Below is a list of mind mapping experts. This is not just a list of mind mapping experts, experts using mind maps and people who are helping others in visualizing their information, thoughts and ideas. This is also a resource that you can use to contact people and help you be even more inspired to use mind maps.
In this list, I present to you mind mapping experts from around the world. The list itself shows you them by continent.
I probably missed a number of experts who should be on it (but let me know if there are others whom you think should be on the list)
I added them almost randomly. The list is not created in such a way that the best ones are at the top and the least at the bottom.
Know that these are all skilled people. They probably don’t mind if you contact them (of course you can tell them I introduced them to you).
How you benefit from this list
You can contact them. I am sure they won’t mind. Follow them on twitter. Have a look at their websites. Ask them questions. I created this list so you can see who can help you become a better mind mapper.
Here we go, the mind mapping experts list.
Mind Mapping Experts From North America
Name: Wallace Tait
Location: Ontaria, Canada
Twitter: @visualmapper (500+ followers)
About: Founder and lead consultant at Visual Mapper. Facilitating whole brain thinking, using the mindset of Visual Mapping
Name: Henry Lewkowicz
Location: Ontario, Canada
Twitter: @summarizer(1000+ followers)
About: Summarizing the Web and Wikipedia http://www.WebSummarizer.com Summarizing blogs http://www.WebSummarizer.com/BlogSummarizer Products for Visual Mapping and knowledge base creation.
Name: Olin Reams
Location: San Jose, CA, USA
Twitter: @olinr(5000+ followers)
About: Interest in Sales/Marketing! Reading! Mindmapping! General Manager at CS Odessa
Name: Jamie Nast
Location: Detroit, USA
Twitter: @JamieNast (3100+ followers)
About: My expertise is in teaching Idea Mapping Workshops to organizations and individuals both internationally and here in the USA. As a result participants learn valuable skills that can be applied immediately to their work and life.
Name: Chance Brown
Location: Charlotte, NC, USA
Twitter: @chancebrown(500+ followers)
About: Founder and Publisher of The Mindmap Blog. Interests: Technology, Mindmapping, Education, History, Business, Innovation, Productivity, Music, and Art.
Name: Chuck Frey
Location: Waterford, WI, USA
Twitter: @chuckfrey(6000+ followers)
About: Author/publisher of the Mind Mapping Software Blog & http://InnovationTools.com . Author of the new book upyourimpact.
Name: Brian S Friedlander
Twitter: @assistivetek (2000+ followers)
About: An assistive technology consultant whose background includes psychology and education. He spent most of his career training educators on the use of various educational technologies to help support learning in the classroom. This includes the use of mind mapping and concept mapping.
Name: Shelley Hayduk
Location: LA, USA
Twitter: @ShelleyHayduk(500+ followers)
About: A Brain at TheBrain Software
Name: Michael Deutch
Location: San Francisco, USA
Twitter: @MichaelDeutch(3000+ followers)
About: Product Director for MindManager Windows & Mac, Mindjet for Android & iOS, Integral Coach, Writer, speaker, mind mapper, Yogi, GTD, and more!
Name: Pascal Venier
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Twitter: @pascalvenier(1000+ followers)
About: Consultant in Personal Productivity gtd personalkanban mindmapping | Former Professor, recovering academic, aspiring polymath historian complexity cynefin
Name: Eric Blue
Location: LA, USA
Twitter: @ericblue(1000+ followers)
About: Technologist with a passion for the quantified self movement, mind mapping, productivity, knowledge management, and philosophy.
Name: Kyle Mcfarlin
Location: Ashland, OH, USA
Twitter: @kylesmcfarlin(4000+ followers)
About: Nerdcore Superstar | Mindjet Master | Sugar & Smart-Ass.
Name: Toni Krasnic
Location: Alexandria, VA, USA
Twitter: @ConciseLearning(500+ followers)
About: Works with elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, and colleges/universities to help them implement mindmapping and CLM.
Name: Matt Tanguay
Location: Montreal, Canada
Twitter: @FluentBrain(200+ followers)
About: I help business leaders get clarity and manage their information better through visual facilitation.
Name: Kim Cordes
Location: Michigan, USA
Twitter: @Kim_Cordes(70+ followers)
About:Learn, Create, Transform.
