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April 22nd - Bill Treasurer

  • April 22, 2014
  • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
  • FM Global, 270 Central Avenue, Johnston, RI 02919


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Join us for an asynchronous, online
presentation & conversation
with Bill Treasurer as he presents


Leaders Open Doors:  A Radically

Simple Leadership Approach

to Lift People and Performance


Leadership is the most overanalyzed, thoroughly dissected, and utterly confused topic in business. The expectations leaders are judged against have become unrealistic and overly complicated, causing people to opt out of the chance to lead. It’s time to lighten the leadership load. It’s time to get back to what’s most essential about leading others; creating opportunities for those you lead.

The simple truth is that to be a leader is to open doors of opportunity for others. Drawing on the concepts introduced in the new book, Leaders Open Doors, leadership expert Bill Treasurer shows how leaders help people and organizations grow by creating meaningful learning opportunities.

Open-door Leaders focus on aligning the needs of the organization with the career aspirations of those they lead. People and organizations grow and develop when they intentionally pursue goals and challenges that stretch their skills and test their mettle.



  • Gain insight into the specific skills that all Open Door Leaders need to use
  • Learn compelling ways that opportunity attracts, inspires, and develops people  
  • Be knowledgeable about what it means to have an opportunity mindset
  • Understand the unique doors of opportunity that leaders can open for those they lead
  • Take away specific and immediately implementable tips on how you can start opening doors for others today



Bill Treasurer is founder and Chief Encouragement Officer at Giant Leap Consulting (GLC), a courage-building company that exists to help people and organizations live more courageously.

Bill’s newest book, Leaders Open Doors, focuses on the responsibility that leaders have for providing people with opportunities that cause them to grow and develop. Bestselling author and ASTD Legend Beverly Kaye calls is a “wonderful treat,” and author Chip Bell calls it “amazing” and “profound”. NOTE 100% of the royalties are being donated to charities that support children with special needs. Learn more at: www.leadersopendoors.com.

Bill is considered the originator of the new organizational development practice of “courage-building”. Bill is the author of the internationally bestselling book, Courage Goes to Work. The book provides practical strategies for inspiring more courageous behavior in workplace settings.

Bill is also the author of 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 www.pfeiffer.com/go/courage.

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, Monster.com, CNN, SPANX, Center for Creative Leadership, Saks Fifth Avenue, Hugo Boss, Bank of America Merchant Services, UBS Bank, EarthLink, PNC Bank, the U.S. Forest Service, the National Science Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Learn more at www.giantleapconsulting.com.

Prior to founding Giant Leap Consulting, Bill was an executive in the change management and human performance practice at Accenture, a $28 billion dollar management consulting firm. Bill became Accenture’s first fulltime internal executive coach, where he coached Accenture senior executives to become more courageous leaders.

Bill’s 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.  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 a Master of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin and attended West Virginia University on a full scholarship. He is currently the past board chairman for Leadership Asheville, is 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.

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