A Focus on Ascents

Team Building & Leadership Training Boulder and Denver Colorado

5.12 Solutions Consulting Group

How did my team get so far behind? I’m leading, why isn’t anyone following? Have my behaviors derailed my career?

Something has to shift.

5.12 (five-twelve) Solutions Consulting Group exists to support organizations and individuals looking to make major and lasting shifts.

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.

  • Shift your organization to create a coaching culture that withstands tough situations to come out stronger and more resilient.
  • Shift your team to align around a common purpose and collaboratively work toward objectives.
  • Shift your emerging leaders to transition from peers to managers by leading by example, aligning their team, building cohesion and engaging and cultivating team members.
  • Shift your senior leaders to focus less on skillset and more on mindsets, and the appropriate behaviors that follow, and ultimately unite the people around them.
  • Shift your managers to become coaches with the skills and technology they need to build important coach/coachee relationships with their team members that lead to better business results.

Founded by executive coach and leadership trainer, Sal Silvester, the 5.12 Solutions team works with fast-growing, dynamic organizations that are looking to be elevated by professional development, not bogged down.

Our proven People-First Leadership training methodoloy and innovative Coachmetrix technology, allows us to deliver unequivocal results, ROI and a hassle-free, streamline experience for busy, tech-savvy clients.

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

5.12 Solutions facilitates leadership development, executive coaching, team development 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 executive coaches, team facilitators and leadership development trainers who are experts on leadership transformations, team dynamics and management training across organizations and throughout careers. For every engagement, a custom 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 an industry thought-leader, innovator and internally sought-after executive coach and leadership development trainer. He is a blogger, keynote speaker and author of three books: Ignite! The 4 Essential Rules for Emerging Leaders that reached #1 on Amazon’s Movers & Shakers list; Unite! The 4 Mindset Shifts for Senior Leaders, an Amazon international best seller, and a collaboration with Marshall Goldsmith entitled Stakeholder Centered Coaching: Maximizing Your Impact as a Coach.

Working with teams and leaders is Sal's passion. His unique perspective has been nurtured through his experience over the past 25 years as an Army Officer, an executive at Accenture, and as founder of 5.12 Solutions and developer and founder of Coachmetrix to affect positive leadership behavior change that extends beyond the conference table to the kitchen table.

Sal is an International Coach Federation certified coach and a Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching certified coach. He is also a certified DiSC distributor and expert.

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 and has led and managed teams in the desert of Kuwait, the mountains of Turkey, and in the offices of many clients.

He is an avid rock climber, mountain biker and has competed in six 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. 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.


Connect with 5.12 Solutions Consulting Group

Serving Boulder and Denver, Colorado and beyond. Connect with 5.12 Solutions on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google Plus. Book Sal Silvester as a keynote speaker at your next event and sign up for the 5.12 leadership blog.

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