A highly respected executive coach, leadership expert and author, Libby is the former head of communications for Sony, Universal, and Turner Broadcasting.

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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 producer Norman Lear, in just five years Libby went through three mergers and arose to become head of publicity, advertising and promotion for Sony’s worldwide television group.

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 fifteen years in leadership roles to become a first-time entrepreneur in her forties, founding Libby Gill & Company, an executive coaching and leadership consulting firm based in Los Angeles.

For the past 20 years, Libby has guided clients to lead their teams through change, challenge, and chaos. She shares the science-based concepts of hope theory to provide the future-focused vision and positive engagement individuals and organizations need to compete in today’s swiftly changing world. In her executive coaching, leadership consulting, and keynote presentations, Libby guides others to:

  • Reframe change as an opportunity for massive growth
  • Re-energize your top talent to reach their full potential
  • Re-inspire your company culture with a hope-driven vision of the future

Libby’s clients include Acura, ADP, Disney, Great Clips, Handyman Connection, Honda, Intel, Kellogg’s, Medtronic, Microsoft, PayPal, Speedo, Sony, The Honest Company, Viacom, Warner Bros., Wells Fargo, and many more.

Libby is the author of six books, including the award-winning You Unstuck; Traveling Hopefully; Capture the Mindshare, and The Hope-Driven Leader, with Leadership Reckoning to be published in 2021.

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, who lives with her husband in Los Angeles, is Vice Chair of Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services, which developed the nation’s first Suicide Prevention Center and is the national leader in suicide prevention.

There are speakers who inspire with their words, and there are speakers that motivate by example. Libby Gill did both for our group at the POWER Symposium. She provided a message of hope, despite uncertainty, along with an action plan they could use immediately to benefit their own businesses. Overall, she was approachable, professional, and extremely memorable. She ranks among one of our highest-rated speakers in the history of our conference.
– Amoena - Holly Cline / POWER Symposium for Specialty Retailers
Thanks again for helping to make ASAE’s first ever Virtual Conference a big success. We greatly appreciate the time and expertise you shared with our members!
– Ann Blouin - Chief Learning OfficerASAE: The Center for Association Leadership
We've seen a lot of speakers at Disney, but Libby’s presentation was the most inspiring I’ve seen in a long time. After a very challenging year, we were ready to get back to work, totally re-energized by her empowering message.
– Sharon Williams - Disney
Libby was absolutely fabulous…a perfect blend of credible business experience, fascinating life circumstance and helpful insight into how to reframe stagnant perspectives and effect real change. I am not alone in feeling this as her talk sparked a long and interesting discussion among conference participants.
– Courtney Rice - Global Pharmaceuticals
Libby’s presentation at IASA was the most inspirational speech I’ve seen in more than a decade. Her message of hope really resonated with the audience and she held her own with former president George W. Bush.
– Cathy Elwood - IASA (Insurance Accounting and Systems Association)
I love the presentation Libby gave. There was a lot of interaction with the crowd that allowed us to think about ourselves, to think and discuss with our neighbors about how we apply leadership. There were a lot of golden nuggets in this presentation!
– Jacques Delarochelliere - Isaac Instruments
Libby’s presentation really helped me identify, and deal with, those ongoing issues that sometimes held me back. Her techniques are sure to help you move ahead, and get on with your life and career.
– Jim Hennessy - Director of Sales / Marriot
We were inspired by you…….your stories, your messages, and your insight! You were the perfect ending to a great two days of inspiration and motivation.
– Jodi Weinzetl - Medtronic
Libby's message of action and accountability was strong, impassioned and clear. Her interactive presentation struck a deep chord and really helped set the tone for our event.
– Monica DeTullio - Microsoft
Libby Gill just presented at our national conference and the feedback I'm getting is that Libby is the best opening keynote speaker we've ever had. She touched on the subjects of leadership and change but she also reached out to our members before she came here to find out what the specific leadership challenges they were facing and wove it into her presentation.
– Sandy Markwood - National Association for Area Agencies on Aging
Libby really delivered at our conference. She was engaging, funny and insightful on how to reach your full potential by challenging ho-hum cultures and breaking through to be your best. Our audience loved the 30-day Challenge and raved about the energy from Libby!
– Will Boudreaux - Netchex
Your You Unstuck presentation was a HUGE hit with our global HR team. The place was still buzzing today and we’re already talking about how to leverage you and your approach for our senior execs. Nicely done!
– Scott Millward - Director of Learning and Organization Development / Warner Brothers

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