About Me


I am a Learning and Development Specialist with a passion for technologies that increase productivity, innovation, and creativity.

I am also a member of VizThink, “a gathering of visual thinkers from all corners of the world creating the first global community dedicated to the use of visualization in all forms of learning and communication.”

Additionally, I am a member of ISTE (International Society of Technology in Education), an international organization dedicated “to providing leadership and service to improve teaching and learning by advancing the effective use of technology in education.”

I have over 10 years experience working in global corporations on a wide variety of initiatives including Performance Management, Development Planning, Learning Management Systems, and E-Learning/Virtual classroom strategies.

On all of these initiatives I used mindmapping to capture, organize and “visualize” my work to get things done.

Here are just some of the ways people are using mindmapping today:

Mindmapping has been an incredible tool for my success.  It is my hope this blog helps others leverage the power of mindmapping.  

– Chance Brown

The Mindmap Blog – “Mindmapping for Education, Life & Business”


12 Responses to “About Me”

  1. Brian Says:

    Hi Chance:

    Thanks so much for blogging about the conference. Hope you can make it – it would be great to have you.

    Brian S. Friedlander

  2. Carlos R. Todd Says:

    Great Blog. You attention to detail and ease in creating organized mapping systems will catapult you to being a leading force in the mind mapping world.

  3. Chance Brown Says:

    Thanks Carlos. And congrats on your new website! You are truly positioned to take Conflict Coaching to the next level! To your success!

  4. Chuck Frey Says:

    Chance, welcome to the community of visual mappers! Considering that your blog was launched only 3 short weeks ago, you’re off to a very strong start with some terrific content. Keep up the great work!

    Best Regards,

    Chuck Frey

  5. Chance Brown Says:

    Thanks Chuck for the positive feedback on my blog. I consider you one of the Mindmapping Thought Leaders, so it means a lot coming from you! Thank you for all your work to expand the awareness of mindmapping – both as a business and personal tool. Also thank you for your latest eBooks on Mindmapping. They both are great contributions to the Visual Mapping Industry. – Chance

  6. HeyStephanie Says:

    Wow Chance, your blog has a lot of great information. I’m going to have to add it to my list of blogs that I read. I’d like to hear more about how mindmapping is a successful tool for you in your career.

    Perhaps you can grace us with a guest post at HeyStephanie.com so we can learn more about you – how does that sound?


  7. Elizabeth Says:


    Your blog is fantastic. You are undoubtedly one of the newest up-and-coming thought leaders on Mind Mapping!

    I’d really like to get in touch with you regarding Mind Mapping software.
    Please drop me a line sometime!

    Kind regards,

  8. Chance Brown Says:


    Thanks for the positive feedback. I’ll be in touch. —Chance

  9. Roy Grubb Says:

    Hi Chance,

    What are your thoughts on hand-drawn mindmaps?

    Most of what I do is with computer-based ones, but for fun I have a directory of mindmaps with many that are hand-drawn. In the past few months I’ve come across just a few that really stand out and I’ve picked the five best hand-drawn mind mappers. Now I’m running a quick survey from my blog: http://www.topicscape.com/blog/2008/09/22/the-great-hand-drawn-mind-mappers-face-off/

    If you’re interested in joining in, please take a look at the examples, and then vote. I’d appreciate your opinion.

    Best wishes,

  10. Chance Brown Says:

    Hello Roy:

    Thanks for the feedback. As for hand-drawn mindmaps, I actually wrote a post on my blog about it. In the post I stated, “There is no doubt that there are times when a hand-drawn map is the most practical thing to do. For example, when you are at a meeting and you don’t have your computer. Or you want to create your own personal work of art with your mindmap to help you associate and recall things in a particular way.” But overall, I think computer-based mindmaps give you more flexibility. Click Here for my post on the subject. —Chance

  11. The Mindjet Blog » Ways To Use MindManager Says:

    […] the MindManager Enthusiasts Network, Mapping evangelist, Chance Brown asked, "What are some of the ways you’ve leveraged mindmapping in your work or personal […]

  12. Jijie Says:

    Dear Chance,

    I am invited as a speaker to talk about how Mind mapping can help managers, decision makers and government officials. I plan to highlight the power of Mind manager. Any ideas, materials, suggestions will be highly appreciated.

    Thank you,
    Jijie Zablan

    fb & twitter: jijiezablan

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