Unleash Your Potential

David Wilkinson

Unleash Your Potential Podcast is dedicated to helping people unleash their full potential by navigating areas such as - personal performance, mindset, health and stress in our modern world.

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Episodes

#011 How to Build a High Performing Team - Special Joint Episode with Tom Cockerill
Jun 3 2024
#011 How to Build a High Performing Team - Special Joint Episode with Tom Cockerill
I sit down with Tom Cockerill. Tom is co-owner and director of group sales for Cockerill & Co group, which specialises in mentoring, sales, and training for flooring companies worldwide. He is also co-founder and head of sales for digital marketing company Truth Digital.   In this episode, we share our insights on leadership, team building, and the importance of hiring based on core values and attitude rather than just skillsets. Whether leading a small team or a large organization, this episode is packed with golden nuggets to help you become a more effective leader and foster a thriving team culture.Key Topics Covered:The Importance of Diverse Skillsets in Teams:I emphasise the value of having team members with different skill sets but aligned core values.Real-life examples of how diverse perspectives lead to innovative solutions and better decision-making.Hiring for Core Values and Attitude:Strategies for identifying candidates whose values align with your organization.The benefits of a creative hiring process include video applications to assess candidates beyond their resumes.Developing Effective Leadership Skills:Why emotional intelligence is crucial for leaders.The distinction between managing and leading, and how true leadership is recognized by your team.Practical tips for self-awareness and managing personal emotions to influence your team positively.Building a Resilient Team Culture:The role of regular team meetings and performance reviews in maintaining accountability and motivation.Creating an environment where employees feel valued and are encouraged to contribute ideas is important.Implementing a Robust Hiring Process:How to develop a thorough hiring process that includes multiple interview stages to ensure the right fit.The significance of aligning new hires with the company’s vision and future growth plans.Leadership Accelerator Program:Introduction to the Leadership Accelerator course designed by myself.An overview of the course structure, including modules on emotional intelligence, leadership excellence, hiring, communication, and building a resilient future.The importance of practical implementation and accountability in the program.Actionable Tips:Hire six months before you need to fill a role to ensure a thorough recruitment process.Focus on hiring for attitude and values rather than just skillsets.Conduct regular team meetings and performance reviews to foster accountability and continuous improvement.Develop your emotional intelligence to lead more effectively and create a positive team culture.Connect with Tom:LinkedIn: Tom Cockerill Learn More about the Leadership Accelerator Program:NOTE: The leadership Accelerator Program can be joined by ANYONE who wants to be a better leader. It's not just for people with flooring businesses.Visit the Leadership Accelerator Program for more details and to schedule a call with David or Tom for a personalized discussion about the course and how it can benefit your organisation.To connect with me beyond my podcast, head over to my social media channels Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/davidwilkinsoncoach/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidwilkinsoncoaching/ Website: www.iamdavidwilkinson.com
#10 Ian Proctor - Building a Business, Handling Heartbreak and Achieving Flow State
May 17 2024
#10 Ian Proctor - Building a Business, Handling Heartbreak and Achieving Flow State
My intention for my interview-style sessions is to showcase to the listeners the impact coaching can have on our performance and, when done correctly, how it can unlock our true potential. So, I wanted to bring real clients onto the show and have a conversation about their journey, experience, and results from coaching, as well as insights and wisdom my clients would like to share with listeners. In this unique interview-style episode, I spoke with my client, Ian Proctor, founder of Digital Edge. Ian shares his unique journey from starting Digital Edge with no clients to building a solid business with 7 staff members and becoming an expert in building Wix websites. This episode is loaded with insights for business leaders and entrepreneurs, and I had a good laugh recording it. How Ian went from having no clients working in his conservatory to building a business that creates multiple 6 figures per year. How Ian and his business partner Graham tried to get their first client, they wouldn't recommend you try this LOL. Ian's golden rule in business is never settling and the drive he creates for