Gaby 
Riddington


Managing Director +61 (0) 408 465 332
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Gaby Riddington
Gaby has over a decade of experience partnering with organisations to provide impactful and innovative Executive Coaching, Team Coaching and Leadership Development Programs. As Managing Director of Kipling Partners she leads a regional team of over 35 executive coaches and facilitators, working across Asia Pacific.

As a highly experienced executive coach, Gaby works with C-Suite level clients across global geographies and complex stakeholder environments. She has a demonstrated track record in supporting executives to realise their leadership aspirations and deliver their strategy through building individual, team and organisational capability. 

With 22 years in executive roles, she brings commerciality, an understanding of organisational dynamics, and pragmatism. She creates a challenging yet rewarding environment that accelerates development and achieves sustained change.

Gaby was named the Australian 2000 Telstra Young Business Woman of the Year in recognition of her professional and personal achievements. Originally based on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Gaby and her family moved to Singapore in early 2018. They now call both home. A self-confessed bookworm, she is passionate about travel, snow sports and smart social policy.

Professional Summary

Areas of expertise

  • Influence & Impact – Coaching leaders to extend their leadership style to achieve business outcomes, engage diverse stakeholder audiences & build strategic networks
  • High Performance Teams – Working with executive teams to leverage their collective capability & performance
  • Career Management – Supporting senior executives to proactively develop strategic career pathways
  • High Potential Development – Successful track record coaching high potential talent into C-Suite and senior leadership roles accelerating their leadership impact
  • Enterprise Leadership – Supporting leaders to successfully lead & collaborate across their organisational landscape
  • Agility & Effectiveness – Identifying ‘new ways of working’ that accelerate performance, increase capacity & creativity whilst enhancing personal wellbeing
  • Women in Leadership – Supporting senior female executives develop their capability & confidence to successfully contribute in broader more complex leadership roles.

Background

  • Kipling Partners – Managing Director
  • Hamilton James & Bruce – Executive Director (ASX Listed Recruitment firm)
  • 2000 Telstra Young Business Woman of the Year.

Qualifications

  • Masters of Coaching Psychology & Human Resource Management – University of Sydney
  • Graduate – Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • International Hotel Management – César Ritz, Switzerland.

Accreditation

  • DiSC; The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team; Hogan Assessment Systems; LSI, LI (Human Synergistics); MBTI; The Leadership Circle (TLC).

CEO, Financial Services

“I have never been coached before and was cynical of “another” program.  It was one of the most enjoyable yet challenging experiences I’ve had in my career. It was invaluable to have honest, productive conversations with someone who understood my environment.”

People & OD Manager, Utilities Sector

“I continue to recommend Gaby to my clients for one reason: results. Her expertise in coaching combines with strong insights and compelling rapport to deliver the real change, lasting outcomes, shifts in perspective and capability that many alternatives promise where Gaby simply delivers.”

VP Technology, Global Asset Manager

“Your ability to cut through to what is important and explain it in a way that is logical and easy to digest, was beneficial. I always came away from our sessions with a renewed sense of direction and confidence that I knew what needed to be done.”

Partner, Legal Firm

“I felt she could really relate to me. She is pragmatic, commercial and completely at ease with being a woman in today’s corporate world. I finished the program with an increased level of confidence and a significant promotion!”