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 which we can deliver either face to face or virtually.

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 boffin’ 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.

Virtual Learning

Virtual Learning

If you’ve got a desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile, then we’ve got a fabulous Trainer ready to deliver short, highly interactive virtual learning sessions, direct to your gang, wherever they may be.

Click here now to find out more about our live, virtual learning sessions.

One to One Coaching

One to One Coaching

If the training room team environment isn’t for you, then fear not – we also offer one-to-one business coaching, regardless of whatever your level or role may be.

Our expert coaching sessions offer a safe, structured and fully confidential environment where you’ll be able to focus on specific areas of development that are important to you.

Click here to see the support available to you…

what they say

Don't take our word for it... See what some of our lovely Clients have said about the services we've 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
Managing a Remote Team
“Thanks Mike, enjoyed the session and some great tips from everybody.” “Very enjoyable. Time went so quickly. Would highly recommend!” “Positive and upbeat, provided some good ideas that I will
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
Affable, yet insightful approach
‘Mike and I have worked together to deliver a programme to improve our relationship with our client for over two years. His affable yet insightful approach sprinkled with just the
Managing Home Workers
“Fab session, thank you so much. Very informative and useful content.” “Some great tips to implement in the new world of home working.” “Really enjoyed the session, Mike kept it
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...

17th April 2020

Imagine someone asks you to deliver a presentation to the board in a few days’ time. You immediately start worrying about who will be there, how long the presentation will

7th April 2020

Here at PU HQ we hope you and your family are staying safe… Over the past few weeks and months we’ve come across some really good advice around working remotely

3rd April 2020

Managing a team face to face can be challenging; throw remote working into the mix and it can become a whole lot more difficult…   Many managers say some of the


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: 18, Spurrier Square, Chorley, Lancs, PR7 3DP

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.