Articles & Resources Archive

  • Max#56: Alex Adamopoulos Emergn CEO discussing how to make learning more effective

    Max#56: Alex Adamopoulos Emergn CEO discussing how to make learning more effective

    Welcome to episode 56 of the Maximise Potential Podcast. I would hazard a guess that the majority of you tuning into this podcast do so because you have a passion for continuous learning and professional development that you can apply within your career and workplace. Yet, if you are like me, you are inundated with […]

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  • Max#55: Neil Laughton – how I maximise my potential

    Max#55: Neil Laughton – how I maximise my potential

    Welcome to episode 55 of the Maximise Potential Podcast. Over the last few years we have been fortunate to share the accounts of individuals who have created multi-million pound businesses, faced near-death experiences, have broken world records, made countless sacrifices to achieve their dreams and have found an inner strength to drawn upon at times […]

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  • Max#54: Clara Mosha – from high blood pressure risk to champion body builder

    Max#54: Clara Mosha – from high blood pressure risk to champion body builder

    After a bit of a break, we are pleased to be back with episode 54 of the Maximise Potential Podcast. In today’s interview, I’m very proud to introduce a truly inspirational individual who embarked on a journey of self-discovery and, in her own words, a journey that enabled her to feel as if she had […]

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  • Max#53: Katie Page ‘I was paralysed, but now I train Olympic athletes’

    Max#53: Katie Page ‘I was paralysed, but now I train Olympic athletes’

    Welcome back to episode 53 of the Maximise Potential Podcast. Throughout the last couple of years, we’ve managed to share some incredible accounts of individuals battling adversity, however, in many ways our interview today takes this subject to an entirely new level. At the age of 19, Katie Page had her entire life, as she […]

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  • Transcript: Vicky Ross – Giving your mind choices and flexibility (Max#52)

    Transcript: Vicky Ross – Giving your mind choices and flexibility (Max#52)

    Music Kevin: Welcome to Maximise Potential the podcast to educate and motivate through a range of original interviews designed to help you maximise your potential.  Brought to you in association with the award winning recruitment group Jenrick. Welcome back to episode 52 of the Maximise Potential Podcast and the second instalment of our interview with […]

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  • Max#52: ‘Giving your mind choices and flexibility’ by Vicky Ross (part 2 of 2)

    Max#52: ‘Giving your mind choices and flexibility’ by Vicky Ross (part 2 of 2)

    Welcome back to episode 52 of the Maximise Potential Podcast and the 2nd installment of our interview with leading NLP Trainer, Vicky Ross. Part 1 of this series focussed on introducing John La Valle’s concept of ‘Good and Bad Brain Juice’ and in part 2 Vicky shall now go on to explain how we can […]

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  • Transcript: Vicky Ross – Good and Bad Brain Juice (Max#51)

    Transcript: Vicky Ross – Good and Bad Brain Juice (Max#51)

    Music Kevin: Welcome to Maximise Potential the podcast to educate and motivate through a range of original interviews designed to help you maximise your potential.  Brought to you in association with the award winning recruitment group Jenrick. Welcome back to episode 51 of the Maximise Potential Podcast. I wonder how many times you’ve asked yourself […]

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  • Max#51: ‘Good and Bad Brain Juice’ by Vicky Ross (part 1 of 2)

    Max#51: ‘Good and Bad Brain Juice’ by Vicky Ross (part 1 of 2)

    I wonder how many times you’ve asked yourself why you always get nervous before certain meetings and when you’re asked to deliver a presentation, or why you shy away from networking events or even opening particular emails. In summary, why some situations fill you with nervous, tense feelings yet why other situations lift your mood, […]

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  • What I Learnt From Sir Alex Ferguson: Sales, Success, Life! by Gavin Ingham

    What I Learnt From Sir Alex Ferguson: Sales, Success, Life! by Gavin Ingham

    When Alex Ferguson retired last month it was the headline news on every TV station and in every news outlet. Everyone has got their two pence in about what a fabulous leader he is, what a wonderful manager he is and how inspirational he is. With the levels of success that he has achieved over the […]

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  • Change Your Thoughts to Change Your Life

    Change Your Thoughts to Change Your Life

    The phrases we hear regularly as children become our inner voice.  They impact our thinking and therefore our actions and how we live our life.  If we grow up hearing positive and empowering things like “You can do anything if you put your mind to it” then we will believe we can move mountains, set […]

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  • My first London Marathon by Anthony Hubbard

    My first London Marathon by Anthony Hubbard

    Anthony Hubbard has been an incredible supporter of The Maximise Potential Podcast since its launch, and having the pleasure of being connected with Anth through Twitter (@anth_hub) over the last couple of years, we’ve followed each other’s progress with interest. In particular I’ve seen Anth focus with an increasing intensity on his running, firstly through […]

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  • Transcript: Steve Wernick – how cancer changed my life (Max#50)

    Transcript: Steve Wernick – how cancer changed my life (Max#50)

