinking & Innovation,
- Strategic Thinking Facilitator
W J (Bill) Jarrard MEI, ILPF, CLP
For more than 25 years Bill’s focus has been on helping people and organizations succeed through the application of Critical & Creative Thinking to Make Innovation Happen. As co-founder of Mindwerx he has worked with organisations in more than a dozen countries to help them succeed with Applied Creativity & Innovation. Bill has a Master of Entrepreneurship & Innovation, and since 2000 has also lectured on creativity and innovation at universities in Australia, Israel, Asia and the USA.
A Certified Learning Professional and Fellow of the Institute for Learning Professionals he is considered a thought leader in his area, and received the ILP 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award. He has presented to thousands of people on Critical & Creative Thinking, Leading Innovation, Strategic Thinking, and more. He is an experienced Innovation Facilitator, a senior instructor in Edward de Bono’s Serious Creativity techniques and Tony Buzan’s advanced learning techniques of Mind Mapping and Speed Reading.
He is a master trainer and professional educator who through the power of imagination, stories based on professional experience, and the latest thinking on what makes organizations and leaders great, he brings answers to the people and organizations he works with. Bill’s primary aim in working with others is to help them Think, Learn, and Innovate better, so they achieve the results and future they want.
“As an educator, speaker and facilitator, Bill Jarrard does not lecture or teach – he shares, by creating and maintaining a challenging and stimulating environment for learning.”
….. Johan Kruithof, author of ‘Quality Thinking, Thinking Quality’ and ‘The Quality Standards Handbook’.
“Very good. In just 30 minutes Bill kindled an interest in learning to be more creative – deliberately.”
…..Antoine Le Bon, Supply Chain Specialist
“I absolutely loved it. It’s wonderful to see someone who loves their area of work – it’s very inspiring!”
…..Kylie Sykes, Economist
June 2004 - June 2006
Swinburne Graduate School of Entrepremeurship Master of Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Achieved 8 High Distinctions. 3 Distinctions with one exemption for the subject I was teaching – Creativity & Innovation.