Bill Treasurer

Bill Treasurer

Bill Treasurer is the Chief Encouragement Officer at Giant Leap Consulting (GLC), a courage-building company that exists to help people and organizations be more courageous. He is largely regarded as the originator of the new organizational development practice of courage-building, a concept that was introduced in his internationally bestselling book, Courage Goes to Work.

Bill's newest book, co-authored with U.S. Navy Seal Captain John Havlik (retired), is called The Leadership Killer: Reclaiming Humility in an Age of Arrogance (October 2018).

"Bill Treasurer and John Havlik provide a valuable resource on what every leader should know, embrace, and practice if they want to be successful in the most meaningful way." --Tony Bingham, President & CEO, Association for Talent Development

"In an age crying out for wise judgment and effective leadership, "The Leadership Killer" is an essential read." --E. Gordon Gee, President, West Virginia University

Bill is the author of the award-winning book, A Leadership Kick in the Ass, which focuses on the importance of confidence and humility. The book received rousing endorsements from leadership luminaries such as Ken Blanchard, Marshall Goldsmith, Jim Kouzes, Adam Grant, and many others. He also wrote Leaders Open Doors, a simplified approach to leadership that emphasizes the importance of leaders as opportunity-creators. Bill donates all his royalties from this book to programs that support children with special needs.

Bill is the creator of Courageous Leadership: Using Courage to Transform the Workplace. The comprehensive off-the-shelf courage-building training program, published by Pfeiffer, has been taught on four continents in eight countries since being published in 2011.

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.

Bill Treasurer also served as the 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 inspires readers to make a difference in their organizations. Gannett newspapers called 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 hundreds of national and global media outlets, including The Washington Post, The NY Daily News, The Chicago Tribune, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Boston Herald, and Investor's Business Daily, Entrepreneur Magazine, Huffington Post, Leader-to-Leader, Woman's Day, Parent, Redbook, Fitness, American Way, and The Harvard Management Update.

Since 1991, he 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 his clients are NASA, Saks Fifth Avenue, UBS Bank, SPANX, Walsh Construction, Hugo Boss, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Forest Service, the National Science Foundation, and the U.S. Veteran's Administration.

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

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