Topics: Mind Mapping

Gillian Burn

About the author

Gillian Burn is a health consultant providing training programmes and consultancy focusing on improving health and quality of life for individuals and companies.

Gillian is the Director of Health Circles Ltd, founded in 1999. Health Circles specialises in high quality training to increase energy and performance leading to improved quality of life at home and work. Gillian helps clients create a compelling future to reach their full potential and peak performance.

Her healthy living seminars address lifestyle factors to improve overall wellbeing including exercise, nutrition, stress and time management, designing effective workspace and creating peak energy. She runs personal effectiveness training programmes including mind mapping®, speed reading and time management.

Gillian’s background covers nursing, midwifery, health visiting and includes experience working in the Australian outback with the Flying Doctor Service and 12 years with BUPA. She has a masters degree in exercise and health sciences, is a qualified master practitioner in neuro-linguistic programming, time line therapy® and in creating healthy environments. In addition, she has management qualifications and is a licensed instructor for training in mind mapping® techniques, speed reading and Body Control Pilates exercise. 

Some recent clients

  • BUPA
  • BHF
  • Croner Publishing
  • Fire Service
  • HSBC
  • Illumine Ltd
  • Kellogg’s
  • MOD
  • NHS
  • Osiris Educational
  • Positiveworks
  • Price Waterhouse Coopers
  • Right Training
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Shell
  • Teaching Expertise
  • Zenith Insurance


  • The Energy & Well-Being Pocketbook – A pocketful of tips, tools and techniques to boost your energy, drive and enthusiasm at work. Published by Management Pocketbooks, 2004. New edition released in 2015.

  • The NLP Pocketbook – A pocketful of neuro-linguistic programming tips to help you succeed and make a positive difference to your life. Published by Management Pocketbooks, 2005. 

  • Edited Personal Development All-In-One for Dummies – A guide to Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Hypnotherapy and Life Coaching. Published by John Wiley & Sons, 2007. 

  • Motivation for Dummies – Effective techniques for unlocking your motivation and fulfilling your potential. Published by John Wiley & Sons, 2008. 

  • Technical Editor of Mind Mapping for Dummies - the key to unlocking the power of your mind. Published by John Wiley & Sons, 2012.

Gillian has written many health related articles – available via her website.


Areas of expertise

  • Health Consultant
  • Trainer specialising in energy and performance, Mind Mapping® and Speed Reading
  • Author 
  • Master Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming