Bill Butterworth

Motivational Speaker

Butterworth, Bill

Motivational Speaker
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About Bill Butterworth

Bill Butterworth’s extraordinary ability to blend humor, story-telling, wisdom and practicality has made him one of the most sought after speakers in venues throughout North America. Through his wit, warmth, insight, and realism, he brings help and hope to his audiences everywhere.

Bill taught at the college level for thirteen years and was a counselor for six years prior to his current passion for motivating men and women in the workplace. Because of his remarkable abilities, Bill was awarded The Hal Holbrook Award by the International Platform Association, whose past and present members include Mark Twain, Theodore Roosevelt, Bob Hope, and Elizabeth Dole. They consider him one of the select few to be named a Top Rated Speaker.

Since 1988, Bill has traveled full time speaking to hundreds of audiences as small as 18 and as large as 18,000. Bill has addressed 26 teams in the National Football League, as well as over a dozen teams in Major League Baseball. Bill’s complete client list reads like a Who’s Who of corporations, associations, educational agencies and professional sports teams.

In 2004, Bill established the Butterworth Communicators Institute to train men and women to find their speaking voice and raise their speaking ability to the next level. The overwhelmingly positive response to BCI has been gratifying as students maximize their skills through this intensive, yet intimate three day workshop.

In the writing world, Bill’s latest contribution is a series of business books with the overall title On The Fly. The first two books are called On The Fly Guide to Balancing Work and Life and On The Fly Guide to Building Successful Teams. They are being published by WaterBrook Press, a division of Random House. Besides the On The Fly series, Bill has written over a dozen books including The Promise of the Second Wind and When Life Doesn’t Turn Out Like You Planned.

Seeing the Light Before You Feel the Heart

Priorities: Being accountable for your schedule
Endurance: Don’t just do something, sit there!
Pacing: Doing fewer unimportant things

The Only Constant is Change

Process of Change: How change works
Perils of Change: Why change frightens us
Proactive Change: Moving from “should” to “could”

The Promise of the Second Wind

Renewed Purpose: I know why I’m here
Re-energized Direction: I know where I’m going
Re-vitalized Energy: I have fresh fuel for life’s race

Great Traits of Effective Teams

Making use of his exceptional, humor-laced storytelling style, Butterworth makes the basics of teamwork easy to grasp and easy to put to work and offers a succinct understanding of how to work well as a team.


“We were impressed with his presentation style, content, and his ability to connect with the audience. The response we received from our convention attendees was overwhelmingly positive so we have asked Bill to return again this year. He is an outstanding communicator, versatile in his approach and content.”
– Walt Disney Company

“Your presentation was a big success! The entire management team stated how much they enjoyed it and how appropriate the subject of work-life balance was for the organization. We look forward to hearing you again.”
– Ford Motor Company.

“Your remarks were challenging and the audience was very responsive. In a hard charging business environment it is difficult to maintain perspective and your talk on “balance” was very appropriate in this regard. We look forward to a repeat opportunity in the future.”
– American Express

“Judging from the audience response as well as the feedback we have heard, you hit a “Home Run!” Your mix of humor and message was just what we had hoped for”
– Bank of America

“Bill provided our team with “down-to-earth” solutions in dealing with the challenges of balancing work and life in the fast paced software industry.  He did it with humor and easy to remember principles that kept the group engaged throughout the session.”
– Microsoft