About Us

We believe in inspiring action by sharing clever ideas.

Clever ideas need to have a place to be shared to inspire action that makes a positive difference in the world. IdeaSpies is that place and there’s no charge to use it.

Idea Spies are observant people who care about the world and make it better by sharing clever ideas happening around them.

The idea for this ideas platform was born on a trip to Canada in 2015 with my friend Dr Sabra Brock when a guide said ‘Promote what you love, rather than bash what you hate’.

There are now over 1,500 clever ideas, happening now, posted on IdeaSpies. You can easily search the ideas by category and word, share and rate them. The platform shows the most popular as well as the most recent ideas.

If you register to become an Idea Spy you can also comment and add ideas as well as receive IdeaSpies Weekly.  

IdeaSpies Enterprise

The public IdeaSpies is the demonstration model for IdeaSpies Enterprise,  a simple, fun way to encourage ideas from staff.

This short video shows how IdeaSpies Enterprise works https://youtu.be/D48Pzs6QwLM


Lynn Wood, Chief Idea Spy

Trish Kelly PSM, Deputy Chief Idea Spy

Emma House, Little Chief Idea Spy

Shanil Fernando, Developer Idea Spy

Doug Freeman, Communications Idea Spy

Chris Liddell Apprentice Idea Spy

Anne Massey, Champion Idea Spy

Lynette Robinson, Ambassador Idea Spy

Accredited Consultants-IdeaSpies Enterprise

MYbrainwave -Principal contact John Katsiris

The Illingworth Enterprise– Principal contact Sally A Illingworth


Mark Stanbridge, Ashurst Partner, said, “At each of our Boardroom Lunches one of our M+A lawyers presents ideas from IdeaSpies- they enjoy it, and it gives them an opportunity to present ideas they see on Idea Spies to leading directors in Australia.”


Maria Halasz, CEO Cellmid Limited, said  “We posted our idea on IdeaSpies when we had brought a brand new technology to help women with hair loss. After looking at IdeaSpies our entire team became galvanised and even those with no social marketing knowledge, such as our scientists and admin team, got right behind it.”

Sarah Davies, CEO  Philanthropy Australia said, “The IdeaSpies platform is such an exciting innovation. It is a terrific space for not-for-profits to share their clever ideas and inspire others to think about how they can make the world a better place.”

David Pring, Managing Partner Western Sydney, KPMG Australia said “IdeaSpies Enterprise was very well received by staff. It’s thought provoking and easy to use, with no training needed. In the early stages of the trial we made some suggestions which were immediately taken up to improve the platform.

“Staff saw the program as an opportunity to suggest ideas that could improve the way they work. In addition to specific ideas we saw themes coming from the ideas that have led to improvements.

“We believe that, as well as useful ideas and themes, we gained a benefit in improving staff engagement. We’re also very pleased that the winning ideas are attractive to clients and expected to generate extra revenue.”



Top 100 Coolest Companies in Australia 2016 


AICD Company Director Magazine- May 2018

Podcast-May 2018

Ready Fund Go, 8 March 2018

Your Story, 4 Feb 2018

ABNewsWire, 14 July, 2017

Ghacklabs, April 3, 2017

TheNextWeb, March 21 2017

Pledge 1%, March 4 2017

Philanthropy Weekly. Nov 8 2016

Startup Soda Nov 6 2016

Startup Ranking Nov 10 2016


For the IdeaSpies tagline “A Hub for inspiration” -John Roberts UNSW Professor of Marketing with his Master of Marketing class

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