Branding Escape in Portugal

Join Angèl and Esther Nijskens for their exclusive Branding Escape in Portugal from 30 October to 2 November 2019. This workation is focused on growing your business through the right branding. You are invited to learn and exchange tips and tricks with the other participants – business owners, freelancers and marketeers. On top, you get to explore and enjoy Lisbon and surroundings with the group.

General info

By fully immersing yourself for a few days, you will view your own brand from a different perspective. Without being dragged into everyday life. It will change the way you do business.

The experience

Prepare for a few days in which good food, focus, funand relaxation are key. The workshop sessions start at 10 a.m. and end at 1 p.m. In between you enjoy good food and healthy smoothies. If you want to be active before or after, you can swim in the private swimming pool or take a walk. Would you rather retire with a nice book or just relax? That is possible in the adjacent garden.

What you get out of it

Enchant your customers: Discover how to communicate your unique value proposition to attract the right customers who  choose you and pay what you are worth.

Embrace your lifestyle: Work step by step to organize your business around the lifestyle that suits you best.

A few weeks before departure you will receive a complete travel description and a workbook specially compiled for this program.

The inspiring work sessions

Work session 1: We go all the way back to basics. The work we do in these sessions will prepare you for the coming days and the rest of the year. Prepare yourself for a good dose of inspiration and an energy boost!

Work session 2: During this session we buildonyour vision and challenge you to take your brand to the next level. This is your chance to map out your route to success rather than leaving it to chance and luck.

Work session 3: To attract the right assignments / clients it is important to know who they are. But also what pain points you solve for them, why they should choose to work with you. In this session we dive deeply into your interested audience and what you can do to achieve a magnetic attraction for your desired customers.

Work session 4: We lead you through a series of practical sessions that give you insights to strengthen your brand and find the right assignments / customers that suit you and your lifestyle. More sales, more time, less stress.

Work session 5: We will map out what you can do in to increase your value in the eyes of your (potential) customer. You learn how you can clearly convey your value to your audience and you are provided with tools that you can immediately apply.

Work sessions 6: In this last session you will make aconcrete action plan and goal settingfor the short and long term. You will define what you need to adjust in your current branding to take your business to the next level and attract the right customers.

The tours (to be booked separately)

  • City tour “The best of Lisbon”, from 25 Euro
  • TukTuk tour in Lisbon, from 35 Euro
  • Tour at Sintra castle, from 39 Euro
  • Tour at Quinta da Bacalhoa & Museum Setubal, from 8 Euro


Wednesday, 30 October

  • – 4 pm: Arrival: Airport pick up / Rental car pick up
  • – 7 pm: Group welcome dinner at the villa

Thursday, 31 October

  • – 9 am: Breakfast
  • – 10 am – 1 pm: Branding Sessions Day 1, including lunch
  • – 2 pm: Time for culture, tours and relaxation
  • – 7 pm: Dinner

Friday, 1 November

  • – 9 am: Breakfast
  • – 10 am – 1 pm: Branding Sessions Day 2, including lunch
  • – 2 pm: Time for culture, expeditions, tours and relaxation
  • – 7 pm: Dinner

Saturday, 2 November

  • – 9 am: Breakfast
  • – 11 am: Check out and departure: Airport transport / Rental car return


The villa is situated on a private terrain of 525 m2 and is surrounded by nature, with pine trees and a beautiful river. An ideal place for learning, walking and relaxing.

The villa has 8 bedrooms with two single beds each. 5 rooms have ensuite bathrooms with shower and one room has an ensuite bathroom with bathtub. There are two separate toilets. Bed linen and towels are included.

Your host

‘The Branding Escape’ is an initiative of Nijskens Branding Agency, a collective of branding professionals. We specialize in strengthening and personalizing brands using branding, content  marketing, media and PR. It is our goal to uncover your true value and communicate this to others.

Getting there

Transport from and back to Lisbon airport will be arranged. Please note that travel to and from Lisbon (e.g. flights) is not included, and shall be organized on own account.

The lively capital of Lisbon is only 33 kilometers away from the villa. The towns of Azeitão and Sesimbra, with famous wineries and fine restaurants, are 9 km away. The nearest beach is also only 9 kilometers away.

Important information

During the workation, you don’t have to worry about everyday things like ‘what are we eating today’, ‘there are still groceries to be done’, ‘how do I get to the airport’, ‘what fun things can be done in the neighborhood’ or ‘where can I rent a car’. Your professional workation hostswill take care of everything and you won’t lack anything!

Please send any questions upfront.


From 997,- Euro, excl. VAT, (shared bed room of 2)

From 1.197,- Euro, excl. VAT (single room)


  • – 3 nights in a shared / single bedroom, including bed linen and towels
  • – 3 x fresh breakfast and lunch
  • – Coffee, fresh tea and snacks
  • – 2 x extended dinner
  • – 1 beer / wine every evening
  • – Two shared rental cars at disposal
  • – Transport from and to Lisbon airport on request

On top, of course the two branding workshop days (about 5 hours) are included and the workation hosts will beat your service to answer all your questions.

Explicitly excluded:

  • – 1 dinner
  • – Additional alcoholic drinks in the evenings
  • – Tours and expeditions
  • – Personal travel insurance

Booking Terms

On request
See General Terms & Conditions

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