Bill Treasurer

Bill Treasurer

Bill Treasurer is founder and Chief Encouragement Officer at Giant Leap Consulting. Bill is the author of Courage Goes to Work, a book about how to inspire more courageous behavior in workplace settings. The book introduces Bill’s pioneering work in the new organizational development practice of courage-building.

Bill’s first book, Right Risk is about how to take smart risks, and draws on Treasurer’s experiences as both an organizational development professional and as a daredevil athlete. Management guru Ken Blanchard calls Right Risk “a book for our times.”

Bill Treasurer has also served as chief editor of Positively M.A.D. (Making A Difference), a compilation of stories from world-renowned experts that inspires readers to make a difference in their organizations. Gannett newspapers calls it “required reading for all employees contemplating putting a co-worker’s tie through the shredder — with the co-worker still attached.”

Bill’s insights have been featured in over 100 newspapers, including The Washington Post, The NY Daily News, The Chicago Tribune, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Boston Herald, and Investor’s Business Daily. Bill’s insights have also appeared in such magazines as Leader to Leader, Entrepreneur, Woman’s Day, Redbook, Fitness, and The Harvard Management Update.

Bill is a former member of the U.S. High Diving Team. For seven years he traveled throughout the world performing with a team of high performing athletes. During that time, Bill did over 1500 high dives from heights that scaled to over 100 feet . . . sometimes on fire!

Since 1993 Bill has conducted over 500 corporate workshops designed to strengthen people’s leadership skills, improve team performance, accelerate innovation, and help executives behave more courageously. Among others, Bill has led workshops for NASA, Accenture, CNN, EarthLink, The Home Depot, SPANX, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Bill is also a frequent keynote speaker, sharing his risk-taking experiences with groups across the country. Download Bill’s Speaker Profile.

Bill lives in Asheville, North Carolina with his wife Shannon, and their three children, Bina, Alex, and Ian.

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Bill Treasurer joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that complacency and feeling invulnerable are two more factors that are eroding leadership in the marketplace today.
Bill Treasurer joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that there are many killers of leadership in the marketplace, but the greatest is hubris.
Bill Treasurer joins Jim Blasingame to reveal three of the four stages you go through when you experience a career setback, such as being fired, and how to deal with them.