himself and his team. Ian shares the truth about the entrepreneurial journey and is honest about its highs and lows. The No.1 principle forgotten by many business owners, and it's what can make the difference between success and failure. Ian shares the impact my coaching has had on his life and business, and we discuss his four-year journey as a client/coach. Why trying to force and push things is detrimental to achieving success.We discuss the power of flow and being in a flow state. Ian shares why coaching is critical for all people in business and gives his personal reasons as to why. The 3 most important words I asked Ian and why everyone needs to be asked this from time to time. Links to Ian: Website: https://www.wearedigitaledge.co.uk/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ian-proctor-a4616b67To connect with me beyond my podcast, head over to my social media channels Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/davidwilkinsoncoach/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidwilkinsoncoaching/ Website: www.iamdavidwilkinson.com
#08 Trevor Pill - How To Optimise Culture, Leadership and Work/Life Balance in Business
Mar 25 2024
#08 Trevor Pill - How To Optimise Culture, Leadership and Work/Life Balance in Business
My intention for my interview-style sessions is to showcase to the listeners the impact coaching can have on our performance and, when done correctly, how it can unlock our true potential. So, I wanted to bring real clients onto the show and have a conversation about their journey, experience, and results from coaching, as well as insights and wisdom my clients would like to share with listeners. In this unique interview-style episode, I spoke with my client, Trevor Pill, the Managing Director of Onyx Health Ltd. If you are a business leader, managing a team, company CEO, or leading people, this interview is a must-listen. It's full of real-life golden nuggets that Trevor and I share. We cover everything from company culture, leadership style, being authentic, work/life balance, leading through Covid and the power of coaching. Trevor shares firsthand the breakthroughs and insights he gained through coaching with me and the impact that has had on him as a business leader, husband, and father.Trevor has been a client of mine for 4 years and in this interview, we spoke about: What is it like being an MD of an SME, and what does his day-to-day look like?How Trev went from being a designer to running the company and moving through imposter syndrome. How he stepped up through COVID and the uncertainty to lead, the effect this has on him, and why coaching was vital for him during this period. He gives his best advice for anyone stepping up as a leader. We talked about how I came to coach Trev and eventually worked with the entire Onyx Health team and the impact that has had. His biggest breakthroughs from working together and why they are crucial for any business leader. Why is who you are as a leader more important than what you do? Why has performance coaching been so valuable to him as a leader, husband, and father of three? We discuss the importance of work/life balance and Trev shares his philosophy We talk about a decisive moment during a leadership team coaching session and the impact that session has. If you have a team, make sure you listen to this. And 2 essential reminders for team leaders that every person needs to perform and be healthy and happy at the same time. To connect with me beyond my podcast, head over to my social media channels Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/davidwilkinsoncoach/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidwilkinsoncoaching/ Website: www.iamdavidwilkinson.com
#07 How to Deal With Anxiety and Reclaim Inner Peace
Feb 19 2024
#07 How to Deal With Anxiety and Reclaim Inner Peace
We all know the detrimental effects anxiety can have on us; it can affect our mental health, wellbeing, creativity, and performance. With so much written about it and more people being aware of it, why is the mental health pandemic only increasing? And why are more and more people suffering from anxiety-related issues? It's one thing knowing we suffer from anxiety or say we are an anxious person, and it's something else to understand WHY we suffer on a deeper level and more empowering, how you can live a life with less anxiety and more inner peace and calm. In this episode of the Unleash Your Potential Podcast, I cover: - Why anxiety and fear are the same and why it's essential to know this. - We have no problems and the fear emotion is normal for humans, just unhelpful sometimes. - What anxiety actually s and how it is created.- Why we become anxious and what you can do about it.- Why trying to deal with your anxiety isn't helpful, it's arse backwards. - I'll talk you through the 'Razors Edge' and why this is critical for stopping yourself from moving into fear. Key for high performance.  - How to overcome fear and anxiety in four stages and reclaim inner peace. - I shared with a client story who was making 7 figures in his business yet didn't feel enough, and fear was causing him to fail.Like all episodes I give you self reflective questions to do throughout this show to enable you to being a deeper sense of awareness to you, your mindset and your world. The most important part of personal growth is self awareness, once we have this, then we can choose what we do and how we live. To connect with me beyond my podcast, head over to my social media channels Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/davidwilkinsoncoach/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidwilkinsoncoaching/ Website: www.iamdavidwilkinson.com
