Timothy Hamons is a dynamic and creative trainer, and facilitator, with over 20 years experience in leading teams and individuals towards greater success. He designs and delivers programmes on personal and organizational creativity, and facilitates visual thinking / visual recording to capture, connect, and synthesize key conversations at conferences, strategy sessions, and innovation initiatives.
Tim’s dynamic facilitation style is based on the methodologies of accelerated learning, using role-plays, interaction, and high energy participation to make an exciting, dynamic and engaging learning environment.
Tim’s education is in visual communication and design. He holds a degree of Bachelors of Science in Design from the University of Cincinnati, the USA which was voted the top design school in the country in 1988. He worked with Landor Associates in San Francisco and London and developed corporate identity and communications programs for clients from a variety of industries in Europe and America. In 1991 he moved to Singapore, where he started and ran his own successful visual communications consultancy for 10 years. He has worked with over 50 leading companies in Europe, USA, and Singapore to express their identity and values through written and graphic communications programs.
He has been using and teaching mind mapping for over 20 years and facilitated over 2,000+ students of all age ranges from primary school to adult military leaders. A strong conceptual thinker, he uses the best of creative idea generating tools and visual thinking from the visual communications industry to inspire and lead individuals and teams toward creative strategies and solutions.
Tim has completed 2 training programs in visual recording and visual facilitation in the USA with the International Forum of Visual Practitioners (IFVP). These one-day programs are called Graphic Recording 101/ and 201, held in 2011 and 2012, respectively. He is currently sitting as a board member of IFVP. He is also completing an online course in visual facilitation conducted by “AlphaChimp Studios” in the USA, and is completing an online program with Dan Roam based on his methodologies of visual thinking from his book series “Back of the Napkin”.
In Tim’s journey as a trainer and facilitator, he has worked with youth programmes Supercamp, and Camp Discovery, teaching hundreds of youth in Singapore accelerated learning tools, Emotional Quotient and leadership skills for over 10 years. He has led teams and has supported training events in the personal development industry for over 20 years. He has worked as an assistant trainer with much leading training and events organizers including Success Resources, Money & You, and AsiaWorks. He is an active member of the Facilitators Network of Singapore, and Asia Professional Speakers- Singapore. He was a lead facilitator in an organization-wide innovation initiative in the Singapore Ministry of Defense (MINDEF) called the Leadership Engagement “Jumpstart” programme in 2006-2007.
He contributes to community development through his volunteer work with a variety of organizations. He has mentored at-risk youth through a programme called “CampVision” and supported families to develop a “ creative family vision” plan with People’s Association.
His current areas of interest include creating a culture of innovation in organizations, the importance of playing in idea generation, and the relationship between intuition and creativity for leaders. This includes team facilitation, culture change, communication and creativity workshop, design and presentation. He has designed and delivered workshops, facilitation, and visual harvesting sessions for many leading organizations in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, South-East Asia and Australia.