At our weekly meetings we shared our experiences of Members services which we have used.
Here we take the opportunity to post our experiences through reviews for other members so everyone can know how great they were to work with!
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I needed an accounting programme for my small business so I could keep an eye on cash flow so I spoke to Ellen. She was very knowledgeable about the products available and explained the pros and cons of each programme to me. We decided on a system and she installed it and has trained me up to use this. Even now when I have issues I can ring Ellen and she helps me out. She makes the finance side of business so easy. This should help when I need to visit the accountant as now everything is in one place and sorted for the end of year accounts.
I took advantage of the free phone session that Murray offers and I really enjoyed our conversation. It was very helpful to get Murray's perspective on my business and the issues that I am facing. With his background and wealth of knowledge, I have been able to take away some excellent goals and I am excited to get started on them!
I engaged with Alaina to help me get back on track with my health and wellbeing. Since receiving advice from Alaina I have made quick progress towards achieving my health, and weight goals, and found it very easy to manage. The changes to my diet did take some getting used to but the ability to manage these changes was much easier with proper nutrition. Thank you so much for helping me feel great again!
A big thank you to Leanne Wickham for proofreading my website! I was amazed at how much the content could be improved and how important it is to get it right. Leanne sent a very helpful overview of her recommendations, which made it easy to correct the content myself. It saved me a lot of time and I now have peace of mind that my website content looks professional. And I learned a bit of proper grammar along the way!
Would highly recommend Grahame. We hired him to plaster and paint our bathroom. I was impressed with his communication, turning up when he said he would and his eye for detail. He's definitely in the right business as he takes pride in his work, does a great job at a fast pace and for a fair price.
Working with Alicia as our wedding photographer was the most stress free experience we could imagine- and THAT is saying a lot when it comes to wedding planning!! We weren't even sure we would have a professional photographer due to expense but Alicia offered so many flexible options. She was professional leading up to it, organised on the day(and willing to literally hike through a forest!) and incredibly prompt with the photo turn around. The wee gift bag we received with our beautiful photos was just the icing on the cake. Highly recommended!
I would highly recommenced Paul and his expertise in finding funding for your mortgage needs. He was extremely efficient in finding funds for a fiend of mine within a few hours of her talking to Paul and explaining her situation.
She is delighted with his service and prompt action that was needed in her situation.
It's great when a friend asks you if you can recommend someone to help with their computer problems ... and you can! Then your friend calls you back after a few days and absolutely raves about the wonderful guy you recommended.
from The IT Dept
That's what happens when I recommend Dave Robinson to my friends and colleagues. They all comment on his timeliness, understanding and perhaps more importantly, he speaks plain English! I'm not kidding... :)
Dave looks after my 6 year old Toshiba Tecra laptop which is a real peace-of-mind. If you want an IT expert for your business or home, I'd highly recommend that you pick up the phone and give Dave a call!
My business is very small and all expenditure needs to be thought through carefully. Mike and his team were so helpful and patient. The quality of service was great and even though it was a little job is was done really quickly. If you have any sort of printing to do I would recommend you speak to Mike...Copyland do a lot more than you think.
I’m very pleased to review John as he did a wonderful job on painting the exterior of our house.
The job was quite technical as the house had not had any “Love” for many many years.
Johns unde Standing of paint products and skill in painting meant the result was far better than we could have hoped for.
You’ve turned a house that looked dull, tired and old into a smart light and fresh home!
Thanks John, I would recommend you and your services highly!
I saw Lorraine for a Galvanic spa facial treatment and it was not only relaxing but it made my skin feel amazing. Lorraine really knows her stuff and has lots of tips and useful advice for keeping skin in top condition and reducing signs of ageing. I totally recommend seeing Lorraine and having a treatment or a chat about what your skin needs
Matt was great with helping me to find the best fund and way forward with my KiwiSaver, he was very informative and had plenty of information to ensure I felt like I was making the right decision.
Thanks a million Paul. So gracious and effective in his communication. He managed to negotiate a fantastic new interest rate for our mortgage.
Clear, concise, and supportive PLUS this was SO EASY. I love that I can have a broker do all the work for me and get me a better deal with a lot less hassle than trying to navigate this myself.
Last week Patria and I attended a workshop at Quinovic organised by Rachelle (it was standing room only!). Surprisingly, it was not a 'sales pitch' but a very informative update on what landlords need to know.
Rachelle started off with a cautionary tale of what can go wrong and ignorance is not an excuse! She was followed by a representative from ACC bringing us up to speed on changes followed by a tax expert from IRD who fielded many questions from the audience. Finally there was a representative from an insulation company talking about pitfalls and the new government warm homes requirements. We then had a chance to network over drinks and nibbles.
If you are a landlord or thinking about buying a rental property I'd recommend that you give Rachelle a call and see when the next workshop is scheduled!
