Linda Blew Carlson
A student of eleven languages and avid observer of human behavior around the world, she began original research into the nature of the mind in learning.
She has studied and practiced a variety of traditional and modern learning techniques and approaches with a variety of teachers.
A graduate of the University of Utah, Linda also has completed all but the dissertation for a Ph.D. in German, studying Comparative Literature along with private studies in psychology, attitudinal change, and controlling personal thoughts.
She is a long time student of contemporary (POP) psychology, and the effects of a wide range of neuro-technologies on human change, learning and healing. She has participated in a wide range of contemporary methods of personal development and growth.
She is known for her ability to explain difficult subjects in a way that makes them easy to understand.
She is married to her partner, Tom Carlson, and is the mother of two; Sonya and Sara.
Linda has been invited to appear as a guest on local radio and TV shows across the U.S., and over the years has taught a wide range of workshops and seminars. In the past she has consulted with 3rd world nations concerning advancing their educational systems.
She terminated her 3rd world consultations after being held hostage in a Middle Eastern country. She continues to conduct her own private counseling practice utilizing cognitive techniques and ICTech® to accelerate learning and change unwanted personal habits.
After fifteen years of personal experimentation and study, Linda started FOCUS I, Inc. in 1982 when neighbors kept insisting that she help their children overcome learning difficulties. (At one point her back yard had a path worn in the lawn from the passage of forty two students per week.)
Since then, the resulting ICTech® technology has grown to include many thousands of participants across the world. In her role as President of FOCUS I, Inc., Linda is the creator of ICTech® (Individualized Communication Technology).
This revolutionary personal development program utilizes the ICTech® technology, to identify and coach the use of the natural thinking style for what Linda terms personal "EXcelleration."
The embodiment of a true renaissance, Linda is an author, poet, sculptor, artist, singer, musician, clothing designer, expert seamstress, and a true entrepreneur. She has written and directed a PBS special called "Learning to Learn" and a hosted a weekly radio show called "Winning Women".