2017 Keynote Speakers

Libby Gill
Executive Coach, Brand Strategist and Bestselling Author

After nearly 20 years in senior leadership roles in communications at media giants Universal, Sony and Turner Broadcasting, Libby Gill is now CEO of executive coaching and consulting firm Libby Gill & Company. A sought-after international speaker, Libby was also the PR/branding brain behind the launch of the Dr. Phil Show.

Her clients include ABC-Disney, Avery Dennison, CA Technologies, Comcast, Deloitte, Eli Lilly, GoDaddy, Kellogg’s, Microsoft, Nike, Oracle, PayPal and more. A frequent media guest, Libby has shared her success strategies on CNN, NPR, the Today Show, and in BusinessWeek, Time, The New York Times, and Wall Street Journal.

With a focus on helping individuals and organizations “capture the mindshare” – that is, the heads and hearts – of their customers, colleagues and communities, Libby delivers keynote addresses for companies desiring to create a culture of risk-taking, innovation and bold leadership. Her proven “Clarify, Simplify & Execute” process inspires people to increase levels of hopefulness in the workplace by maximizing their “Leadership DNA,” building high-passion/high-performance teams; and increasing employee engagement through authentic connections.

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.

Business leaders including Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh and Dr. Ken Blanchard have endorsed Libby’s award-winning book YOU UNSTUCK: Mastering the New Rules of Risk-taking in Work and Life. Her latest book is CAPTURE THE MINDSHARE AND THE MARKET SHARE WILL FOLLOW: The Art and Science of Building Brands.

Libby is the proud mother of two fabulous Millennial sons - one in college and the other in graduate school. She lives in Los Angeles, CA.

Jane Jenkins Herlon, CSP

Jane Jenkins Herlong, CSP, inspires people's lives with truth and humor. There are a lot of performers who make people laugh, and there are a lot of speakers who give audiences solid principles for living. Jane does both. Combining humor, truth and her award-winning singing, Jane adds pizzazz to her presentations with life skills for helping audiences work smart, laugh often and live their dreams. Jane is also a Sirius XM Humorist, Amazon best-selling author and professional singer.

A recent inductee into the prestigious Speaker Hall of Fame, Jane is one of the 232 men and women to be awarded this honor including former U.S. President Ronald Reagan and General Colin L. Powell.

Jane’s keen sense of humor evolved from being labeled Dyslexic and constantly told, “You can’t do that!” Jane changed the word NO to NEXT and the rest is what dreams are made of.

Jane is the author of three books. Bare Feet to High Heels; You Don’t Have to be a Beauty Queen to be a Beautiful Person is Jane’s hilarious journey from the rows of the family’s Lowcountry tomato farm to the runway of the Miss America Pageant and beyond. What Ta-Tas Teach Us is dedicated to the memory of Jane’s sister who had breast cancer. This book focuses on the importance of women’s health and being proactive staying healthy both physically and mentally. Jane’s third book, Bury Me with My Pearls is an Amazon best-seller in 10 categories including # 1 in parenting/family humor, # 2 in comedy, and # 8 in women’s health. This book, dedicated to the memory of Jane’s mother, is filled with humor, life lessons and Biblical principles.