I met Laurie a couple of years ago in the gym where he trains and where I operate my Personal Training business. We struck up a great friendship from there.
After talking to Laurie over a coffee and realising his wealth of knowledge in regards to the fitness industry, I was excited to pick his brains and get his expertise on ways to develop my Personal Training operation.
He has made me see the potential that our business model has for growth and my partner Zuzana will be working alongside Laurie to make this plan a reality.
Laurie’s help has been fantastic. He has helped me to tweak some day to day things that I needed to improve to drive my business forward. In the longer term, has also helped me put a plan of action together for growing my business operation over the short to medium term.
More than anything though, Laurie has become a close friend. He genuinely cares about helping you and is very passionate about getting results. He has made me see the potential that our business model has for growth and my partner Zuzana will be working alongside Laurie to make this plan a reality.
Thank you for all you have done for us Laurie, we are extremely grateful.
Al and Zuzana
Peakperformance365 Personal Training
Getting to know Laurie as a regular at our café, I sought his advice on a complex building planning issue, which we could not find a simple answer to. A minor addition had been made to our operational needs some time previously, which turned out to need retrospective building approval. Although no changes had been made to the building itself, the Heritage Listing of the site made the process of gaining building approval complex.
Laurie immediately saw the best way forward, used his excellent negotiation skills to ensure we followed the right channels, and with a four-step process secured the full range of permits required in only a short time.
Advice sought from other consultants resulted in the response that this was a very difficult issue, and would cost in the vicinity of $5-10,000 and up to 12 months to resolve. We were going around in circles with no-one wanting to help us and we found it overwhelming to say the least.
Laurie immediately saw the best way forward, used his excellent negotiation skills to ensure we followed the right channels, and with a four-step process secured the full range of permits required in only a short time. First contacting the Council, he confirmed what was required in order to gain building approval. This led to gaining preliminary approval for the addition to the site which allowed Laurie to approach the Department of Environment and Heritage with a solution rather than a problem. The DEH gave their approval subject to inspection by a certified builder. The builder inspected and passed the site, and the inspection certificate secured the approval of Council. Laurie’s thorough approach helped to open doors and resolve the issue quickly and cost effectively.
The cafe has just had its best results in 14 years – and Laurie’s assistance with this issue allowed us to remain focused on the success of our business, rather than diverting our time to this minor but complex operational issue. The impact of this situation could have resulted in significant costs, inconvenience and lengthy delays which would have had a very negative impact on our business. Laurie’s business knowledge, ability to see a clear way through, and ability to get our issue in front of the right people was invaluable.
Susie Hudson, Proprietor/Director
Perrotta's at the Gallery
Laurie took the initiative to assist me with general business advice, when he saw I was having difficulty with a complex business situation.
Laurie’s advice and support has resulted in avoiding what could have become a financial disaster, and instead I am now able to focus on the business where my passion lies…
Laurie was able to quickly grasp the situation and see a way forward which had eluded me previously. He explained the process of restructuring my business interests and the procedures to follow to make that happen, in an honest and up front way which made sense. He then guided me through making the difficult decision before me, referred me to expert assistance to tidy the legal requirements involved, and mentored me through the process of building a vibrant and successful business.
Laurie’s advice and support has resulted in avoiding what could have become a financial disaster, and instead I am now able to focus on the business where my passion lies – Club One Fitness, which is now a flourishing 24/7 operation, involves less man-hours, with turnover growth close to 300%, and poised for the next stage of growth. More importantly, the stress and financial restrictions I was burdened with have gone, and I am now making money and am able to enjoy it.
I can’t thank you enough Laurie for your assistance.
Club One Fitness
Laurie Potter is a unique and talented individual.
Once given a brief, Laurie is capable of steering the project from conception to completion in a professional and time efficient manner.
I have known Laurie for 10 years and during that time have engaged Laurie as a consultant on various projects.
Laurie's skills are varied and numerous. Once given a brief, Laurie is capable of steering the project from conception to completion in a professional and time efficient manner.
Laurie is a people's person and has made a lifelong study of people and how to interact with them. Laurie listens to the people he engages with and using this skill is able to achieve his objective without confrontation.
A successful businessman in his own right, Laurie brings a lot of hands on experience to the table.
Laurie is particularly talented in negotiating with senior executives in private enterprise and govemment departments who recognise the ability and degree of experience that Laurie has.
On a personal note I would like to thank Laurie for his friendship over the years and the experience I have gained by observing and listening to him.
If Laurie accepts an assignment it will be because he is completely confident that he can achieve a positive outcome.
Should the reader of this testimonial like to discuss any matter further please feel free to telephone me personally on 0417 883 083 and I will be more than happy to provide details of individual projects that Laurie has undertaken on my behalf.
David Ratliff, Director