Meet your course instructors
Black Belt in Thinking is largely self-led. But, throughout, you’ll enjoy continual backing and support from expert instructors with a long and successful track history in teaching this course.
Jarrod believes that any problem solving and decision-making tool must be applied in order to be useful. That’s why he loves working with participants to hone their ability to apply the Black Belt in Thinking tools.
He encourages BBIT participants go beyond theory and apply the tools to analyse actual work environments and personal situations so they can enact real change. Jarrod has both applied, and guided others with the tools in a range of different areas, including teaching, software, relationships, strategy and sales — from business start-ups right through to billion-dollar companies.
Lauren is the Course Director for BBIT. She works behind the scenes to make sure participants have everything they need to get started with BBIT as well as making sure participants have a smooth journey while completing courses.
She completed her first BBIT course in 2020 and has since learnt a lot about critical thinking and problem-solving skills. She continues to use the tools on a daily basis to solve problems not only at work but in her personal life as well. Lauren says, “since doing the BBIT, it’s hard to see a conflict and not want to use the tools to solve it.”
Lauren enjoys being a part of the BBIT team and loves to hear the success stories from participants about how doing courses like the BBIT have changed their way of thinking or how they now have the tools to help them solve those never-ending problems.
Peter is Director of ViAGO International’s Australian operations and a Black Belt in Thinking Presenter.
Peter is endlessly fascinated with the way people think and learn. He has been a Black Belt in Thinking presenter for nearly a decade, having presented the program to more than 250 people, spanning 4 continents in multiple cities. He is also an expert in teaching Eli Goldratt’s Theory of Constraints Thinking Processes (System 1 and 2 thinking techniques) to people.
Bruce Cronin has been working with and teaching Black Belt in Thinking tools (and their Theory of Constraints underpinnings) since 2012. Bruce says he continually learns from instructing and derives enormous motivation from seeing participants make breakthroughs in their thinking (and their lives).
Bruce has a BCA Degree with an accounting major and a corporate background in telecoms and banking. He managed a $100m New Zealand community fund for 18 years. He has also served as a Trustee of the nearly billion-dollar Tauranga Energy Consumer Trust and on a number of other corporate and community Boards.
Luke has been working with the Black Belt in Thinking tools since early 2015. Since then, he has been using the tools to solve problems, deliver projects and provide training all across the world. Now an instructor, he loves sharing those real-life applications of the tools with participants and helping them apply the tools to their own situations.
The tools and frameworks provided make problem solving and decision making simpler, no matter what industry, company position, or country you are in. Learning the BBT tools, and the language that goes with it, will change the way you think. You see problems more clearly, solve them more logically and in general become a better thinker.