Igniting Bold Leadership
After nearly twenty years in senior leadership roles in communications at media giants Universal, Sony and Turner Broadcasting, Libby is now CEO of executive coaching and consulting firm Libby Gill & Company. A sought-after international speaker, Libby was also the PR/branding brain behind the launch of the Dr. Phil Show.
Her clients include ABC-Disney, Avery Dennison, CA Technologies, Comcast, Deloitte, Eli Lilly, GoDaddy, Kellogg’s, Microsoft, Nike, Oracle, PayPal, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Safeway, The Conference Board, Warner Bros., Wells Fargo, and many more. A frequent media guest, Libby has shared her success strategies on CNN, NPR, the Today Show, and in BusinessWeek, Time, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and more.
With a focus on helping individuals and organizations “capture the mindshare” – that is, the heads and hearts – of their customers, colleagues and communities, Libby delivers keynote addresses, custom training programs, and executive coaching for companies desiring to create a culture of risk-taking, innovation and bold leadership. Her proven “Clarify, Simplify & Execute” process inspires people to increase levels of hopefulness in the workplace by maximizing their “Leadership DNA,” building high-passion/high-performance teams; and increasing employee engagement through authentic connections.
Deciding she would answer the call of entrepreneurship, Libby left the corporate world and founded Libby Gill & Company in November 2000. As she was reinventing her professional life, Libby’s personal life also underwent a major transition. She chronicled her journey of overcoming the self-perceived limitations left behind by a family legacy of alcoholism, divorce, mental illness and suicide in her bestselling book TRAVELING HOPEFULLY: How to Lose Your Family Baggage and Jumpstart Your Life.
Libby’s award-winning book YOU UNSTUCK: Mastering the New Rules of Risk-taking in Work and Life has been endorsed by business leaders including Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh and Dr. Ken Blanchard. Her latest book, CAPTURE THE MINDSHARE AND THE MARKET SHARE WILL FOLLOW: The Art and Science of Building Brands, was released in 2013.
A former columnist for the Dallas Morning News and a member of the Author’s Guild, Libby lives in Los Angeles and is the proud mother of two fabulous young men who are committed to making the world a better place.
Igniting Bold Leadership: Creating Engagement, Inspiring Purpose, and Driving Action
As a former leader in public relations and corporate communications for companies including Sony, Universal, and Turner Broadcasting, Libby shares powerful leadership strategies for igniting deep engagement and aggressive action in your organization.
With an emphasis on linking underlying beliefs (emotions) with ongoing behaviors (actions), Libby connects the dots between personal accountability and organizational success. With an energetic personal approach, Libby gets your group thinking, talking, and – most important – taking action on new ideas the very next day. Libby’s flagship presentation is ideal for both established and emerging leaders.
Hope Theory: How Belief, Behavior, and Accountability Drive High Performance
How do you re-energize your workforce when it’s clinging to the status quo? What can you do to infuse your leaders – and future leaders – with vitality and vision?
Give them the greatest gift of all: hope.
In her dynamic and original keynote, Libby shares the scientific data as well as her own research on hope theory and its impact on the workplace. She demonstrates why hope is one of the most significant – and most overlooked – elements of successful leadership and corporate culture.
You Unstuck: Creating a Culture of High Engagement and Bold Risk-taking
Sooner or later, every individual and organization gets stuck. It’s just part of the human condition. But you don’t have to make stuck your normal state!
Author of the award-winning You Unstuck: Mastering the New Rules of Risk-taking in Work and Life, Libby guides you to change your beliefs so you can change your behaviors. By discovering the powerful link between emotion and action, you’ll understand why we allow excuse making, mediocrity and negative behaviors often get in the way of our own success – and what you can do to change those patterns forever.
Your Leadership Brand: Why Having a Brand Really Matters to You
Okay, so you’re not Apple, Coke, or Zappos.com. You’re a professional, but you still need to define and manage your authentic brand – that is, your reputation and image – in a way that positions you for success.
Libby helps you “capture the mindshare” – that is, the heads and hearts of your clients – so that the market share will follow. In this presentation drawing on Libby’s successful leadership career in communication, publicity, and promotion, you’ll learn to align your personal brand with your company’s brand to drive both individual and corporate success.