How, Who, Why

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                                      How It Began

                                      Fairplay started life during the Big Bang of the 2020 pandemic with a mission to help people adapt to anything.

                                      We are a team of learning designers, facilitators, researchers, content creators and strategists who share an origin story in the practice of improvisation.  Collectively, we've found a better way to help individuals and teams learn how to adapt to change. 

                                      Like it or not, there's no script for life. (Actually, we kind of like it.)


                                      Drives Us

                                      Every Voice Matters

                                      Put inclusion before everything. Be willing to disrupt societal systems in the way you design work. 

                                      Be Others Focused

                                      Lead with an awareness of others. Have each others backs. Discover how others define 'respect.'

                                      Yes, And

                                      Trust and explore ideas (even your own). Create from abundance. Diverge passionately so you can converge collaboratively. 

                                      Initiate Boldly

                                      Be brave, share ideas - you'll inspire somebody else to share theirs, too.

                                      Put It On Its Feet

                                      We have a bias for putting skills and ideas on their feet so that people can learn through trial and error. 


                                      Stay curious, quick to admit mistakes and willing to learn from anybody.


                                      Fairplay Team

                                      Scott Zoll

                                      Scott Zoll


                                      Scott has more than 25 years of experience supporting organizations of all sizes find better ways of working. He’s driven to help companies and their employees succeed by finding the right size solution to meet the needs of all involved. Scott has spent the last seven years as Vice President of Learning & Development for Second City Works, the corporate arm of the iconic Second City Theatre in Chicago. His understanding of and passion for the skills which improv training can build, including collaboration, active listening, building trust, agility, authenticity and resiliency have positioned him as a valued partner to hundreds of organizations. Contact Scott

                                      Andy Eninger

                                      Andy Eninger


                                      Andy is a designer and ideation junkie who has designed learning and development programs for over two decades. He has helped hundreds of corporations to develop their employees on topics ranging from sales enablement to fast feedback to inclusion to executive presence. On the consumer side, he creates interactive ideation labs to help brands co-create with consumers to test, position, innovate and communicate. Andrew was the Head of the Writing Program for the Second City Training Center from 2011 to 2016 and holds an MA in Playwriting from Miami University. He continues to perform, write and improvise in his home town of LA.

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                                      Kathy Finley

                                      Account Manager

                                      Kathy has spent over 20 years helping global brands engage their most important audiences through live meetings, marketing communication programs, and learning and performance initiatives. Kathy has listened to understand her clients, having the privilege to support such industry giants such as Merck, Microsoft, Carnival Cruise Lines, Kraft Heinz, Navistar, and State Farm. Kathy’s experience has taught her that strong interpersonal skills give professionals a competitive edge at work and as well as better quality relationships in their personal lives.

                                      Butch Jerinic

                                      Butch Jerinic


                                      Butch Jerinic is a facilitator, learning program designer, keynote speaker, event host and personal presentation coach who spent the last 20 years engaging audiences through experiential learning. Her career has taken her around the globe, working with a variety of start-up and Fortune 500 companies to help their talent more effectively communicate, collaborate, and adapt to the fast-paced change affecting businesses large and small. As an event host and keynote speaker Butch has worked with clients to customize programing to engage audiences. On stage, Butch has performed in many theatrical productions including her critically acclaimed solo show Growing Up Butch in Chicago and Los Angeles.

                                      John Loos

                                      John Loos

                                      Facilitator, Marketing Content

                                      John Loos is a writer, actor and facilitator who has taught corporate workshops for 100+ companies around the world (11 countries and counting!) Companies and organizations he has worked with include AT&T, Visa, Verizon, Deloitte, Nickelodeon, Capital One, Merck, Novartis, Freddie Mac, Dropbox, Omnicom Media Group, and Dell. He specializes in uncovering data-driven and deeply human insights and rigorously fun ideation that brings out unexpected and powerful ideas. Prior to his facilitation work, he taught in the sketch comedy writing program at The Second City and worked as a journalist for several B2B magazines, two areas that helped hone his deep and unique corporate storytelling skills.

                                      Travis Mann

                                      Travis Mann

                                      Facilitation, Design, Operations

                                      Travis is responsible for designing and facilitating programs around Mindful Self Awareness, as well as operations at Fairplay. He is dedicated to helping teams and individuals cultivate the mental faculties that allow them to implement better ways of working. He has six years of experience as a meditation practitioner, three as a meditation coach, and has completed over 100 days of silent retreat. Additionally, he has over ten years of experience helping organizations such as Goldman Sachs, IntercontinentalExchance, Northern Trust, and The Second City achieve operational excellence.

                                      Sami Smith

                                      Sami Smith

                                      Facilitator, Designer

                                      Sami is a master facilitator and management consultant who partners thoughtfully with organizations to grow teams’ capabilities, identify talent, and build an inclusive organizational culture. With nearly a decade of experience developing leaders in Chicago and a PhD in Organizational Psychology, Sami is an expert at training design and facilitation, coaching, and executive leadership assessment. She has specialized expertise in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion research and is passionate about bringing greater empathy, authenticity, and good humor into leadership.

                                      Andy Herskee

                                      Account Manager, CPG

                                      Meet Andy Herskee, founding partner of Fox Tale Partners, LLC. which launched in 2014 to help companies develop new relationships, strategic partnerships and launch new products. He served as Consumer Products Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development in the fragrance design industry for Givaudan Fragrances for nearly 40 years. His working relationships with clients large and small across many product verticals have resulted in his unique blend of project management, listening & communications, collaborative development and sales skills. His highly successful 2000- 2014 client partnership assignment with Procter & Gamble took him across regions, cultures, and CP categories providing a broad window into the field of consumer insight research. His years of finding, developing and leading sales and creative talent have taught him the values of ensemble performance and relationship building as keys to business and personal success. Andy is a passionate outdoorsman with a love of equestrian and canine behavioral science.

                                      Fairplay Mission

                                      To build adaptability for individuals, leaders and teams so that everybody is free to be ingenious, purposeful and productive. 

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