The proof of the pudding
Is the guests who return and tell their friends!


“Ian was entertaining, informative and possibly the best trainer I have ever encountered.” Tyler Henry, Aspley Hornets Football Club

“I was referred to Zealifi’s RMLV training by my broker while transferring a liquor licence to take over ownership of the Miriam Vale Motel. I would have driven 20 hours to do this course. It was very well done. I am going to get my wife to also complete the training.” Mitch Brennan, Miriam Vale Motel

“I recently had my restaurant managers complete RMLV training with Zealifi. I was extremely happy with the commitment to delivering the highest quality training to my team throughout the course. Paul Watson is clearly an expert in his field and is also an extremely animated presenter which made the content much easier for my team to relate back to day to day operations in running their businesses. The entire Zealifi team were above and beyond accommodating from an administrative side to training execution and I would certainly retain their services in the future.” Kim Toovey, Area Manager, QLD Operations, Grill'd

“Incidentally best training session EVER! Patty is a scream! Such a funny and knowledgeable lady. She made boring content much more bearable. Patty is awesome can’t give her enough praise it’s not often you come across someone so passionate about what they do that it’s infectious! She’s the bomb I’d recommend her RMLV session to anyone”. Claudine Battistuzzi, Fisherman’s Wharf Tavern

“Thank you so much Zealifi! Your continued customer service, efficiency and professionalism is greatly appreciated.” - Kate Wallace, Training Coordinator, Food and Retail Services, Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital

“The recent RMLV course you conducted for us was awesome! You guys make my job so much easier.” - Kate Wallace, Training Coordinator, Food and Retail Services, Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital

“I am a campus tutor for Diploma of Events Management at Evocca College in Queensland.  As part of the Events Diploma my students are required to complete their RSA online with Zealifi which we have been accessing now for approximately 2 months. I have dealt predominantly with Mel Kinigalakis and on occasion Ian Griffin who have both been exemplary in their service delivery to both myself and my students. I have requested information at various times, and asked for assistance for some of my students and your team have always responded in a timely and very friendly manner while providing the information that has been asked.  It is a pleasure to work with your organisation for the purpose of providing my students with their RSA through your online services".  Tracey, VET Tutor & Assessor – Diploma of Events, Evocca Morayfield

"We were captivated by both the depth of knowledge and professional delivery. We will definitely get Zealifi back to deliver other training courses to our staff.” - Cherie Hussey, Project Coordinator, Redcliffe Cultural Centre

“Zealifi makes it easy for us to get our staff training done quickly so we can spend more time focused on running our business.” - Loann, Sing Sing Restaurant, West End

Training and Compliance Services

"We are very excited about our new and exciting plans for the future. North Burleigh Surf Life Saving Club worked with Justin McGurgan from Zealifi on our Strategic Plan. Following a half-day workshop, we have embarked on some solid future action plans with diversified revenue streams that are already generating significant income. It has given us a hunger for more diversification both internally and externally. The outcome of a focused workshop with Justin has been a clear plan for the future that will allow us to grow and achieve sustainable new business. The future is looking bright." Matthew Dagg ACCM, General Manager, North Burleigh Surf Life Saving Club

"The Surf Club Nobbys Beach engaged Justin McGurgan and his team at Zealifi to provide us with contract management services to assist our management team to stabilise our supporters club business after some significant past events. Their team were able to support our new manager in individual operational areas of the club that required specialist attention to improve results and achieve targets. They provided a Strategic Review, Operational Overview, Operational Plan Development, Implementation, and  Monthly & Quarterly Management Reports. It provided us a great platform for the future and we recommend their services to other clubs wholeheartedly."
Greg Lindores, President, The Surf Club Nobbys Beach

