Creativity, Design and Making

Mind Mapping & Creative Thinking

Tim Fulford

Tim Fulford

Welcome to my website,

I am a qualified and very experienced educator who has moved into the world of training and support services delivering courses for international and national clients, developing and delivering bespoke courses for individuals (adults & children) schools, universities, corporate, business and  industry. All my workshops and courses can be tailored specifically for the client.

My portfolio of courses covers:

  • Exam preparation and revision techniques

  • Creativity development and enhance for students and staff

  • Health & Safety training, support and problem solving

  • Health & Safety Audits and Policy development

  • Health & Safety checks and assessments

  • Equipment compliance audits and assessments

  • New staff support,  mentoring and coaching

  • Pre and Post ISI inspection support

  • Latest Course details click here

I am a Team Inspector for ISI and have been since 1997. This is the inspection service for the independent schools world wide. I have taught DT, IT and Thinking Skills since 1985 in several schools, including three Quaker Schools in the UK.

In 2008 I trained to be one of the first licensed instructors for iMindMap software which strictly adheres to Tony Buzan’s original concepts and ideas for MindMapping and I am now one of the small band of Master Trainers for Buzan Online. In January 2009 I full-filled a life long ambition to become a  Buzan Licensed Instructor for all other forms of MindMapping. As a former senior manager and teacher I have a wealth of experience which I can bring to your establishment or business.

As you will see from this site I am passionate about Mind Mapping because I believe that it unlocks the door for so many peoples learning and development. As an affiliate and official reseller of the iMindmap software I am able to provide you with the very best personal service for this fantastic product. To find out more follow this link to the software page: iMindmap Software

‘Learning how to learn is life’s most important skill’  Tony Buzan.

Mindmapping techniques can and do help the young and older get ‘their brains’ round huge problems or tasks which they would have normally walked away from in shear frustration. I have seen so many people start to be able to solve problems and learn things that they would have struggled with until they learnt the simple mapping techniques.

I am currently in the process of planning two publications on the use of mind mapping in education. These will be available later in 2009 as ebooks. So watch this space!

For hobbies and general therapy I like to make things for myself and for other people. Although time is preventing much of this at the moment. My other hobby is photography, I love taking digital images and have started to get into image manipulation with Photoshop CS2.

I am an avid Landrover fan and really enjoy driving.

“The route of my pencil on the sheet of paper is analogous to the gesture of a man groping in the darkness” – Pablo Picasso

‘The person who never made a mistake, never tried anything new’ Albert Einstein

“To know yet to think that one does not know is best; Not to know yet to think that one knows will lead to difficulty.” Lao-Tzu (6th century B.C)

Frisbeetarianism is the belief that when you die, your soul goes up on the roof and gets stuck. – George Carlin.




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  1. 18-Nov-2008 » Training Press Releases » The Learning Technologies 2009 Conference will open with a keynote address by Tony Buzan, the creator of Mind Mapping, on why in difficult economic times businesses should be increasing

    Comment by tony buzan — December 10, 2008 @ 9:08 pm

  2. Hey Tim,

    Congratulations on becoming a certified Buzan Mind Mapping trainer, you will certainly be able to provide many people with the useses of Mind Mapping as a Visual Thinking tool.

    Although not a Mind Mapper certified trainer I have been involved in Mind Mapping for a number of years and have written my own Mind Mapping books and video training: plus being the CEO of Essential MindMapping, I share your beliefs in the values of schools and companies learning the importance of Visual Thinking and Planning in thier daily use!.

    Keep up the great work and look forward to your next post
    Paul Urban

    Comment by Paul Urban — March 20, 2009 @ 1:26 am

  3. Hi Tim,

    congrats on the new thinking skills credential. Mind Mapping is a wonderful invention by a very “right minded” guy, Tony Buzan.

    Tony was getting started with Mind Mapping just about the time that my colleagues and I at Brain Technologies Corporation were creating our BrainMap® assessment tool and all the practices surrounding BrainMapping. This is a total-brain approach to helping people understand how to handle themselves and others better, smarter and wiser in today’s amazing world. More details available at

    Together, Mind Mapping and BrainMapping are a heck of a powerful roadmapping package to anti-status-quo your tomorrows.

    Best regards,
    Dudley Lynch
    Brain Technologies Corporation

    Comment by Dudley Lynch — May 19, 2009 @ 7:11 pm

  4. hello Tim, Remember me. rosie breen. i attended one of your mind-mapping courses in London with mu mum tara. i was just studying for my Christmas exams and it’s the first proper HARD exams i will be doing. they start next week and i have been studying for the past 2-3 weeks. i thought it would be very hard to study and concentrate but, it’s simple and i like it so i can concentrate and it’s all thanks to the mind-maps and the book i won. i’m actually studying history right now (well supposed to be). i’m using a mind-map for the Celts. i hope all this studying pays off. thanks soo much for everything. keep in touch. rosie b.

    Comment by Rosie Breen — December 3, 2009 @ 9:02 pm

  5. Tim,
    Thanks for your comment at my site. You didn’t leave an e-mail so I’m not sure how to reply. Will this work? Otherwise, try my Contact link at

    Comment by Ellen Finkelstein — December 16, 2009 @ 8:25 pm

  6. I simply idolized your blog! I love your post about creative thinking. This would be very helpful in promoting thinking to humankind. Keep up the good work! More power to you.

    Comment by fourpointzero — March 17, 2010 @ 1:17 pm

  7. Dear Tim,

    Am Thiru presently in Dubai working as a Sr.Engineer-HSE.Can you please brief me how can I do the health & safety checks & assessment/audits using this mind maping technique.

    As you have trained through various workshops you can only brief me the same.Say any example related to the above said subject.

    Comment by Thirukumaran — June 23, 2010 @ 5:53 pm

  8. Nice blog! I’m recently into mind mapping and I just started an accounting mind maps and mnemonics. Can we exchange links? Your blog will definitly help my readers understand more of mind mapping.

    Thanks so much!

    Hope to hear from you.

    Comment by kris — July 30, 2010 @ 8:32 pm

  9. Hi Kris, yes happy to swap links with you. Glad to hear that mind mapping is working for you in your field.

    Comment by Editor — July 31, 2010 @ 8:05 am

  10. I’m impressed, I have to say. Really not often do I encounter a weblog that’s both educative and entertaining, and let me inform you, you’ve gotten hit the nail on the head. Your concept is excellent; the difficulty is something that not sufficient individuals are talking intelligently about. I’m very completely happy that I stumbled across this in my search for one thing regarding this.

    Comment by Talatraining — January 31, 2011 @ 6:05 am

  11. Hi Tim,
    My website is starting to take shape with more mindmaps and links being added all the time, take a look and maybe you could add me to your blogroll or links?

    Comment by Tommy — April 20, 2011 @ 11:33 pm

  12. Tim

    I would like to request permission to use one of your Mindmap diagrams if possible, 10 Top Exam Tips, in online materials we’re creating for Scottish colleges, and the Scottish Qualifications Authority, on the Higher Care exam.

    John Edmonstone
    E-Learning Manager Cardonald College

    Comment by John Edmonstone — May 13, 2011 @ 10:21 am

  13. Hi thanks for the message. I have sent you an email. I look forward to hearing from you. Tim

    Comment by Editor — May 13, 2011 @ 11:04 am

  14. I think this is one of the most important info for me. And i’m glad reading your article. But want to remark on some general things, The site style is wonderful, the articles is really great :). Excellent job, kind regards,

    Comment by seo — May 24, 2011 @ 10:06 pm

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