big bang beingIn 2008 during her doctoral research, Isabel met with 16 business leaders to find out what had motivated them to become leaders who championed initiatives with a positive impact on the environment and the community. Their willingness to share their personal transformational journey led her to the publication in 2013 of her book ‘Big Bang Being – Developing the Sustainability Mindset’ .




Forthcoming 2017

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“When the first edition was published, targeted for business schools, many people were still wondering what I meant by ‘sustainability’. Today it has become a popular term, with various definitions, but at least we know what we are talking about, and there is a heightened awareness of the challenges we collectively face. “

The general public is now ready for this Second Edition: for those who want to    understand how they can individually make a new planetary imprint. Isabel believes this book can be a change accelerator, as more and more individuals start to understand our interconnectedness, our one-ness with nature, the downside of consumerism and speed, the benefits of pausing, reflecting, noticing, connecting with self and others – and collaborating to shape the world we want to live in.


stop teachingWhat do we need to change in order to develop a new generation of business leaders who connect profits with purpose, who see in social entrepreneurship and innovation the key opportunity for addressing our planetary challenges? In 2016 Isabel Rimanoczy published Stop Teaching: Principles and Practices for Responsible Management Education. It is part of the UN PRME Collection, and addresses Principle # 3: Learning Methods and Pedagogies.



action reflection learning A group of consultants, academics and corporate leaders came together in Scandinavia a few decades ago, decided to radically change management learning and training. In 2005, Isabel Rimanoczy coded the learning methodology, identifying the ten Action Reflection Learning Principles. This book is at the same time conceptual and experiential learning: the pedagogical framework is introduced following the ARL approach: first stories, then reflection on them, finally extracting learning out the narrations. Find the cross-cultural and interdisciplinary applications of the ARL Principles to create powerful learning: in corporate or educational institutions, for individuals, teams of large audiences.


Rimanoczy, I., Turner, E. (2008). Action Reflection Learning: Solving real business problems by connecting learning with earning. Palo Alto: Davies-Black Publishing.


Ruedas de DiálogoIsabel was inspired to create the charitable organization Minervas, Women Changing the World,  to promote and support self-managing groups of women that share the desire to make a difference. Co-authored with Mariam Tamborenea, Minervas Circles of Dialogue is a practical guide to set up and facilitate Circles of Dialogue.


Available in Spanish: Ruedas de Diálogo




Poet and artist as well as intellectual and academic, Isabel writes poetry in Spanish and English.

Exploring my Soul   (2013)



Exploring my Soul   (2013)





La vida explicada (2013)




La vida explicada (2013)




Travesia (2016)




Travesia (2016)