Sal Silvester
Sal Silvester is the founder and CEO of Coachmetrix, an online coaching platform to help trainers and coaches measure behavioral change and prove their results. Coachmetrix is poised to change the industry standard for measuring behavior change in coaching and leadership development.

Silvester is an industry thought leader and internationally sought-after executive coach and leadership development trainer. He started 5.12 Solutions, a team and leadership development consultancy, in 2002 to help teams and leaders create meaningful and measurable behavioral change. He is the author of three books: Ignite! The 4 Essential Rules for Emerging Leaders; Unite! The 4 Mindset Shifts for Senior Leaders; and Stakeholder Centered Coaching: Maximizing Your Impact as a Coach, co-authored with Marshall Goldsmith.

Silvester and his team of coaches and trainers currently work with companies such as Columbia Sportswear, Zillow, Lam Research, Kaiser Permanente, Vestas, and BHP Billiton and fast-growing technology organizations to facilitate longer-term leadership development, executive coaching, and management training using 5.12 Solutions’ proprietary People-First Leadership™ Model. His early vision for an online coaching platform to provide greater accountability, transparency, and results has also contributed to 5.12 Solutions' innovative process and runaway success.

Silvester’s 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 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 International Coach Federation certified coach and a Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching certified coach. He is an avid rock climber and mountain biker and has competed in six marathons and is an Ironman Triathlon finisher. He also spent 17 years as a volunteer with Rocky Mountain Rescue, a nationally recognized search and rescue team based in Boulder, Colorado, where he lives with his wife and two sons.