"Coolangatta & Tweed Heads Golf Club operates in NSW and is a premium 36-hole golf course. A sound Strategic Plan was required to move forward and take advantage of opportunities that were available. Our Board engaged Justin McGurgan from Zealifi to facilitate a Strategic Planning Workshop with a view to assist in creating a strong 3-5 year plan. Following a Marketplace Review, Demographic and SWOT analysis, the Board has created Key Objectives and Action Plans to move the club to a viable and sustainable future. We encourage other clubs to speak to Zealifi about their most important Strategic Plan requirements" - Brett Holland, General Manager, Coolangatta & Tweed Heads Golf Club

"Greenbank RSL Services Club has used the services of Zealifi and its Directors Justin McGurgan and Ian Griffin for many years. Most recently the Committee had a facilitated Corporate Governance review completed with Zealifi that covered our legal obligations as an Incorporated Association. Their deep knowledge of the club industry and their thorough professionalism make them the obvious choice for Corporate Governance and Strategic Planning for clubs of all sizes. Their ability to engage with Committees and Boards generates a lot of trust and goodwill and we look forward to working with them again". Tim Wright ACCM, General Manager, Greenbank RSL

"We used Justin McGurgan and Zealifi for our liquor licensing application for our hotel. We found the Zealifi Team extremely professional, prompt, and helpful in ensuring our licence application was handled quickly and most importantly successfully. Gaining prompt approval was important to our business plans, and we were thrilled with Zealifi’s attitude and delivery of a positive outcome. We will continue to use Zealifi for all of our licensing needs and recommend them to anyone seeking affordable and professional licensing services." - Shane Rettke, General Manager, SERVACO

"We have used Justin and his team at Zealifi to carry out a strategic planning session with my Board and from the first discussion to the actual session Justin provided the best professional service and I could not have been happier with the whole process. My Board, like many others are very hard to engage but Justin had no problems in getting the best out of them on the day. I have known Justin for many years and he is a very honest and diligent professional and he displays this in everything he does. Kingscliff Beach Bowls Club will certainly be working with Zealifi again in the future and highly recommend there wide range of services to assist managers with their Boards and staff".  - P.L. Kelly, General Manager, JP, Kingscliff Beach Bowls Club

“Our club continues to use Zealifi and Justin McGurgan’s services over other providers. We have always received specific and accurate advice in a timely manner at reasonable rates. With the ever changing landscape of today’s hospitality industry it pays to obtain the services of industry professionals such as Zealifi.” - Bryan Jones ACCM, General Manager, The Surf Club Coolangatta

"At Sherwood Services Club we have used Justin McGurgan and the team at Zealifi for our liquor and gaming licensing needs. Over the years this has included gaming machine increases, community impact statements, increase to licensed areas, extended trading hours and more. Justin and his team are very efficient and reliable and provide a very personal touch to all dealings with our club management team. We appreciate their extensive knowledge of not only the relevant legislation and our club, but also their very strong relationship with the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation. We recommend Zealifi for licensing services" - Peter Ward, General Manager, Sherwood Services Club Inc

"Sunnybank Community Sports Club has been using the services of Zealifi and the Academy for many years. Earlier this year we commenced a transition from traditional club bistro style service to a full a la carte, full table service operation. This transition commenced with structured training conducted by Ian Griffin firstly in the areas of guest engagement, product knowledge, and sequence of service. Then training commenced with our state of the art iPad ordering and payment system.

Ian’s naturally engaging personality coupled with his depth of knowledge in both Food and Beverage service has enabled our restaurant team to not only feel confident in taking on board a whole new style of service, but feel inspired by the opportunity provided through the training to actively engage. A key ingredient to the training provided has been the passion that Ian brings to the guest engagement and relationship development.