Name: Les Mottosky
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Twitter: @uninvent(200+ followers)
About:Lifelong innovator. Lover of life. Believer in self-leadership. Inside-up thinker (My heart influences my brain).
Mind Mapping Experts From Europe
Name: Tony Buzan
Location: Buckinghamshire ,UK
Twitter: @Tony_Buzan(11000+ followers)
About: Inventor of MindMapping, used by 450 million people worldwide, and consultant for organizations including Microsoft, IBM, Walt Disney & Apple. Author & Poet
Name: Michael Tipper
Location: Oxfordshire, UK
Twitter: @MichaelTipper(1000+ followers)
About: Simply enjoying the splendour of being alive in this day and age and looking to make my world a better and happier place
Name: Philippe Packu
Twitter: @IPhilVeryGood(17000+ followers)
About: Focused on bringing creativity and mindmapping with passion especially in the field of education and business. Professional in business modelling and requirement analysis (ICT).
Name: Chris Griffiths
Location: Cardiff, UK
Twitter: @GriffithsThinks(4000+ followers)
About: Founder ThinkBuzan(.com) promoting Tony Buzan Mind Mapping & iMindMap. Author & speaker on innovation & cr8ivity. Co-founder of DropTask(.com) & HiCortex(.com)
Name: Andrew Wilcox
Location: Alresford, Hampshire, UK
Twitter: @ajwilcox(2000+ followers)
About: Mind Mapping Software Exploiter, Conference and Event – Recorder and Publisher, Ancient but effective bowler (cricket), Cyclist
Name: Liam Hughes
Location: London, UK
Twitter: @BiggerplateLiam(200+ followers)
About: Founder of Biggerplate mind map library. Tweeting about entrepreneurship, mapping, London, a bit of sport, and a lot of nonsense.
Name: Steve Rothwell
Location: Reading, England
Twitter: @Ideas4Action(300+ followers)
About: Solving business and community problems, group facilitation, business ideas into action, project planning, business analysis
Name: Clive Lewis
Location: Windsor, UK
Twitter: @clivelewis(3000+ followers)
About: Management & Personal Development Training – Better Brains for Better Business. Creativity, Mind Mapping, Speed Reading. CEO & co-founder of Illumine Training.
Name: Vic Gee
Location: London, UK
Twitter: @VicGee(1000+ followers)
About: Editor of the Web’s most comprehensive source of information on mind mapping software: The Master List
Name: Paul Foreman
Twitter: @mindmapdrawer(2000+ followers)
About: The Mind Map Inspiration Blog and Website by Paul Foreman offer example Mind Maps for inspiration and motivation, plus mindmapping tips, drawing tips, techniques for enhancing your creativity and improving idea generation.
Name: Hans Terhurne
Location: Gouda, NL
Twitter: @HansTerhurne(12000+ followers)
About: Mind Mapper | Process Mapper | Crowd Mapper | Bicyclist | Wanderer | Optimist | Organisation Visualizer
Name: Jerre Lubberts
Twitter: @JerreLubberts(1000+ followers)
About: Drawing what we believe
Name: Wojciech Korsak
Location: Warsaw, Masovian District, Poland
Twitter: @WojciechKorsak(500+ followers)
About: Owner of Explorer-Consulting, trainer, consultant, Visual Management mindmapping ConceptDraw Mindjet MindManager iMindMap XMind MindGenius Xcelsius Excel
Name: Michael Hollauf
Location: Vienna, Austria
Twitter: @mhollauf(100+ followers)
About: Married with two kids and lives just outside in Vienna, Austria. Also the co-founder of the web based mind mapping tool MindMeister.
Name: Tim Fulford
Twitter: @MindMapper1(500+ followers)
About: Described by Tony Buzan as one of the best Mind Mappers in the world: “…not sure if that’s what I would say but I certainly enjoy Mind Mapping.”
Name: Nick Duffill
Twitter: @NickDuffill(100+ followers)
About: Harport Consulting is an independent consultancy specialising in mind mapping software. Despite the bias towards technology, my real interest is in the more formal business uses of mind mapping software as a knowledge management and information management tool.
