Bill Treasurer

Bill is Ed’s special guest. Bill Treasurer is Chief Encouragement Officer at Giant Leap Consulting (GLC), a Courage-building company that exists to help people and organizations live more courageously.

Bill is considered the originator of the new organizational development practice of “courage-building”. Bill is the author of Courage Goes to Work, a book about how to inspire more courageous behavior in workplace settings. The book became the 6th bestselling management book in China.

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’s newest material is titled Courageous Leadership: Using Courage to Transform the Workplace. As a comprehensive off-the-shelf training program, the material is designed to help organizational development practitioners and training professionals inspire more courageous behavior in their organizations. Learn more at

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, Leadership Excellence, Business-to-Business, Parents Magazine, Redbook, Women’s Day, Fitness, and The Harvard Management Update.

Since 1991 Bill has conducted over 500 corporate workshops and webinars for notable clients such as NASA, Accenture,, Bank of America Merchant Services, CNN, Spanx, the Center for Creative Leadership, UBS Bank, EarthLink, PNC Bank, the U.S. Forest Service, the National Science Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

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!

Bill holds an MS degree from the University of Wisconsin and attended West Virginia University on a full athletic scholarship for springboard diving.