Bill Treasurer

Chief Encouragement Officer

Bill Treasurer is the Founder & Chief Encouragement Officer at Giant Leap Consulting, a courage-building company that exists to help people and organizations live more courageously. Bill’s newest book, A Leadership Kick in the Ass, focuses on the responsibility that leaders have for providing people with opportunities that cause them to grow and develop. Notably, Treasurer is donating 100% of the royalties to programs that support children with special needs.

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, he did over 1500 high dives from heights that scaled to over 100 feet – sometimes on fire.

Bill Treasurer is considered the originator of the new organizational development practice of courage-building and is the author of the internationally bestselling book Courage Goes To Work, as well as the comprehensive off-the-shelf training program, Courageous Leadership: Using Courage To Transform The Workplace.

His first book, Right Risk, was published in 2003 and is about how to take smart risks. It draws on Bill’s experiences as both an organizational development professional and as a daredevil athlete.

For over two decades, Bill has designed and delivered leadership and succession planning programs for experienced and emerging leaders for clients such as NASA, Accenture, CNN, Saks Fifth Avenue, Hugo Boss, UBS Bank, Walsh Construction, the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Centers for Disease Control, the National Science Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

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.

Prior to founding Giant Leap Consulting, Bill was an executive in the change management and human performance practice at Accenture, a $29 billion dollar management consulting firm. Bill became Accenture’s first full-time internal executive coach, where he coached senior executives to become more courageous leaders.

Bill holds a Masters of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin and attended West Virginia University on a full scholarship. He is the past chairman of Leadership Asheville, a community-based leadership program. He is also on the board of his local YMCA and fights for the rights of people with disabilities. Most importantly, he is the father of three beautiful children, Alex, Bina, and Ian.


Jim Kouzes

I highly recommend Bill to anyone who is seeking an upbeat, knowledgeable, and customer-centric speaker who entertains, educates, and motivates audiences to take action. And not only that, he’s a genuinely nice guy and so easy to work with.

Jim Kouzes, Co-Author of The Leadership Challenge