Intentional Performers with Brian Levenson

Betsy Butterick on the Power of Communication

April 22, 2020

Betsy Butterick joins us on this week’s episode of the podcast. Betsy is articulate with her words, passionate about the work that she does, and very thoughtful about where she’s been and where she wants to go. She works as a coach and a communications specialist, and her work is right at the intersection of coaching sports coaches and how they are delivering messages to their organizations and teams. She is a thoughtful person that has been in the trenches as a basketball coach and is living her purpose and desire to have an impact with organizations and teams.

In this episode, we discuss why she’s providing free resources for people during this time (4:10), if she’s wired to be optimistic (9:40), her siblings (12:20), the values her parents passed down to her (14:30), fencing and why it wasn’t passed down (17:20), how she maintained strength through hearing stereotypes (22:50), what high school was like for her (30:20), her experience leaving UMBC (38:20), when she realized she wanted to coach (44:40), what she’s missed about no longer coaching basketball (52:30), what makes a good sport vs. executive coach (53:50), how she thinks about communication and what makes a great communicator (1:03:20), how much of her work is asking questions vs. giving recommendations (1:10:30), and how she helps people lean into confrontation (1:13:30).

Thank you to Betsy for coming on the podcast. We encourage you to check out her website, her YouTube channel, Twitter, and Instagram. Check out her online course about Winning with Words.

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