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…a gift of delivery that resonates… -Deb S.
Jenni is funny, real, relevant, and knowledgeable. Her teaching style is energetic and engaging. -Colleen W.
She has a gift… young women to old women can understand her; they can relate… - April B.
As a retired educator, I have been through 32 years of Professional Development! My session with Jenni Butz was one of the most enjoyable experiences in my career! She is an incredibly effective speaker, approachable, knowledgeable and fun! Let me know where she is speaking, and I will book my ticket! - Jennifer Ashley / Retired educator
…total transparency…exactly what I needed… -Sandy M.
Jenni creates this amazing camaraderie amongst the women that you’re together with…she gave me a couple nuggets today that just made me feel like I can transfer that into being a better mom and a better wife…I’m a Jenni groupie now. - Robyn Y.
"Thank you so much for doing such an incredible job leading at our SHINE retreat. I have had a lot of very positive feedback and we even have one table group that has started meeting to work through your devotional as a small group. I love seeing and hearing about the ways that your words impacted the women who were there that day." (Lori J.)

My latest tweet

I can’t remember when I’ve seen the word draconian used more frequently. It’s a good word.

About a month ago from Jenni Butz's Twitter via Twitter for iPhone

What’s the word? Discretion

December 13, 2013 | Writing

There?s a Jewish proverb that says, ?Like a gold ring in a pig’s snout is a beautiful woman who shows no discretion?. What a waste, right? As useless as something valuable and shiny in the nose of one of the farm?s dirtiest animals is outward beauty on a woman who has no idea how to… read more

What’s the Word? Entitlement

December 7, 2013 | Writing

With all the talk of government budgets in recent months, we?ve heard a lot about ?Entitlement Programs?. An entitlement is simply a right to access something, as in the case of government programs, i.e. Social Security or Medicare. What happens, then, when we have varying ideas of what each person deserves? As I work with… read more

What’s the Word? Perspective

November 25, 2013 | Writing

The other day I was walking my customary loop through the neighborhood and decided to take a street I?d not walked on before so I could see where it led. I have a curious friend who follows roads untraveled all the time just to see where they go, but I?m not that interesting or adventurous…. read more

What’s the Word? Scintillating

November 21, 2013 | Writing

As I sit and write on a cold, dreary day in the Pacific Northwest, the word scintillating brings light into the gloom. In a mind-numbing, lifeless meeting, a scintillating person can bring light into a room. (Hey! That rhymes!) Conversations can be scintillating if they sparkle with wit and energy. Anything that scintillates is the… read more

What’s the Word? Words

November 15, 2013 | Writing

As an educator and a communicator, it will come as no surprise that I love words. I love the perfect combination of words. I love the sounds of certain words. I love finding just the right word to articulate precisely what I?m thinking or feeling. Once I conveyed this sentiment to a friend who has… read more