Teacher Spotlight: Sabrina Butcher

Our growing class list would be quite difficult to pull off without the awesome instructors - and businesses - we've been so honored to meet.  We'd like to give you the same opportunity to get to know our Chattery teachers a bit better. 

Meet Sabrina Butcher, who will be leading a number of classes on stress management, both in our Adulting Summer Camp series and in August for a three-part series.

Sabrina Butcher is a Positive Discipline Encouragement Consultant and started her own executive coach/consulting business (LUCY) where she teaches leaders about the elimination of process waste (Lean) while coaching them through the uncomfortable places like fear and stress. We all have a story; Sabrina’s started in her dad's auto repair garage in small town Indiana. Growing up, she was always the curious one, wanting to know "WHY" often. Sabrina has worked in many challenging leadership positions within the automotive industry (both repair and manufacturing) along with the railroad and agriculture industries. Sabrina has a degree in Automotive Technology, a BS in Mathematics and a Master of Engineering. She holds a Black Belt in 6 sigma and spends most of her time teaching skilled workers, middle and executive level management how to solve complex problems for the work that they do. When Sabrina is not helping others get curious about their behaviors, she enjoys her 97 year old bungalow in Chattanooga, TN, hiking, teaching, traveling, reading, yoga, teaching welding classes and learning anything new.

How did you get started in your profession?

It was an accident actually and in all honesty, I was the one who was struggling with change. If I couldn't do it easily, how could I expect others that I was managing to do the same? I had to learn by facing myself first.

Why do you love Chattanooga?

OH my gosh? Did I mention I've lived in 8 different states? I've only owned 2 homes because buying means "putting down roots" and my first home was back home in Indiana. Now I own a home here and this is HOME. My favorite part? I can explore and discover a different waterfall every weekend here. TN is heaven on earth to me.

What's one topic you'd like to learn through The Chattery?

Uni-cycling. Yep, I said it. There's this fella I see along the Riverwalk riding his uni-cycle and I'm always intrigued!

What's something someone would be surprised to learn about you?

I applied for the Astronaut Candidacy, twice. Both times I was deemed qualified but not selected for an interview. It's a humbling honor to even apply, considering my life's journey.