Our Experience Can Improve Your Learning Experience

Team Business offers business education programs that improve business decision making through simulations. Our programs improve critical thinking, collaboration and business outcomes by enabling new ways of thinking in a risk-free environment with immediate impact to your business performance.

Team Business offers business education programs in the form of hands-on simulations that are designed to teach through experience.

The Team Business experiences use basic financial tools to plan production activities, resource requirements, measure performance and benchmark against the competition. Participants get to observe the outcome of their business decisions, acquiring an understanding of the relationship between decisions made and outcomes realized.

We believe in learning through doing, so we create a safe environment to make mistakes and ask questions. All of the Team Business simulations and programs are designed with the principles of peer feedback, team-building, competition, and communication. Each program is facilitated by an expert certified instructor. Team Business is able to accommodate all levels of learning, from students/interns to C-suite executives.

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Team Business is honored to work with top universities, colleges, high schools, businesses and organizations.

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Who is Team Business?

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Lara Azzam

President, Team Business

Lara Azzam has entrepreneur in her DNA and absolutely loves startups and being part of a start-up ecosystem! Her 25+ year career consists of building ‘firsts’ for companies ranging from non-profits, small and large manufacturing companies, technology companies and universities. The companies ranged from start-ups, including her own, to established multi-billion-dollar businesses. Lara founded Team Business in 2002 which offers experiential learning programs teaching business, leadership and team dynamics. Lara holds an MBA from The Wharton School and a Masters in International Studies from The Lauder Institute.

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André Van Der Bergh

Vice President of Programs, Team Business

Prior to embarking on a career as a facilitator of Team Business programs, André was intimately involved in the retail industry in South Africa and the Middle East for more than 25 years, specializing in process re-engineering and automation. In 1998, André began implementing Team Business programs for his retail clients with tremendous results – for example, one of his clients took 6,000 staff through the program as a part of a successful turn-around initiative. André is certified to facilitate all the programs in the Team Business portfolio and is the primary facilitator in the United States.

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