Our exceptional coaches have an uncanny ability to bring relevant insight at the right moment, in the right way

The Team

Our exceptional coaches offer a combination of winning strategies, and fruitful practice techniques. They also have the intangible – the magic fairy dust that goes beyond simple knowledge – an uncanny ability to bring relevant insight at the right moment, in the right way.



Richard Butterfield, Principal

Richard Butterfield works coast to coast as a strategic communication, presentation and media skills consultant, conducting workshops and coaching sessions for business executives, physicians, lawyers, entrepreneurs, and other professionals. He specializes in high stakes presentations, program and product messaging, product launches, public speaking, media training, and facilitation. Read more…

Andrew Hurteau, MFA

has a knack for making those who are not performers by trade look like performers by nature. He spent 25 years on stage challenging minds, moving hearts and sparking imaginations. Persuasion and inspiration are second nature to him. With 20 years of experience teaching acting, storytelling and communication skills, he has helped leaders in all professions develop and deliver persuasive messages and compelling stories.

Andrew holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from The American Conservatory Theater where he served as Director of the Studio ACT Acting Program. He has served on the faculty of Berkeley Repertory Theater’s School of Theater, The Academy of Art University, and California Shakespeare Theater.

Andrew is expert in the Power of Persuasion curriculum. From Media Skills Training to  Improvisation for Leadership, Andrew  teaches a variety of workshops that will get your team on their feet, moving minds and leading change. He also offers one-on-one coaching for that presentation you absolutely have to nail.

Recently Andrew has worked with leaders at Genentech, Dolby, Kaiser Permanente, VANS and Fenwick and West.

Amy Wieczorek, MFA

Amy Wieczorek
combines her nurturing coaching style with the proven impact of Richard Butterfield’s Power of Persuasion. The results are transformative. Amy helps clients bring clarity to their message, vision to their presentation and panache to their performance. With a decade of experience within business and professional services communities, Amy delights in taking her clients to new levels of communication excellence and in helping them fulfill their highest leadership potential.

Amy holds a Master of Fine Arts from the American Conservatory Theater and has been acting, directing and teaching for over 20 years. She has received critical acclaim as a theatre director and her acting career spans film, television, commercials and theatre. She has served on the Faculty of The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Los Angeles, held a Teaching Artist position for the Greenway Arts Alliance and toured throughout LAUSD with Enrichment Works. Amy also works extensively for Threshold Communications as a Facilitator and Coach.

Ms. Wieczorek teaches Power of Persuasion, Communication as the Action Verb of Leadership and Courageous Conversation workshops and uses these curricula for individual and small group presentation and communication skills coaching. Clients and leaders benefitting from Amy’s expert coaching include BP, Aviva, Direct Energy, Kaiser Permanente, Warner Brothers and Rolls Royce.