Dr. Bill Brooks, B.Sc., Ph.D.
Dr. Space, as he is known to a generation of elementary school kids, has worked in supervisory, management and executive positions in a wide variety of industries ranging from Aerospace, Mining, and Scientific Instrumentation Development to a non-profit Science Centre.
eclecthink, a creativity and innovation consulting company in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, of which Bill is a Founding Partner, came out of his work with industry and clients such as the Canadian Space Agency, the University of Saskatchewan and the Canada-Saskatchewan Business Service Centre where eclecthink injected needed creative approaches. He is a former member of the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and is a former member of the Board of Directors of Leadership Saskatoon.
He and his partner, Sue are an integrated eclecthink team bringing complementary views and approaches to presentations, planning sessions and workshops ranging from Creativity Boot Camps 1 and 2 to a 39-hour credit class for third year students in the Department of Bioresource Policy, Business and Economics, College of Agriculture and Bioresources, University of Saskatchewan entitled "Creative Thinking & Entrepreneurship".
Living up to his reputation as being a "rocket scientist" he injects science demonstrations and hands-on activities (explosions, crashes and all things physics) to stimulate creative thinking. He has also been awarded the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada's prestigious Michael Smith Award for Science and Technology Promotion.
Bill is a consulting partner with thinkx intellectual capital of Toronto Ontario, and is a facilitator of both Creative Problem Solving V6.1, Center for Creative Learning, Inc. and Productive Thinking, thinkx intellectual capital. He is also a trained personal coach bringing coaching to creative implementation strategies for business.
He is a runner, information junkie, puzzle addict and an almost astronaut, and spends a considerable amount of any free time repairing his old house and rustic cabin.
Susan Brooks, B. Ed. M. Ed.
Sue calls herself a "retreaded" teacher now that she's moved on from her 16 years of teaching gifted elementary and high school students. Having originated a wide range of creative projects and approaches to challenge her students, Sue has turned her attention to the need to develop creative thinkers inside and outside business.
eclecthink, a creativity and innovation consulting company in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, of which Sue is a Founding Partner, came out of her work with schools and community organisations badly in need of alternate views and perspectives. She a board member of Biotechnology Education Council, Toronto,a member of the general board of Knox United Church, Saskatoon, and is a bilingual French speaker often lamenting that she doesn't get to practice her French enough.
Along with her eclecthink partner, she developed and teaches a 39-hour credit class for third year students in the Department of Bioresource Policy, Business and Economics, College of Agriculture and Bioresources, University of Saskatchewan entitled "Creative Thinking & Entrepreneurship" and often brings the off-the-wall perspective for Creativity Boot Camps, facilitations and workshops.
Sue has been awarded the prestigious Prime Minster's Award for Teaching Excellence in Science, Technology and Mathematics.
Sue is a consulting partner with thinkx intellectual capital of Toronto Ontario, and is a facilitator of both Creative Problem Solving V6.1, Center for Creative Learning, Inc. and Productive Thinking, thinkx intellectual capital. She is also a licenced user of the VIEW-An Inventory of Problem Solving Style.
A retired bagpiper, dragonfly collector, shameless opportunist, aspiring half-marathoner and avowed science nerd, Sue loves to spend time entertaining friends and family with gourmet meals and consumes a great deal of time looking at the birds and insects that populate her English country garden.