In 1984 she started PIP (Progressive Impact Programmes) focusing on accelerated learning. She became President of the International Society of Accelerated Learning and Teaching and conducted the biggest conference ever in this field; ‘The Quantum Mind’.
She met Tony Buzan and Founded and ran the Buzan Centres (a network of licensed instructors worldwide) for 20 years. She taught literacy skills to 100,000 people from 50 countries world-wide, leading and coaching over 700 instructors.
In 2006 Vanda became a director of The Learning Partnership where you can find the best “Brain Friendly” products for thinking, learning and creating. They launched the ‘Baby Matterz’ programme, now a national model in UK schools.
Vanda is the author of several books and manuals including “Get Ahead” now in 9 languages; “Joy Journey” an audio programme with Nightingale Conant and her latest book “Mind Chi” which is due out in December 2009 (available thru Amazon).
Her current company, Mind Chi Ltd has created a business model round the ‘Mind Chi’ book. Mind Chi Mentors are being trained world-wide to conduct the Mind Chi Matters sessions. (www.MindChi.com)
The next 20 years are planned: she intends to continue to share solutions to learning difficulties; aging; teen angst and depression, to name a few, through the ‘Mind Chi’ series. She met her third husband, Dr. Robert ‘Bob’ Chapman (a research scientist) on the top of Mount Kilimanjaro on a fund raising trek. Together they have already explored: the Great Wall; Tibet; Australia’s Warrumbungles; UK’s three peaks and Everest Base Camp, with a ‘bike, boot & boat across Tasmania’ the next challenge. When not on adventures they share a lovely ‘nest’ in Ferndown, UK.
We await further stories with interest.
Keep an eye on her: www.vandanorth.com