“I recently retained Dragana to speak at our annual AVRBC Conference.
She presented to a group of about 30 individuals an incredibly useful technique that enabled us to tap into the creative side of our brain.
As a result we enhanced our ability to generate ideas, gain clarity and see the big picture. In addition, Dragana converted a ten-page document into one single page that we plan to use as a planning guide for future group training and orientation sessions. This tool will allow us to more fully engage our audience. She also provided us with a template for planning events which some of the participants have already put into use.
Participants from diverse professional experiences found the material relevant, applicable and engaging. Dragana’s presentation was very entertaining and she managed a great balance between conveying important information while still keeping the delivery light and enjoyable.”
—Clare O'Kelly, CAVR
Manager, Volunteer Resources, Burnaby Hospital
“Over the past two years I have had the pleasure to host and refer Dragana’ s program to the business community in Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.
Her unique and memorable delivery makes it easy for the audience to engage and interact and the results that we have seen or heard about from others have been incredibly positive. Her most recent work, showcased at our Small Business Conference in October, had the audience buzzing with ideas and members of our Chamber have since expressed interest in hiring her services for their employees.
I fully expect to See Dragana and the Radiant Minds program in our community numerous times in 2010.”
Executive Director, Maple Ridge Chamber of Commerce
“Dragana helped me with planning my proposals, presentations, and workshops. She is passionate about the subject and it comes across in her work. I highly recommend Dragana's workshops if you want to improve your mental processes.”
People Performance Power
“Dragana's program is wonderful. It frees the mind to see the current personal and business situation in a whole new light that is fun, playful and profoundly insightful. We will use this new technique daily when interviewing clients, planning new business, and cutting to the core of each issue.”
“Mind Mapping has transformed virtually every business process I have engaged in... simple, elegant and powerful solutions to the challenges of everyday life and business.”
“Brain Mapping helped me to better organized my thinking, give strong clearer presentations and tap into my creativity at a much higher level.”
“Dragana has been working with the New Ventures Program, a Self Employment Program with the YMCA of Vancouver for over four years, delivering her Mind Mapping Seminar to groups of Entrepreneurs.
She is a solid facilitator; well prepared, professional and knowledgeable. Her delivery always takes into consideration adult teaching principals and is highly interactive. Her sessions have always been rated very high and our Entrepreneurs have always found her presentation to be one of the most useful in organizing and planning the many aspects of their business.”
- Debbie Catherwood
YMCA of Greater Vancouver
“After attending a session on Mind Mapping with Dragana Djurasic, I used the technique to develop a marketing plan for my new business. Dragana’s approach to teaching the concept was not only engaging and insightful, but she provided many innovative examples of how the methodology can be used and the many benefits of its use. As a result, my marketing plan came together quite quickly, and by using Mind Mapping I was able to generate new ideas and strategies in both a creative and practical way. Using the methodology was very productive, especially as an accountant who has never put together a marketing plan before!”
- Kim Conroy, CMA, MA
in flo career development services
“Energetic/informative passionate speaker, receptive to queries and challenges group for participators feedback.
Knowledgeable and insightful as well as practical.
Applies theories to the practal world”
- Chris Chung
“I was fortunate to observe a 6/7th grade class as they were introduced to the process of 'Mind Mapping'. The students were fascinated to discover more about how their brains functioned. They were also intrigued by the short cuts to memory retention. As the students created their own maps they were focused and intrigued by the case with which they were able to organize and present information. I was very excited by the possibilities of Mind Mapping as a tool in the classroom, both for teachers and for students.”
Vancouver School Teacher
“Mind Mapping as presented by Radiant Minds was a highly stimulating program - much appreciated.”
Instructor at Ashton College
Your workshop helped me understand why my students didn't always grasp a concept when I explain it, even in multiple ways. Also, I understand how I am thinking creatively rather then in a lined, logical ways and can still arrive at a practical approach to the challenge or clear teaching method. Much appreciated!”
—Anne Marie Perks
Instructor @ Ashton College
“I decided to get help form Dragana's Radiant Minds thinking tools to make a better choice that was given to me. By mapping my pros and cons I realized exactly what I have to do. It all became clear and I knew what I was going to do with my company, and it worked as A CHARM! She crystallized my thinking process, and helped me find the right tool that I needed to get where I am today.”
—Lawra Linda Bawman
“In the very interactive class the instructor allowed us to open our minds and focus on a positive learning outcome.”
“Dragana's presentation was exceptional - well prepared, user friendly, presented with good examples and humour. The day exceeded my expectations.”
“We go about our daily lives wanting to change things but never taking the time to confront those issues that we need to do so. This helps bring those issues to the forefront and deal with them in such a way that we can then organize and plan to help us come up with the solutions we need to accomplish the changes we desire.”
—Maria Del Negro
“I was impressed by Dragana's presentation about the power of Mind Mapping. It was an eye opener and I use this tool ALL the time. It has helped me to organize and remember things immensely. I highly recommend her services to anyone (small business or busy individual) that wants to improve the way you do things. Thanks again Dragana for the refreshing view of how the mind works.”
Sandro Salsi Web Services
“This was an eye opening experience for me I loved it.”
