Libby Gill began her career in corporate entertainment, eventually becoming head of public relations and communications for Sony, Universal, and Turner Broadcasting. In her mid-forties, she left the corporate world to found executive coaching and consulting business, Libby Gill & Company, with clients including Abbott Health, ADP, Bank of America, Capital One, Disney, Ernst & Young, Honda, Intel, Marriott, Microsoft, United Healthcare, Warner Bros. and many more.
An internationally known speaker, Libby has delivered keynotes on four continents and in 39 US states on topics of leadership and change management. She is the award-winning author of five non-fiction books including You Unstuck, Capture the Mindshare, Traveling Hopefully, and the co-author of Leadership Reckoning, written in collaboration with Rice University's Doerr Institute for New Leaders.
A former columnist for the Dallas Morning News, Libby has appeared on CNN, NPR, the Today Show, and in BusinessWeek, Time, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and many more.
Leadership Reckoning: Can Higher Education Develop the Leaders We Need?
Since its inception, higher education in the U.S. has claimed to develop leaders. But is this claim justified? Leadership Reckoning, with a foreword by Jim Collins, takes to task American colleges and universities for their haphazard, incoherent, evidence-free approaches to developing students as leaders and offers a principle-driven, outcome-oriented blueprint for how effective leader development can occur. It’s high time that happens, and Leadership Reckoning points the way.
The Hope-Driven Leader: Harness the Power of Positivity at Work2018
Capture the Mindshare and the Marketshare Will Follow: The Art and Science of Building Brands2013
You Unstuck: Mastering the New Rules of Risk-taking2009
Traveling Hopefully: How to Lose Your Family Baggage and Jumpstart Your Life2004
Awards and Recognition
- Independent Publishing Award (Silver) for You Unstuck: Mastering the New Rules of Risk-taking