Meet Betsy Butterick

At first glance, communications training and basketball coaching may not seem that similar. But as Betsy Butterick knows, each requires the perfect mix of technique, repetition, playfulness, and trust. As a Coach with Own The Room, she loves helping people discover new skills and reach their full potential in a fun and meaningful way.

A former college and professional women’s basketball coach, Betsy spent over a decade working with teams like Stanford University, the WNBA’s Seattle Storm, the University of Washington (and many more). In 2015, she launched her own business, offering communications coaching to both athletics professionals and leaders at top tech companies in California. A talented motivator, she’s presented at national events like the Women’s Basketball Final Four, the Junior NBA Youth Basketball Leadership Conference, and Ohio University’s Global Coaching Symposium. Betsy holds a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Claremont McKenna College and an Integral Coach Certification from New Ventures West.

With her impressive background in athletics, it’s no surprise that Betsy played almost every sport growing up — and was captain of each team she joined. An avid learner, she loves any chance to gain a new perspective, whether she’s watching a TED talk, traveling the world, or meeting new people.  It’s a passion that hatched at an early age; when Betsy was just 11, she and her twin brother represented the U.S. at the Children’s International Summer Villages, a month-long living and learning experience alongside kids from 38 other countries. Betsy lives in San Diego, California, where you can often find her chasing sunset views or whipping up a delicious breakfast burrito.

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