IMPACTING PEAK PERPORMANCE THROUGH PLAY
Unearth your current strengths and immerse into your needs: Beyond your typical surveys and psychometric assessments, ISLA sparks of live dialogues and open-hearted conversations and uses many facilitative processes like Open Space Technology, Deep Democracy and Appreciative Inquiry to not just explore but to awaken new ones.
Convert time-tested solutions and frameworks into mega-games: Using the elements and the ingredients gathered from uncovered strengths, refined visions + values and actions expressed by your people small and large games are designed. These games may compliment and align with your industry or be a creative contrast to your business such that twist makes the learning exciting and memorable.
Harvest insights and plans such that you own them: We address ourselves as facilitators of learning rather teachers, trainers or consultants. In every thought, words or actions our job at ISLA is that of to make your people think. We make our learners more than we show them. We show them more, if we do at all, than we tell. That is our undying motto.
Author of five books on Communications and Leadership, Cross-Cultural Coach and Learning Facilitator Raju Mandhyan has 20 years of experience in personal and organizational development. He has coached thousand of executives, delivered keynotes for hundreds of conferences across the APAC region.
He is certified in Neuro Linguistic Programming, Mind Mapping, Appreciative Inquiry, American Management Association’s Train the Trainer. He is also a Distinguished Toastmaster, Champion Speaker and the 2005-District Champion for Evaluations in the Philippines.
Prior to his consulting career, Raju spent two years as an Engineer, two years as a Financial Consultant and 17 years as the CEO of an International Mercantile company handling projects across the Mediterranean, Europe, Latin and North Americas. He has lived and worked in India, USA and now has made Philippines’ his home.
Adrian Martinez remembers how things were before the Internet, and unlike many he has faith in what the future will bring. Socratic in his views, he believes that there is only one good: knowledge, and only one evil: ignorance.
Based on his IQ, he is a Mensan but by behavior and beliefs he is an extremely compassionate, sensitive and very high on Emotional Intelligence as a learning facilitator.
Since 1986 he has been facilitating learning in the areas of communications, leadership, language and other soft skills. He has worked with companies from industries ranging from banking to business process outsourcing.
He started as a trainer with Insular Life and has held the position of Training Manager for Sykes.
ISLA Consultant, Armi H. Cortes is the VP-Sales and Marketing at Manila Ocean Park and Hotel H2o, owned by China Oceanis Phils Inc. She is responsible for marketing and sales, corporate affairs and education/CSR programs for the theme park and hotel business. She also provides management assistance to the restaurant, bar and leasing business units of the company, and handles the training requirements of the marketing and sales teams.
She was the former Executive Managing Director for Institutional Marketing and Assistant Professor of the Asian Institute of Management. She taught subjects on management, marketing, leadership and information technology.
Prior companies that she worked with were Citibank NA (Global Finance), PhilEquity Fund Inc., and Philippine Development Bank of the Philippines (First E-Bank).
She has 30 years of experience in management, marketing, sales, operations, corporate affairs and training.
Jonette Valenciano is grateful to have leapt both feet first into the freelance artist and relationship coach life. This has taken her down many currents, and many roles - as an art teacher, comic book writer and illustrator, junior event organizer, social media manager, advertising copywriter, and more. Stories and story-making empower this published author and exhibited artist, whether by having served as a member of Komiket, mentoring younger independent creatives, or crafting and collaborating on stories for comic books, tabletop roleplaying games, and other forms of prose. At present, she spends most mornings as a relationship coach under RelationshipHero.com, and as an intuitive counselor with Empathy Unlimited. She continues to map out stories rooted in social issues, emotional health, compassion, kindness, and other forms of magic.
Jay Mata has had a passion for games and how it can be applied to learning for over a decade now. A graduate of De La Salle-College of St. Benilde with a degree in Business Administration majoring in Human Resource Management, He started as a process mastery trainer in IBM Business Services before becoming a high school and college teacher (mainly in entrepreneurship programs) all while studying ludology, the study of games, and its benefits.
As a co-owner of Ludo: Boardgame Bar & Café, one of the most prominent board game cafes in the country, Jay Mata started organizing game events for customers. These ranged from Murder Mystery Parties where participants had to investigate a fictional crime to more complex game systems such as mega-games: massive games designed for as many as 300 participants all playing the same game at once. The development of these designs has led him to partner up with Komikasi Games & Entertainment Inc. as well as Inner Sun Learning Academy to create gamified workshops for the corporate world. Today, he designs and facilitates games that teach a vast array of topics from entrepreneurship to customer service.
ISLA Marketing Director Janellyn Briones, has a vast background in supporting businesses and professionals across the globe virtually. With the help of specialists, she provides general administrative support in the areas of Ecommerce, Digital Marketing and Social Media Management. Her core skills lay in one service and that is Lead Generation and Business Development across the world. She heads and owns two companies and communities, Connected by Humans and General Virtual Assistants (JB & Associates PH).
Years before becoming a business owner, Jan’s corporate experience include over a decade of providing Customer Service with BPO companies like - JP Morgan Chase & Co., Tata Consultancy Services, EnfraUSA, and Clientlogic/Sitel.