Gold Coast co-captain David Swallow already believes recruit Brandon Ellis is providing a winning influence to the club.
The Suns landed the dual premiership player from Richmond at the end of last season.
At 26 the wingman has plenty of footy left in his career but Swallow says he and his teammates are soaking up all they can from a player who spent so long at such a successful club.
"Obviously Richmond are doing a lot right over the last few years so certainly sharing with the boys and the whole group what his experiences were with Richmond," said Swallow.
"We're all learning a lot from that and how best approach the season and approach even just life in general, he's brought a lot of maturity."
Swallow is probably absorbing more than any of his teammates, with the pair now living together following Ellis' move north.
The Suns picked up last year's wooden spoon with just three wins in 2019 but Swallow is adamant the club isn't far from turning a corner, similar to that experienced by Queensland rivals Brisbane.
The Lions went from finishing 15th in 2018 with just five wins to their first finals appearance in a decade last season after a remarkable season where they won 16 games and narrowly missed out on the minor premiership.
"Once we get that belief in the group and it's certainly building," Swallow said.
"Bringing someone like Brandon Ellis into the group, who brings such energy and such excitement, it's contagious and the rest of the group is feeding off that at the moment.
"We've just got to keep training hard and we're confident things will change."