Libby Gill invites you to invent your future by leveling up your leadership skills so you can create the professional life you really want—without sacrificing your personal life. Libby’s been guiding women executives and entrepreneurs to find more ease and grace on their path to success for nearly 30 years—first as a C-Suite corporate exec heading communications at three major Hollywood studios and now as a business owner and leadership coach. Each week, she shares inspiration, interviews, and straight-up career advice. If you’re ready to get to the next level of work and life faster and with a whole lot
more fun, join us for Libby’s Leadership Lab.
Building DEI Into Your Company DNA with Mitch Shepard
Libby chats with applied behavioral scientist, leadership development expert, and the CEO of HUMiN Inclusion Partners, Mitch Shepard. Mitch has been working with diverse people from various walks of life for the past 25 years, beginning with nearly a decade spent leading people on wilderness expeditions, guiding teams to achieve extraordinarily challenging goals despite often unpredictable environments and ever-changing landscapes. In 2015 Mitch expanded her reach and impact by curating a diverse and extraordinary team of coaches, trainers, consultants, and DEI experts. HUMiN is known for its creative, pragmatic, actionable, and measurable approach to building the habits and behaviors of inclusion, at every level.
Libby and Mitch discuss:
Her unique path and everything living off grid and experiencing different cultures taught her about diversity The depth and importance of diversity in the workplace What it means to be diversity and cultural intelligent Measuring manager effectiveness and inclusive leadership Why real change requires long term learning and long term practice How inclusion drives innovation And much more
HUMiN Inclusion Partners has become a trusted voice in the ever-growing focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. The company doesn’t only focus on the hottest topics—race, and gender—but incorporates other spectrums of diversity as well. From unleashing the best in introverts & extroverts to understanding and communicating effectively across cultures, navigating generations at work, leveraging neurodiversity and more. Mitch lives in Seattle WA, with her husband and two children.
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How to Win at Work Through Learning Moments with Garry Ridge
This week Libby is chatting with chairman and chief executive officer of WD-40 Company, Garry Ridge. Garry is responsible for developing and implementing high-level strategies, all operations, and the oversight of all relationships and partnerships for the company and he is passionate about the learning and empowering organizational culture he has helped establish at the WD-40 Company. His vision and leadership have positively impacted the company in both measurable and immeasurable ways.
Libby and Garry discuss:
How studying and understanding tribes helped him to lead an engaged and productive company Why pleasure makes perfection at work The traits of a soul-sucking CEO and how to fix toxic cultures in the workplace Communication and leadership differences between men and women The importance of being both a leader and a teacher Moving from a fixed to a growth mindset through learning moments Garry joined WD-40 Company in 1987 and has held various management positions in the company, including executive vice president and chief operating officer, and vice president of international. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego where he teaches the principles and practices of corporate culture in the Master of Science in Executive Leadership program.
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Understanding Intrinsic Curiosity and Breeding Creativity with Dr. Alison Horstmeyer
Libby sits down with Dr. Alison Horstmeyer, a leading-edge talent development consultant, executive coach, and humanistic researcher. Alison is considered one of the pioneering practitioners in workplace curiosity and her research focuses on the associated mental, emotional, and motivational attributes. Through Intrinsic Curiosity, Alison partners and works with executives across a diverse set of industry sectors with an emphasis in Technology, Media, and Healthcare; and, has a knack for connecting and working with cross-generational teams and leaders through her unique blend of real-world business acumen and evidence-based practitioner expertise.
Liby and Dr. Alison discuss:
What it means to be intrinsically curiosity How to build your stress tolerance The three C’s: Curiosity, communication, collaboration The need for establishing new ways of interacting and connecting with each other in a rapidly changing world The need to find tools that work for you and making space for reflection Challenging aspects of getting a team to gel And more
Alison regularly works with clients focused on multi-faceted leadership, healthy team dynamics, and continuous innovation. Alison has worked with many organizations including Hulu, Verizon Media, Marvell Technology, TransDigm Group, Vanguard, Stanford Health Care, among others. She believes we each are innately curious, we just tend to stifle it away.
