“You don’t build a business.

You build people, and people build the business” 

Zig Ziglar

Need inspiration?

Rather than grappling with your business strategy alone, schedule a regular time in your diary to work ON your business.

Work with a group of other like-minded business leaders and an independent expert to challenge your thinking and inspire new ideas.

Breakfast business MOT

Next program starts Jan 2024

A MUST: To Stop, engage, share and learn with fellow local business owners. The openness and trust being shown by all is invaluable. Lisa has created a programme to help understand and nurture emotional thinking, and how to apply it.”

Rajan, Coversure Insurance Croydon

Are your people performing at their best?

At Islanda, we believe that businesses are as good (or as bad) as the people in them, and that the most effective way to transform the fortunes of any business is to improve the minds of its key people.

Our pioneering approach to creating better businesses through better minds involves a range of tools and techniques for establishing a clear vision and values, an effective business culture and an emotionally intelligent workforce.  

By starting at the top with leadership teams, Islanda’s programmes create a ripple effect which very quickly impacts an entire organisation leading to permanent, powerful changes, benefitting not just your business, but also your people personally as well as professionally.

We have developed a self-directed online course to complement our self-development programmes for participants to continue their journey of self-reflection and development at a time and pace that suits them. The course acts as a refresher of content as well as an opportunity to delve deeper.

The flexible and innovative nature of our online course enables you to learn and embed as you go along, so that you can fit the learning into your busy schedule as well as supporting long-lasting behaviour change.

PTBY Online Course

  • Easily consumed bite-sized content
  • Downloadable workbooks
  • Self-paced learning
  • Low cost
  • Accessible on mobile & desktop
“We both wanted to say a big THANK YOU for Monday’s session. We cannot underestimate how invaluable this has already been – we are already seeing the changes put into practise in the way we discuss what we’ve got to do and our priorities – and that’s without the 30 minute open and honest conversations kicking in!"
Alison & Brian, Co-Founders
“Thank you so much; what a journey; what an experience. One of the, if not the, best courses I’ve ever done. If only we could bottle Lisa and carry her around with us!”
Ingrid, Manager
Jancett Group
“Lisa has helped our charity in a wide variety of ways, and has brought us through a very important stage of growth with skill, insight, wisdom and patience. As a relatively small, but very rapidly growing charity, facing key strategic decisions about direction, identity, capacity and priorities, we have benefitted greatly from her expertise. We are enormously grateful.”
Fiona, Founder
Daniel Spargo-Mabbs Foundation

Different Situations Require Different Solutions

Consider what you would like to achieve. What needs to change? Where do you need to start – organisation, teams or individuals? 

Team Learning


Define the ‘why’ of the business against which all company decisions, operations and behaviours can be determined and measured. 

This collaborative process creates a ‘buy in’ in itself helping people feel involved in building the cultural foundation that drives the commercial success. 


Develop leaders with higher levels of emotional intelligence so they can create an environment in which trust is high and everyone can thrive.

When trust is high and people feel ‘psychologically safe’ they perform at their best, work well together and enjoy the experience – it’s a win for everyone!


A range of team building workshops designed to create high performing teams. Workshops can be designed to suit the needs of your business.

These workshops provide a ‘safe’ space to develop relationships, learn new skills and work on strategic challenges with the benefit of an independent facilitator.

Our Collaborations

Dan is a co-founder and director of Sort, whose mission is to ensure that every person, no matter who they are, or where they come from, has the same access to career opportunities to create successful futures. Sort’s first product, recently beta-launched, is Sortyourfuture.com, a platform to inspire, inform and connect the UK’s young people (aged 15-24) to the employers that want them.
Lisa works with Gordon Bull, a Business Coach, to deliver a variety of workshops, business coaching and motivational talks. Gordon’s passion, fully aligned with Islanda, is to help business owners thrive.We co-deliver 'Vision and Values' workshops and a monthly Business Club Programme delivered to groups of business owners/managers from different businesses.

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