Spiique Up! Transforming your team environment by developing brave leaders and courageous cultures.

Why this course?

In an increasingly complex and ever-changing world, we need braver leaders. Leaders who have the courage to step up, lead change and drive outcomes and to do so with empathy.

The good news? Courage is a learned skill – it’s teachable, measurable and observable.

Based on the work of Dr Brené Brown, this two-day program is your chance to equip you and your team with the courage-building skills they need to excel in today’s world.

This program is life-changing. The content is powerful and is something every leader would benefit from on their journey to being a better leader and better human.
— Judy Greenslade, Group Head of People, Panthera Finance

Is this course for you?

Do you want to:

  • Be a braver and more courageous leader?

  • Build a courageous and resilient culture?

  • Create an environment that supports innovation, creativity and change?

  • Accelerate you and your team’s development and performance?

If so, then this is your chance to embrace the steps towards courageous leadership.

This program is jointly run by Julia van Graas (Co-founder, Spiique) and Michelle Gibbings, Change & Leadership Expert, who are both Certified Dare to Lead™ facilitators.

Benefits of the course

You’ll walk away from the two-days inspired to think and act differently:

  • Understand why vulnerability (uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure) is the foundational skill set of courage

  • Recognise that vulnerability is the birthplace of many of the behaviors that define daring leadership including creativity, accountability, and difficult conversations

  • Understand the critical role that self-awareness plays in daring leadership

  • Understand that it’s armour – not fear – that is the greatest obstacle to daring leadership.

  • Know that courage is a collection of four skill sets that are measurable, observable, and teachable, and be able to put them into practice

  • Identify the four skill sets that make up courage and how to use them effectively: rumbling with vulnerability, living into our values, BRAVING trust, and learning to rise

  • Recognise that daring leadership requires showing up for hard conversations and rumbles, including giving and receiving feedback

Our promise to you – if you don’t find the course worthwhile, then we will refund the cost of the course.

This course has changed the way I think about leading people. Practical insights into how to think about and prepare for tough conversations.
— Jarrod Harrington, Head of Technology – Delivery & Transformation, Tabcorp Holdings Ltd

Course participants receive

Two days of training – packed with activities, case studies, latest ideas and research, and practical tools that can be applied at work:

  • Dare to Lead™ workbook and materials

  • Copy of Brené Brown’s book, Dare to Lead

  • On completion of the 2 days, Certificate as Dare to Lead™ Participant Trained

  • Full catering throughout the two days

  • Reading list, resources and activities for further learning

  • Access to ongoing material and learning ideas post the session

Your facilitators

Both Michelle and Julia have extensive experience facilitating leadership teams, peer teams and in tact organisational teams through complex change and leadership development. Part of the first global cohort to become Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitators, they have partnered together to support organisations wanting to build brave leaders and sustainable organisations.

Julia van Graas

Co-founder of Spiique | Interim Chief ‘x’ Officer | Turnaround Director | Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator

Michelle Gibbings

Change & Leadership Expert | Career Mentor | Speaker | Author | Media Commentator| Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator

Course Details


Dates: Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd November 2019
 Dialogue – Melbourne, 50 Lonsdale, Melbourne Vic 3000



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Early bird rate

Book before Thursday 7th November and pay only $1,880 inc GST (Use code: earlybird-daretolead).

Standard rate

$2,090 inc GST.

Group discount (4 people or more)

And pay only $1,670 inc GST per person (Use code: groupdiscount-daretolead).

Our promise

If you don’t find the course worthwhile, then we will refund the cost of the course.

Read the course Terms & Conditions.




Praise for the Dare to Lead™ program

Great course for anyone looking to build their leadership toolkit out further. Recognising armoured leadership habits and how you can change them was my biggest takeout to take back to my team.
— Johanna Sales, Risk, RaboBank
I was initially put off by the whole vulnerability and shame research this training was built on, but getting through this, I have found the training very insightful and thought provoking.
— Tony Graham, Delivery Lead (Media), Tabcorp Holdings Ltd
This was great time to reflect on my feelings, behaviour and values and understand how they affect my work and home life. Michelle and Julia did a great job of facilitating this process by also injecting some real work experiences.
— John Ginerva, Team Leader – Shared Data Services, Tabcorp Holdings Ltd
Many insights about self which will go a long way for personal / professional development. It was an engaging and inspiring workshop.
— Alison Aqulinia, Project Change Communications Consultant, Hesta
It was a great course that immersed us into insights and well researched learnings. It is helpful to go deep with Brené Brown’s theory and to connect dots on how this may help me and my organisation evolve.
— Tina Brunet, Service Designer – Employment, Vision Australia
Very interesting content that provides you with practical tools to take back into your workplace that will drive staff engagement and fulfilment.
— Kynan West, Partner, MiFi


The four skillsets of courage

RUMBLING with vulnerability

LIVING into our values


LEARNING to rise

Dare To Lead Spiique