Libby Gill

Libby Gill - Leadership Communication Organizational Culture  speaker


About Libby Gill - Leadership and Employee Engagement Speaker, Brand Strategist and Author:

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, she guides established and emerging leaders to increase passion and productivity in their organizations.

Her clients include ABC-Disney, AMC Networks, Avery Dennison, CA Technologies, Cisco, 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.

The PR & branding brain behind the launch of the Dr. Phil Show, Libby helps individuals and organizations "capture the mindshare" that is, the heads and hearts – of their customers, colleagues and communities. She delivers keynote addresses, custom training programs, and executive coaching for companies desiring to create cultures of bold leadership and personal accountability. Her proven "Clarify, Simplify & Execute" process inspires people to drive workplace performance by maximizing their "Leadership DNA" building high-passion/high-performance teams; and increasing employee engagement through authentic communication.

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.

Libby's award-winning book You Unstuck: Mastering the New Rules of Risk-taking in Work and Life has been endorsed by business leaders including CEO Tony Hsieh and Dr. Ken Blanchard. Her latest book, Capture The Mindshare and The Market Share Will Follow: The Art and Science of Building Brands, shows readers how to build brand loyalty through deep emotional connections.

A former columnist for the Dallas Morning News and a member of the Author's Guild, Libby lives in Los Angeles and is the proud mother of two fabulous young men, an Oberlin College freshman and a first-year teacher with Teach for America.

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What Libby Gill Talks About:

Igniting Bold Leadership: Inspiring Purpose and Driving Performance
With an emphasis on linking beliefs to behaviors, Libby connects the dots between personal accountability and organizational success. As the former Senior Vice President of communications and public relations for Universal, and Vice President for Sony and Turner Broadcasting, Libby shares powerful leadership strategies and hard-won Hollywood secrets to help established and emerging leaders inspire purpose and ignite performance.

Libby's signature style includes relevant company-specific customization and a dynamic interactive approach that gets audiences thinking, talking, and  - most important - taking action on new ideas the very next day. Your group will receive timely takeaways to:

  • Identify the one trait that transforms good leaders into great leaders.
  • Infuse your workforce - at all levels of the organization - with vision and vitality by discovering the most essential and overlooked element of powerful leadership.
  • Recognize how belief drives behavior - change the belief and you can change the behavior.
  • Inspire change by leveraging strengths rather than dwelling on weaknesses.
  • Discover the benefits of Libby's proven CSE Process to "Clarify the vision, Simplify the path, and Execute the plan” with bold strategy and flawless follow-through.
  • Overcome the Immediate Negative Response, the knee-jerk response to change that causes us to stay stuck in mediocrity, excuse-making, fear, or procrastination.
  • Incorporate Fearless Feedback into your learning and training processes.
  • Challenge your baggage and biases with a fun group participation exercise.
  • Master the Language of Leadership to influence and inspire others.
  • Take the Accountability Challenge and leave the event with a call-to-action that provides participants with a structure for continued growth and connection. 

Lift as You Climb: Creating the Hope-Driven Culture
How can you help workers struggling with constant change? What gets your group re-focused and re-committed to your company's vision? How do you get employees to discover a sense of radical purpose that unlocks passion and productivity?

Give them the greatest gift of all: hope.  

Hope, derived from the Old English word hopian which means “to leap forward with expectation,” is the jet fuel for the journey of work and life. It’s the difference between people who give up when they encounter the least bit of resistance and those who rise to every challenge, no matter how seemingly insurmountable.  

In her dynamic keynote, Libby shares the scientific data on hope theory as well as her own research and insights on the impact of hope on the workplace. Her interactive presentation ensures that your group will:

  • Discover the most essential - and most overlooked - element of effective leadership and engaged culture: Hope.
  • Infuse your team with vision and vitality by learning the science-based benefits of Hope Theory.
  • Understand the difference between hope, happiness, and optimism - and why hope's reality-based future focus makes it the critical difference for employee success.
  • Recognize how belief drives behavior - change the belief and you can change the behavior.
  • Learn four ways high-hope people differ from low-hope people.
  • Share one thing you feel hopeful about, using the hope theory framework.
  • Master practical methods for creating a hope-driven culture by linking emotions to actions.
  • Identify your radical purpose and recognize how it drives performance.
  • Take Libby's poll: Are You Feeding or Starving Hope in Your Workplace
  • Experience a rousing call-to-action that will leave participants inspired to "lift as you climb" taking others along with them as they rise to success.

You Unstuck: Accelerating Your Professional Path
Sooner or later, every individual and organization gets stuck. It’s just part of the human condition.  But you don’t have to make stuck your normal state! 

Author of the award-winning You Unstuck: Mastering the New Rules of Risk-taking in Work and Life, Libby guides you to change your beliefs so you can change your behaviors. By discovering the powerful link between emotion and action, you’ll understand why we often get in the way of our own success - and what you can do to change that pattern forever.

  • Set the tone for learning before the event by having participants take the Career Success Assessment quiz to see what's working and what's not.
  • Explore mindset issues to identify how you hold yourself back.
  • Examine workplace obstacles and strategies for overcoming them.
  • Discover how identifying your 1-Year Vision and your 1-Week Action can get you moving toward success today.
  • Let your creativity soar as you jump ten years into your ideal future.
  • Learn powerful strategies for amplifying productivity.
  • Replace the limiting assumption that keeps you stuck with an affirming assumption that sets you free.
  • Master secrets for self-promotion to win the projects, promotions, and success you deserve.
  • Learn sure-fire factors for accountability in your personal and professional life with a rousing call-to-action that will leave you with a non-negotiable commitment to success.
  • Challenge your personal and organizational excuse-making behavior - the Immediate Negative Response - and replace it with bold action.

You Do You: The Art and Craft of Personal Branding
Okay, so you're not Apple, Coke, or Zappos. You're a professional, but you still need to define and manage your authentic brand - that is, your reputation and image - in a way that positions you for success. Learn how to communicate your one-of-a-kind brand with clarity and conviction so you can make powerful connections with your internal stakeholders and external customers.

Libby helps you "capture the mindshare" - that is, the heads and hearts of your clients - to inspire and influence. In this presentation drawing on Libby's career in communication, publicity, and promotion - as well as her book Capture the Mindshare and the Market Share Will Follow - you'll learn to align your personal brand with your company's brand to drive both individual and corporate success. 

You'll get valuable takeaways to:

  • Discover the five factors great brands have in common and what that means to you.
  • Identify the unique talents and authentic style you bring to the organization.
  • Master Libby's simple brand formula for creating your Value Statement so you can succinctly and memorably position yourself and your company in any situation.
  • Learn the art of graceful self-promotion so you can strategically highlight your accomplishments and those of your team.
  • Differentiate yourself from competitors, even when they offer similar skills, services or products.
  • Establish immediate rapport with, customers, colleagues and community.
  • Own your power by establishing your credibility and expert status - even if you're in early career stage.
  • Learn to seamlessly integrate your personal brand with the overall mission of the company - no matter your level on the organizational chart.
  • Take Libby's 30-Day Accountability Challenge and leave the event with a call-to-action that will immediately enhance your brand.

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[Libby] managed to blend practical business information with deep insights about personal responsibility and leadership. After a very challenging year, our group was ready to get back to work, totally re-energized by her empowering message.

Disney - ABC

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