In Our Clients’ Words
"Bill Sanford is an incredible speaker, more importantly an incredible person. He has deep training and experience in conflict resolution, coaching, and leadership development in a variety of settings. One of the most compelling statements I can make is that in my 25 years in this field, I would place him in the top 2% of presenters I have worked with."
DR. KRISTINE SULLIVAN
Adjunct Professor, Duke University

"Bill Sanford's keynote presentation at our Annual Ag Summit was a great match up. He engaged the audience with practical steps and best practices for building their business, and we look forward to how his message will affect the business plans for both our clients and others in the community."
JOSHUA GUTTAU
President and CFO, TS Banking Group

"Bill Sanford has done an excellent job in understanding our company's needs in developing leaders and promoting a consistent culture. His work on an individual and group basis is helping us achieve our strategic goals."
DAVID SCHMOLL
Senior VP, Human Resources, Ply Gem Industries, Inc.

"Bill is just absolutely fantastic. Rarely, in a 3-day training, can someone keep my full attention, but Bill was able to very easily. He knew the material and handled every question we had. Bill is one of the best presenters/trainers I've had the pleasure of working with. Without Bill, the course may not have had the same impact it did."
RICK JOHNSON
Manager, Corporate Sales Acquisition, Citrix

Bill Sanford, M.S.

Leadership Trainer, Speaker and Coach

  • M.S. in Comparative Politics from London School of Economics and Political Science
  • M.S. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR) at George Mason University
  • Morehead Scholar recipient from University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Recognized as an impactful trainer, stand-out speaker and insightful coach, Bill Sanford embodies a unique combination of substantial credibility with a down-to-earth approach. Bill has worked with executives, leadership teams and organizations globally, developing business relationships that span the decades. Companies such as Extraco Banks, The Home Depot, U.S. Polo Association, East West Partners, Oberweis Dairy and Heartland Dental repeatedly call on Bill to design and facilitate programs that lead to higher organizational performance.

Bill devoted the first part of his career to resolving ethnic conflicts and complex public disputes in Central Europe and Central Asia. Bill has built leaders in a wide range of industries– from tech, manufacturing and healthcare to banking, government and education. His extensive work in athletics ranges from national champion college sports teams to the National Basketball Association (NBA). With expertise in conflict resolution and a keen ability to help break down barriers, Bill leads clients to clarity, alignment and highly productive teamwork. Bill has solidified his reputation as a leadership expert who holds your attention, gives you practical steps to improve your performance and makes you laugh along the way.

Bill is a native Tar Heel who continues to call North Carolina home. In addition to spending time with his wife and three sons and attending as many Carolina games as he can, Bill loves making playlists for all occasions.