better organisations

Chris Hughes Managing Director at Harrier LLC

"When I was looking for a partner to support us with our culture change programme, I met with several different organisations, but as soon as I sat down with Rick, I got a strong sense of genuine partnership. Many organisations have a great story to tell, but it feels like they leave you to pick out the relevance and adapt it to your organisation. With The Zone, that partnership means they really take the time to understand your business, your people and what you want to achieve and work with you to build a sustainable change programme. Twelve months in, I think we’ve made tangible progress with Rick and Paula’s support and I would have no hesitation in recommending them to any business committed to changing their organisational culture into one built around the core values of open and honest collaboration, transparency and trust."

Chris Hughes Managing Director at Harrier LLC

Mark Bayliss Chairman CSG Pty Ltd

“I believe every company needs a good head and heart in place to have a sustainable, growing business. Head means strategy, objectives, the road map. Heart is the being. The head won’t survive very long without the heart. At the end of the day it’s all about people. About relationships. Relationships with clients, customers, suppliers, employees. And this is where the heart comes in. Liam and The Zone bring out the heart. They make it real. It’s dynamic, bespoke and the work comes alive in the organisation. This is the 4th time I have worked with Liam and The Zone, so it obviously works.”

Mark Bayliss Chairman CSG Pty Ltd

Nick Read CEO Vodafone Group

"Ultimately, as a CEO, we can all drive short-term results, but the true mark of an exceptional leader is that they leave a legacy, an organisation that has defined its true mission that inspires customers to engage and ultimately recommend you. Liam and The Zone have a challenging model, but if committed, your business can be transformed.”

Nick Read CEO Vodafone Group - January 2013

Andrew Ferrier CEO Fonterra - August 2011

"The program ‘This Is Fonterra” helped us to define our identity. The result was much better alignment across the organisation, a much more cohesive and proud culture and a big step forward in building pride in our organisation. It was truly defining for Fonterra, and we couldn't have done it without The Zone."

Andrew Ferrier CEO Fonterra - August 2011