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Libby  Gill

Libby Gill

Former Executive, Leadership Authority & Best-Selling Author


Libby Gill knows change. She grew up on two continents and went to eight different schools before putting herself through college waiting tables. Starting her career as an assistant at Embassy Communications, a television company founded by the legendary producer Norman Lear, in just five years Libby went through three mergers and arose to become head of publicity, advertising and promotion for Sony’s worldwide television group. Read More >

After a decade at Sony, Libby went on to lead public relations and corporate communications at media giants Universal and Turner Broadcasting. She exited the corporate world after nearly fifteen years in leadership roles to become a first-time entrepreneur in her forties, founding Libby Gill & Company, an executive coaching and leadership consulting firm based in Los Angeles.

For the past 20 years, Libby has guided clients to lead their teams through change, challenge, and chaos. She shares the science-based concepts of hope theory to provide the future-focused vision and positive engagement individuals and organizations need to compete in today’s swiftly changing world. In her executive coaching, leadership consulting, and keynote presentations, Libby guides others to:

  • Reframe change as an opportunity for massive growth
  • Re-energize your top talent to reach their full potential
  • Re-inspire your company culture with a hope-driven vision of the future

Libby’s clients include Acura, ADP, Disney, Great Clips, Handyman Connection, Honda, Intel, Kellogg’s, Medtronic, Microsoft, PayPal, Speedo, Sony, The Honest Company, Viacom, Warner Bros., Wells Fargo, and many more.

Libby is the author of six books, including the award-winning You Unstuck; Traveling Hopefully; Capture the Mindshare, and The Hope-Driven Leader, with Leadership Reckoning to be published in 2021.

A former columnist for the Dallas Morning News, Libby has published book chapters and peer-reviewed articles for numerous journals and trade publications. Business leaders including Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh, Stephen M.R. Covey, Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, and Dr. Ken Blanchard have endorsed her work.

A frequent media guest, Libby has shared her success strategies on the CBS Early Show, CNN, Inside Edition, NPR, the Today Show, and in BusinessWeek, Good Housekeeping, O Magazine, Self, The New York Times, Time, Wall Street Journal, and many other media outlets.

Libby, who lives with her husband in Los Angeles, is Vice Chair of Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services, which developed the nation’s first Suicide Prevention Center and is the national leader in suicide prevention. Read Less ^

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Libby Gill: Executive Coach, Bestselling Author, Former VP, Universal and Sony, Keynote Speaker

Leading Through Change, Challenge, and Chaos

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Leading Through Change & Challenge

Libby delivers an inspiring message about creating a future-focused vision despite ongoing change. She shares her process for transforming insight and influence into lasting impact. With powerful stories, relevant case studies, and evidence-based strategies, she helps your organization reframe change as opportunity. Read More >

Her takeaways guide your group to: Read Less ^

  • Master results-based strategies based on Libby's trademarked True Hope Process™ to "Clarify the Vision; Simplify the Pathway; Execute the Plan; and Review, Reflect, and Refine” for current and future success.
  • Identify the personal Leadership Superpower that helps you guide others to be adaptable and innovative.
  • Link beliefs (emotions) to behaviors (actions) to break down barriers and move yourself and your team past any obstacles in your path.

Women Leading the Way Forward: Learn to Lift as You Climb

Libby guides emerging and established women leaders through workplace challenges including career advancement; gender bias; visibility and exposure; connection-leveraging; and work/life balance. With intelligence and humor, she shares an inspirational blend of leadership strategies and hard-won secrets to success. Read More >

Participants will discover how to: Read Less ^

  • Craft a Credibility Booster to strengthen presence and build visibility.
  • Tap into uniquely female strengths by identifying your Leadership Superpower.
  • Share the secret of Amplification to lift other women in your organization.

Leading the Way Forward: Insight + Influence = Impact

With one of the most difficult years in history behind us, have your leaders clearly  defined where you’re going next and how you’ll get there? Is your team ready to move forward with energy and enthusiasm? Does everyone in your organization understand how to combine insight and influence to create lasting impact? Read More >

Leadership expert Libby Gill unpacks the three most important elements of leadership for leaders at all levels: Insight, Influence, and Impact. In her dynamic, interactive keynote—live or virtual—Libby shares strategies for human-centered leadership that flips the focus from process to people for greater long-term impact.

Award-winning author and executive coach to the C-Suite, Libby is the former head of communications for Sony, Turner Broadcasting and Universal. Her clients include Abbott Medical, Disney, Edwards LifeSciences, Eurofins Laboratories, Genentech, Intel,  Lilly, Lundbeck, Medtronic, Microsoft, Novo Nordisk, Pharmaceutical Marketing Research Group, Sutter Health, United Healthcare, and many more. Libby has been featured on media outlets including CNN, NPR, the Today Show, and in BusinessWeek, Time, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal.

Libby's participant takeaways are designed to help your group: Read Less ^

  • Set the stage for flashes of insight with Intuitive vs. Methodical Problem-Solving
  • Tap into your creative genius by Powering Down the Fear Gear
  • Discover the 3 Keys to Lasting Influence: Credibility, Visibility and Leverage
  • Identify the Leadership Superpower that motivates you and influences others
  • Clarify the specific Zone of Impact where you can add the most value to your team and organization

Mastering the Truth Hope Process

A deep dive into Libby’s proven four-step “True Hope Process,” that moves your team from clarifying their one-year vision; simplifying the path to reaching the desired outcome; executing the action plan; then reviewing and refining the plan for future growth. Read More >

This program can also be presented in four weekly installments for maximum connection and accountability to action. Read Less ^

You Unstuck: Creating a Culture of Risk-Taking

A powerful session for identifying and reframing fear as fuel for growth so that organizations can create cultures where team members are willing to take risks, make mistakes, and develop new strategies for the future.

Maximizing Multiple Leadership Styles

Highly interactive session where Libby guides participants to situationally broaden their leadership skillset by learning four key leadership styles, identifying their default style, and mastering the ability to toggle among styles depending on the circumstances.