Libbie Landles-Cobb


What I care about: I'm a self-professed talent nerd. I have committed my career to supporting the tremendous asset we have in the nonprofit sector—the millions of dedicated and talented leaders who have devoted their lives to making the world a better place. I want to help them be more effective, stay and grow in the sector, and have fun doing it.

What I bring to this work: My father was homeless for many of my formative years, an experience that made me understand how critical it is that we invest in and support social services across our communities. A short stint in the business world made me realize my heart was alongside all those who provide that critical community support.

My favorite projects: My work on Leading for Impact has been the most powerful of my career. Being able to work alongside leaders and their executive teams to do important strategic work and build their capacity and capabilities as leaders is a tremendous privilege.

My expertise: Strategic Clarity, Executive Teams, Leadership

What I do outside the office: I have two young kids and a wife. Am I supposed to have time for hobbies? I love to garden and attempt crafty projects. Before kids, I was an avid choral singer, but now I’m just “that mom” singing too loud in my kids’ music classes. 

Education: I have a BA, magna cum laude, in Mathematics and Music from Wellesley College, an MSc in Sociology from Oxford University, and an MBA with highest distinction from Harvard Business School.