Executive Oasis

Ebooks by Executive Oasis International

Team Building & COVID-19 Recovery E-books for Executives

Anne Thornley-Brown, M.B.A., Writer, Blogger & Our President

Since 2008, Anne Thornley-Brown, MBA, President, Executive Oasis International has created engaging content for our company blogs and clients.

We are pleased to bring you our collection of e-books sharing the strategies & she has picked up in running the company since she founded it in 1996 and steering the businsess through 4 economic downturns.

Meet The Woman Who Reinvented Herself And Expanded Her Brand Into 18 Countries (Forbes)

Anne Thornley-Brown

Lemons to Lemonade: Squeezing Opportunites out of Adversity
When Business Goes Sour


Lemons to Lemonade E-book Overview

Are you anxious about your organization’s ability to survive an economic downturn?

Many challenges lie ahead including:

  • clients who are no longer buying
  • disappearing market niches
  • supply chain disruptions

Businesses large and small are riding the waves of economic turbulence.

I’ve been there. For over 20 years, I’ve piloted my company through FOUR major economic downturns and COVID-19.

In this 90-page e-book, you’ll get my tried and TESTED in the school of hard knocks, tools and strategies:

  • 14 comeback strategies
  • downloadable infographic with your roadmap ALL 14 success strategies
  • 16 tools with ready-to-use templates


This e-book is your business shortcut to learn how to:

  • spot and respond to emerging trends before they derail your business
  • connect the dots and identify patterns in your business
  • pinpoint your client avatar to identify pain points
  • fine-tune your sales and marketing strategies
  • uncover hidden business opportunities
  • fine-tune your marketing mix
  • pivot in the face of turbulence
Lemon The Concept


COVID-19 has not slowed down the pace of foolishness and folly on the corporate team building agenda. At a time when companies need effective strategies to recover from the economic turmil unleashed by measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus, fluffy activities have made their way to the virtual world.

In a desperate attempt to promote team bonding among remote teams, companies are spending heavily on virtual cocktail hours, trivia nights, magic shows, and even ukelele lessons. There is a place for fun on the corporate agenda but recreational activities will never eradicte the dysfunctional team dynamics that are foten intensified via interaction through virtual platforms.


This is the book I wish I could have pulled off the shelf during turbulent times: when the dotcom bubble burst, 9/11, SARS, 2008.

I was stressed when I felt my business was failing and worried about how I would provide for my family. The strategies the “experts” said were supposed to work failed.

This e-book will help YOU formulate a game plan to fuel the long-lasting success of your own business.

Anne Thornley-Brown

About the Writer

Anne Thornley-Brown, MBA, President, Executive Oasis International has shaped our strategy for growth and transformation. In Lemons to Lemonade: she shares the strategies that she has used to chart the course as the company bounced back from 4 economic downturns and serve clients from 19 countries including Canada, USA, Jamaica, Barbados, Dominica, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, India, United Arab Emirates, South Africa, Sudan, Egypt, and more.

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Lemons to Lemonade: Seizing Opportunities out of Adversity When Business Goes Sour (90 Pages)

US$39.99 (PDF) 
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Team Building and R.O.I for Executives (PDF)

Overview ROI

Team Building & R.O.I E-book Overview

Team building is one of the most effective tools that executives have at their disposal to fuel corporate success. Yet, it is often underutilized and lacking in focus. By understanding the complex nature of team building and the subtle choices that influence success, executives can unleash the power of team building to boost bottom line results.



You’ll walk away with tips, tools and proven strategies to improve the effectiveness of team building and executive retreats.

The strategies and tips that I have included are based on the missteps that I have observed companies make over and over again during the past 20+ years.

We’ll explore:

  • the steps for measuring team building R.O.I.
  • the main ingredients for designing effective team building
  • the keys to planning effective team building
    pitfalls to avoid
The Context

The Context

Facilitated Off-sites have become rare. Prior to COVID-19, Everything from escape rooms and axe throwing to smashing objects in rage rooms to mud obstacle courses have become the order of the day. Some of these pose a risk of serious injury….and a lawsuit!

No employee who has been laid off or injured is going to thank their CEO or say positive things about your brand.

The Concept

The Concept

Team Building, Innovation, and R.O.I.: An Executive’s Guide to Boosting the Bottom Line is a wake-up call for a return to sanity in team building. This 55 page e-book is a recipe book designed to stimulate discussion and explore how team building can, once again, become a vehicle for boosting the bottom line. The strategies are effective for team building offsite, on-site, and in the virtual world.

Anne Thornley-Brown

About the Writer

Anne Thornley-Brown, MBA, President, Executive Oasis International launched the company in 1996. She has shepherded its growth to serve executives and their teams from 19 countries in North America, the Caribbean, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. In this book, she unpacks her strategies for effective team building with bottom-line impact.

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As a step to generating core business through blogging, Thornley-Brown is re-purposing her blog content …an ebook called “Team Building, Innovation, and R.O.I.: An Executive’s Guide to Boosting the Bottom Line.” This compilation of content from nine years worth of blog posts and new content will be distributed directly to corporate executives via email and also available for purchase on her website.


What our Clients Say About Us


Marc C. A. Berwald, Director, Learning & Development, Bell Mobility (Toronto)

Creativity and innovation are Anne’s trademarks. Her writing, design, facilitation and accelerated learning skills enable her to become involved in many initiatives including writing and designing presentations and speeches for members of the executive team.

Marc C. A. Berwald
Director, Learning & Development, Bell Mobility (Toronto)

Teri Hardin, Destinations Marketing Editor, Cvent (USA)

Anne’s Event Blog timely, thoughtful content is frequently on the cutting edge of meetings industry issues. However, she doesn’t neglect our fledgling planner audience; she provides many “how-to” features that provide insight into everyday meeting logistics.

Teri Hardin
Destinations Marketing Editor, Cvent (USA)

Julus Solaris Event Manager Blog

Anne is a forward-thinking event professional at the forefront of trends and best practices in events. Her expertise in virtual events precedes the pandemic. She has been at the forefront of virtual event team building and virtual event planning. She is also a skilled writer and community manager as well as an influential professional in the meetings and events community.

Julus Solaris
Event Manager Blog

Robert F. Latham, Board Member, BSM Wireless, Chairman of the Board, Datacom Wireless

Anne Thornley-Brown has created a very thorough review of the issues that should be considered to make best use of the time allotted by the company and employees to achieve particular company/team goals. Most company success comes from the direction and vision at the top. There is no better place to set the direction, seize a particular “opportunity” and demonstrate the talk you walk and that you walk the talk. Congratulations on your success in the niche you have carved out. Good luck with the e-book.

Robert F. Latham
Board Member, BSM Wireless, Chairman of the Board, Datacom Wireless

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