    Music Kevin: Welcome to Maximise Potential the podcast to educate and motivate through a range of original interviews designed to help you maximise your potential.  Brought to you in association with the award winning recruitment group Jenrick. Welcome back to Episode 50 of the Maximise Potential Podcast.  Sharing the stories of those who have faced […]

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  • Max#50: Steve Wernick – how cancer changed my life

    Max#50: Steve Wernick – how cancer changed my life

    Sharing the stories of those who have faced adversity in their lives has been a key undertone since we launched this Podcast. In relation to this, one topic that continues to affect more people directly as well as indirectly is cancer. Macmillan Cancer Support states that a decade ago about a third of people, developed […]

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  • How to get your message across with a story

    How to get your message across with a story

    Think of any film you’ve seen that grabbed you.  What about a TV series you follow, or a book you read and re-read or share?  They’ll all have grabbed your attention and kept it with a story.  The story that’s threaded and woven throughout any attention-grabbing book or film is what we remember, long after […]

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  • Transcript: Janine Roebuck – Opera Singer (Max#49)

    Transcript: Janine Roebuck – Opera Singer (Max#49)

    Max#49: Janine Roebuck Music Kevin: Welcome to Maximise Potential the podcast to educate and motivate through a range of original interviews designed to help you maximise your potential.  Brought to you in association with the award winning recruitment group Jenrick. Welcome back to Episode 49 of the Maximise Potential Podcast.  In today’s episode we are […]

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  • Maximise Potential – feedback from the audience

    Maximise Potential – feedback from the audience

    I’d like to extend a HUGE personal thank you for all the incredible feedback you all keep sending and sharing. It makes the Maximise Potential project so worthwhile when responses are received like the ones I’ve included below: I think everything you have done and are doing with MP is great – you have created […]

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  • Max#49: Janine Roebuck – Opera Singer

    Max#49: Janine Roebuck – Opera Singer

    Welcome back to episode 49 of the Maximise Potential Podcast. In today’s episode we are extremely fortunate to be sitting with one of Britain’s most respected and popular Opera Singers, Janine Roebuck. With a versatile mezzo-soprano voice, Janine has played leading roles in some of the world’s most famous opera houses enchanting audiences with her […]

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  • Maximise Potential WINS European Podcast of the Year!

    Maximise Potential WINS European Podcast of the Year!

    GREAT NEWS – the Maximise Your Potential Podcast has just been crowned ‘European Podcast of the Year.’  The awards, in their fourth year, have grown each year and for 2012 were entered by over 2,800 podcasts and voted for by in excess of 2.5million people. Our podcast won in the ‘Business‘ category of the awards […]

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  • Sally Hogshead – you have 9 seconds to ‘Fascinate’ – learn how to use them!

    Sally Hogshead – you have 9 seconds to ‘Fascinate’ – learn how to use them!

    Have you ever wondered why certain people are instantly memorable, why particular tweets go viral or why demand for certain products goes crazy? I do, all the time – I’m constantly trying to understand why certain things (or people) become hugely popular, and why other stories, messages and individuals can appear to slip by almost […]

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  • Book Review – The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle

    Book Review – The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle

    Please see below a book that we would highly recommend to help you Maximise your potential… The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle ‘Talent. You’ve either got it or you haven’t.’ Not true, actually. In The Talent Code, award-winning journalist Daniel Coyle draws on cutting-edge research to reveal that, far from being some abstract mystical power […]

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  • Transcript: Tom Needs – Rackspace (Max#48)

    Transcript: Tom Needs – Rackspace (Max#48)

    Music Kevin: Welcome to Maximise Potential the podcast to educate and motivate through a range of original interviews designed to help you maximise your potential.  Brought to you in association with the award winning recruitment group Jenrick. Welcome back to Episode 48 of the Maximise Potential Podcast.  In this episode we’ve managed to catch up […]

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  • Book Review – A Whole New Mind by Dan Pink

    Book Review – A Whole New Mind by Dan Pink

    Please see below a book that we would highly recommend to help you Maximise your potential…   A Whole New Mind by Daniel Pink In this book, Daniel offers a fresh look at what it takes to excel, revealing the six essential aptitudes on which professional success and personal fulfilment now depend, and includes a […]

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  • Transcript: Vanessa Vallely – The Queen of The City (Max#47)

    Transcript: Vanessa Vallely – The Queen of The City (Max#47)

    Music Kevin: Welcome to Maximise Potential the podcast to educate and motivate through a range of original interviews designed to help you maximise your potential.  Brought to you in association with the award winning recruitment group Jenrick. Welcome back to Episode 47 of the Maximise Potential Podcast.  Vanessa Vallely is considered by the Financial News […]

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  • Transcript: Dave Sissens – raising the bar and reaching the North Pole (Max#45)

    Transcript: Dave Sissens – raising the bar and reaching the North Pole (Max#45)

    Music Kevin: Welcome to Maximise Potential the podcast to educate and motivate through a range of original interviews designed to help you maximise your potential.  Brought to you in association with the award winning recruitment group Jenrick. Welcome back to Episode 45 of the Maximise Potential Podcast.  We have a fascinating interview in store today […]

