- Sustainable Brands – San Diego, CA
- Michigan Society of Association Executives - Kalamazoo, MI
- CA Technologies – Chicago, IL
A widely acclaimed speaker, Libby has delivered keynote speeches to organizations including Microsoft, Disney-ABC, Cisco Systems, Comcast, the US Travel Association, The Conference Board and many others.
A corporate entertainment veteran, Libby held C-level positions in public relations and communications at Sony Pictures Entertainment, Universal Studios and Turner Broadcasting, and was also the branding brain behind the launch of the Dr. Phil Show. Her dynamic delivery, depth of business experience and humorous perspective on work and life have earned raves from audiences as intimate as 50 and vast as 5,000.
Libby contends that when you ‘capture the mindshare’ with authentic value, the market share will follow. She and her team are dedicated to helping you capture the the heads and hearts of your core clients so that the market share follows. With 25 successful years in branding, marketing and communication, Libby can customize a program to give you the competitive edge in your market via:
As a seasoned business coach, Libby has guided executives, entrepreneurs and non-profit organizations to success, satisfaction and professional growth. Through her proven coaching process, Libby helps you:
Your You Unstuck presentation was HUGE hit with our global HR team. The place was still buzzing today!
This past long weekend seemed like a great time to stop and smell the roses. Or, at least, to plant some new flowers in my garden. These are pink dahlias, some of my favorites. As I pruned and potted, I couldn’t help but ponder literature’s love of gardening (along with flowing rivers) as a metaphor for growth and change. Here are a few brief leadership lessons that every gardener – as well as every great leader – knows: Nourishment. A leader has to create an environment where people can do their best work. This doesn’t necessarily mean lavish praise, nor does it mean undue criticism. It simply means setting a tone for people to trust and respect each other enough to share their authentic selves, bring new ideas to the table, and voice dissenting opinions. Leaders feed hope. Experimentation. It may seem obvious that if one thing doesn’t work, you’ve got to try something else. But it’s not. Plenty of individuals and organizations get stuck in doing the same things over and over (remember the definition of crazy?). Check out my … Continue reading
Here’s an excerpt from my upcoming book. Preorder a copy now from your favorite online bookseller, send the receipt to Rachel@LibbyGill.com and we’ll enter you into a random drawing to win an iPad Mini on publication day, August 6th! As part of my work, I’ve helped name products, books, service packages and a couple of companies. Although it’s likely that your company already has a name, that doesn’t mean that you’re through with the naming process. You may need to name a project, team, corporate initiative, blog, campaign, book, or just about anything else at some point in your career. Names are important and shouldn’t be taken for granted. Some names not only tell you who the entity is and what they do, but they provide an attitude, a tone, even a specific promise. Though there are few hard and fast rules for naming – and often you don’t know if you’ve got a great name until it’s stood the test of time – there are some things you can do to increase your odds of landing on a … Continue reading
More than 50 million American workers are expected to forgo an average of three vacation days each this year, according to a survey by Expedia.com. Most Americans get approximately 18 vacation days per year but only use 14. That means we give back more than 438 million days when we could be barbecuing at the beach, hiking in the mountains or kicking back at home. Why do you suppose so many of us miss out on hard-earned time off? Guilt was the primary reason listed by 39 percent of the men surveyed, and 30 percent of women seconded that. Since U.S. workers get less vacation time than counterparts in Great Britain, Germany, France and Spain, that’s pretty sad. I see this scenario played out among my coaching clients. While most want to spend time with friends and family or recharge their batteries, they experience a push-pull when it comes to unplugging from the office. Most handle it by taking three or four-day weekends and calling those vacations. Or, if they take a week off, they stay connected to the office … Continue reading
With tax time nearly upon us and my (second!) keynote to the great folks at Wells Fargo right around the corner, it’s no wonder I’ve got money on the mind. And I’m wondering if any of these money cliches below ring a bell for you: “Money doesn’t grow on trees.” “The only way to get ahead is to work harder than everyone else.” “You’ve got champagne tastes and a beer budget.” Maybe you grew up with a dad who liked to remind you that he “wasn’t a Rockefeller.” Or a mom who was constantly struggling to “stretch a dollar.” Regardless of the message, awareness of your particular money mindset – that is, the system of conscious and unconscious beliefs you have about wealth – is often the first step toward creating a healthy money mindset and a life of abundance. I’ll give you an example. Sara, an extremely talented young photographer I worked with, seemed to embody that principle. She had observed that whenever she got close to a financial breakthrough, her business took a downturn. She lost a key … Continue reading
Collaborative consumption. Peer-to-peer rental. The access economy. Whatever you call it, sharing goods or services – for a fee, that is – is bigger than ever. Thanks to the Internet, more peer-rental companies like AirBnB, Lyft, and Boatbound are popping up than ever before. Two phenomena seem to be driving the change from an ownership mentality to a preference for short-term rental, particularly for things from boats to bedrooms abroad that may be used only rarely. First, Facebook led the way for trust-based online communities, self-policed with customs established formally or informally by the group itself. As social media sites continue to grow and become a bigger part of our daily lives, so does our trust level in the people we meet online – for right or wrong. I mean, would you ever share your credit card information or baby pictures with a total stranger as willingly as you do with your online “friends”? Additionally, the financial landscape of 2008-2010 was also a huge factor in the growth spurt behind the sharing economy. Back then, we saw lots of folks … Continue reading