Meet the founding CEO

Growth Focused, Human Centred in Action.

Say hello to Gabby!

Gabby Hartin

Learn ● Change ● Grow

Gabby is a bundle of energy and passion when it comes to her latest thought leadership, helping to inspire and develop the next generation of leaders and managers to become Growth Focused and Human Centred (GFHC). 

Just ask her to deliver her unplugged, game based and graphically recorded ‘pitch’ and you’ll be swept up in her serious fun, exceptional knowledge and experience in this space.

This passion is founded on her 30+ years teaching and leading in Australia and all around the world, both students, international teaching faculties, and leadership teams across four different continents within international settings (teachers, by the way, are the ultimate Growth Focused, Human Centred Leaders).

"Growth Focused, Human Centered Leadership starts with SMARTS and HEARTS and develops potential effortlessly from this base'

Learn ● Change ● Grow

Gabby transitioned her unique leadership approach to the Business world over 15 years ago and has been inspiring both old and new generations of leadership and management ever since.
On any given day you’ll find Gabby dividing her time between exceptional ‘thinking’, collaborative ‘doing’ and insightful ‘being’ – modelling the uniquely human traits that will take us forward into the Digital Era and the Future of Work.


This can include anything from ‘ideating’ the next instalment in her Leadership Curriculum or social media content writing, to humorously pitching to her prospective partners and clients – watch out in that space, Gabby willingly confesses to being the ‘boss’ of the boardgames when she was growing up, (but she’s past all that now, she promises!) It can be hard to pick out who has the most fun during these pitch sessions!



Gabby likes to balance her time between bringing her unique development programs to life and delivering them to her diverse audiences for real time impact. Whether this is coaching and mentoring her handpicked clients, guiding her course participants in the adoption of new mindsets and behaviours, or challenging audiences at her speaking events, she is dynamic and thought provoking – you certainly feel inspired to work hard and live up to her generous expectations.

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After a devastating road accident 9 years ago and a breast cancer diagnosis less than 12 months ago (one of two diagnosis’s 6 weeks apart within her immediate family), Gabby has lived and learned the lessons of setback, struggle and resilience. From this journey she brings the addition of profound insights into the importance of wellbeing, grit and mental health into her programs.

During her road accident rehab, she spent time working for a variety of different leaders and managers across various industries under different roles and was shocked at the widespread prevalence of toxic and destructive leadership styles infiltrating our organisations and impacting on the health, wellbeing and potential of their people. 

With her background knowledge of 

Growth Focused, Human Centred Leadership from the best in the world, 

to the alarming statistics of employee retention and turnover due to bad managers and leaders, and 

the World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs Report identifying uniquely human traits within their top 10 trending skills of 2022, 

Gabby knew she had found her next purpose in life.

With original and insightful models such as the

Realised Potential Framework ,

The 3 Secret Superpowers of Growth Focused Leaders,

Languaging the components of human potential,

The 9 Step Methodology to COACH to GROW and

Excellence in experiential and immersive teaching and learning,

Gabby’s company, Higher Curve delivers thought leadership, programs & keynotes to develop the next generation of Leaders and Managers and turn the tide on wasted potential and damage to wellbeing.

Finding the simplicity in the complexity

Gabby proudly brings her next venture, Higher Curve to the market with proven results blended with innovation, renewal and vigour.This is the essence of Higher Curve.We’re here to find the simplicity within the complexity for diverse organisations.
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