Libby is an executive coach, located in Southern California, working with The Leets Consortium, a global corporate coaching firm.
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.
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 cultures 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 emotional connections.
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.
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.
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. Her new book, CAPTURE THE MINDSHARE AND THE MARKET SHARE WILL FOLLOW: The Art and Science of Building Brands, was released in August 2013.
A graduate of California State University at Long Beach with a degree in theatre arts, Libby has been a college instructor, a former columnist for the Dallas Morning News, and a soap opera actress. Libby lives in Los Angeles and is the proud mother of two fabulous young men - one a Fulbright scholar in the Czech Republic and the other a freshman at Oberlin College.