Jennifer Goddard may be dyslexic, but that doesn’t stop her reading 800 words a minute. Her personal success in using mental literacy techniques to avoid flunking out of university led her to become Australia’s most accredited consultant in lateral thinking, mind mapping and memory enhancement. Here, Goddard tells us what she learnt on the journey from high school drop-out to speed-reading queen. Interview by Jodie O’Keeffe.
As co-founder of Mindwerx International, Jennifer Goddard helps organisations around the world to make the connection between creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. One of four Master Trainers in Buzan’s Mind Mapping techniques, she is an accredited trainer in de Bono’s Lateral Thinking techniques and a qualified administrator of the Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument. In July, she convened the Australian National Memory Championships in Melbourne.