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Bill Treasurer

Business Insider & Leadership Expert
Country: USA

The keynote speaker Bill Treasurer is the originator of “courage-building,” a new development practice that is gaining wide influence in organizations around the world. An experienced business insider, he challenges the conventional wisdom on leadership and creates new methods to improve performance – all with a focus on courage.

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Our speaker Bill Treasurer is founder and Chief Encouragement Officer at Giant Leap Consulting (GLC), a courage-building company that helps people and organizations live more courageously. He is considered the creator of the new organizational development practice of “courage-building.” 

Bill Treasurer has had a long-lasting career in the world of business. For more than two decades he has designed and delivered leadership and succession planning programs for leaders of major organizations such as NASA, CNN, Saks Fifth Avenue, Hugo Boss, UBS Bank, the U.S. Center for Disease Control, the National Science Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. He was an executive in the change management and human performance practice at Accenture, a 29 billion dollar management consulting firm, and became the company’s first full time internal executive coach, coaching Accenture senior executives to become more courageous leaders.

An acclaimed leader within his field, the exceptional speaker Bill Treasurer is the author of the bestselling book Courage Goes to Work (2008), which became the 6th best-selling management book in China. He is also the author behind Right Risk (2003) and Leaders Open Doors (2013), which focuses on the responsibility that leaders have for providing people with opportunities that cause them to grow and development. The book went to #1 on Amazon’s best leadership training books. He donates 100% of the royalties of Leaders Open Doors to programs that support children with special needs; a cause that is near to his heart. Bill is also the author of the off-the-shelf training program Courageous Leadership: Using Courage to Transform the Workplace which is designed to help organizational development practitioners and training professionals inspire more courageous behavior in their organizations. 

His newest book A Leadership Kick In the Ass (2017) focuses on humility as a fundamental leadership attribute, and leadership expert Jim Kouzes described the book as “one of the most unique and valuable books you will read all year.”.

With impeccable quotes, the keynote speaker Bill Treasurer has 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. He is a regular contributor to leading business and leadership publications such as Leader to Leader, Leadership Excellence, Business-to-Business, and the Harvard Management Update.

A leading expert in his field, our speaker Bill Treasurer gives professional and inspiring keynotes on topics such as leadership, high performance, and, courage, delivered in a way that inspires audiences to make real change in their work and their life.  

    Keynote by Speaker Bill Treasurer

    What Would Change if Everyone Showed up to Work Every Day with More Courage?

    Bill Treasurer speaks about courageous leadership.


    • Why courage is the premier virtue of leadership, sales, and innovation
    • How to build people’s confidence instead of stoking their fears
    • Tips for creating a culture of courage and high performance


    Keynote by Speaker Bill Treasurer

    Leadership and the Power of Getting Humbled

    Bill Treasurer speaks about confident humility.


    • Why ego gets in the way of good leadership, and how leaders are often their own worst enemies
    • The harsh leadership realities that nearly all new leaders face, and which often result in a crisis of confidence
    • The meaning of the “holy shift” and why making it is essential to becoming a good leader
    • Why every leader needs to have a chief ego deflator
    • Why embarrassing and humiliating experiences are so important to the growth, development, and seasoning of leaders
    • What to do the next time you get kicked in the keister!


    Keynote by Speaker Bill Treasurer

    The World Needs More and Better Leaders

    Bill Treasurer speaks about open-door leadership


    • Leadership essentials that anyone can use to have more influence
    •  Practical approaches for getting people to shift from being problem-solvers to opportunity-creators
    • Ready-to-use tips for inspiring a culture of leadership and accountability
    • Why opening doors of opportunity is the most important job of a leader
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