#06 Why Living And Leading Authentically Is The Key To Success
Jan 15 2024
#06 Why Living And Leading Authentically Is The Key To Success
In episode 6 of the Unleash Your Potential podcast, I dive into authenticity, which has been a buzzword for a while, but I feel it has become diluted and its importance lost. “Once you know who you are, no one can take it away from you.” - Michael Gervais Sports and performance psychologist. This is so true and very powerful. If we aren't living and leading our life from a place that aligns with who we are, at our core, then this leads to feeling lost, unfulfilled, and stressed.During this episode, I cover: - What being authentic means and its importance.- My personal story of NOT living authentically and how it affected me. - 7 reasons why authenticity is important, everything from your success to company culture to getting past failures and setbacks.- I give you my 5 empowering questions to help you discover your authentic self. - This episode is FULL of self-effective questions and actions to guide you on self-discovery and how to put it into practical action.Grab a notebook and a pen for this episode, as it's loaded with value and questions to work alongside the episode.Also, I nod to episode 1 of the Unleash Your Potential Podcast, as it helps you answer question 1 in the self-discovery of authentic exercise. Link to that episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/es/podcast/unleash-your-potential/id1705063765?i=1000627697961To connect with me beyond my podcast, head over to my social media channels Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/davidwilkinsoncoach/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidwilkinsoncoaching/ Website: www.iamdavidwilkinson.com
#05 Peak Performance Unleashed: Daily Habits for Success and Growth
Dec 9 2023
#05 Peak Performance Unleashed: Daily Habits for Success and Growth
In episode 5 of the Unleash Your Potential podcast I focus on, unleashing your peak performance  through daily habits that increase your success and growth.In this episode I discuss:- What does unleashing your performance look like and why does it matter. - How to raise your performance through daily habits that increase your growth and success. - How and why most people get this wrong and end up being overwhelmed and burned out.- Why we can't just WILL ourselves to be successful. - I share with you my Unleashed Core 4 principles for personal development.- How to elevate your results in your health, mindset, relationships and business. - How growth across these areas will increase; your energy, self confidence, resilience,  productivity, financial growth and quality of life. - PLUS I give you my 28 day unleashed plan on how to implement my core 4 into your life TODAY. Enabling you to make progress and achieve wins in less that a month. If you also want access to my 28day Unleashed Core 4 planner, for FREE - email me at david@iamdavidwilkinson.com If you enjoy this episode, then please give feedback by reviewing it. And stay up to date with new episodes when they are released by subscribing to my channels.  Let's Go!!To connect with me beyond my podcast, head over to my social media channels Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/davidwilkinsoncoach/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidwilkinsoncoaching/ Website: www.iamdavidwilkinson.com
#04 How to Overcome Feeling Lost or Lacking Direction
Oct 23 2023
#04 How to Overcome Feeling Lost or Lacking Direction
In episode 4 of the Unleash Your Potential Podcast, I talk with you about how humans simply can't live at our potential if we don't have a clear direction, purpose or mission. It goes against our primal needs as humans. Our mission may not be world domination or to retire a millionaire, everyone's is unique to them. However, we still need to know where to put our intention and when this is missing, there is a decline in our mental, emotional and physical wellbeing. Feeling lost and unclear in our direction and purpose can be extremely difficult, and the discomfort/unease we experience often means we have to do something to soothe the discomfort. Leading to more unhealthy habits that have consequences.  