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 Norman Lear, Libby survived three mergers to emerge as head of publicity and advertising for Sony’s worldwide television group in just five years.
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 twenty years in leadership roles to become a first-time entrepreneur. In her mid-forties when many people are slowing down, Libby founded Libby Gill & Company, an executive coaching and leadership consulting firm based in Los Angeles.
For the past 15+ years, Libby has guided clients to lead their teams through change, challenge, and chaos. Contrary to conventional wisdom, Libby shows high-performing individuals and organizations why hope IS a strategy – if you have the right mindset, methodology, and accountability. She shares the science-based concepts of hope theory to provide the future-focused vision and deep engagement individuals and organizations need to compete in today’s swiftly changing world. In her executive coaching, leadership consulting, and keynote presentations, Libby guides you to:
· Reframe change as your biggest growth opportunity
· Re-energize your best performers to reach their potential
· Re-invent your company culture to embrace ambiguity
Her clients include Abbott Medical, ADP, Comcast, Disney, First American Insurance, Honda, Intel, Kellogg’s, Medtronic, Microsoft, PayPal, Speedo, Sony, Sutter Health, The Honest Company, Viacom, Warner Bros., Wells Fargo, and many more.
Libby is the author of five books, including the award-winning You Unstuck, Capture the Mindshare and the Market Share Will Follow, and Traveling Hopefully. Her latest book is The Hope-Driven Leader: Harness the Power of Positivity at Work. 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 lives with her husband in Los Angeles and is the proud mother of two fabulous millennial sons.