I've got a 6 year old Toshiba Tecra which I now use as a desktop. It's given great service and the only upgrade has been to a solid state hard drive. I keep an eye on what's happening with a free version of Speccy (http://www.ccleaner.com/speccy) which gives you a realtime view of how your machine is performing.
I became concerned when I noticed that the CPU was constantly running at a hot 85+c. On checking Task Manager (which comes with Windows 10) the CPU was also running at 95-98% capacity. Neither of these stats are a good look so a quick call to Dave confirmed my concerns. So last Friday I packed up the Tecra and into Dave's Batmobile (1992 Corvette) it went.
I thought that I was the only one who had a magic wand, but no, Dave's got one too and on Monday the Batmobile was back and the Tecra was good to go! The CPU heat is now in the 30 -40c range and working at 20-30% of capacity. The machine is also a lot quieter.
My recommendation is, that if your computer is getting hot and making funny noises then it's time to call Dave; sooner rather than later. Dave is very knowledgeable and better still, he explains in plain English what the issues are. And of course, driving a Corvette, his service is very fast! Highly recommended! :)
I have been working with Expand Consulting for almost a year now and would highly recommend working alongside Sridhar to anyone who wants to see improvements in their life, whether it be business or personal.
I have gained a far greater understanding of myself and my business and look forward to applying many of the techniques I have learned.
If you have any pain or niggles going on I highly recommend Anna Dungey Physiotherapists , based at LesMills.
She was able to diagnose my problem quickly, bringing much needed relief. She has a very professional, caring manner , displaying a deep knowledge of Physiotherapy.
Do yourself a favor and make an appointment to see Anna.
I was fortunate enough to meet Paula in a very tumultuous time in my life. I had just changed every aspect of my life, including moving to Christchurch from Auckland and starting a new business. I decided to join Paula's Mastermind Circle and it quickly became clear in the safe environment created by Paula, that I was quite stuck in my thinking and totally out of touch with what was truly in my heart. Paula was able to help me clarify what limiting beliefs were holding me back from living the life I want and deserve. She then gave me very practical tools to actually change these beliefs, which left me feeling hugely empowered. My sessions with Paula have been life changing and with her expert and intuitive help, I am now well on the way to fulfilling my potential. I can't thank Paula enough for her expert knowledge and genuine passion for what she does. From the bottom of my heart: Thank you for everything Paula, I couldn't have done it without you!
Matt has worked with David and I over a number of months. He has fitted around our ridiculous time frames and has taken the time to understand our business and what we want in life. He has then taken time to give us options, listening to us and eventually coming up with a product that we are very happy with. Thanks Matt for the care you have taken your attitude towards us getting things right for us.
I've been a member of one of Paula's 4 - 6 member Mentoring Groups for over a year. She has supported me, Coached me, encouraged me and enabled me to not only Build my Primary Business but to renew and expand another Business. Paula has a knack to not only hear what you are saying... but also what you are not saying. She also introduced me to The Networkers, for which I am also grateful. Thanks Paula
Grahame did a great job for clients of mine with complete paint through. This included sanding back and gloss painting window sills that were water damaged. They result and standard of work and relationship with the owner was superb.
Thank you Zansie for the Powerslips Lipstick. I put in on this morning and it's still there. I actually put a very, very small touch of clear gloss over the top which gives it a small shine. Normally I leave lipstick on all my coffee cups - well not longer! Thanks so much Zansie.
I completed a Strength Finder course recently with Sharon. From this I discovered my 5 most prominent strengths and with this knowledge and with guidance from Sharon, now have the knowledge to build on those strengths to help me in my business. Thank you Sharon - this very reasonably priced course is a must for anyone wishing to nail and build on their strengths.
I completed the 'Personal Brand' leadership course with Sharon and found it to be invaluable in both my business and personal life. She helped me to concentrate on my delivery, including communication, voice modulation and consistency to name just a few. This course was comprehensive and educational and I would recommend it to anyone who is considering taking up a leadership role, or wishes to improve their leadership skills. Sharon's expert knowledge was conveyed in a professional yet friendly manner and I cannot recommend her more highly.
I have been in Dave's Networkers group for around a year. Recently I was having some significant issues with a slow computer. I gave Dave a try and am really happy I did. He blew me away with his quick and very friendly service. He arranged to pick the computer up, fix it when I didn't need my computer, and return it to me when I did. In a nutshell I can say that getting my commuter fixed was a really easy and pleasant experience from start to finish. I have really enjoyed the much faster computer, and I would highly recommend Dave for any issues relating to computers and computer repair. It is the friendliest, easiest and most pleasant experience I have had with having a computer fixed.
I engaged Phil to doing some investigative work following months of ridiculously high power bills. I was extremely impressed with Phil's diligence and workmanship. He went above and beyond by even helping me deal with the power company. He tidied all areas after him and was respectful of the fact that he was working in my home and not a construction site. It has now been just over a month since Phil was here and I can report that he has reduced my power-bills by two thirds with just some simple changes (I've already save more than double his fee, in just one month!!) I would highly recommend Phil for any electrical work to other customers.
