About Jamie Nast

Jamie Nast

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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.

I was certified as a mind mapping instructor in 1992, and was the only Senior Master Trainer and mind mapping instructor in the world representing the Buzan Centres. In 1998 my husband and I founded NastGroup, Inc. In January 2006, the Buzan Centres USA and UK closed. I then combined the rich heritage of mind mapping and removed some of the laws that had frustrated my clients for years and came up with an improved hybrid that I now call Idea Mapping. On Sept 22, 2006 my first book titled “Idea Mapping” was published by John Wiley & Sons.

To date I have taught this skill to over 23,000 professionals around the globe and have licensed over 100 certified instructors from 24 countries. I teach workshops both internationally and domestically. My clients include Abu Dhabi Oil Company, ACH (Automotive Components Holding, LLC), AIB (American Institute of Banking), ABA (American Bankers Association), Association of Christian Schools International, Ball State University, BMC Software, Boeing, BP, Chattanooga Advertising Federation, Communities in Schools of Florida, ConocoPhillips, CPPIB (Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board), CSHET, Deloitte, Diabetes Partnership of Cleveland, Dow Chemical, DTE Energy, The Dwight School, eStrategy Group, Farmington Hills Public Schools, Forward Training & Consulting (Amman, Jordan), Franklin Templeton, Ford Motor Company, GM, General Physics, HSMAI, IIBA Wisconsin Chapter, Institute of Management Accountants, L.L.Bean, Larimer County Government, Macomb Intermediate School District, MARC Advertising, Matrix Imaging, Mayo Clinic, Mercy High School, Middle Tennessee State University, Mindwerx International of Australia, MJM Creative, NIH, Ontario Teachers Pension Plan, Operation Smile, Pennsylvania College of Optometry, PMI Consulting CoP, PMI Global COP, PMI Heartland Annual Conference in Omaha, PMI New Jersey Chapter’s Annual Conference, PRA International, Psychotherapy Networker, Saline Leadership Institute, Software Spectrum, Takreer, Tranquility du Jour with Kimberly Wilson, U.S. Army Ammunition Management, University of Pittsburgh Institute For Entrepreneurial Excellence, University of Warsaw in Poland, VHA Inc., VizThink, and Willow Run High School. For a complete bio go to Jamie Nast Bio.


  • Idea Mapping
  • traveling
  • memory
  • cooking
  • music
  • drama
  • reading
  • and using my creative talents.

Favorite Music

  • Rhapsody in Blue

Favorite Books

You can checkout our Idea Mapping Bookstore for more of my favorite books!

6 Responses to “About Jamie Nast”

  1. Staffan Nöteberg
    August 27th, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    Great book and great blog, Jamie!

    Perhaps your interests and favorites could be more radial presented. 🙂

  2. jamie nast
    August 27th, 2008 at 3:56 pm


    Hey! That’s a good idea. Might have to take that as a new challenge, thanks!

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  4. Tim Fulford
    October 12th, 2008 at 6:25 pm

    I have just found you blog, its really good. Tomorrow I am running some luchtime drop in sessions for my students, staff and parents. I will tell them about your blog.

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    February 6th, 2010 at 1:34 pm

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  6. Dmitry (Belarus)
    September 9th, 2013 at 4:45 am

    It’s a very positive site!

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The purpose of this blog is to share idea mapping examples and related learning from my Idea Mapping, Memory, Speed Reading, and Certification Workshops. This blog is dedicated to my Certified Idea Mapping Instructors, my clients, Mind Mapping and Idea Mapping practitioners around the globe.




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