—Cheryl McNicol, YMCA New Ventures Network
“Thanks Dragana! You are a passionate and informed presenter. Your workshop is full of useful, practical tools and information.”
My Concierge Vancouver
“I am very pleased and excited to be able to recommend Dragana Djurasic as a skilled and professional facilitator for client groups looking for career and employment direction.
Participant feedback following these workshops has been consistently positive, indicating that the sessions were supportive, informative and interesting. Dragana brings empathy and enthusiasm to the groups; that, coupled with her training and background as a Certified Mind Map professional, helps enhance clients' own self awareness and self-marketing skills.
Dragana's engaging personality and willingness to share her own experiences encourages interaction and participation from the group. As an intuitive listener, she creates an environment that fosters the freedom to ask questions and consider alternatives.
Because of the overwhelmingly positive response to these sessions, we have invited Dragana back.”
—Becky Knapton, Employment Service Specialist, Network To Work
“I find this course to be very informative and have helped me to better organize my thoughts and how I work. The memory techniques are very useful and I will try to use the information presented regularly. Great course; I highly recommend it.”
—David Acton, CHC
“Very effective method to give an employer the image of the values we have as employees; our skills are better described; our attributes are easier to see. We feel enthusiastic about ourselves.”
“The course was excellent, teacher very knowledgeable. To learn to create a daily, weekly even monthly mind map was very important. I very much enjoyed the class.”
“I intend to use this tool to transform my life's purpose into a reality ”
“I realize that Mind Mapping is the most effective note-taking method; it helps you to visualize your thoughts, to daydream, to write all possible ideas - great strategy for integrating your thoughts.
This is beneficial for kids with dyslexia, with high functioning autism or behavior problems.
Dragana is a very inspiring presenter. I like the way she gives anecdotes; she have a sense of humor and she make her very informative presentation extremely interesting.”
—Tania Hernandez, SEA & Orton Grillingham Language Instructor
“Dragana exhibits intelligence, passion and a deep desire to help people learn and use this method of cross lateral thinking. She tailors her presentations for our clients, who are budding entrepreneurs. I have found Dragana to be creative and resourceful. She has a deep professional work ethic, and she is both thorough and conscientious. Her workshops are very helpful for people in career transition or in self-employment programs.”
—Roxanne Davies, SCC Program Manager
“Fun, interesting, informative and creative.”
—Rail McIvor, BCIT
“I had a distinct pleasure of attending a Mind Mapping class with Dragana Djurasic. I think she is an excellent speaker, did a great job if keeping everyone occupied and attentive during the class. I will definitely benefit from the class by clearly thinking and focusing on the things that are in my mind.”
- Mona Yousaf
“Great presentation! Presenter’s enthusiasm is contagious and warranted, since Mind Mapping is underused and underrated.”
- Alexandra Henriques
“Now I understand how useful it can be to mind-map as it gives freedom to creative processes in any context.”
“Dragana’s Mind Mapping seminar has provided me with the missing ingredient in my business plan. Getting my ideas out of my mind and onto the page has helped to free me up and navigate my next step.”
- Brendan Stitchman
“Mind Mapping with Dragana was very useful as an idea generator and organizational tool doing my mind map helped me to release my analytical mind and expand upon my ideas.”
- Chloe Ulis
“Dragana showed me how to “get unstuck” on those things I’ve been putting off.”
- Gabriel Mastey
“Love this course! Dragana is an awesome facilitator – easy to understand + WOW – love the content. I want more! :-) I highly recommend learning Mind Mapping from Dragana.
- Coral Heron
“I have used min maps for many years, however, this workshop opened my eyes to many more possibilities for applying this method towards different area of my business planning and practice. Thank you.”
- Veronica Miralles Sinchez
“Mind Mapping is a perfect tool for getting out of 'creature of habit' mode and opening your creative mind in order to use your brain in greater capacity.”
“Very creative, liberating, fun and easy.”
—Carol Martina, BCIT
“I enjoyed your course. The exercises were fun and practical. It allowed me to see that my brain is unlimited.I have more ideas that I thought.”
“Personable, passionate instruction by a knowledgeable instructor who outlines great tips for getting more out of life.”
“Inspiring. solid logical techniques delivered with clarity and passion. We had great class rapport and Dragana is so down to earth; especially good for problem solving and organizing.”
“Everyone can use these tools in every aspect of their lives and should use mind mapping as a behavioral tool in organization.”
“Dragana, thanks so much for expanding my mind. I thourughly enjoyed your course. Thanks for all the laughter.”
“Dragana, I found the information very helpful and encouraging. I will try mapping for seeing the big picture and problem solving. Thank you!”
“Thanks Dragana, I still remember your name thanks to your teaching methods. I found your class enlightening and entertaining; although it was well structured there was no formal strictness about it which was nice. ...your methods are organized yet creative and colourful and I find you to be a compassionate, open minded teacher who takes her time to explain material clearly. You can tell that you have a real love for what you're doing...”
“I would highly recommend this course to others who want to improve and learn techniques to organize ideas.”
“Thank you for giving us this tools that we can bring with us anywhere we go and whatever we do.”