Guest Profile

Libby Gill

An entertainment industry veteran, Libby Gill spent fifteen years heading public relations and corporation communications as senior vice President at Universal Studios; vice president at Sony Pictures Entertainment and Turner Broadcasting and was also the PR/branding brain behind the launch of the Dr. Phil Show.

Libby is now an internationally respected executive coach, employee engagement expert 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 inspiring excellence in times of uncertainty, Libby delivers keynote addresses and training programs for companies desiring to maximize a multi-generational workforce. Her Clarify, Simplify & Execute process helps individuals and organizations increase employee engagement, create high-passion teams and lead the Gen Y workforce to success, critically important as millions of Baby Boomers are poised for retirement, potentially taking decades of experience and expertise with them.

Among her corporate achievements, Libby is most proud of having guided many young employees to career success. Her former staff members now hold senior management positions at CBS Entertainment, ESPN, Universal, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Sony, Disney/ABC 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 entrepreneurial ventures.

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. In one of several unusual career moves, Libby then moved into a creative position and became Vice President of television programming and development for Universals Studios USA.

Having decided she needed to completely re-balance her life, Libby left the corporate world and founded Libby Gill & Company in November 2000, which is focused on creating client success through powerful personal and business brands. As she was reinventing her professional life, Libbys 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 and mental illness in her bestselling book TRAVELING HOPEFULLY: How to Lose Your Baggage and Jumpstart Your Life St. Martins Press.

Libbys clients have included Microsoft, Pfizer, USAA, Lycos, Sprint, Capital One, Lockheed Martin, Deloitte & Touche, Hewlett-Packard, Natural Products Association, The Boeing Company, Triad Hospitals, PricewaterhouseCoopers, International Association of Administrative Professionals, Cadbury Schweppes, PitneyBowes, State Farm, Parsons Brinckerhoff, National Kitchen & Bath Association and more.

Libby, who is the mother of two teen-aged sons, lives in Los Angeles, California. She can sometimes be found chaperoning high school debate competitions or working backstage in the middle school drama department.