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Transforming Difficult Leaders Into Powerful Visionaries With Dr. Katrina Burrus
Libby is joined by the CEO and founder of Excellent Executive Coaching LLC, Dr. Katrina Burrus. Dr. Katrina is known for "fast-tracking leaders to the C-Suite and Beyond" and for "Transforming Brilliant Jerks into Inspiring Leaders." Clients often comment that working with Katrina enlightens leaders to empower co-workers to walk the extra mile. She is a keynote speaker and published, “Managing Brilliant Jerks" and, "Global Leadership" a body of work used by Nestle, Novartis, the World Health Organization, the International Labor Organization, the United Nations, and many more.
Libby and Dr. Katrina discuss:
What it means to be a brilliant jerk The costs of having a brilliant jerk in your organization Calling out brilliant jerk mentality and understanding cultural behaviors Transforming brilliant jerks into inspiring leaders How to become a thought leader within an organization Distinguishing the difference between brilliant jerks and demanding leaders Avoiding uncivilized behavior in an organization
Dr. Burrus has 18 years of experience as the first Master Certified Coach and Founding Board Member from the (ICF) International Coaching Federation in Switzerland.
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Leading with Truth, Justice, and Purpose with Ron Carucci
Libby sits down with the best-selling author, TEDx speaker, and business strategist Ron Carucci. Ron has a thirty-year track record helping executives tackle challenges of strategy, organization, and leadership — from start-ups to Fortune 10s, nonprofits to heads-of-state, turn-arounds to new markets and strategies, overhauling leadership and culture to re-designing for growth. Ron’s experience spans over 25 countries where he helps organizations articulate strategies that lead to accelerated growth, and then designs programs to execute those strategies.
Libby and Ron discuss:
The definition of honesty and how it’s changed over the last several decades Earning trust in the workplace and its importance in success The four predictable factors under which leaders will tell the truth How to know if your leadership skills suck Trends among male and female leaders Why diverse leadership teams perform better than those with less diversity Generational differences in the workplace How to get outside of your own echo chambers And more
Ron has authored eight books including his most recent, To Be Honest: Lead with the Power of Truth, Justice and Purpose. He is a regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review, where Navalent’s work on leadership was named one of 2016’s management ideas that mattered most. Ron is proud to be a member of the Marshall Goldsmith MG100 coaches community. His work’s been featured in Fortune, CEO Magazine, Inc., BusinessInsider, MSNBC, Business Week, and Smart Business.
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Watch Moments of Truth with Ron Carucci
Buy To Be Honest: Lead with the Power of Truth, Justice and Purpose by Ron Carucci
Aligning with Purpose and Decoding the Messages That Guide Us with Perry Marshall
Perry Marshall joins Libby in the leadership lab for the second time to discuss his new book, Memos from the Head Office: Channeling the Muse in Business and in Life. Perry shares an experience he had where someone shared with him a message from God that ultimately led to new business ventures and the writing of this book. The overarching theme that he wants everyone to know is that each and every one of us are all capable of creating a better life for ourselves whether that be through resolving conflicts, experiencing breakthroughs, and more, regardless of your background (social, religious, etc.).
Libby and Perry discuss:
Why it’s important to stay open to opportunities Why many people with a strong prophetic ear come from troubled homes/backgrounds Paying attention to and tuning into our intuition Being compatible with your own convictions The single best habit one can cultivate Creating before consuming And much more
You don’t need to hustle harder, raise your IQ, or earn an MBA to solve your most pressing problems. The lines of communication are open if you’re willing to listen. Memos from the Head Office shows you how to resolve impossible conflicts, access new breakthroughs, navigate jagged situations, and reveal hidden insights.
Memos from the Head Office: Channeling the Muse in Business and in Life by Perry Marshall and John Fancher
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Libby’s Leadership Lab Brings the Fun!
Really enjoyed Libby’s episode with Dr. Bob Nelson
Great conversations with inspiring leaders!
Thank you Libby for sharing your connections and conversations with these amazing leaders! I look forward to each one and to the new perspectives they bring. A great share to encourage and grow your teams!
I LOVE this podcast
This podcast is my new favorite friend when I walk my dog every morning. I pick an episode that I want to learn from or be inspired by and it starts my day off right. I’ve heard Libby’s wisdom many times and can never quite get enough. I’m so happy she has a podcast so I can learn through her passion and insatiable curiosity with her guests. She brings on such a variety of guests and topics. I especially loved the one with Tamara (about her impact in aviation) and Jeremy (on sales NEPQ). Libby (and this podcast) are truly fabulous! My TOP go-to podcast right now!