About us

In 2002, Gijs van der Linden in Utrecht started his own business, L.I.B. Businessgames B.V. The ‘L’ in L.I.B. stands for ‘Live’. This forms the basis of each game. With the live offline games there is always great ‘interaction’ between the participants. That at once explains the ‘I’. The ‘B’ stands for Business, given the fact that we always make a link to our customers’ operational practice. Live, Interaction and Business are at the core of every Business Game, whereby the participants themselves experience what they learn in a fun and interactive manner. In a nutshell: “Experience is your best teacher!”

In the 15 years we’ve been in business, we have developed to become one of the premier providers of live Business Games. With all our knowhow and experience, we can quickly react to and play on the needs of our customers. This means that we get more than half of our projects via word-of-mouth. A great compliment of course!

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The team

Gijs van der Linden
Gijs van der LindenDirector at L.I.B. Businessgames B.V.
According to friends and acquaintances, my enthusiasm, creativity and entrepreneurship have made L.I.B. Businessgames what it now is.
At the beginning of 2001, I started developing my own management game model. At the beginning of 2002, I registered myself with the Chamber of Commerce as L.I.B. Businessgames. Nowadays my company sets the tone in the development and execution of live Business Games and that’s something I’m proud of!

Even now, I can still invest all my passion in dealing with my colleagues and customers, developing customized games, discovering new (international) markets and facilitating our Business Games. And….there’s still so much to do and discover!

Jetske den Boer
Jetske den BoerSenior Project Manager at L.I.B. Businessgames B.V.
As Senior Project Manager I work with enthusiasm and passion on developing customized games, while your needs, goals and business processes are always central. I use my creativity and experience with live gaming to convert your input into an unforgettable, energetic business game. This can, for example, be a game for onboarding purposes (introduction for new employees), recruiting the best candidates or as a kick-off for a new business process.
My personal goal is to always give the participants from your company an inspiring experience, in which they have both learned something and had fun. I am in fact convinced that pleasure and interaction are unmissable factors in the learning process.
Danielle van der Linden
Danielle van der LindenManager at L.I.B. Businessgames B.V.
Since the beginning of L.I.B. Businessgames 15 years ago I have been involved. A great deal perseverance, experience and expertise have made L.I.B. Businessgames to what it now is. Truly a valuable experience. What a beautiful company!

I used the knowledge that I gained from studying Psychology in various ways during the development of the company. Since a few years I am responsible for the finances, which I do with great pleasure. Due to the pleasant and open-minded work atmosphere, the short communication lines and the fact that everyone’s opinion counts is what it a nice company to work at. The Business Team is a great team in which everyone thinks along and continuously grows. I hope to continue working for L.I.B Businessgames for a long time!

Samara Kalakoğlu-Couwenberg
Samara Kalakoğlu-CouwenbergProject Manager & Designer at L.I.B Businessgames B.V.
Besides my tasks as Project Manager, I like to immerse myself in designing (customized) games.
As designer I am responsible for the general look and feel of Business Games. I create the visual support for the various games, for the game brochures and for the website, of course with the goal of exciting (potential) customers for our products.

The atmosphere in the company is really nice, so I thoroughly enjoy my job. You’ll come across my creative excesses everywhere in the various media outputs from Business Games!

Io Michels
Io MichelsProject Manager at L.I.B Businessgames B.V.
Everyday I wake up smiling. I get to do what I love! Inspiring and training people is something that gives me energy. I also love to work in an atmosphere where people are optimistic, driven and honest. These are three qualities you will see when i present and develop games at Businessgames.

In my spare time I like to surround myself with the people I love. You can also find me in the boxing gym regularly. Blowing off some steam and staying fit, those are things I enjoy. The tactical aspect of the game intrigues me as well. Being a true sparring-partner combines both worlds. Which game suits your needs the best? How can we bring movement to your team? I would love to discuss how we can give your employees an unforgettable training experience through interaction.

Kelly Kirkels
Kelly KirkelsProject Manager at L.I.B Businessgames B.V.
Looking for a fun and interactive team building game? Then there’s a good chance that you’ll get me on the phone. I love thinking together with you about how we can reach your goals using our business games. As Project Manager, I am actively involved in the organisation and execution of your game. Interaction is our keyword in turning your event into a huge success.

I find it really special again and again to see how much energy people expend when playing our games. No two games are the same, because each group plays in their own way on their own strategy. That also brings new insights and experiences. Experiences that I always keep learning from!

Ragne van Engelen
Ragne van EngelenProject Manager at L.I.B. Businessgames B.V.
As the first point of contact for the French and Belgian market, I get to do what I like most: deep dive in the French language and communication (see also taalstudie.nl). Our business games give me the perfect opportunity to do so. During our Games, the Dutch and French speaking participants can fully express their creativity and inventiveness. I find it fantastic to be able to help our clients reach their goals. Our bilingual coaching will guarantee a great team building day that is especially interesting for all teams and departments where both languages are relevant. Thanks to our Business Games, you will experience an unforgettable day, and so will I!
Nina van Kempen
Nina van KempenProject Manager at L.I.B Businessgames B.V.
As project manager at Business Games, I am also the point of contact for the Belgian market. After inventorying your (learning) goals, we look at whether we can use a standard game or realise your goals with a customized game. Gathering experience in a fun way by using live gaming is the starting point here. From teambuilding to making processes clear.

Thanks to an informal working environment with nice and motivated colleagues, I enjoy going to work. The fact that I get plenty of freedom to express my creativity also helps. I’ll be happy to brainstorm with you sometime about the many possibilities at Business Games. A bientôt!

Robert Maaskant
Robert MaaskantTrainer at L.I.B. Businessgames B.V.
Giving training has always been my passion. Not only on the football field but also in business life. What pushes someone to make certain choices? What is the most clever way to do business? How do I get my team motivated and what ensures them to come into action?
Our interactive Business Games contain many ‘hidden’ facets on which you can base a good evaluation. My experiences in Professional Football created a meaningful background. Therefore I can ‘entertrain’ your team and also practice & improve desired skills while participating in a Business Game.