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Libby Gill        

Leadership, Corporate Culture & Change Expert; Executive Coach; Award-Winning Author of "You Unstuck"

Executive coach, leadership expert, and award-winning author Libby Gill has been an inspiration to emerging and established leaders for more than 30 years. In her keynotes and consulting, she guides leaders to inspire purpose, drive performance, and create hope-driven cultures. The former head of communications for Sony, Universal, and Turner Broadcasting, she was also the “branding brain” behind the launch of the "Dr. Phil Show."

Gill grew up on two continents and went to eight different schools before putting herself through college waiting tables. Starting her career as a PR assistant at Embassy Communications, a television company founded by the legendary creator-producer Norman Lear, in just five years Gill 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, Gill 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 formed in Los Angeles and relocated to Southern Oregon.

For the past 22 years, Gill 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 continuously changing world. In her executive coaching, leadership consulting, and keynote presentations, Gill 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

Gill's clients include Abbott, Acura, ADP, Alo Yoga, Disney, Eli Lilly, Ernst & Young, Honda, the Honest Company, Intel, Kellogg’s, Medtronic, Microsoft, Novo Nordisk, PayPal, Sony, United Healthcare, Viacom, Warner Bros., Wells Fargo, and many more.

Gill is the author of six nonfiction books, including the award-winning "You Unstuck"; "Traveling Hopefully"; "Capture the Mindshare"; "The Hope-Driven Leader"; and (co-authored with Rice University) "Leadership Reckoning." Her debut novel, "Malibu Summer," was released by Penguin Random House in May, 2024.

A former columnist for the Dallas Morning News, Gill has published book chapters and peer-reviewed articles for numerous journals and trade publications. Business leaders including Stephen M.R. Covey, Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, and Dr. Ken Blanchard have endorsed her work.

A frequent media guest, Gill 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.

Gill and her husband recently moved from Los Angeles to a historic home in the Rogue Valley of Southern Oregon. They are enjoying the four seasons in the mountains and can be found hiking the local mountains or attempting to play golf.

Speech Topics


With one of the most challenging years in our lives behind us, it’s time to reflect on the positive lessons learned in 2020 as we forge our way forward into 2022.

And who better than women to lead the charge?

Libby Gill guides emerging and established female leaders through an inspirational process linking belief to behavior so they can create a path to personal and professional success—without burning themselves out in the process. Libby helps your audience discover a sense of hope, resilience, and connection despite challenging times. Libby's customized, interactive presentation will give your group timely takeaways to:

  • Determine your Way Forward using Libby’s 3-step Clarify, Simplify, Execute model.

  • Tap into uniquely female strengths by identifying your Leadership Superpower.

  • Create a Lift as You Climb culture of connection and community.


Executive coach, leadership expert, and award-winning author, Libby Gill delivers an inspiring message about leading the way forward despite ongoing change. Libby, the former head of communications for Sony, Universal, and Turner Broadcasting, helps people tap into hope and resilience as they chart a course for the future. She articulates the five key questions leaders must be asking so they can transform influence into lasting impact.

Libby also shares concepts from the science of hopefulness, called Hope Theory, and describes hope’s role in creating a highly engaged workforce.

Your group will receive relevant information and timely takeaways, including how to:

  • Learn the Five Key Change Questions leaders must ask so they can reframe change as an opportunity for growth.

  • Tap into the personal Leadership Superpower that motivates you and others to thrive even in the most challenging times.

  • Take the Accountability Challenge and leave the event with a powerful call-to-action to help you persevere toward your goals.

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