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Libby Gill        

Ignited Bold Leadership in Established and Emerging Leaders

An entertainment industry veteran, Libby Gill spent fifteen years heading public relations and corporate communications as senior vice president at Universal Studios; and vice president at Sony Pictures Entertainment and Turner Broadcasting. She was also the PR/branding brain behind the launch of the "Dr. Phil Show."

Libby is now an internationally respected executive coach, brand strategist and bestselling author. She has shared her success strategies on the "Today Show," "The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch," CNN, NPR, Oprah & Friends Radio Network, Fox News, "CBS Early Show," and in Time Magazine, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, O Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Self and many more.

With a focus on igniting bold leadership at all levels of the organization, Libby delivers keynote addresses and training programs for companies desiring to create a culture of accountability and excellence even in times of uncertainty. Her proven Clarify, Simplify & Execute process inspires individuals and organizations to maximize their Leadership DNA, build high-passion, high-performance teams; and increase employment engagement.

Among her achievements, Libby is most proud of having guided many professionals to career success. Her former staff members now hold senior management positions at CBS Entertainment, ESPN, Universal, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Sony, Disney/ABC and many other organizations. Her coaching clients have also achieved great success in transitioning from one industry to another, climbing the corporate ladder and launching non-profit or entrepreneurial ventures.

As a consultant, Libby was instrumental in creating the comprehensive media launch that catapulted "Dr. Phil" to the highest ratings in daytime television since the "Oprah Winfrey Show" debuted. After starting her career as a temporary office assistant, in just five years Libby worked her way up to VP of publicity, advertising and promotion at Sony before moving on to Turner Broadcasting and Universal. Along the way, Libby also served in a creative capacity as vice president of television programming and development for Universals Studios USA working on syndicated talk and reality shows.

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 Baggage and Jumpstart Your Life" (St. Martins Press).

Libby's bestseller "You Unstuck: Mastering the New Rules of Risk-taking in Work and Life" was released in September 2009.Business leaders including CEO Tony Hsieh and Dr. Ken Blanchard have endorsed her book. States Blanchard, "In 'You Unstuck,' Libby Gill will help you understand the way you look at risk-taking so you can start moving past your fears and excuses toward success.This book is a powerful tool if you know you need to change but don't know how. Read 'You Unstuck' and get your life on track."

In August 2013, Libby will release her newest book, "Capture the Mindshare and the Market Share Will Follow: The Art and Science of Building Brands."

Libby's clients have included Microsoft, Pfizer, USAA, Lycos, Sprint, Capital One, Celebree Learning Centers, Deloitte & Touche, Hewlett-Packard, Natural Products Association, The Boeing Company, Triad Hospitals, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Healthcare Businesswomen's Association, International Association of Administrative Professionals, Cadbury Schweppes, PitneyBowes, State Farm, Financial Women International, Andrews-Kurth Legal; Parsons Brinckerhoff, National Kitchen & Bath Association and more.

The mother of two sons, a college freshman and a high school freshman, Libby lives in Los Angeles, California.

"Libby's presentation was one of the most inspiring I've seen. She managed to blend practical business information with deep insights about personal responsibility and leadership. Our group was totally re-energized by her empowering message." -- ABC-Disney Senior Vice President, S.W.

"Libby helped us take the Lodge of Four Seasons brand to a whole new level. She's got a unique talent for zeroing in on just the right brand story to creatively capture the customer's attention." -- Four Seasons Group, Owner, S.K.

"Libby clearly demonstrated how important it is to develop a personal brand. By the end of her seminar, I was thoroughly impressed and motivated to develop my career in a way that I would never have considered." -- Comcast, Vice President, A.G.

Speech Topics


Rising rapidly up the corporate ladder, Libby moved from office temp to C-suite division head in just five years. Now she shares her leadership strategies with organizations around the world who strive to create a culture of excellence, despite difficult times. With her proven Clarify, Simplify & Execute process, Libby guides corporations and individuals from start-ups to CEOs to create bold leaders at every level of the organization.


What are the limiting assumptions that your leaders, managers and employees are making about your business every single day? And what happens to profitability, productivity and morale when those limiting assumptions go unchallenged? Those are the questions that Libby Gill asks and answers when she addresses organizations that are ready to vanquish business as usual.


More than ever before, teamwork requires passion. With the increased complexity of cross-business reporting structures, interdependent skill-sets and the advent of the virtual office, it is essential that individuals learn to function as high-passion, high-performance teams to create long-term results.


Its more important than ever that your brand cuts through the clutter and captures the mindshare of your customers and clients. Because once youve got their mindshare that is, the heads, hearts, trust and loyalty the market share will follow. Perfect for association audiences, in her high-energy, interactive presentation including her lively audience participation game Name That Brand Libby shares five key strategies for creating a powerful brand.

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