Ian’s commitment has resulted in a service team that has adapted to technology, a change in style, a change in system, and actively strive to inform and engage and entertain our members and guests. We look forward to Zealifi working with us closely in the future to assist in the development of our skills to further entertain, excite and genuinely engage with our members, guests and our community". Michael Callaghan, General Manager, Sunnybank Community & Sports Club

"Emerald Lakes Golf Club is a premium leisure facility located on the Gold Coast. It has maintained its position as a leader in the Golf Industry and the business sectors in which it operates. We operate in very competitive market where being good is just not good enough. Zealifi has worked with us to deliver an outstanding Leadership Development program over a 12 month period. Part of the program included a Mystery Visitor Survey (secret shopper) at the start and every three months to gauge and measure improvements or otherwise in our teams efforts to satisfy our customers. The principle focus was specifically around the clubs Food & Beverage offering. The survey gave us a ‘first time visitor’ perspective on what they saw, received and most importantly, how we made them feel. The detailed reported we received within 48 hours of each survey was still very fresh so we could act on it quickly. The good, the not so good, and other customer perspectives were invaluable and allowed us to reward and correct behaviours on our team. We made sure we always celebrated great service or initiative shown by own managers or team members. We loved the regular surveys and it definitely helped us shape our future focus. Thank you Zealifi. We highly recommend the Mystery Visitor Survey to anyone wanting an insight into how your customers actually feel." Christopher Bagley, General Manager - Emerald Lakes Golf Club, Gold Coast

“We feel staff training is a priority and with the help of Zealifi we know we are providing the best and safest services continually” - Rebecca Tonsen, Human Resource Manager, Surfers Paradise

Employer of Choice & Raising The BARista

"Awesome! Consistently delivering a very good, reliable quick service, I find the staff and trainers are easy to communicate with. The trainer has a great sense of humour and is very knowledgeable & passionate about the industry. The course was interesting and much better than I first imagined, I found it enjoyable and I actually learnt something!" - Peter Ward, General Manager, Sherwood Services Club

"Zealifi is a diverse company that can benefit any business irrespective of size, we are currently completing our "Raising the Barista" training which is being received well by all involved.
It give us a change to look at our business from the outside in, this can be confronting however this allows us to push ourselves ahead from the others" - Eddie Ross, Food and Beverage Manager, RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast

“Having recently engaged Zealifi to be the Clubs training provider we are very satisfied with the approach they have taken.  Initially to focus on our Management group to have a clear unified direction with such important aspects as customer service has been refreshing and uplifting.  The enthusiasm generated by Zealifi has been revitalising and coupled with their extensive experience and knowledge of the Hospitality Industry our Club can only benefit.  As a consequence of this experience we have engaged Zealifi to carry out some additional work for the Club.” - Mark Carey Hennelly, General Manager, Brothers Leagues Club Ipswich


“It is fantastic to have a training company that knows the ins-and-outs of the industry and a Trainer that understands what it is about from the inside and also makes it a little bit of fun.” - Phillip Humzy, Owner - Maroochy Water Front Resort

“I found Zealifi’s unique training programs to be invaluable as the trainers are outrageously fun and informative, sharing many real life experiences with real world solutions to this industry.” - Amy Layton, Food & Beverage Manager, Rydges Southbank Townsville

“There is no other RTO provider that comes close in terms of specialist skilled trainers delivering excellent training programs, consistent professional and friendly customer service in all aspects.” - Jade Pett, Prentice Properties


"The RSA School Program is absolutely amazing! The trainer kept all of the students fully engaged, is highly informative and most importantly, ‘keeps it real’." - Industry Liaison Officer, Northern Gold Coast High School

“Perfect examples of people who have comprehensive, up-to-date industry knowledge – very impressive.” - Teachers

Customer service

"No job is ever too hard for the team at Zealifi. Time and time again the team performs above and beyond to the call of duty to ensure complete customer satisfaction." - Kara Spoor, Manager, The Exchange, Laidley

School Based Traineeships & School Training - Student

“You guys have been amazing through this whole experience. I actually have a future sorted now and I have the qualifications to back up my applications for the future.” - Student (The Academy Awards for Excellence School Based Trainee of the Year Winner 2012)

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