How do you re-energize an executive who is struggling with change? How can you inspire risk-taking in a team that is 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 literally means “to leap forward with expectation,” is based on the belief that change is possible and the expectation that an individual’s actions can result in a better future. It’s the difference between people who give up in the face of change and those who rise to every challenge, no matter how seemingly insurmountable.
Providing a proven methodology she calls “Hope and Tools Coaching,” executive coach and bestselling author Libby Gill guides senior executives and rising stars to professional success. The foundation for her process comes from her ongoing study on the impact of hopefulness in the workplace, as well as documented research from the medical and psychological communities.
In short, Libby helps executives change their beliefs so they can change their behaviors. First, Libby guides Clients to increase their levels of hopefulness through deep exploration into core beliefs and character. Then she provides the essential tools of coaching, including assessments, development plans, ongoing sessions, and more.
Through more than twelve years of executive coaching, Libby has seen that it is critical to 1.) increase hopefulness and 2.) provide strategic tools – in that order and not the other way around. Attempting to change behaviors without first changing beliefs is like giving someone a power drill without electricity – completely ineffective.
What Is the Coaching Process?
Now that “do more with less” has become the business norm, many executives and managers are pulled in multiple, sometimes conflicting, directions as they attempt to stretch their limited manpower and resources. As they struggle with bottom-line expectations, staff reductions, a disengaged workforce, globalization and more, is it any wonder they have little time left over for their own professional growth? Even the most motivated managers are often forced to let their leadership potential and skills enhancement slide while dealing with more pressing issues.
That’s where executive coaching can fill the gap. Coaching gives executives the permission – if only for one hour a week – to focus on their own growth with the guidance of an objective expert. That growth can have exponential benefits for the entire organization. Libby Gill & Company offers professional coaching for executives and managers in these core groups:
- New leaders
- Senior management
- Women executives
- Executives experiencing challenges
Coaching generally takes place via regularly scheduled phone calls, in person, or a combination of the two. But it doesn’t stop there. Libby will do whatever is necessary to take your executive or team to their highest potential. The process generally starts with in-person interviews so Libby can create a customized 360 Assessment by interviewing key staff and stakeholders about the Client’s performance, then designing a program of ongoing coaching to achieve specific behavioral outcomes.
Calls are scheduled at the client’s convenience and may be cancelled and rescheduled (within the same month) whenever business need dictates. It is also possible to schedule in-person coaching sessions if desired. Libby also makes herself available between scheduled sessions for quick calls or emails to guide the client through any timely or urgent issues.
Libby always offers a complimentary phone coaching session so the Client may learn more about the coaching process and see if Libby’s style is a fit for their needs and temperament. Coaching may be held by phone, Skype or in-person (some restrictions may apply to in-person coaching). The coaching process includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- 360 Assessments
- Personal Development Plan
- Scheduled coaching calls
- As-needed attention via phone, email or Skype
- Regular team interaction
- Unlimited e-mail access
- Access to any of Libby’s public events and seminars
- A copy of any of Libby’s books
What Are the Benefits of Coaching?
By raising the Client’s hope level and then providing strategic tools at precisely the right moment in the process, Libby is able to help Clients increase their confidence and competence. She provides a broad range of tools customized to the individual’s needs and adapted to their optimal learning style to help them:
- Clarify their vision of personal and professional success
- Simplify the most direct route to realizing core objectives
- Execute their personal Developmental Action Plan against measurable milestones for success (or “wins along the way”)
Coaching will guide executives to achieve the following (and more depending on their unique situation):
- Develop their leadership style and executive presence
- Understand how beliefs drive behavior
- Gain self-confidence
- Challenge limiting assumptions
- Establish priorities
- Learn to communicate more persuasively
- Create a polished personal brand within the company and industry
- Positively motivate others to excel
- Determine factors for accountability
- Collaborate effectively and foster team-building
- Build loyalty and engagement
- Increase balance between work and home
Why Choose Libby?
After nearly twenty years in senior leadership roles at media giants Universal, Sony and Turner Broadcasting, as well as the PR/branding brain behind the launch of the Dr. Phil Show, Libby is now CEO of business coaching and consulting firm Libby Gill & Company. A sought-after media guest, Libby has shared her success strategies on CNN, MSNBC, NPR, the Today Show, and in BusinessWeek, O Magazine, Self, Time, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and others.
Her clients include ABC-Disney, Avery Dennison, Deloitte, GoDaddy, Kellogg’s, Microsoft, Nike, Oracle, PayPal, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Safeway, The Conference Board, Warner Bros, Wells Fargo, and many more.
A bestselling author of four books, Libby chronicled her journey of overcoming the negative self-perceptions of having grown up in a family plagued by alcoholism, divorce, mental illness and suicide in Traveling Hopefully: How to Lose Your Family Baggage and Jumpstart Your Life. Business leaders including Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh and Dr. Ken Blanchard have endorsed Libby’s award-winning book You Unstuck: Mastering the New Rules of Risk-taking in Work and Life. Libby’s upcoming book, Capture the Mindshare and the Market Share Will Follow, will be released in August 2013 and shows readers how to create deep and lasting connections based on authentic value.
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 sons, a college senior and a high school senior.
What Libby’s Coaching Clients Are Saying…
Nike, Senior Manager of Strategic Marketing, B.T.
“Libby created a tailored, realistic and compassionate approach for coaching me to the next level. With Libby’s help, my confidence soared and I saw immediate results.”
Cadbury, Vice President of Finance and Operations, T.B.
“The leadership and management principles I learned from Libby have increased my productivity, improved communication, and even balanced my often-challenging work and family schedule. She helped me become a better leader!”
Bank of Texas, Senior Vice President, K.M.
“Libby’s common sense approach to goal achievement and progress in the workplace helped re-direct me and re-motivate me. She got me unstuck from the rut I had dug myself.”
“Libby has fantastic communication and interpersonal skills that shine through in her presentation. She has truly been an inspiration to individuals who want to fulfill their dreams.”