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Libby Gill

Executive Coach, Brand Strategist & Best-Selling Author
Libby Gill & Company

Libby Gill

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,
MSNBC, 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 coaching 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,” create high-passion/high-performance teams; and build
personal brands that align with corporate vision.

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, Nike, Warner Bros, Siemens, Cisco
Systems, Comcast, Washington Public Utilities, 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 at UCSD and a
high school sophomore at Mira Costa High School, Libby lives in Los Angeles,
California.