In this episode, I talk about:What feeling lost and lacking direction in life can create for us as people—giving you the warning signals to look out for in your life or the lives of others. How we often handle these emotions and feelings in an unhealthy way and why we do this.The difference between mild and more serious coping strategies and what to become aware of. Why guilting and self-shaming isn't the answer to helping ourselves or others with these coping strategies.The power of handling your coping strategies first and how to start healthily doing this. What then comes from dealing and managing these and how it creates clarity, focus and energy to put into discovering your new path? How to start the process of discovering your path.I share with you 'John's' story and how we broke through his challenge of lacking engagement and focus in his VP role to get him on track to promotion. The FOUR empowering questions you can start asking yourself today to discover your own direction and purpose. If you enjoy this episode, then please give feedback by reviewing it. And stay up to date with new episodes when they are released by subscribing to my channels.  Let's Go!!To connect with me beyond my podcast, head over to my social media channels Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/davidwilkinsoncoach/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidwilkinsoncoaching/ Website: www.iamdavidwilkinson.com
#02 How Our Words Create Our World
Sep 12 2023
#02 How Our Words Create Our World
In episode two of my Unleash Your Potential podcast, I discuss the power of language and the way our words shape our mindset and world. Language is one way we communicate and it's very powerful. It's also how we communicate with ourselves and this can have a dramatic effect on the choices we make, the actions we take and the results we experience. To tap into your potential, you must understand what's stopping it, For many people it the what they say to themselves and the negative effect words can have on us. In this episode, I cover: - Why our words create the reality of our world and the unknown impact this is having on people's anxiety, stress, and overwhelm. - What our invoice and critic will do to us if left unchecked or unchallenged.- The 3 areas of life we can be triggered- Why people trigger us and who's responsible for it. - Why we get triggered by situations and it leaves us powerless, but what to do about that. - Why our internal narrative of ourselves is worse than anyone else's. - What we can do to find inner calm, peace, and freedom? - My 6 powerful questions you can ask yourself to move beyond our inner and outer critics. If you enjoy this episode, then please give feedback by reviewing it. And stay up to date with new episodes when they are released by subscribing to my channels.  Let's Go!!PS: Apologies for the audio being at times a little poor, I am working on perfecting the recording and editing process.To connect with me beyond my podcast, head over to my social media channels Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/davidwilkinsoncoach/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidwilkinsoncoaching/ Website: www.iamdavidwilkinson.com
#01 Why 99% of People Miss Out On Their Goals
Sep 8 2023
#01 Why 99% of People Miss Out On Their Goals
In this first full episode of the Unleash Your Potential podcast, I will explore why 99% of people don't achieve their biggest goals and why they miss the mark. It's got nothing to do with willpower, motivation or even discipline. I will break down this big obstacle in practical terms and give you, the listener, practical solutions to move yourself from feeling stuck, frustrated, and procrastinating to making headway on even your biggest goal. Episode 1 - Why 99% of people miss their goals and what to do about it. In this episode, I dive into: - How most of us look in the wrong place to find the drive and motivation for our goals. - 99% of people couldn't answer this critical question for success when asked, could you?- What steps to take to overcome obstacles in life that you feel are a struggle?- Everyone talks about mindset and the mind. what is it? and how to master your mind. - Coaching client case study and how we moved her from being indecisive in her business to an all-in action taker. - I reveal what was holding her back from her past and how it was manifesting and affecting her life today, and I show you how this can work in your life. - Also, practical steps you can take throughout this episode with self-awareness and more profound coaching questions to help you get on track with any goal you set. If you enjoy this episode, then please give feedback by reviewing it. And stay up to date with new episodes when they are released by subscribing to my channels.  Let's Go!!To connect with me beyond my podcast, head over to my social media channels Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/davidwilkinsoncoach/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidwilkinsoncoaching/ Website: www.iamdavidwilkinson.com