Jonathan Robert Banks was born 14th January 1958 in Broken Hill, Australia. He lives in Wollongong with his two children.

Jonathan was originally trained as a teacher and became a professional therapist after completing a psychology major at university.

Jonathan has been a professional therapist, consultant and trainer for twenty one years. He was Stress Management Consultant for the Royal Adelaide Hospital in South Australia and Peak Performance Consultant for senior and middle managers with organisations including; BHP, SANTOS, Telstra, Australian National, DSTO, TAFE, SA Institute of Management, Homestart Finance and many smaller companies.

He has also worked with elite and professional sporting teams and athletes including Adelaide Quit Lightning Women’s National Basketball, Adelaide 36ers Men’s National Basketball, Men’s Coxless Four Rowing (Bronze Medal winners 2000 Olympic Games), Andrew Burden Australian Men’s Beach Volleyball Champion and Brad McKinnon Australian Under 23 Basketball Team and 1997 World Gold Medal Title holders. 

He has developed leading edge personal development programs, CDs and a neurotechnology device, utilising state of the art technology for stress management/rehabilitation and peak performance. Currently being used by hundreds of professionals such as doctors, psychologists, naturopaths, chiropractors, teachers, executives, entrepreneurs and athletes, such as Brett Maher Australian and Olympic Basketball; Carla Gilbert Australian Ironwoman Champion and performing artists including Deni Hines and Jon Stevens. 

He is the author of A New Reality a book that examines our evolutionary and spiritual imperative and the extraordinary new sciences to support a metaphysical worldview and technology. He has had papers published in mainstream and alternate magazines and an academic futures journal. He has been featured on Sports Tonight, A Current Affair, Today Tonight and numerous radio shows and a newspaper articles.