Delivering memorable training  and coaching
Delivering memorable training
and coaching
We love getting everyone up and involved - Mike
We love getting everyone
up and involved - Mike
Everything I design is engaging and fun - Sarah
Everything I design is
engaging and fun - Sarah
 Our style is always informal, it’s not school! – Mike
Our style is always informal,
it’s not school! – Mike

A bit about PU

Every Leader, Manager and Employee has potential

It’s in there somewhere – you just need to find it and that’s where we can help.

You’ll be happy to know we don’t do ‘off the shelf’, so we’ll use all of our know-how, years of hands-on experience and oodles of creative flair to work with you to design inspiring Leadership, Management and Personal Development courses and programmes.

We know you’re unique, so that’s why we take time to get to know you and your business, so we can really understand how to create a completely bespoke package that’s as unique as you are.

We truly love what we do and are passionate about helping our delegates fulfil their potential by delivering learning that’s challenging, fun and memorable.

Meet the team

The people behind PU...

We are Mike & Sarah Ode, joint Owners and Directors of Potential Unearthed. We’ve calculated that we have more than 40 odd years combined experience of hands-on training design and delivery in all kinds of industry sectors. So we’ve definitely been there, done that & got many t-shirts.

That said, we’ve still got loads of energy left – so much so that we’re unashamedly determined in our pursuit to change the traditional stereotypical view by many that training is dull, boring and even uninspiring!

Click on the links below to find out a little bit more about the brains of the operation, our frustrated comedian and our fab ‘training geek’ family who support us in our quest…

What we do

We design and deliver memorable and engaging Management and Personal Development training programmes for individuals and teams who have a thirst for learning and those who didn't realise they did!

Developing your Managers & Leaders

Developing your Managers & Leaders

Management can be a tough gig but fear not as we’ll support you every step of the way with our bespoke courses and programmes that are aimed at those who are new to the world of leadership & management and those who are a little more battle scarred and experienced.

All of our courses are underpinned by the following 3 core ingredients which we feel are at the heart of every successful team and business:


Click here to find out a little more about our Management Development courses and programmes.

Developing your Employees

Developing your Employees

We truly believe that your people are the vital heartbeat of your business and so our targeted suite of personal development courses and programmes, help to unearth all that employee potential that’s just bubbling away inside!

Carefully designed to examine and stretch individuals personal skills, behaviors and attitudes in a non-threatening way, delegates are encouraged to not only learn from us but more invaluably, to learn for themselves and from each other. That way, the learning is personal and entirely relevant to them – and that’s what helps it to stick.

Click here now to find out more about how we can help to develop your employees, so they can continue to drive your business forward.

Outdoor Learning

Outdoor Learning

If you’re looking for something a little different why not give our Outdoor Experiential Learning a go?

The beautiful backdrop of Cumbria’s Eden Valley will be the base for your outdoor adventures and activities – a memorable place and and certainly a truly memorable experience to be had by all!

Click here for more details of our offering


ILM Qualifications

ILM Qualifications

Potential Unearthed are  an ILM Approved Centre, so if it’s nationally recognised qualifications that you’re after, we can help.

Awarded by City & Guilds of London, our programmes will be designed and delivered with you in mind and with full individual and team support throughout.

Click here for more details of our nationally recognised ILM Qualifications

what they say

Don't take our word for it... See what some of our lovely Clients have said about the services we have provided for them, along with what they think of our approach

ILM – Leadership & Management
“Over the past few years we have used Potential Unearthed to deliver a number of Management and Leadership programmes.  Recently we have used PU to deliver an ILM accredited qualification
Development Support Case Study
“After a rather challenging set of Employee Satisfaction Survey results last year, Sarah & Mike of Potential Unearthed offered to help us get our business and our people back on
Management Development Prog
“I just wanted to say thank you for delivering the training programme. I must admit I was a little sceptical about it before I went as to whether I would
Leadership Development
“Kukri recruited the services of Potential Unearthed to deliver their Leadership Development Programme to a small group of Kukri Head Office staff. The programme was designed by Mike to help
Training hits exactly right spot
“Mike and Sarah from Potential Unearthed are a real pleasure to do business with. From conception of an idea to delivery of the training  Mike and Sarah offer great guidance
Helpdesk Training Support
“Highly recommend Mike and Sarah, both true professionals, working with us to achieve our goals for training within our help desk. Excellent sessions resulting in great feedback. Highly recommend for
Public Speaking Skills
“I have known Mike for a number of years and I knew that I didn’t need to look around for alternatives, when I recently made the decision that we needed
Significant Skills Increase
“I’ve known Mike for a few years now, so when I identified a skills gap in our management team I had no hesitation in getting in touch with Potential Unearthed. 
Communicating with Impact
“When managing a field based team it’s always important for me to ensure the training is relevant, concise and engaged as we don’t get together that often. Mike at Potential
Train the Trainer Prog feedback
“We’ve used Mike and his team at Potential Unearthed on a number of occasions.  Mike recently delivered a number of ‘Train the Trainer’ programmes for us.  Some of the team
A credible & reliable provider
“We’ve built a solid working relationship with the team at Potential Unearthed, with whom we’ve worked for over 7 years. Potential Unearthed always take time to understand the challenges that

Our Blog

Latest news and ramblings - Loads of valuable hints, tips and advice to help you unearth and develop your potential...

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12th July 2019

The pressure is on.  Steve has been asked to deliver a presentation in a few weeks.  He’s been given the title but that’s about it.  He spends the next week

6th July 2019

The glitter ball’s been polished, sequins have been sewn and the spotlight is ready to shine on yet more eager contestants of TV’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ – but what on


If you like our approach and want to know more, then get in touch with us using the details below and we'll get back to you as soon as we can to arrange a chat...

We look forward to hearing from you soon…

Reg’ Address: 9 Cheapside, Chorley, Lancs, PR7 2EX

Call Mike: 07825 301660

Call Sarah: 07825 301661

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Office Hours: Your custom is really important to us, so we don’t do set hours – whenever you contact us, we’ll try our very best to get back to you as soon as we possibly can.