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About Us:

Since 2008, over 30,000 professionals on 5 continents have profited from our team building and executive coaching programs. Our customer research shows that they receive a 200%-6,600% Return on Investment from applying our proprietary methodologies. From Fortune 100 to start-ups, in Pharma, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Manufacturing, High Tech, Financial Services, and Government, our tailored team building and executive coaching services have positively impacted people and profits around the globe. All of our programs are specially crafted for each individual client’s needs, and all are designed to result in turning your teams into Teams of Distinction.

Our Founders:

Antoine Gerschel

Before co-founding Teams of Distinction, Mr. Gerschel was the COO of a $17 million multi-media learning company in Europe and the Director of global leadership development and e-learning for Sanofi-Aventis Pharmaceutical. Mr. Gerschel speaks globally on a regular basis and is fluent in five languages. Fusing his diverse corporate career and international knowledge, Mr. Gerschel offers clients a unique expert’s take on raising the bar on their productivity.

Lawrence Polsky

Mr. Polsky spent 20 years in OD & Learning, teaching thousands of professionals worldwide before cofounding Teams of Distinction. His lifelong education in human behavior began at the age of 9 at the kitchen table. With a Master’s in Organization Development, and post-graduate work focusing on the impact of emotions on communication, problem solving and relationships, Mr. Polsky prides himself on bringing his kitchen table wisdom to boardroom roundtables.

 

Our Team:

Audrey Sloofman  Senior Team Consultant

For 20 years, Audrey Sloofman has brought out the best in people. Ms. Sloofman has worked with a multitude of Fortune 500 companies such as Bayer, Merrill Lynch, PepsiCo, Cisco Systems, Ralph Lauren, Johnson & Johnson, as well as, NYC.gov. As a former VP of global teams in two rapidly growing businesses, Ms. Sloofman is an expert in leadership, communications, interpersonal dynamics, influencing others and group dynamics. Ms. Sloofman has appeared on numerous national TV and radio shows and has also served as a board member for the American Society for Training and Development.

Robert Bennett  Senior Team Consultant

Mr. Bennett served as Chief Learning Officer and VP of HR at FedEx, the world’s largest express transportation company with over 150,000 employees in more than 220 countries. His leadership roles in engineering, operations and HR helped create a clear road-map for achieving business success through human capital management.

In addition to leading FedEx’s Leadership Institute, Bennett integrated all aspects of HR including performance management, talent management, strategic workforce planning, employee climate/engagement, and communications. FedEx’s consistent ranking as one of the “World’s Most Admired Companies” and the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces was a direct result of his leadership.

Deborah Herrera  Senior Team Consultant

Deborah is a respected finance leader with more than 20 years as an accomplished CFO for high-performing Fortune 500 companies and high-growth mid-size businesses. She is known as a fearless leader and communicator who believes “to have a sustainable impact on business, you must make a positive impact on people”. She attributes her success to her ability to inspire leaders and teams to think differently, stretch beyond comfort zones, and believe that they can succeed. She is specifically known for: cross-functional influence & impact; building and aligning high-performing teams; and growing businesses.

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We have been featured in media outlets including:

See some press on Lawrence Polsky and Antoine Gerschel co-founders of Teams of Distinction, whole owned by PeopleNRG, Inc.:

Bizwoman: This man used the ‘B’ word. Here’s why you should listen to him anyway

Human Resource Executive Online: Career Path Conundrum

The CEO magazine: Want to Climb the Corporate Ladder?

Yahoo7 Finance: 4 things that help you advance at work

Chicago Tribune: Stuck with a Bad Boss? Let Them Eat Cupcakes

Monster: Things Never to Say To Your Boss

5 Career Tips You Need to Ignore

Forbes: 5 Bad Bosses And How To Beat Them

Oprah: How to Deal With the Boss You Have (No Matter How Tough)

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