I Loved every minute of your teaching! Extremely grateful to have opportunity to have you cross my path n become part of my life n experiences. Thanks💜

Narelle - Ingham Disability Support Service

I have just received some excellent feedback from a participant at the Out of the Box Conference in Maryborough where Laurie facilitated a NDIS workshop. I would like to thank Laurie for her professionalism and commitment to this project and for her support of Connections


Troy Robinson - Operations Manager Connections Inc


I attended the Out of the Box Conference in Maryborough and had the pleasure of meeting and attending the spotlight session with Laurie Perkins. As a worker in the Mental Health sector there has been a lot of uncertainty created around the NDIS. I was most impress with the amount of work that has already been completed in terms of readiness but I was blow away by the system and commitment demonstrated to help people in the most practical way by the development of Connections Participant Readiness workshop which Laurie created which will be invaluable to many people.


Heather Barber- Support worker- PHaMS, Community Solutions



Laurie has mentored me for 12 months throughout 2013. In this time she has helped me push through barriers, think creatively, and achieve my goals. She inspires me with her passion and innovative ideas and motivates me to reach new heights. She brings a wealth of knowledge and wisdom to every conversation, which comes from many years of experience, which assists and guides me in my decision-making process. Laurie is a wonderful mentor and role model.


Lewis Kwarcianyi



As a professional who is committed to the tenets of social justice, and using creative strategies to engage with complex issues, I value working with another likeminded practitioner. I have been fortunate to work with Laurie on a number of such ventures, and have been impressed each time with her capacity to bring to successful conclusion multi-layered projects. Her extensive experience as an educator and small business manager with a background in leadership, management and public health is a clear advantage. Laurie uses her vast skills base to offer support, guidance and mentoring to colleagues and I treasure her willingness to share these whenever we co-create on a Project.


Gai Lemon 
Program Manager 
Queensland Association for Healthy Communities


 I have worked with Laurie over a period of several years in a number of different capacities. She is a committed individual who is never phased by challenge but actually thrives on it. Laurie is constantly tackling new frontiers in her working life and her personal endeavours. She works collaboratively and always gives her maximum to any role.


Adele Strong
ANZ Bank Manager


I wish to express my appreciation for the excellent level of support Laurie provided during the delivery of her training. The professionalism and dedication she exhibited in the execution of her duties has provided a number of positive outcomes. It is clearly evident that staff will enjoy the benefits of her training. I would like to take this opportunity to mention the great method of instructional techniques demonstrated throughout the program. Finally I would like to strongly recommend other businesses explore the potential learning outcomes she provides. The professionalism and commitment she demonstrated throughout the program enhances the marketing and branding of her organisation as a whole.


Ivo Martinac

Operations and Maintenance Manager

Lend Lease


Laurie Perkins has worked for Connections over the past four years, taking on a number of taxing roles. Laurie always commits 100% of her time, passion and commitment to each and every project, being driven to meet all KPI's and achieve positive outcomes for all. Laurie is a professional, skilled project worker who has displayed an extremely flexible and adaptable approach to the ever changing environment in which we work. 

Karen Thomas-Goldsmith
General Manager
Connections Inc. 

Published August 23, 2023