Spiique was founded in 2018 by three internationally experienced turnaround executives who believe leadership makes all the difference. 


Julia van Graas and David Hewish first worked together in 2007 in London for an internationally renowned turnaround firm.  On returning to Australia in 2013, they teamed up with Stewart Winspear, a fellow AlixPartners alumni who was working in Asia.

Together, they developed the Spiique model to help leaders raise their team’s game during critical moments. It’s about translating talk into action; setting a clear direction, developing tactical plans, prioritising resources, reinforcing accountability and improving transparency.


Spiique helps leadership teams unleash the full potential of their organisation.

Our approach is tailored for every client and each situation.  We blend leadership, guidance and capability building to deliver maximum impact with minimal disruption.


Spiique Development

We develop leadership capabilities within your organisation, using evidence-based techniques developed from decades of scientific research & delivered with the practical real-world experience of our Spiique Leaders.

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Spiique Solutions

We help leadership teams develop self-help solutions that activate their organisation & effectively tackle the competing priorities that are best solved from the inside, by your own people.

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Spiique Leaders

We place our values aligned Spiique Leaders into executive roles, board positions & senior advisor roles when organisations want to change the outcome, and need a guiding, supporting hand in getting there.

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Dare To Lead

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

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 jointly run by Julia van Graas (Co-founder, Spiique) and Michelle Gibbings who are both Certified Dare to Lead™ facilitators.

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

The answers are on the inside

Values led and results focussed, our team of Spiique Leaders are deeply experienced Chief Officers who value autonomy but share a unifying passion: each of us wants to make a difference.

We believe the answers to improving your organisation are found by unleashing the full potential from the inside. We roll up our sleeves and empower your people to focus on what matters – because Spiique Leaders are passionate about making a difference to the way your organisation works.