Libby Gill

Libby Gill

Libby Gill spent many 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 getting individuals and organizations unstuck by preserving the best practices of the past and moving courageously into the future, Libby delivers keynote addresses and training programs for companies desiring to create a culture of risk-taking, innovation and bold leadership. Her proven “Clarify, Simplify & Execute” process inspires individuals and organizations to maximize their “Leadership DNA,” build high-passion/high-performance teams; and increase employee engagement.

PROGRAM TITLES

YOU UNSTUCK: Creating a Culture of Risk-taking and Innovation

Sooner or later, every individual or organization gets stuck. It’s just part of the human condition. Maybe the “stuckness” manifests as a lack of agility or an unwillingness to innovate or take risks. Maybe it’s a general feeling of malaise or disengagement. However it shows up, if you ignore your stuck state, you run the risk of mediocrity becoming your new normal.

Libby Gill, executive coach, brand strategist and author of award-winning You Unstuck: The New Rules of Risk-taking in Work & Life, shows you how to shift your organizational mindset to create a culture of innovation. With her proven “Clarify, Simplify & Execute” process, Libby guides audiences to clarify a bold vision for success, simplify the most direct route to get there, and

execute a plan against measurable milestones – refusing to give into excuse-making, inertia or indifference. Libby’s high-energy, high-content presentation ensures that your participants will learn to:

  • Discover the benefits in Libby’s Clarify, Simplify & Execute process where you learn to “clarify the vision, simplify the path & execute the plan”
  • Challenge the INR, or Immediate Negative Response, that knee-jerk resistance to change that causes us to avoid risks, even when we expect the results to be positive.
  • Maximize Leadership DNA by anticipating behavioral patterns to increase productivity, accountability and camaraderie
  • Reduce Riskophobia, that is, fear and resistance and replace it with exploration and creativity utilizing the 3 R’s: Risk, Reinvent, Repeat
  • Re-inspire depleted employees to bring pride and passion back to the organization

Dedicated to ensuring that her message powerfully hits home with your group, Libby always customizes her presentations so that her content is timely, relevant and immediately applicable.

IGNITING BOLD LEADERSHIP: Inspiring High Passion & High Performance at All Levels of Your Organization

A corporate entertainment veteran, Libby Gill held senior management positions in public relations and communications at Sony Pictures Entertainment, Universal Studios and Turner Broadcasting, and was also the branding brain behind the launch of the Dr. Phil Show. During her 15-year Hollywood tenure in an industry known for cuthroat competition, she survived more than a dozen management restructures, transitions and takeovers. Yet with each change, Libby positioned her company to maintain their competitive edge – and emerged as a leader herself. 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. Using first-hand experience, case studies, proven business strategies, – and a dash of her trademark Hollywood dazzle – Libby ensures that your participant ROI will include learning to:

  • Discover the power of Libby’s proven “Clarify, Simplify & Execute” process which guides leaders to boldly “clarify the vision, simplify the path & execute the plan”
  • Identify and maximize your personal “Leadership DNA” Foster collaboration and camaraderie – and avoid clashes – even in times of heightened stress and triple workloads
  • Reward bold risk-takers and leverage new ideas & systems overnight
  • Re-engage disheartened and depleted employees to work with passion and pride
  • Reframe change from negative shake-up to growth prospect
  • Harness the power of personal accountability within individuals & teams

An executive coach and bestselling author, Libby has shared her success strategies on the Today Show, The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, CNN, NPR, and in Time Magazine, Business Week, The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Daily News and many more. Libby’s bestselling book, “YOU UNSTUCK: Mastering the New Rules of Risktaking in Work and Life,” is the winner of an Independent Publishing Book Award for 2010.
CAPTURE THE MINDSHARE AND THE MARKET SHARE WILL FOLLOW: Aligning Personal Brand with Organizational Vision

In these challenging times, it’s more important than ever that your brand cuts through the clutter and captures the mindshare of your customers and clients. Because once you’ve got their mindshare – that is, their trust, loyalty, heads and hearts – the market share will follow. So how do you capture the mindshare? Executive coach, brand strategist and bestselling author Libby Gill shows association members, business owners, and executives how to create distinctive brands based on their unique gifts and authentic customer value. As the former head of PR & Communications for Universal, Sony & Turner Broadcasting – and the branding brain behind the launch of the Dr. Phil Show – Libby guides your group to articulate their brand so powerfully that they’ll stand out from the herd of competitors. No wonder Good Housekeeping called her as “Dr. Phil’s secret weapon.” In her high-energy, interactive presentation – including her lively audience participation game “Name That Brand” – Libby shares the 5 key strategies for creating a powerful personal brand. You’ll get bottom-line results to:

  • Create your personal “success spin” so you can succinctly and memorably position yourself and your company in any situation
  • Differentiate yourself from competitors, even when they offer similar skills, services or products
  • Establish immediate rapport with colleagues, customers and clients
  • Repackage yourself to revitalize your role within your team or company
  • Learn to use the media without letting the media use you
  • Master leadership skills and establish expert status in your field
  • Promote team-building through improved communication, collaboration and connection
  • Build a cycle of continuous improvement and brand excellence to see better bottom-line results fast

An executive coach and bestselling author, Libby has shared her success strategies on the Today Show, The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, CNN, NPR, and in Time Magazine, Business Week, The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Daily News and many more. Libby’s bestselling book, “YOU UNSTUCK: Mastering the New Rules of Risktaking in Work and Life,” is the winner of an Independent Publishing Book Award for 2010. In addition to keynote addresses, Libby can customize half, full-day or follow-up presentations to address specific organizational needs.

Libby customizes full-day training sessions to focus on outcomes that directly dovetail with organizational and individual needs. Expanding on her core topics of leadership and management; accountability to excellence; creating high-passion teams and personal branding, Libby gives her audiences the insight and relevant tools so they can leave her session and implement what they’ve learned the very next day.

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Full Biography

Full Biography

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 getting individuals and organizations unstuck by preserving the best practices of the past and moving courageously into the future, Libby delivers keynote addresses and training programs for companies desiring to create a culture of risk-taking, innovation and bold leadership. Her proven “Clarify, Simplify & Execute” process inspires individuals and organizations to maximize their “Leadership DNA,” build high-passion/high-performance teams; and increase employee 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, ABC-Disney 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 Universal’s 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 Family Baggage and Jumpstart Your Life (St. Martin’s Press).

Libby’s new bestseller YOU UNSTUCK: Mastering the New Rules of Risk-taking in Work and Life won a 2010 Independent Publishers Award. Business leaders including Zappos.com 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.”

Libby’s clients have included Microsoft, Warner Bros, Siemens, Cisco Systems, Comcast, 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 proud mother of two fabulous sons, a college sophomore and a high school sophomore, Libby lives in Los Angeles, California.