Betsy is a coach and communication specialist who works with individuals ready to improve and teams of all kinds ~ from the locker room to the boardroom.
Your coaches and staff will walk away with actionable tools for improved communication designed to benefit them now and in the future.
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Below are the most frequently requested topics I get from athletic departments and teams.
*Please note that the content can be customized to meet the most immediate needs of your department.
The buzzword most often associated with high-performing teams is “chemistry”. Chemistry is formed through connection, and at the heart of connection is communication.
Betsy understands that language is the most powerful tool we possess and that elevating our communication skills gives us a competitive advantage in any arena.
As a former coach with experience in DI, DII, DIII, and the WNBA Betsy utilizes her unique background with individuals ready to improve and teams of all kinds — from the locker room to the boardroom. As a facilitator and educator, people are her passion.
As “The Coaches’ Coach” she meets individuals where they are and supports the growth and change they are looking to make. As a Communication Specialist, Betsy helps organizations improve communication effectiveness while working collaboratively to create positive change at all levels of team.
Professional, playful, and with a talent for people-centric design, Betsy offers an experiential approach towards learning and development.
A life-long athlete, Betsy grew up playing all sports and was a competitive basketball player (and fairly awful golfer) at the collegiate level. She now spends her time in Colorado Springs hiking, biking, practicing yoga, chasing sunsets, and in constant pursuit of the perfect breakfast burrito.
Whatever I came into the room with, by the time participants leave they feel like it's theirs. Participants walk away from our time together with actionable tools for improved communication designed to benefit them now and in the future. -Betsy "I've heard Betsy speak 4 or 5 times now and each time I still take away something new."
Betsy has the dynamic ability to hold attention over time through the power of her story-telling and involving the audience. "Betsy Butterick brought down the house with a remarkably engaging presentation; thanks for being hilariously entertaining and leaving us with so many common sense approaches into the ever-confusing world of communication!"
Anyone who has heard Betsy speak cites how relatable and authentic her speaking style is - she's able to connect with audiences as if she was sitting in their seats. "My only complaint about Betsy's talk is that it's over. I honestly could have listened to her for hours."
Laughter is a universal language and Betsy's sharp wit and impeccable timing often result in fits of laughter for her audience. "Often when speakers use humor it sounds rehearsed. I swear Betsy makes stuff up in the moment because she uses real-time audience feedback to give us a laugh."
"The rub of being a communication specialist is that folks expect you to always get it right. Some of the most connective moments I have with an audience are when I'm imperfect and own the mistake to illustrate that communication is challenging, people are complex, and the goal is always progress - not perfection." -Betsy
"I feel like her talks should come with a warning like, 'Listening to Betsy speak might change your life.' It's been eight years since I first heard her speak and that one experience changed the way I view communication and how I interact with others."
“Every time I see her present, I take away at least one thing I can immediately implement in my personal and professional life. Her authentic personality, laid-back sense of humor, and relatability ensure that she will hit a home-run with any organization lucky enough to book her!”
“Betsy Butterick is a triple threat: she’s creative, concise, and captivating. She has a ‘fun-nomenal’ way with words, a calming and inviting energy while sharing, and she always has tangible and personalized tips on how to be authentically you as a coach. Thank gosh for Betsy, and here’s to a lifetime of connection, clear communication, and empathy!”