What Our Clients Are Saying
We work with a range of New Zealand mid-market businesses that are serious about growth. We use international best practice and the world-leading and proven business frameworks Scaling Up and Outthinker to drive and manage growth, build capability and achieve scalable and sustainable success. Take a look at what some of our clients are saying.
Paper Plus Group
“When the environment is super competitive and the opportunities are plenty, having a robust framework to help develop both strategy and execution is powerful. When that is allied with a knowledgeable, results-focused coach like Leigh Paulden, then you really are set up for success.
Sam Shosanya, CEO – Paper Plus Group
“Scaling up a business is such an exciting and challenging journey, fraught with unknowns. SSBG brings focus through great systems, however, having Leigh Paulden coach you in the journey just adds so much more breadth & depth to those 'must get right' decisions. I unreservedly recommend him.
Richard Ball, CEO – Anytime Fitness NZ
“It is no coincidence that since we've engaged Leigh - we have enjoyed consistent growth and success. Implementation of the methods Leigh has introduced has meant we now have our people right, our values established, and focus and direction like we've never had before. This inevitably is delivering great results profit-wise, and in terms of our business's position and contribution to the marketplace.
Mark Bishop, General Manager – Active Healthcare
“Carus Group has been working with Leigh since October 2015 to implement the Gazelles Rockefeller Habits. As a new company wanting to grow quickly Leigh has helped us to think big strategically, ensure our systems and processes are set up to cope with the growth, and to stay focused and aligned as a team. I strongly recommend Leigh and his services to anyone who wants to achieve great growth and take their business to the next level.
Harvey Fisher, General Manager – Carus Group (2017 Deloitte Fast 50)
Touchpoint Group Ltd
“Leigh works with myself and my management team to continually challenge our business to continue to grow systematically and profitably. He has coached us through the various aspects of the Gazelles framework to great effect. The process and extra discipline has brought improved focus on key deliverables plus accountability right across the business. Leigh surprises us with helpful anecdotes and examples that encourage my team and I to push across comfort lines successfully. We continue to leverage Leigh’s talents and experience.
Frank van der Velden, CEO – Touchpoint Group
“Working with Leigh has had an outstanding impact on our business. We are unlocking the potential within SnapComms and the rate of growth (and everyone’s enjoyment of that growth) has increased dramatically. Highly recommended!
Sarah Perry , CEO – SnapComms
“My CFO and I attended a Scaling Up seminar in September 2014, which we enjoyed greatly, and we immediately saw the benefits of applying these principles to our business. In reading Verne’s book and reviewing the associated materials, we quickly identified that there was a great deal of information to absorb, interpret and apply to our business.We then sought assistance and were introduced to Leigh Paulden – whose input has been incredibly valuable. He has communicated the fundamentals of the Scaling Up program in our language, assisted us to identify barriers and make several significant decisions to remove these – this has transformed how we see ourselves and our ability to move ahead with speed. We have recently had the confidence to introduce our wider management team within our regular meeting program. This has been received with incredible support. I strongly recommend Leigh and his services. The benefits of developing a positive, focused and results based environment, with significant additional business value, greatly outweigh any investments we have made.
Ross Johnson, Managing Director – Global Security
Pacific Hygiene Ltd
“Pacific Hygiene has been working with Leigh Paulden for the last 20 months. During that time our Senior Management Team and myself have enjoyed working with Leigh, where we have all been challenged to fully understand the changes in the marketplace, what’s driving them, and how we must position our company to successfully continue to grow profitably in the future. Working with Leigh has also grown our Management Team as individuals, allowing them to contribute more and assist the company to achieve its full potential. Implementing the principals of the Rockefeller Habits, with guidance from Leigh, means that we are all aligned and motivated to achieve whatever is possible. I look forward to continue working with Leigh in the future and would recommend him to any business wishing to grow aggressively in the marketplace.
Rod Downs, Managing Director – Pacific Hygiene Limited
“Leigh is an invaluable partner to our business. He brings high level strategic thinking and wisdom through experience to our company. His ability to see into the future and predict risk has helped us shape the direction for our company. As a recognised and qualified international Gazelles Coach Leigh brings thought leadership to both operational and governance aspects of our business. Leigh is a consummate professional and delivers genuine value back into our company through strategy, planning and identifying business risk.
Brendan Sullivan, CEO – Conversion Foundry
Intueri Education Group
“The Gazelles Rockefeller Habits was the perfect tool for Intueri Education Group to navigate the integration of 5 new businesses across 10 different locations in New Zealand. The implementation quickly resulted in improved revenue and EBIT performance and more importantly provided a sustainable platform to drive growth and the strategic direction of the business for many years to come. I highly recommend Leigh and the Gazelles Rockefeller Habits to any small-medium growth business looking to take their team to the next level.
Glen Dobbie, Non-Executive Director – Intueri Education Group
“Learning and implementing the Rockefeller Habits with Gazelles International tools into Taurus Group has made a huge difference in the clarity of direction, focus on the right priorities, improved communication within the business and faster execution. This has resulted in strong revenue growth, stronger cash flow and a very large improvement in net profit. I consider this a must for any leadership team looking to grow its business.
E Wayne Bailey , Director – Taurus Group Limited