Ray Hodge spoke at our national conference on the subject of Authentic Leadership. His presentation was extremely well received, with respondents indicating in our post-conference survey that Ray was ranked equal second speaker out of the eighteen (18) speakers who presented over the two days of the conference.”

Russell Sturzaker - Executive Officer: Refrigerated Warehouse & Transport Association of Australia Ltd


“Ray Hodge made a tremendous contribution to our 2017 Customer Event at Cypress Lakes Golf Course in the Hunter Valley as an After Dinner Speaker. He blended the professional and personal worlds through recounting a range of experiences and insights that resonated with our staff and guests alike and was very well received by everyone present. Particularly, his presence took a ‘sales’ event to a much higher level than it would otherwise be, and this was very much appreciated by our guests. We recommend Ray to any organisation wishing to demonstrate work-life balance and a  ‘whole person’ approach to business.”

Wayne Furneyvall- Servcore


Ray co-facilitated a number of engagement and coaching workshops across our sites in Australia.  His relaxed approach and ability to story-tell worked very effectively in the sessions.  It was a pleasure to the run the workshops with Ray.

Rachel Corcoran: Vice President, Human Resources - Americold


On behalf of the Far North Queensland Branch, Master Plumbers Association of  Queensland, we wish to thank you for the invaluable contribution you made at the June Division Meeting at RSL Cairns.

Your willingness to volunteer your time, energy and advice in areas of Business Management and personal and professional development left our members looking forward to future presentations, if you see your way clear to do so.

We greatly appreciate the time you took out of your busy schedule to join us and thank you for sharing your informative and thought provoking insights and expertise with our attendees.

Many thanks for your time and effort.

ROY WALKER - President FNQ Master Plumbers Association of Qld


“On behalf of the Bundaberg & District Chamber of Commerce, we would like to thank you for your fresh approach to motivating business people to think outside of the box. All businesses face their own challenges, though often can work through a lot of them in a workshop environment in conjunction with a good facilitator. From the feedback that we have received, many of the business leaders left wanting to know more about how you could help.”

Dion Taylor - President Bundaberg Chamber of Commerce

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“I had Ray speak at one of our networking events recently where he was talking about making sure your passion aligned with what you do. I applied what he was teaching to what I do and I got a $4000 idea which I immediately applied and got! Does Ray know what he is talking about? Absolutely! I would highly recommend him to anyone wanting to move forward quickly in their business.”

Vicki Sparks - ConnectWorking

Speaking testimonial

“Ray Hodge of Ignite Business Consulting provided a presentation for the Master Builders Institute of Building Consultants on the 24 May 2011. Ray’s interactive presentation focused on how to run an efficient business with the members, this provided constructive discussions. The discussions provided the members with feedback on their individual business needs. This form of presentation was useful and effective. It was an excellent presentation and we will look forward at having Ray provide another presentation in the near future.”

Karen Haworth, Qld Master Builders - Manager of Planning Services

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“Nice to hear a presenter steer away from pop psychology/coaching.”

Ryan Pinkerton - Pinkerton Accountants

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“Hey Ray, great presentation this morning. We all need to keep our focus on our businesses and not be the fox who is all over the place without any direction, apparent purpose or goal plan. Excellent concept you reinforced.”

Donna Stone - Stone Consulting

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“Thank you so much for speaking at our event last week. The response has been very positive and many of those in attendance have been talking about how to directly market to their prospects which you very clearly communicated…you made an impact.”

Diana Wolters - Profit Pillars

Speaking testimonial

“I wanted to say how wonderful it has been to have you recently present to our members & guests right across the KBN Network. You have a professional & compassionate delivery style.I feel certain that you would connect with an audience of any size. Your material & content are meaningful & especially pertinent to our SME membership. Based on the feedback we have received from members it is clear that you have been very well received & have had a positive impact.Please come back & do another circuit of the KBN groups.”

Doug and Julie Bannister - Key Business Network

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“I found the session to be very informative and could have sat there and listened to what Ray had to say all day!! I very much liked his style (not being the usual ‘loud’ motivational speaker) and enjoyed the interaction he promoted.”

Lisa Cowan - Space Property Agents

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“Ray Hodge is an inspiring, genuine and down to earth speaker. No hype and no ego, Ray’s presentation is all facts and information. I recommend Ray’s presentation for anyone looking to succeed in business and in life.”

Terri Cooper - Terri Cooper Networking Events

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“Ray Hodge was guest presenter at our March 2012 Business Excellence breakfast at Tweed Heads. His preparation for his address was excellent in that he sought background information on all those attending prior to the event. The information offered to a capacity crowd was very well received. He engaged his audience from the start. Ray’s handout notes were amongst the best I have seen in 19 years of conducting monthly business breakfasts for Tweed Southern Gold Coast business people. In summary a very professional performance from Ray who I feel would excel in longer opportunities such as workshops or training. I would recommend Ray Hodge for any organization needing his expertise for solid and practical business ideas.”

John Hurd A.I.M.M. - Principal Business Excellence Marketing and Events

Speaking testimonial

I’ve been frustrated with the traditional ‘sales’ techniques in the reading/education I’ve been doing, as I’d been struggling to find any literature on the approach that I’d been finding successful. You really confirmed that the direction I have is right, and to keep going down this (albeit with a few of your recommended tweaks!). I have a business mentor who’s been pushing me to do the old school harder sales approach, ‘ask for the sale right there’ etc, but I knew it wasn’t right. I now have a much better understanding of why it isn’t right, but without doing nothing as an alternative. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us yesterday.

Rebekah Hurworth Director and Principal Architect, Your Architect

Speaking testimonial

“Your session with my team was professional, informative and very helpful in extending our thinking on behavioural types and the choice of appropriate communication styles to use within our team and with stakeholders.”

Dr Rob Floyd - Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Workshops testimonial

Hi Ray, On behalf of the executive committee of the Master Plumbers & Gasfitters Association of W.A. I would like to thank you for your recent presentation concerning “Workplace Culture”. As you are aware the majority of our executive committee consists of small to medium business’s owners. I had some excellent feedback from all in attendance and I am sure your presentation provoked their thinking to evaluate just what type of culture was occurring within their own business’s. It is a great message and one that would have a similar affect on our Member base of approximately 700 business’s. I look forward to continually receiving your newsletter and will keep in touch in regards to future opportunities. Thanks again Murray

Murray Thomas. CEO - MPA Group. -

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