18/2/16 Driving to Perfection testimonials...
“Put simply, John Barley is a visionary. While many in the insurance industry are focused on paying losses, John has devoted his career to preventing losses. However, John’s loss prevention roadmap is quite unique. John starts with the premise that for a company to be healthy, its employees first must be healthy, physically and mentally. John’s approach, therefore, is holistic. He helps his clients prosper by providing them with tools for individual and organizational health. When these related components are functioning well, then sustained loss prevention can occur. While some may consider John’s approach as common sense and intuitive, then I would have to ask why more companies do not integrate this into their cultures. John is launching a true revolution in New Zealand, and it is an honor for me to support John as he executes upon his vital mission.
Brian Fielkow (CEO of Jetco, Texas USA)
"I have known John initially as a business colleague and then as a good friend. In business John has always been a lateral thinker, displaying a curiosity and exercising an inquiring mind is second nature to him. Without these qualities he wouldn’t be John Barley! In our industry many have been well employed and seen as productive who have only just done the job. John takes a serious interest in doing much more than just ‘the job’ and from this approach and its execution his colleagues and clients invariably benefit."
"John is never afraid to advance a new or speculative idea and to debate and discuss it without fear or favour. He is a good listener as well as a convincing arguer. These days when we meet, whilst we still have a strong and worthwhile business relationship, most of our time is taken up by good conversation exploring the wider issues of life rather than the humdrum of day to day business matters. John is a favourite person for me to visit and often, when I have some spare time during a visit to Auckland, I will go out of my way to at least have a brief catch up. Always I come away from these visits with a new idea, a fresh way of looking at an issue or at the least stimulated and refreshed. Spending time with John is an excellent idea in itself."
Murray Rosser (Director of Rosser Underwriting Ltd)