Bill Wiersma is the founder and principal of Wiersma and Associates - a management consulting and training firm. Bill is a trusted advisor to executive leadership on senior team development and organizational culture. A renowned thought-leader, Wiersma’s new book on professionalism is driving the way people think about professionals and, more importantly, changing the way professionals view themselves.
Prior to founding Wiersma and Associates, Bill was a director in a Fortune 200 and was a board member and president of a privately held technology company focused on emerging markets. Bill's consulting work includes the Fortune 1000 and the professional services sector. In addition, Bill has proven to be a popular speaker at leading universities and professional associations.
Wiersma is the author of two highly acclaimed books -- The Big AHA-Breakthroughs in Resolving and Preventing Workplace Conflict and The Power of Professionalism--The Seven Mind-Sets That Drive Performance and Build Trust. Media outlets that have covered his work include the New York Times, Gannett News Services, and Workwise--a nationally syndicated column. Bill has been featured in the Leader To Leader Institute’s prestigious journal--formerly Peter Drucker Foundation’s quarterly leadership publication.
Bill is known as a gifted workshop leader--having trained over 8,000 leaders and individuals in leadership and skill development workshops. He also has over 12 years of experience in facilitating organizational initiatives involving change. Wiersma holds an M.A. in Management and Organizational Development from John F. Kennedy University.
He and his wife Holly reside in Pleasant Hill, CA and are the parents of four children.