Never Boring, Always Enthralling
“Overall, the whole day was great. In between the simulation, we discussed business strategies, current market situation, and the impact of one’s decisions on the business. Great learning – and also fun!” – Executive Challenge Participant, Fortune 500 technology company
Learning Every Day
“There is such variety from project to project! That’s what is so much fun about working at Enspire and with our clients. We get to work on different topics and learn new things every day!” – Sammi Frye, Enspiree since 2004
Commitment to Our Clients
“Loved Enspire’s professionalism, flexibility, and dedication to helping me deal with a changing project scope and timeline. They were all about client delight.”
– Dawn Adams Miller, Learning & Development Manager at Cisco
Founder and Chairman
Bjorn Billhardt is the founder of Enspire Learning and Chairman of Enspire’s board. He is a recognized authority in the fields of e-learning and simulation design, and has been a speaker at conferences such as Training, ASTD, and ISPI. Bjorn previously worked as a consultant and corporate trainer for BAAN, a Dutch software company, where he conducted training classes in Europe and the US. Bjorn also worked for McKinsey & Company, a strategic management consulting firm. A native of Hamburg, Germany, he holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a dual B.A./B.B.A. from the University of Texas, where he is an alumnus of both the Plan II and Business Honors Programs.
Chief Executive Officer
Mary’s experience in the learning industry began in 2000, and she has since contributed her expertise to companies such as Story Stores, LLC, Fusion Learning Systems, Ignite! Learning, and Thinkwell. Her experience spans program management, operations, and product development. She has overseen the development of projects in the areas of K-12 Education, Higher Ed, Leadership Development, and Medical Training. Mary leads Enspire’s company operations.
Jan’s brings over twenty-five years’ experience in writing and designing visual and interactive media to the Enspire team. Her expertise lies in designing experiences that raise awareness, increase knowledge, heighten motivation, provide opportunities for meaningful practice and application, and incite action. Prior to joining Enspire, Jan served as an instructional designer for Dell’s award-winning Educational Services. Additionally, she was the lead writer for the EnterTech project, a multi-million dollar workforce development project funded by the Governor’s office of the State of Texas. At Enspire, her work has been recognized with a Brandon Hall Gold Excellence in Learning Award, Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA), CODiE Awards, and multiple Horizon Interactive Awards.
Executive Producer, Enspire
Sammi Frye has over 20 years of project management experience in the educational software arena. She brings that knowledge to bear as the Executive Producer in charge of Enspire’s production management team. Whether it’s mentoring other producers or guiding her own projects through the development process, she manages people and multiple projects seamlessly. She has overseen exceptionally complex and lengthy projects with Enspire, including award-winning efforts with clients such as Pitney Bowes, the American Heart Association, Cisco, and SAP. Sammi consistently exceeds client expectations and delivers projects on time and on budget.
Our work is different because we are different.
Our varied backgrounds, talents, and passions make Enspire an exciting place to work. We’re competency creators, game enthusiasts, designers, musicians, athletes, and tech geeks. But we just call ourselves Enspirees.
Fun Fact #1
Each year, Enspire participates in the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Central Texas’ Service Days. In 2013, Enspire was honored by EF for our outstanding community involvement program. We’re proud to be a part of Austin’s vibrant entrepreneurial community.
Fun Fact #2
Many Enspirees take advantage of Austin’s numerous bike lanes and commute to the office on their own steam. Our bike rack is rarely empty.
Fun Fact #3
When not at work, Enspirees are passionate about their painting, home brewing, Jazzercising, guitar strumming, hiking, marathoning, and more. We are a crew that is always striving to have a new experience and tackle a new challenge.
Plugged into our culture, our common values shine through.
Want to know what makes us tick? These are the principles that we as Enspirees hold dear, and they’re at the core of everything we do.
We are true to ourselves and our unique experiences, bringing together our diversity, talents, and passions to make each other and our company better.
We pioneer new possibilities, embrace the unknown, and nurture a collaborative and flexible environment for forward thinkers.
We anticipate and respond to challenges with speed and thoughtful consideration.
We foster participation that empowers and affects positive change for our employees, locality, and society.
We earn the enduring trust of our clients by creating transformative learning experiences that deliver results and growth.
Happy Clients, Delighted Learners,
and a Case Full of Trophies
2014 Training Industry, Inc. Top 20 Gamification Company 2014 Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Awards
- Silver Award: Best Use of Mobile Learning
Training Industry, Inc. 2013 Leadership Development Companies Watch List 2013 Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Awards
- Gold Award: Best Use of Games for Learning with Fresenius Medical Care
- Silver Award: Best Learning Team with Kepner Tregoe
- Silver Award: Best Custom Content with Prudential
- Bronze Award: Best Custom Content with Caterpillar
2013 CLO Learning In Practice Awards
- Gold Award: Excellence in Content with Dell
- Silver Award: Excellence in Gaming and Simulations with ConAgra Foods
Training Industry, Inc. 2011 Top 20 Content Development Company
“Exceeded my expectations. It’s the best corporate training I’ve ever been to.” – Simulation participant, GE Aviation
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