Libby Wagner is a poet, teacher, writer and speaker who works with organizations large and small, and leaders across the globe, to bring beautiful cultures to work. Libby’s work has shaped many organizational cultures, including Diageo, Philips, Boeing, ST Microelectronics, Oak Ridge National Science Lab and numerous others. She is one of the only poets working in organizations and she inspires others to access and express their leadership artistry, even when they might not normally describe themselves as creative or innovative. Libby, along with artist-entrepreneurs Steven Morris and Owen Ó Súilleabháin, founded The Studio, a change consultancy which utilizes the principles of artistry to foster innovation and build highly engaged organizations. Libby is a founding faculty member of the Institute of Conversational Leadership and Invitas with poet David Whyte, and she was honored as a Nellie Cashman Woman Business Owner of the Year in 2014. She leads two inspiring retreats in Ireland each year, one for women and one specifically for writers who want to deepen their writing practice and productivity. She has been quoted in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review. Each year she works one-on-one with a limited number of entrepreneurs, solo-practitioners, and small business owners to create the work and lives they love.
Libby is the author of Amazon Best-Seller, The Influencing Option: The Art of Building a Profit Culture in Business (2010), What Will You Do With Your 90,000 Hours? The Boardroom Poet’s Thoughts on Work (2016) and three collections of poems, including Like This, Like That(2002), Somehow (2012) and Dancing on the Summer Lawn (NP). She collaborates with Irish musician and composer Owen Ó Súilleabháin in live performance and audio recordings. Together they’ve created Harvest (2015), an audio collection of poems and original music, and the genre-breaking Now This (2017), an embodied experience of spoken word poetry. Check out Libby’s TEDx talk “Own Your Voice” (2015).
Libby has worked with hundreds of individuals to inspire and teach them to locate and express their voices in their writing, work, and creative lives.