Bill Butterworth Bio

Bill Butterworth's extraordinary ability to blend humor, storytelling, wisdom, and practicality has made him one of the most sought-after corporate speakers throughout North America. Through his wit, warmth, insight, and realism, he brings help and hope to 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. He 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. Bill is one of the select few members to be named a top-rated speaker by the association.

Since 1988, Bill has traveled full-time, speaking to hundreds of audiences as small as eighteen and as large as eighteen thousand. His Fortune 500 clients include:

---American Express
---Bank of America
---Blue Cross/Blue Shield
---Boise Cascade
---Century 21 Real Estate
---Daimler Chrysler
---First Data Corporation
---Ford Motor Company
---Hilton Hotels
---Johnson Controls
---Mass Mutual
---Parker Hannifin
---PNC Bank
---T. Rowe Price
---Wachovia Bank
---Walt Disney Company

Bill has also addressed twenty-six of the teams in the National Football League, as well as more than 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 Communicator's Institute (BCI) to help 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 has written well over a dozen books, his two latest titled Balancing Work and Life and Building Successful Teams, both published by Doubleday. Other titles include The Promise of the Second Wind and When Life Doesn't Turn Out Like You Planned.