Laurie and Paul are both titans in the business world. Their time as friends goes way beyond that. The two met in the final years of Fitzroy Football Club. Both were elite players. And both demonstrated the off-field people skills required for networking.
Paul was to go on from playing to becoming a senior coach. His time at the Sydney Swans has become the stuff of legends. Most notably, Paul led the Swans out of their drought to triumphanyly claim the 2005 AFL premiership.
Laurie juggled many projects. This was the result of being talented at many things! From teaching and writing, Laurie served as a Board Director. He then followed the natural path to coaching others. He continues to work in the field of career coaching, staff training, recruitment and outplacement.
Laurie and Paul have continued their business relationship and their friendship. They keep fit by walking with a group every Sunday morning. Their interest in Aussie Rules continues as well. High level discussions on coaching, leadership, and club culture form the basis of many spirited discussions.
From the early days of playing on the same team, we at Communus are very proud to bring these two legends together where they belong: front and centre of a networking event where the discussion of connecting and improving is the focus.