Western Carolinas Monthly: Greenhorns and Acorns Coaching new leaders to flourish

When: 11/3/2023 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Western Carolina University - 28 Schenck Pkwy, Asheville, NC 28803


When you move into a leadership role, nobody hands you a playbook. The transition from being an individual contributor to leading a team of people is challenging. New leaders often flounder, and some fail. In this interactive session, leadership coach and bestselling author Bill Treasurer will share insights and tips about coaching new leaders. You'll learn...

•    Common struggles and fears that new leaders face.
•    How to help new leaders identify and close developmental gaps.
•    The importance of "personal fidelity" and how to encourage it.

Even if you do very little leadership coaching, you'll find this session useful because the main focus is coaching clients through difficult transitions. Who needs a playbook when you've got great coaches like us?!

CCEUs will be available for this program: TBD Core Competencies and TBD Resource Development Credits. 

Meet Your Presenter: Bill Treasurer 

Bill Treasurer is the founder of Giant Leap Consulting, a courage-building company. He is the author of six books including the new bestseller, Leadership Two Words at a Time: Simple Truths for Leading Complicated People. In 2022, the book was awarded the Gold Medal from the North American Book Awards. 

Bill is also the author of the international bestseller, Courage Goes to Work. His courage-building workshops have been taught to thousands of executives in twelve countries on five continents.

For over two decades, Bill has worked with leaders from such renowned organizations as NASA, Saks Fifth Avenue, The Home Depot, UBS Bank, Spanx, eBay, Southern Company, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. 

Prior to founding Giant Leap Consulting, Bill served as an executive in Accenture's change management and human performance practice, eventually becoming the $60 billion company's first full-time internal executive coach.

Bill attended West Virginia University on a full athletic scholarship and earned his master's degree from the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay. He currently serves on the board of ISA, and association of esteemed talent development organizations.

Bill's most important role is as husband to Shannon, and dad to their their three teenagers, Bina, Alex, and Ian. Learn more at