Testimonials

Consulting/Coaching

We would like to thank Ray for his support and guidance to iWater over the last three months.

Ray helped us focus our basic and sometimes vague marketing ideas into practical steps, helping us make a marketing program and therefore making it easier to manage, achievable and on target. We are already seeing the benefits!

Ray’s vast knowledge of challenges facing small, family run businesses enabled him to quickly get a handle on our needs and we feel better equipped moving forward.

We look forward to working with Ray again in the future.

Jo Sheppy - i-water

Ray Hodge spoke at many of our events in last years industry briefing nights.

I could tell he knew what he was talking about and was able to keep the members fully engaged in his presentation. His speaking led us to request that he work with the association to consult to our sales and marketing department. Apart from the significant improvement from his work with us he also identified key future areas to help us in our ongoing quest for to be the industry leaders.

Oliver Judd - Executive Director: NECA NSW

Our work with Ray, over an approximate 4 month period focused primarily on streamlining our systems and processes, my personal time management, ensuring we had the appropriate employees performing the work that I didn’t want to do, and then the recording of key result areas.

I have to say that having Ray consult to us resulted in a more streamlined business with processes in place that has made it possible to hire office staff and what’s all the more pleasing (given that Ray is no longer consulting to us) is that I am now working less hours per day, overseeing the operations, with the business continuing to do exceptionally well. Additionally when I am ready for the next phase to grow the business to the next level I will be getting Ray back to assist me with this.

Joanne Puttins - Switch Group, Perth

Ray’s help has been invaluable...

We have worked with Ray Hodge these past eight months. Our business had grown to a point where we really needed assistance with the systems and related people who interacted with the various procedures.

Ray’s help has been invaluable in that we have achieved a more fully process driven business with significant reductions in turnaround time frames, particularly relating to administration, with quoting times reduced by half. Increased role and responsibility clarification of staff and management along with the introduction of a new job management system Ray introduced us to has also helped this to become reality. His ability to spot the key issues has been immensely helpful and are grateful for his assistance.

Brett Matthews - RNM Solutions Pty Ltd Perth

Ray has worked with myself at HEQ for almost the past 12 months. On the passing of my husband, and being 29 at the time, I felt I could do the job of leading the business but needed the additional support that Ray could offer.

He has helped me grow as a manager and provided the tools that I needed to act on the constant issues that came my way. He was a constant support both by phone and in personal meetings and always there when I needed him.

His involvement at HEQ was varied from the designing and establishing budgets that were easy to understand; help through recruitment, staff dismissals and the restructuring we completed; providing back up for me when I was still learning; working on flows for jobs in/jobs out (fast turnaround time for invoicing) etc. He also helped identify and turn around a division within our company that was initially unprofitable. Ray’s contribution to HEQ has been significant both at a personal and business level and recommend him highly.

Francine Burke - HEQ, Dalby

The workplace can be a challenging environment; sometimes employee morale gets de-emphasized in service of increased productivity and profits.

However the reverse is actually the secret; get employee morale right, increase retention, and your productivity and profits have no choice but to increase (often significantly!). Ray Hodge is a master at supporting leaders with crafting powerful strategies to do just that; he’s a trusted navigator and advisor to senior leadership in this context — and there’s a reason. His approaches are tried and true, and they work; his results over his many years in this practice speak for themselves.”

Kelli Richards - President & CEO, The All Access Group, LLC. USA

Being time poor our company relied on what subtle advertising we had in place to attract our trade.

Ray kept us on track to proactively seek new ways to reach our clientele. He made us accountable for our current down fall in customer enquiries and made us take charge on increasing our customer traffic again.

Belinda Brewer - B&B Fabrication

With Ray’s advice and guidance, we were able to regain control of our internal procedures but most of all, our precious time.

By putting simple ideas in place, we saved hours each week. The company was at a point of desperation but within 2 short weeks of having Ray on board, things changed dramatically.

Senior Administrator: Construction

Ray came to work for me on contract as a General Manager for a period of 12 – 18 months. In that time he guided and managed the day to day accounts of the company and helped bring the business out of a very deep and serious financial hole to ride a wave of success for another 3 years.

My big mistake was to not keep him connected with the business for regular checkups and strategic consultation…more fool me.

Darryl - Former Director, Construction/Tourism Company

Ray Hodge is a rare individual who, as a Business Consultant, has the talent to hone in on the true innate strengths of a business in order to increase bottom lines and improve productivity.

This is a man who knows his stuff and could easily rest on his laurels. However Ray maintains a constant vigil on new technologies, methodologies and systems so that his clients have access to the latest opportunities. Dedicated to excellence, when Ray works with you in your business, you are in the very best of hands.

Nichola Burton - The Pushworth Group

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