“Off the Pitch with Active”

These episodes are to help parents accelerate their children’s development and confidence in their sport by applying the recommendations from professionals, coaches and specialised educators.


Active#037: Interview with Betsy Butterick, The Coaches Coach & Communication Specialist

42:43 minutes podcast.

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.

In her role as “The Coaches’ Coach”, Betsy meets individuals where they are and supports the growth that they’re 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 awful golfer) at the collegiate level. She now spends her time in coastal California cycling, hiking, surfing, practicing yoga, chasing sunsets and in constant pursuit of the perfect breakfast burrito.

Relevant Certifications

B.A. Psychology (Claremont McKenna College, 2006)

Certified Integral Coach (New Ventures West, 2011)

NCAA Women Coaches Academy Faculty Member (via WeCOACH since 2015)

D.I.S.C. Certified (through Athlete Assessments, 2015)


2:28     Introducing Betsy

6:13     Betsy talks about her background and why she is so passionate about communication and sport (playing and coaching)

10:53   Digging into the foundation of team chemistry

17:43   How do we connect with and coach Gen Z. How do you complete “Kids these days…. Fascinating discussion for parents , teachers and coaches.

23:18   Betsy shares some golden nuggets from her course “Relating to Today’s Student-Athlete: Effectively Coaching Gen Z” http://bit.ly/GenZcourse

26:43   Are “Kids these days” soft or are they simply require a different coaching style?

29:43   Don’t miss Betsy’s Sound of Music environment

31:43   What resistance does Betsy experience developing the Sound of Music environment.

34:30   Betsy talks about 2 digital courses she has released. If you are teaching or coaching youth, or even of you are a parent and wants to learn more about your child’s generation, you will love this.

Your opportunity to save $200!

Betsy offers Off the Pitch with Active listeners $200 discount of the course “Winning with Words: Championship Communication for Coaches”. It is a digital course. You can read about the course here http://bit.ly/YPodcast and then enter the code YELLOW at checkout to get the discount.

Connect with Betsy:

Web:  https://www.betsybutterick.com/

Email: betsy@betsybutterick.com

LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/betsybutterick/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/betsybutterick

Instagram https://instagram.com/betsy_thecoachescoach?igshid=1wn4eayhqhjyj

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/BetsyButterick/