The basic concepts of data science don’t require math but they do require being open minded and curious.
Lots of intros to machine learning exist on the net. Here is a particularly thoughtful and clearly articulated example created by Google’s Jason Mayes: Machine Learning 101
He has helpfully color coded the slides green for a general introduction and blue for those interested in more insight about specific techniques. Successfully absorbing all of his green slides is an excellent first step in learning how to communicate successfully with your data science team.