Case study three — Core Physio + Pilates

Lee Ajzenman, founder of Core Physio + Pilates in Elsternwick ( had a clear vision when she established her business in 2008.

Backed by her experience, passion and support from her family, Lee quickly grew the business to a two level studio with 14 staff, and hundreds of clients.

Whilst Lee’s hard work and vision had taken her this far, Lee felt that it was time to stop and objectively assess the direction of her business. She applied for assistance from the Mentor Partners Program and was matched with business mentor Leon Kurop

“It was fantastic to have someone with so much success in business, help me assess my business performance and identify ways to improve and grow my business,” said Lee. “I am now much more aware of the strengths and weaknesses of my business and how to objectively monitor how it is going.

“Leon listened carefully, shared his experiences with me and helped me develop strategies to improve the way I manage staff and the operation of the business.

“When I applied, I didn’t know what to expect, but the Program far exceeded my expectations in terms of the practical guidance I received.  I would definitely recommend the Program to other business owners.”

Leon, who has a wealth of experience and success in managing and building businesses across many industry sectors, enjoyed mentoring Lee.

“Lee was terrific.  She always did all her homework in between sessions and it was great to see her learn and take on new ways of approaching her business challenges,” said Leon.

“She is now definitely more informed about the health of her business and how to take action to improve its performance.  Coupled with her energy and vision, I am confident Lee will utilise what she has learned and continue to go from strength to strength.”