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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:
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 ^
Virtual Presentation Highlights
Libby Gill: Executive Coach, Bestselling Author, Former VP, Universal and Sony, Keynote Speaker
Leading Through Change, Challenge, and Chaos
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 ^
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 >
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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 ^
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 ^
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.
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.
"Libby’s message of action and accountability was strong, impassioned and clear. Her interactive presentation struck a deep chord and really helped set the tone for our event."
"Libby was spot on for our organization. She had done her research and talked to us about us. WOW! Worth your time and money…uplifting, motivating and helpful!"
"We’ve seen a lot of great speakers here at Disney, but Libby’s presentation was one of the most inspiring in a long time. She managed to blend practical business information with deep insights about personal responsibility and leadership. After a very challenging year, our group was ready to get back to work, totally re-energized by her empowering message."
"Libby Gill was the best opening keynote speaker that we’ve ever had. She touched on subjects of leadership and change, and she also reached out to our members before she came here to find out the specific leadership challenges they were facing, wove it into the presentation, and really made it hit home. She touched them, she understood them, and she inspired them at a level that you can only hope any keynote speaker would. I can’t thank her enough."
"Your 'You Unstuck' presentation was a HUGE hit with our global HR team. The place was still buzzing today about challenging the INRs, using the CSE method and various ways to cross your body parts. We’re already talking about how to leverage you and your approach for our senior execs. Nicely done!"
"Libby's balance of compelling advice, charisma, great storytelling and sharing personal experience is truly inspirational. I will definitely put her advice into place."
"Meeting the needs of a sellout crowd of over 2,000 professionals was challenging but Libby exceeded our expectations. Her participation in our VIP reception the evening before the program highlighted her flexibility as well as her genuine interest in knowing her crowd."
Leadership Reckoning: Can Higher Education Develop the Leaders We Need?
You Unstuck: Mastering the New Rules of Risk-taking in Work and Life
The Hope-Driven Leader: Harness the Power of Positivity at Work
Capture the Mindshare and the Market Share Will Follow: The Art and Science of Building Brands
Traveling Hopefully: How to Lose Your Family Baggage and Jumpstart Your Life
HR Directions: HR Leading Lights On What You Should Know Right Now About Leadership, Engagement, Technology, and Growing Your Own World-Class HR Career
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