Meet Christa Doty
Butler Staff Spotlight - Christa Doty
What interested you in working for Butler?
In February, I will have been at Butler for 20 years! Hard to believe I have spent a third of my life here; you could say I have grown up Butler. Before joining the team, I was working at Arapahoe County and thinking about a change. I saw Linda Metsger, who at the time was the project director for training at Butler, and asked her if we could set up an informational interview. She said, "We have a trainer position that closes tomorrow." That conversation set me on my Butler journey, which has allowed my professional career to evolve through Butler’s many iterations as a research institute.
What is your position at Butler? What do you enjoy most about your position?
There are so many things I love about my work at Butler. I enjoy the opportunity to lean into and adjust my skills with every project because they are all a little different. I enjoy being able to push myself to incorporate new ways of operating as the field evolves. I appreciate how my colleagues challenge me to be better. AND, of course, I love being able to bring coaching to different groups and see how they are transformed by the process.
What projects are you working on currently?
The Butler Coaching Collaborative (BCC) is a project I am really excited about. Our 11 coaches are passionate about this growing field and have two ways to support the workforce. First, we provide coaching for leaders, managers, supervisors and ANYONE who wants to explore what drives them and how it manifests in their behaviors. Second, we have numerous avenues to learn coaching skills, from a foundational coaching series to an in-depth, accredited coaching academy that prepares you to coach others.
What are the outcomes you hope for with this project? How will this project impact the community?
The hope with integrating coaching into the agencies we work with is to help employers develop the 21st century skills needed to support their workforce. The workforce brings their whole selves to work and demands an environment to explore who they are and what they are doing...coaching provides the avenue to do this.