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Bill Treasurer

Bill Treasurer is the founder and Chief Encouragement Officer of the world’s first courage-building consulting firm, Giant Leap Consulting, Inc.

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 Woman’s Day, Business-to-Business, Redbook, Fitness, and The Harvard Management Update.

For almost two decades, Bill has been building workforce courage. Bill and Giant Leap have conducted over 500 corporate workshops focused on strengthening leadership skills, improving team performance, accelerating innovation, and helping executives behave more courageously. Bill and Giant Leap have facilitated sessions for, among others, Accenture, CNN, EarthLink, Equity Office Properties, Starbuck’s, Mercedes, General Electric, The Home Depot, Credit Suisse First Boston, Spanx, the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Prior to founding Giant Leap, Bill was an executive in Accenture’s change management practice, where he became the $19 billion dollar company’s first full-time internal executive coach.

Bill is the author of Courage Goes to Work: How to Build Backbones, Boost Performance, and Get Results (Berrett-Koehler, 2008). The book draws from Bill’s experiences as the leader of the world’s first courage-building consulting firm.

Bill is also the author of Right Risk: Ten Powerful Principles for Taking Giant Leaps with Your Life (Berrett-Koehler, 2003). The book is based on Treasurer’s experiences as both an organizational development professional and as a daredevil athlete. Bill is a former captain 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!

Bill Treasurer is also a co-author and chief editor of Positively M.A.D. (Making A Difference) (Berrett-Koehler, 2004). The book is a compilation of stories, from world- renowned experts, that aims to inspire readers to make a difference in their organizations.

Bill holds an MS degree in Administrative Science from the University of Wisconsin, where his 4.0 grade point average resulted in his being selected to the National Deans List. He attended West Virginia University on a full athletic scholarship for springboard diving.