We enable SME Founders to achieve succession and sustained growth using our experienced coaches and sense-making platform to build a resilient business.

ADAPT was founded on the discoveries made over 22 years building a software technology company called acQuire. During this time we began to truly appreciate the challenges and opportunities many founders face throughout the life of their business. We went on a journey to find a method and tools to support us looking at our business as one system, not a series of departments working in isolation, and discovered little in the marketplace that had this holistic approach.

ADAPT was created to provide just that. Using the knowledge from expert coaches, a tried and tested method and a truly unique technology platform, ADAPT offers businesses not only the why, but also the how,  to help ensure organisational resilience.

We embody the ADAPT principles in our work every day and are always on a mission to improve and adapt our approach as we too, learn what ‘sticks’ and what provides a positive impact for our customers.

Our purpose is to help founders and leaders build resilient businesses.
Our Values

 

We believe building an organisation driven by purpose and values is critical to resilience. Creating an environment centered on high levels of trust and intrinsic motivation ensures people work together effectively. Values have to be clear and truly reflect the philosophy and aspirations of the founders and leaders. Why create an organisation you don’t want to work in?

 

View ADAPT's values handbook
Meet Our Team

Our team is made up of founders, coaches, software engineers, and those that work to hold it all together and ensure we provide our customers with the best possible service we can!

Julian Carrivick

Julian is a recent Software Engineering graduate, joining ADAPT at the end of 2016. He loves all things technology and has a keen appetite for learning which is fortunate given how quickly it is changing!
With over 5 years of experience in support, Julian is very well placed to help you resolve any queries or issues you might encounter while using the platform.

Steve Tapley

Steve thrives off working with stakeholders, understanding a problem and developing software that makes a difference to people. With over 20 years experience in software development, he brings a wealth of experience to ADAPT. Steve enjoys continuous learning, whether it’s technical, business or personal, and getting the best out of his team.

Renae Flegg

Renae has spent over fifteen years working in marketing and communication roles, both in Australia and overseas, and is the Stakeholder Leader at ADAPT.
Renae is passionate about nurturing the ADAPT stakeholder community and believes the relationships you have with your suppliers, customers, consultants and partners are all key to your businesses success. That building strong relationships with who you work with and for is not only a smarter but a more satisfying way of doing business.

Laura Egerton

With over 12 years experience in the web industry, Laura has a passion for all things digital. Laura specialises in both user experience and user interface design and uses these skills to craft a tailored and intuitive experience for ADAPT customers. Laura enjoys exploring the trends in user behaviour in the digital space and finding ways to continually improve our platform using the latest technologies.

Grace Watson

Over the past 18 years Grace has had a broad range of administration experience, working with close teams and keeping things organised and running smoothly.
Grace thrives off working in an environment where collectively we can make a difference with our contributions. She believes the positive impact from helping businesses will continue flowing on to other aspects of life.

Bill Withers

Founder

Bill's passion is in organisation sustainability and in 2013 he founded ADAPT by Design. Based on Bill's experience in the building of a software company called acQuire, he has empathy for entrepreneurs and the need for a total systems approach to building their business.

Suzanne McGrechan

Suzanne has over 22 years’ experience owning and managing her own businesses. She has the knowledge and proven success in developing people and culture supported by effective systems and processes.

David Stephen

Dave is a Chartered Accountant with 35 years’ experience. He has a special interest in forecasting, ownership and international business having been involved in setting up businesses in Asia, Africa, Europe and both North and South America.

Zoe Finlay-Jones

Zoe founded a successful manufacturing business in Sydney for 16 years before selling and moving back to hometown Perth. Her passion is working directly with founders to systemise their business in a way that supports a healthy culture and gets the founder working ON their business not IN it.

Tadhg MacCarthy

Tadhg has a keen interest in the intersection of people, process & technology. He envisions how the ADAPT method can have as positive an impact for organisations as collaborative agile methods do for technical teams.

Gillian Bester

Gillian has 18 years’ experience working with a wide range of businesses to help them solve problems using business improvement, change management, facilitation and training tools. She trained as a zoologist and worked as a journalist and editor before setting up her own consulting business. She enjoys collaborating with diverse teams to create value and having fun along the way.
Start your journey with ADAPT

The process to begin your journey with ADAPT starts by getting in touch about an Organisational Review, an assessment of your entire organisation through the lens of the leaders and the employees. We provide our findings on where your strengths lie, and where there is room to grow with the help of one of our coaches.