I have had a one off session with Murray Carter of FuturePath. I noticed the sessions affects the following day and I have noticed a considerable change in my behaviour over time. Murray was very professional and I highly recommend this experience.
Angela and her wonderful team did a clean for one of my clients on my recommendation. My clients were blown away by the amazing job they did and they were very impressed with the bucked of tools to get into all those nooks and crannies. No surface was left untouched. If you want your home to sparkle give them a call.
A HUGE thanks to Murray for the session I had with him. I have come away from this session with a new focus on life and a level of calm & stillness in my mind that I haven't had for quite sometime. Murray is a true professional and he really cares about his clients. If you have some obstacles in your life that you are struggling to overcome, I would recommend without hesitation that you make an appointment with Murray.
I know Sridhar through The Networkers' business network. Last evening I attended his 4 hour 'Financial Freedom - What it really is and how to attain it' workshop. I know people who attended his first staging of this program and they raved about it so when I heard that he was running another one, I jumped at the opportunity!
It was non-stop information for 4 hours with only a 5 minute break. The group of 10 allowed for both the sharing of experiences and also having questions answered. It was very much a 'how to' program with step by step instructions on how to implement the changes in your finances both personal and business.
Finally a word of caution. If you are seeking to earn a million dollars in a week with no work on your part then this program is definitely not for you! On the other hand, if you want new ways of optimising and growing your current income then I'd highly recommend that you make a time to have a coffee with Sridhar. Highly recommended!
When a client had only one week's notice regarding an opportunity to present at the Canterbury Tech Summit, he needed us to create his booth signage - quickly!
Alva recommended the material & printing methods that would work best to display his high quality, high tech manufacturing brand, and the result was fantastic. His was easily the highest quality display in the shared expo booth!
Keith and his team are a friendly bunch who go out of their way to help you get your car back on the road safe and sound. They offer a loaner car which is great so you can keep on running your business. Nothing is ever a problem - My whole family wouldn't take our cars anywhere else.
I just love the service offered by Alva at Printable, she came to my office with all the samples of pens for me to choose from and within a week In had the printed pens in my hot little hands. Talk about making life easy for you. Thanks Alva you are amazing.
A huge thanks to Joanna Giles for fun and informative make up classes which my daughter & I did together. It was a lovely mother daughter bonding time and we both learned so much and now we have the confidence to step out in the world with a fresh new face on. Well worth doing!
Vijay spent some time cleaning out my computer from several viruses and installing a new Antivirus to prevent future events. A relatively small charge for several hours work. Computer running better now. Will get him back soon to attend to other issues on computer. A very learned man around IT.
Dayle is unique! He is an expert in the art of teaching people how to be resilient and be the best version of themselves. Dayle is empathetic and encourages people to feel and express whatever they need to in a way which will leave them empowered. This is especially effective with the work that he is invited to do in schools . He is funny, witty, and brings a wisdom all of his own. On top of this I must recommend his skills as a certified Healing Touch Practitioner which has helped tremendously when I have needed it. Two thumbs up is not adequate, thank you Dayle!
Maria's enthusiasm is infectious! Her determination to provide people in all stages of business a platform to learn and grow is second only to her dream of building a strong business family. Without Maria my business would be alone without any of the excellent support of the people around me. Thank you so much Maria. I have learned and continue to learn so much.
Murray provides a wonderful service with his hypnotherapy and does so in a warm and effective way. He knows how to provide a safe platform encouraging the user to talk deeply about their issues so that changes can follow. Murray is professional, kind and very experienced. I fully recommend Murray to anyone wanting to grow either professionally or personally.
If you are wanting a stress free experience (and why wouldn't you?) building a website from scratch or upgrading your existing website then Dana and her team will help you out. She made it very easy and nothing was a problem. I highly recommend hiring BlueFushion for all your website requirements.
My wife manages a property for some friends who are overseas for an extended period. The windows are double glazed and our friends wanted them cleaned inside and out including the frames twice a year. They are absolutely delighted with the job that Rouan and his crew did as is my wife. The price was also a pleasant surprise. Rouan and Cleaned are highly recommended!
People talk about having a break over the holiday season. Last Christmas Eve I ended up having a break ... literally! To cut a long story short, I got knocked to the ground by a large mastiff dog and fractured my tibia bone and spent New Year in hospital and ended up with a metal plate in my leg. One of my first visitors was Deirdre with a bag of herbal tonics which certainly contributed to my quick recovery. I've also had one of Deirdre's speciality HemaViews, and it is highly recommended!
Deirdre's Hemaview was an amazing experience. Seeing my red & white blood cells on her microscope's screen and having her teach me about my blood and what it could tell me was so exciting.
She also found some issues that should be fairly simple to correct, but may have a large impact on my energy levels during the day. Her knowledge base in wellness is impressive.
I highly recommend Deirdre to anyone who is interested in improving their health.