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, reveals how strong branding creates awareness, provides authentic value, motivates others to act and builds long-term customer loyalty based on trust and respect.
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: Harnessing the Power of Accountability, Behavior and Belief - 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. Hope, which means "to leap forward with expectation," is the jet fuel for the journey of life. It's the difference between people who give up when they encounter the least bit of resistance and those who rise to every challenge, no matter how insurmountable.
In her dynamic keynote, thought leader Libby Gill shares the scientific research as well as her own insights on hopefulness and its impact on the workplace. She demonstrates why hope is one of the most important elements of successful leadership and corporate culture - as well as one of its most overlooked.
- Capture the Mindshare & the Market Share Will Follow: Winning the Heads & Hearts of Your Clients, Customers and Colleagues - Now, more than ever, your brand must cut through the clutter and capture the mindshare - that is, the heads, hearts, trust and loyalty -of your internal stakeholders and external customers. Because once you've got their mindshare, the market share will follow.
So how do you capture the mindshare? Executive coach, brand strategy expert and bestselling author Libby Gill shows your group of high-potential managers how to create distinctive personal brands based on their unique gifts and authentic customer value. It is this insightful inquiry into what your employees truly have to offer - when they're operating at their best - that will help take them to the next level of leadership.
- You Unstuck: Creating a Culture of Risk-taking and Innovation - 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!
Libby Gill - executive coach and bestselling author of You Unstuck: Mastering the New Rules of Risk-taking in Work and Life - 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 often get in the way of our own success - and what you can do to change that pattern forever.
- Women in Leadership: Harnessing the Power of Hope - The role of women leaders in the workplace has sparked a international debate. It's no longer just about equal pay for equal work or family-friendly workplaces, though those issues continue to be important. It's about the very nature of women as professionals. With the controversies sparked by Sheryl Sandberg's "Lean In" and Marissa Mayer of Yahoo's back-to-the-office mandate; as well as new data quantifying the financial significance of having more women in the C-suite and on corporate boards, the time has come for women to step into their power.
In her dynamic keynote, thought leader Libby Gill shares the scientific research as well as her own insights on women in leadership, hopefulness, and the impact of hope on the workplace. She demonstrates how women are uniquely qualified to deliver a message of hope that can powerfully feed an organization with authenticity, collaboration, and compassion.