Katherine Butler - Head of Production TEDxNorthwich

Katherine Butler

Head of Production

Katherine runs Movement & Light Films with her husband James and films and edits all of TEDxNorthwich’s videos.  She’s also a busy mum to two very energetic young children.

Katherine's greatest professional achievement

After 10 years working as a Probation Officer working with high-risk offenders and earning two degrees in criminology, I decided I wanted a career change. My husband had worked in media all his working life, so we decided to set up a film production company.

As for my biggest professional achievement, I’m really proud of the growth of our business. Every business owner aspires to this, but moving from the world of employment to self-employment has been huge for me. I’ve had a huge amount to learn and every day is a school day. Getting positive feedback and seeing how our work benefits clients always makes me do a little happy dance.

I should also say here that being part of the TEDx team last year was a career highlight and I couldn’t resist getting involved again this year!

Katherine's quirky fact

That my personality and my aversion to sunlight definitely fits my hair colour.  I am also difficult to anesthetise, a trait that can be common in gingers!  I also recently completed a Channel Swim ( 1416 lengths of my local swimming pool) for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Katherine's TED Talk big idea

The importance of living here and now! Time is very precious.

Katherine's favourite TED Talk

A new way to think about the transition to motherhood
Alexandra Sacks

There are so many that it is really difficult to choose, but the one that struck a chord with more recently was’ A new way to think about the transition to motherhood by Alexandra Sacks'. As a mother to two little ones the transition to becoming a parent was huge and I wish I’d watched this talk beforehand.

I also really liked Neville Roberts talk from last year. Yes, I may be biased as it’s from TEDxNorthwich, but I have made changes to my technology usage following his talk, so his big idea certainly made an impact on me!