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Libby Gill

Libby Gill

An expert in public relations, brand development and communications

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Fee Range: 10000-19999
  • Former head of communications and media relations for Universal, Sony, and Turner Broadcasting
  • Award-winning author of four books, frequent editorial contributor, and former Dallas Morning News columnist
  • Developed brands for executives, entrepreneurs, and celebrities, including the Dr. Phil Show

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Libby Gill knows change. Libby grew up on two continents in a family decimated by alcohol, mental illness, and suicide. Moving back and forth between households, she 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 Norman Lear, Libby survived three mergers and became head of publicity, advertising, and promotion for Sony’s worldwide television group in just five years.

After her first career heading communications at media giants Sony, Universal, and Turner Broadcasting, Libby founded LA-based Libby Gill & Company, a leadership consulting and executive coaching firm. She guides individuals and organizations to lead through change, challenge, and chaos by deeply engaging employees in a shared future-focused vision of success.

In her consulting, coaching, and keynotes Libby helps her clients:

  • Reframe change as an opportunity for massive growth
  • Re-energize your best performers to reach their full potential
  • Reinvent your corporate culture to thrive through uncertainty

Her coaching clients include Disney, Ernst & Young, Facebook, First American Insurance, Hyundai, Microsoft, Sony, Sutter Health, Viacom, Warner Bros., Wells Fargo, and numerous non-profits and small businesses.

A global speaker, Libby has delivered keynote presentations on three continents and in 37 US states for organizations including Abbott Medical, Acura, ADP, Bank of America, Capital One, Cisco, Disney, Honda, Intel, Kellogg’s, Marriott International, Medtronic, PayPal, Oracle, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, United Healthcare, Sony, Vanguard, Warner Bros., Wells Fargo, and many more.

Libby is the author of five books, including the award-winning You Unstuck, Capture the Mindshare and the Market Share Will Follow, and Traveling Hopefully. Her latest book is The Hope-Driven Leader: Harness the Power of Positivity at Work. Her sixth book, to be published in Fall 2020, is tentatively titled Leaders in the Making: Getting Serious about Developing Leaders in Higher Education. Libby co-authored the book with the executive director of Rice University’s Doerr Institute for New Leaders, former Brigadier General Thomas Kolditz, Ph.D. and Dr. Ryan Brown.

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 CEO Tony Hsieh, Stephen M.R. Covey, Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, and Dr. Ken Blanchard have endorsed her work.

A frequent media guest, Libby has appeared on the CBS Early Show, CNN, Inside Edition, NPR, the Today Show, and in BusinessWeekTime, the New York TimesWall Street Journal, and many more.

Libby is the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services, which developed the first suicide prevention hotline in the United States and serves more than 100,000 low-income adults and children in Southern California with mental health services every year.


Libby delivers an inspiring message about the science of hopefulness, called Hope Theory, and its application to the workplace in challenging times. Sharing powerful stories, relevant case studies, and evidence-based strategies about the journey of change, she helps your organization reframe change as opportunity.

Presentation Takeaways:

  • Master results-based strategies based on Libby’s trademarked True Hope Process™ to “Clarify the Vision; Simplify the Pathway; Execute the Plan; and Review, Reflect, and Refine” for current and future success.
  • Identify the personal Leadership Superpower that helps you guide others to be adaptable and innovative. Link beliefs (emotions) to behaviors (actions) to break down barriers and move yourself and your team past any obstacles in your path.

Libby guides emerging and established women leaders through workplace challenges including career advancement; gender bias; visibility and exposure; connection-leveraging; and work/life balance. With intelligence and humor, she shares an inspirational blend of leadership strategies and hard-won secrets to success.

Presentation Takeaways:

  • Craft a Credibility Booster to strengthen presence and build visibility.
  • Tap into uniquely female strengths by identifying your Leadership Superpower.
  • Master the Art of Amplification to lift other women in your organization and industry.
Breakouts & Workshop Topics
  • Mastering the True Hope Process™ – A deep dive into Libby’s proven four-step process that moves your team from vision to action.
  • You Unstuck: Creating a Culture of Risk-taking – A powerful session for identifying and reframing fear as fuel for growth.
  • Maximizing Multiple Leadership Styles – Highly interactive session where Libby guides participants to situationally broaden their leadership skillset.

Libby is a highly skilled facilitator for corporate retreats, company off-sites, and team strategy sessions.

With her background heading communications at Sony, Universal, and Turner Broadcasting, Libby is well-versed at keeping professionals focused and on-track to meeting key objectives. She has facilitated successful sessions for Abbott Medical, AECOM, AMC Networks, Avery Dennison, Cadbury, Disney, Intel, ITV Network, Sutter Health (upcoming) and many more.

Virtual presentations available

Leading Through Change, Challenge, and Chaos: Three Keys to Keep Your Workforce Purposeful and Productive

The New Age of Virtual Communication and Remote Teamwork – to help you on everything from home office set-up to staying connected and accountable.

Managing with Inspiration and Empathy: The True Hope Process™ – which is all about the science of hopefulness and maintaining a future-focused vision.

Customized for your group

Amoena - the POWER Symposium
“There are speakers who inspire with their words, and there are speakers that motivate by example. Libby did both for our group at the POWER Symposium. The message she delivered resonated strongly with the audience of entrepreneurs. Libby also made herself available for attendees to speak with before and after her presentation, which they greatly appreciated. Overall, she was approachable, professional, personable and extremely memorable. She ranks among one of our highest-rated speakers in the history of our conference.”
Cisco Global Partner Summit Lead
"Congratulations on two extremely successful sessions for this highly diverse global audience."
Disney-ABC, SVP
“We’ve seen a lot of great speakers here at Disney, but Libby’s presentation was one of the most inspiring I’ve seen in a long time. After a very challenging year, our group was ready to get back to work, totally re-energized by her empowering message.”
Gap Inc.
“Libby energized, motivated, and gave everyone information they could apply immediately to supercharge their careers. She knew how to interact with the audience, presenting both research and anecdotes to keep everyone engaged. Libby was generous with her time and made herself available to anyone who wanted to follow up with her after the presentation.”
Global Pharmaceuticals
“Libby was absolutely fabulous…a perfect blend of credible business experience, fascinating life circumstance and helpful insight. Her talk sparked a long and interesting discussion among conference participants.”
Microsoft Corporation
"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."
Netchex, Founder & CEO
“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!”
Royal Caribbean
“Libby your delivery is so inspiring, I felt as though I would have sat in the theatre all day wanting to hear more! Thank you!”
International Association of Plastics Distribution (IAPD)
"Libby was the Keynote for the Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri's inaugural event, C3KC - a Community Leadership Development Summit and we could not have been more pleased to have her! She was extremely professional, captivated our audience and delivered a strong message on igniting bold leadership. What's more, she tailored her presentation to our audience. She researched Kansas City, the Junior League and the event itself and incorporated it into her presentation. She spread excitement leading up to C3KC by sharing our social media posts and creating a short promotional video. She was a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend her!”
Avery Dennison
“Our two-day strategy session with you was a real game-changer.... my team is still talking about it! You definitely helped us align against key priorities, and we're making great progress.”
Comcast, E!
“What a pleasure it was to attend your session at Comcast. I left feeling uplifted, motivated and engaged in my career, who I am and what I have to offer, and so did all of my colleagues. You’re amazing!”
Customer Reference Forum
“As a speaker, Libby did a great job energizing our group. As a facilitator, she also led them through a difficult small-group brainstorming exercise with great success. She was a delight to work with both personally and professionally, and I highly recommend her.”
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