Name: Nigel Goult
Location: Christchurch, Dorset. UK
Twitter: @NigelGoult(100+ followers)
About: Olympic Limited – The MindManager Solution Specialists
Name: Sharon Curry
Twitter: @exedraspain(200+ followers)
About: I think therefore iMindmap. Accredited TLI by Tony Buzan, iMindmap therefore iLead. iCare therefore iCoach.
Name: Philippe Boukabza
Location: Madrid, Spai
Twitter: @philip_boukobza( followers)
About: Consultant. Based in Madrid, Spain, I’m passionate about Web 2.0, Mind Mapping and Social Media.
Name: Lucas Gruez
Location: Lille, France
Twitter: @Classemapping(300+ followers)
About: To teach and to learn with digital, mind mapping, visual thinking and multiple intelligences. To understand the MOOC disruptive wave.
Name: Matthieu Cottard
Twitter: @MatthieuCottard(200+ followers)
About: Entrepreneur, Managing Partner in Signos. Passionate by ideas and projects to initiate the change. bizdev, Visual Management and MindMapping expert.
Name: Alexis van Dam
Twitter: @alexisvandam(2800+ followers)
About: uses livemindmapping as a visual facilitator to connect people and ideas. Trains people in the usage of mindmapping in their daily practise.
Name: Ruud Rensink
Twitter: @mindmaptrainer(200+ followers)
About: First Buzan Licensed Instructor in The Netherlands. Licensed Mind Map, SpeedReading & Memory Trainer, iMindMap Master Trainer, MindManager Trainer.
Name: Craig Scott
Twitter: @ithoughtsapp (1700+ followers)
About: I’ve been developing iThoughts (originally for iPhone) since May 2008 (a few months before the AppStore even opened.) iThoughts was one of the first mindmap apps on the iPhone and over the years it has had over 20 major updates – each adding new functionality.
Name: Hans Buskus
Twitter: @hansbuskus(900+ followers)
About: I am a communications, marketing & social media consultant, a professional mind mapper using mind mapping among others for strategy sessions, project management, solving complex cases, live mind mapping (e.g. TED), author of a (Dutch) bestselling book about mind mapping.
Name: Pierre Mongin
Twitter: @plounet (100+ followers)
About: The author about mind mapping, 6 books translated in 5 languages :Japanese,Korean, Spanish, Vietnamese, Italian.
Expert From Africa
Name: Faizel Mohidin
Location: South Africa
Twitter: @FaizelMohidin(50+ followers)
About: Passionate about Lifelong Learning and using Mind Maps at work, in education, in business and for personal growth and development.
We need more mind mapping experts from Africa. When you do know more (or you are one), let me know and you will be added to the list!
Mind Map Experts From Asia
Name: Roy Grubb
Location: Hong Kong
Twitter: @roygrubb(5000+ followers)
About: Management consultant, Chartered IT Professional, visual thinker, information systems troubleshooter, modeler, software designer, into mindmapping
Name: Teiji Nakano
Twitter: @teijinakano(1000+ followers)
About: There are many visual mapping tools in the world. Not only Mind Mapping tool but also other visual mapping tools help us to accelerate our business. As you know,we are a chaotic business environment. We need to have a map to survive from now.
Name: Dharmendra Rai
Location: Mumbai, India
Twitter: @mindmapstrainer (500+ followers)
About: Mumbai’s First Mind Map Trainer Trained by Tony Buzan, Inventor of Mind Maps and Chris Griffiths,CEO ThinkBuzan
Mind Map Experts From Australia
Name: John England
Location: Melbourne Area, Australia
Twitter: @Mindsystems(4000+ followers)
About: Leaders in productivity software and support services.
Name: Gideon King
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Twitter: @gideonking(12000+ followers)
About: Mind Mapping Maven, NovaMind Software owner, author, personal development expert
Name: Adam Sicinski
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Twitter: @IQmatrix (1300+ followers)
About: Overcome any problem, think creatively, make better decisions and expand your perspective of what’s possible by unlocking the magical powers of visual thinking.
Now It Is Up To YOU!
Contact the experts you feel are people you like to work with.
When you feel there is an expert missing, let me know and I will add that person to the list.
In fact… we need more Mind Mapping Experts in this list from Africa, South America, Asia and Australia. Just make sure the person you suggest is someone who is an influencer in the mind mapping arena.
Happy mind mapping!
image credits to the mind mapping experts