Libby Wagner, poet, author and speaker, is one of the only former poetry professors warmly invited into the boardroom. Libby is a trusted advisor for presidents, CEOs and executive directors, and her work has shaped the cultures of numerous Fortune 500 clients, including The Boeing Company, Nike, Philips, ST Microelectronics, Diageo and Costco. Using her unique approach, programs and seminars, Libby empowers those with whom she works to clearly articulate what they want, why they want it, and how to ask for it, creating the poetic difference. Driven to help individuals and organizations move to their creative edge, Libby helps others not only to find their voices, but also to stand solidly and confidently in them to create the work and lives they love. Working with Libby includes diving into the extraordinary: she has the uncanny ability to help you select exactly the language you need to communicate in ways you’ve never done before.
An inspiring speaker and performer, Libby is sought after by organizations and associations for events, keynotes and creative leadership seminars, and has been featured along-side speakers such as Suze Orman, John Foppe, and Meghan McCain. Libby’s work attracts an international audience of participants, and her commitment to ethics, coupled with her pragmatic engaging style, leads to sold-out audiences and standing-room-only events. Her transformational retreats offer business leaders the opportunity to gain clarity, articulate their visions, and influence the success of their teams and organizations in a way that is wholehearted and satisfying at the same time. David Whyte, internationally known philosopher and poet says that “Libby brings together insightful perspective, robust inquiry and a passion for words in ways that are certain to redefine the world of anyone who has the privilege to work with her. She has the rare ability to combine the power of the artist with the sheer practicality of a sound business mind.”
An award-winning faculty member, Libby holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Poetry and is a graduate of the prestigious Million Dollar Consulting® College—a perfect symbiosis for the poet pragmatist. Her contributions to the consulting profession garnered international acclaim in her 2008 induction into the Million Dollar Consulting® Hall of Fame, and her trusted advisor status expanded with her selection in 2010 as one of only two dozen people in the world certified through Alan Weiss’s Mentor Mastery™ Program, where she mentors entrepreneurs, consulting service providers, professional speakers, and small business owners.
She has been quoted in the New York Times and The Harvard Business Review and authored several hundred nationally run professional articles. Her monthly featured column, “The Culture Coach” is a fantastic resource for thousands of business owners in the retail industry. She has also served as a featured guest blogger for numerous online publications, including Business2Community.com, HerCircleEzine.com , WomenGrowBusiness.com. She is the author of the Amazon best seller, The Influencing Option: The Art of Building a Profit Culture in Business, poetry collections Like This, Like That, and Somehow, and forthcoming new non-fiction, The Poetry of Persuasion.