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After launching a highly successful babysitting business in high school ($.50 per hour and $1.00 after midnight), Libby Gill went on to become a tap dancing bear, talking Christmas tree, hand model and soap opera actress. Moving behind the camera, she later became a highly respected corporate entertainment executive.
Ms. Gill held senior management positions in public relations and communications at Sony, Universal, and Turner Broadcasting, as well as being the branding brain/PR behind the launch of the Dr. Phil Show. During her 15-year Hollywood tenure, she survived more than a dozen management restructures, transitions, and takeovers. Despite the shifting sands of studio life, with each change she was able to help position her organization for greater success. At the same time, she rose rapidly up the corporate ladder, moving from office temp to C-suite in just five years.
Libby Gill is now an internationally respected business 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, the CBS Early Show, and in Time magazine, Business Week, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, the New York Daily News, and many more.
In Ms. Gill’s “Clarify, Simplify & Execute” process, she guides executives and entrepreneurs from entry-level to senior management, to learn the lessons of change so they can not only survive but also thrive in difficult times. Among her achievements, she is most proud of having guided many executives and entrepreneurs 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.
In November 2000, Ms. Gill left the corporate world to found Libby Gill & Company. As she was reinventing her professional life, she underwent a major transition. She chronicled her journey of overcoming 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. Martin’s Press). Her third book, You Unstuck: Mastering the New Rules of Risk-taking in Work & Life was released in September 2009.
Ms. Gill’s clients have included Microsoft, Nike, Pfizer, USAA, Cisco Systems, Lycos, Sprint, Capital One, Lockheed Martin, Deloitte & Touche, Hewlett-Packard, Natural Products Association, The Boeing Company, Triad Hospitals, Price Waterhouse Coopers, International Association of Administrative Professionals, Cadbury Schweppes, PitneyBowes, State Farm, National Association of Women Business Owners, Parsons Brinckerhoff, and National Kitchen & Bath Association, and more.
Libby Gill lives in Los Angeles and is a mother of two sons.
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