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Bill Treasurer

Bill Treasurer
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. He is the author of international best-seller Courage Goes To Work, which introduced the new management practice of courage building; Courageous Leadership: Using Courage To Transform The Workplace, a comprehensive off-the-shelf training program; and Leaders Open Doors, which became the #1 leadership training book on Amazon. All royalties from Leaders Open Doors are donated to programs that support kids with special needs.

Bill has designed leadership and succession programs for emerging and experienced leaders for NASA, Saks Fifth Avenue, UBS Bank, Walsh Construction, Spanx, the Pittsburgh Pirates, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and many others. He holds a Master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin, and a Bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University, where he attended school on a full athletic scholarship. In addition to being an author and business owner, Bill is a former U.S. High Diving Team captain. 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 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.

Books By Bill Treasurer

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    A Leadership Kick in the Ass

    A Leadership Kick in the Ass

    There are two types of leaders, those who have been humbled, and those who are about to be. Sooner or later, every leader runs into a wall of incompetence, weakness, or hubris that Treasurer calls “the leadership kick in the ass.” Do you derail from being a leader or learn from scraping your knees?

    Treasurer finds that the most difficult problem leaders face is finding the right midpoint between overconfidence and indecisiveness or weakness. Just about all leaders land on the wrong side of this tough balance at some point—and that’s when they get their asses kicked. Although most leaders say it can be a very valuable experience, Steve Jobs, who definitely favored one side, famously said, “Getting fired was the best thing that ever happened to me.”

    A Leadership Kick in the Ass is a survival guide, coach, and morale booster to help the reader master the art of “confident humility.” If you succeed, the next place you get kicked might be upstairs.

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    Leaders Open Doors

    Leaders Open Doors

    Leadership is the most overanalyzed, thoroughly dissected, and utterly confused topic in business. In Leaders Open Doors, Bill helps lighten the leadership load by distilling that leaders are simply creators of opportunity for others. Using personal stories and anecdotes, he presents the idea of open-door leadership–that is, the responsibility that leaders have for noticing, identifying, and creating opportunities for the benefit of people, organizations, and society. Each chapter includes useful and specific tips that can immediately be put into practice. Bill shows that leadership isn’t a complex and abstract concept, rather it’s a set of practices and ideals passed from one person to another, across organizations and generations. It is a tradition that makes people’s lives better by opening doors of opportunities for them to thrive, achieve, and lead.

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    Courage Goes to Work

    Courage Goes to Work

    Courage Goes to Work is the international best seller that introduces the new practice of courage building. The book, which received over 50 endorsements from world-class business luminaries, focuses on building workforce courage. People perform better when operating out of courage and confidence than when they are operating out of fear and anxiety. The entire organization benefits when everyone is showing up to work each day with just a little bit more courage! Learn more at: www.couragegoestowork.com. The book’s foreword was written by Sara Blakely, founder of SPANX, a $200 million dollar international retail enterprise and Giant Leap Consulting client.

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    Right Risk

    Right Risk

    Right Risk is the first self-help book to focus solely on building personal courage. Published in four languages, the book draws upon author Bill Treasurer’s experience as an organizational development professional and former daredevil athlete. During his seven years as a traveling member of the U.S. High Diving Team, he performed over 1500 high dives from heights that scaled to over 100 feet – the equivalent of a 10-story building. Bill takes the lessons that he learned as a captain of the U.S. High Diving Team, and uses them to help readers face whatever high dives they may be facing.

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