A Focus on Ascents

Team Building & Leadership Training Boulder and Denver Colorado

5.12 Solutions Consulting Group

5.12 (five-twelve) Solutions Consulting Group was founded by avid rock climber and leadership thought-leader Sal Silvester more than 15 years ago in Boulder, Colorado. Employing lessons learned from his time as an officer in the U.S. Army and executive at Accenture, Sal facilitated leadership development and team building using outdoor experiential leadership training techniques. He quickly realized one day of team building wasn’t enough to create measurable change in executive and corporate teams. Quality leadership development and business training, he realized, happened over time.

In the rock-climbing world, a 5.9+ would be an intermediate level climb. So when you tackle a 5.12, you’re dealing with challenges that test—maybe even exceed—your abilities and skills. For Sal, climbing became a natural metaphor for leadership development and team building.

Leadership Training, Executive Coaching & Team Development in Boulder, Denver & Beyond

Working with other leadership development professionals and executive coaches, Sal created longer-term team and leadership training techniques and executive coaching programs that ensure positive and profitable growth. He also authored Ignite! The 4 Essential Rules for Emerging Leaders and Unite! The 4 Mindshifts for Senior Leads, that embodies 5.12 Solutions’ leadership coaching methodology. Today, we facilitate leadership development, executive coaching, and management training with teams and individuals to improve communication, collaboration and productivity. Our longer-term leadership development engagements, team-building workshops, and one-on-one executive coaching programs are all designed to dramatically improve the contribution that teams and leaders make to the organization.

Leadership Development & Team Building

The 5.12 Solutions team is comprised of executives coaches and thought leaders who are published authors and sought-after leadership development and business training speakers. They are experts on leadership transformation, team development and management training across organizations and throughout careers. For every engagement, a custom leadership development team is deployed that knows how to support clients on their journey to leadership and team excellence.

About Sal Silvester

management training coloradoSal Silvester is the founder and president of 5.12 Solutions Consulting Group and Coachmetrix.  He is a blogger, keynote speaker and author of Ignite! The 4 Essential Rules for Emerging Leaders that reached #1 on Amazon’s Movers & Shakers list. The second book in the series, Unite! The 4 Mindset Shifts for Senior Leaders is an international best seller, followed by a collaboration with Marshall Goldsmith entitled Stakeholder Centered Coaching.

Working with teams and leaders is Sal's passion. As an Executive Team Consultant and Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching certified Leadership Coach, his unique perspective has been nurtured through his experience over the past 25 years as an Army Officer, an executive at Accenture, and founder of 5.12 Solutions and Coachmetrix. He has led team building and leadership development exercises in the desert of Kuwait, the mountains of Turkey, and in the offices of many clients on process improvement, organizational change, and other business training techniques.

Real World Experience - Management Training Colorado

Sal knows what it means to be a team member and a leader. He is a graduate of the US Army Ranger and Airborne schools; he has managed consulting engagements, and competed on Adventure Racing Teams. He is an avid rock climber and mountain biker, and has competed in 6 marathons and is an Ironman Triathlon finisher. Sal was also selected to be a member of the Denver Chamber 100 and a semi-finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

Involved in the Community - Boulder, CO

In addition to working with corporations, Sal is a member of Rocky Mountain Rescue, a nationally recognized search and rescue team based in Boulder, Colorado. Additionally, he has served as an adjunct faculty member at the Community College of Denver teaching business management and marketing courses. Sal is also a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and the Association for Talent Development.

Contact 5.12 Solutions Consulting Group

Serving Boulder and Denver, Colorado. Connect with 5.12 Solutions on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google Plus.

3550 Frontier Ave Unit A2
Boulder, CO 80301

(720) 442-8935

Case Studies: Real-World Successes

Fortune 500 Retail/Products Company

Elevated the effectiveness of a VP of IT and team of directors after a merger.
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International Manufacturing Organization

Accelerated team cohesion to achieve the organization’s strategic objectives.
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Clinical Research Organization

Internal leaders were groomed to be more effective and increase competitive edge in the market.
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Publicly Traded Storage Company

A new VP of operations built a cohesive team of new and existing director-level lieutenants to move company forward.
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Fortune 50 Technology Company

Enabled teams to share best practices, forge stronger relationships and create an annual sales plan to grow the business.
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State Government Department

Assisted 18 supervisors from different operational areas within the division on their team building, coaching, performance appraisal, and goal-setting skills.
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