In 2007, Winsor wrote, THE COLLABORATOR: Discover Soccer as a Metaphor for Global Business Leadership, where he married his passion for leadership development with his passion for the sport of soccer. Written in the form of an allegory, readers are introduced to a new, innovative platform and process for developing people who effectively collaborate on teams and produce win-win outcomes. His book won the 2009 AXIOM Business Book Award, Bronze Medal Winner - International Business!
In 2014, he left the corporate world and started his consulting and coaching business with a focus on collaborative leadership and team development. This led to co-developing a new team development training program in 2016, called THE COLLABORATION GAME, designed to help people develop a collaborative mind-set and skill set to enact genuine team collaboration in the workplace.
In 2018, he was asked by the Association for Talent Development (ATD) to serve as one of five contributing authors. He wrote Chapter Three, Collaboration, for their book, FOCUS ON THEM: Become the Manager Your People Need You to Be. Note, through ATD's management research, the ACCEL Model was developed identifying Collaboration as one of five key skills for front-line managers to learn for today's changing workplace.
In 2021, he published his latest book, GAME OF TEAMS: Discover How to Become a Collaborative Leader, to help people understand the power of working with a professional coach to develop their leadership competencies, leading to more effective team collaboration and team success. Written in the form of an allegory, readers follow the exploits of a newly promoted manager who learns, with the help of an external team coach, how to kick-start their journey to become a collaborative leader.
Prior to that, Winsor wrote articles for the National Soccer Coaches Association of America's magazine, Soccer Journal, in 1997 -1998 and The Journal of the Human Resources Planning Society (2005).
Winsor is former senior-level HR business leader who played a key in-house role in the development of leaders at all levels in three publicly traded manufacturing companies.
He is a graduate of Cornell University (BS - Industrial & Labor Relations), the University of Idaho (MBA), and the Hudson Institute of Coaching. His certifications include the International Coaching Federation (ICF), along with a variety of leadership development programs and assessment tools, including Situational Leadership II, MBTI, and Polaris Competency Model and 360.
Winsor grew up in the Rochester, NY area (Spencerport). He played, coached, and refereed soccer. He currently lives in Meridian, Idaho.
He is a United States Air Force Veteran.