Keynote Speaker Libby Gill

Libby Gill

Top Leadership Speaker, Executive Coach, and CEO of Libby Gill & Company

  • Speaker's U.S. Fee Range
    $10,001 - $20,000 i
  • Languages Spoken
  • Travels From
    California, USA

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Libby Gill knows change. She grew up on two continents and went to eight different schools before putting herself through college waiting tables. She started her first job in entertainment only to go through three mergers in five years, where she went from assistant in a small production company to vice president of publicity, advertising and promotion for Sony’s worldwide television group.

After heading communications at media giants Universal, Sony and Turner Broadcasting, Libby left the corporate world after nearly twenty years to become an entrepreneur. In her mid-forties when many people are slowing down, Libby founded Libby Gill & Company, an executive coaching and leadership consulting firm based in Los Angeles.

Why Libby Gill

  • Libby’s energy and intelligence will immediately engage your participants, especially as the opening keynote for your event. As a former communications leader at Sony, Universal, and Turner Broadcasting, she has the credibility and business acumen – and a bit of Hollywood sizzle – to set an exciting tone for any conference.
  • With her dynamic personal style and deep insights into leadership, Libby inspires purpose and drives action in your organization. Your event participants take away a proven process to  “clarify their vision, simplify their path, and execute their plan for success”.
  • Libby is an expert at getting individuals and organizations unstuck and out of their old mindsets and habits with an emphasis on personal responsibility. She ends her presentations with a rousing call-to- action that gets everyone engaged, accountable and ready to take bold risks.

Libby now guides clients – including Avery Dennison, CA Technologies, Cisco, Comcast, Deloitte, Disney, Eli Lilly, First American Insurance, Honda, Intel, Kellogg’s, Microsoft, Oracle, PayPal, Royal Caribbean, Speedo, Sutter Health, Viacom, Warner Bros., and Wells Fargo – to lead their teams through change, challenge, and chaos.

Contrary to conventional wisdom, Libby shows high-performing individuals and organizations why hope IS a strategy – if you have the right mindset, methodology and expertise. She shares the science-based concepts of hope theory to provide the structured business discipline and competitive advantage you need in today’s swiftly changing world. In her executive coaching, leadership consulting, and keynote presentations, Libby guides you to:

  • Reframe change as your biggest growth opportunity
  • Re-energize your best performers to reach their potential
  • Re-invent your company culture to embrace ambiguity

As Libby was reinventing her professional life, her 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.

Business leaders including CEO Tony Hsieh and Dr. Ken Blanchard have endorsed Libby’s award-winning book, YOU UNSTUCK: Mastering the New Rules of Risk-taking in Work and Life. Her latest book, Hope IS a Strategy: Leading through Change, Challenge, and Chaos, will be published in Spring 2018.

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. A former columnist for the Dallas Morning News, Libby lives in Los Angeles and is the proud mother of two fabulous millennials, one in graduate school and one in college.

Testimonials 13

  • “I previewed more than 20 speakers for our leadership event, but kept coming back to Libby Gill.  The warmth and intelligence that I saw in her video were exactly what I wanted for our group of high potential future leaders.  And Libby delivered even more than I’d hoped for.”

    Kathy Martin


  • “Libby’s balance of compelling advice, charisma, great storytelling and sharing personal experience is truly inspirational.  I will definitely put her advice into place.”

    Lisa Woods


  • “A perfect blend of credible business experience, fascinating life circumstance (this is tough to pull off) and helpful insight into how to reframe stagnant perspectives and effect real change. The best part is her enthusiasm and humor—and I am not alone in feeling this as her talk sparked a long and interesting discussion among conference participants.”

    Courtney Rice

    Global Pharmaceuticals

  • “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.”

    Sharon Williams

    SVP, Disney-ABC

  • “Your You Unstuck presentation was a HUGE hit with our global HR team. The place was still buzzing today about challenging the INRs, using the CSE method and various ways to cross your body parts.  We’re already talking about how to leverage you and your approach for our senior execs!”

    Scott Millward

    Warner Bros

  • “Libby helped make our annual convention the most profitable in our 125-year history!”

    John Linge

    International Cemetery, Cremation, and Funeral Association

  • “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!”

    Will Boudreaux

    Founder & CEO, Netchex

  • “I previewed more than 20 speakers for our leadership event, but kept coming back to Libby Gill.  The warmth and intelligence that I saw in her video were exactly what I wanted for our group of high potential future leaders.  And Libby delivered even more than I’d hoped for, taking our leaders through an intensely personal and highly productive learning experience.”

    Kathy Martin


  • Thank you for being such a gracious and engaging guest at our meeting. I’ve heard nothing but positive feedback about your presentation and will definitely let my colleagues across the country know about you.


  • “Her diverse background and successes, coupled with her thought-provoking message, were a huge value-add for me. I am excited to apply techniques she communicated. ‘Don’t let limiter language stop you from taking action.”

    Tracy Zurcher

    FedEx Services

  • You were absolutely fabulous Libby! Thanks for your awesome contribution to our program and we would love for you to include us on anything you would like to include us on!

    The “work backwards from 2018 success” exercise was exceptional and is already being operationalized!

    Gray Fleming

    Regional Sales Director, Saint Jude Medical

  • Very exciting stuff!  The feedback on your presence and information has been great.  People were able to fill up their “culture cups” while also getting reminded and reengaged on the tough “blocking & tackling” tasks at hand.


    Charlie Robbins

    Regional Sales Director, Abbott

  • 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.


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