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  • Max#48: Tom Needs – Rackspace

    Max#48: Tom Needs – Rackspace

    Welcome back to episode 48 of the Maximise Potential Podcast. In this episode we’ve managed to catch up with a senior international manager responsible for over 700 customers, in excess of 200 staff, who are spread throughout 135 countries. Tom Needs has enjoyed a progressive and extremely rewarding career and in our interview today openly […]

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  • Max#47: Vanessa Vallely – The Queen of the City

    Max#47: Vanessa Vallely – The Queen of the City

    Vanessa Vallely is considered by the Financial News as one of the most 100 Influential Women in Finance, by Brummels as one of the 30 Top Women in The City and was crowned as the Champion for Women at the 2011 Banking and Finance Awards. In addition to her flourishing corporate career, Vanessa is an […]

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  • Transcript: Lucy Morris – Living with Marfan Syndrome (Max#46)

    Transcript: Lucy Morris – Living with Marfan Syndrome (Max#46)

    Music Kevin: Welcome to Maximise Potential the podcast to educate and motivate through a range of original interviews designed to help you maximise your potential.  Brought to you in association with the award winning recruitment group Jenrick. Welcome back to Episode 46 of the Maximise Potential Podcast.  As regular listeners of the podcast are well […]

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  • Max#46: Lucy Morris – living with Marfan Sydrome

    Max#46: Lucy Morris – living with Marfan Sydrome

    As regular listeners of the podcast are well aware, our aim is to constantly seek out diverse interviews and stories that will give us all a different perspective on life and just before Christmas I was introduced to an incredible young lady called Lucy Morris. 12 year old Lucy has not broken any records, scaled […]

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  • It’s Not Selfish To Want To Change Your Life by Will Teng

    It’s Not Selfish To Want To Change Your Life by Will Teng

    Hi everyone and welcome back to you all after (I hope) an excellent Christmas break. I’m going to start the article posts for 2013 with a superb (and extremely relevant) article that I received through Linked IN over the break, from Will Teng. Will considers himself to be ‘Mr. Average’ – yet he is someone […]

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  • Max#45: Dave Sissens – raising the bar and reaching the North Pole

    Max#45: Dave Sissens – raising the bar and reaching the North Pole

    We have a fascinating interview in store today that covers so many of the topics that we have developed this podcast around. Goal setting, going after the impossible, where to find your inner strength and motivation, the power of true teamwork and how your mind will give you all the answers you need if you […]

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  • Transcript: Kevin Betts – 52 marathon man (Max#44)

    Transcript: Kevin Betts – 52 marathon man (Max#44)

    Music Kevin: Welcome to Maximise Potential the podcast to educate and motivate through a range of original interviews designed to help you maximise your potential.  Brought to you in association with the award winning recruitment group Jenrick. Welcome back to Episode 44 of the Maximise Potential Podcast.  Most people in the UK will remember 2012 […]

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  • Max#44: Kevin Betts – 52 marathon man

    Max#44: Kevin Betts – 52 marathon man

    Most people in the UK will remember 2012 for the impact that the London Olympics made upon the nation. However, in the eyes of many it was the nationwide journey of the Olympic Torch prior to the start of the Games that stimulated the incredible interest in the Olympics themselves. Each torchbearer had their own […]

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  • Why do we feel the need to be given permission, prior to doing something?

    Why do we feel the need to be given permission, prior to doing something?

    Why do we feel the need to be given permission, prior to doing something? Is this a behaviour left over from childhood, either because of our parents or school systems. It’s there though, without the doubt. The need to obtain permission, validation, prior to pressing ahead with anything. Yet, when Steve Jobs was asked what […]

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  • Transcript: Abi Griffiths – Developing my Career in Television (Max#43)

    Transcript: Abi Griffiths – Developing my Career in Television (Max#43)

    Music Kevin: Welcome to Maximise Potential the podcast to educate and motivate through a range of original interviews designed to help you maximise your potential. Brought to you in association with the award winning recruitment group Jenrick. Welcome back to Episode 43 of the Maximise Potential Podcast. Abi Griffiths is one of the rising stars […]

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  • My first ultra-marathon… it’s race day!

    My first ultra-marathon… it’s race day!

    The alarm has just gone off. It’s 5am on Saturday August 11th. It’s Ultra Day and I’m off to complete the North Downs Way 50-mile trail race, organised by Centurion Running and held across Surrey and Kent. Unlike every other runner I spoke to later that day, I think I was the only person who […]

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  • The Simple Power of One Day – by Seth Godin

    The Simple Power of One Day – by Seth Godin

    Seth Godin, entrepreneur, author and public speaker, recently posted this very interesting article on his blog – something to help you maximise your potential. There are at least 200 working days a year. If you commit to doing a simple marketing item just once each day, at the end of the year you’ve built a […]

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  • Max#43: Abi Griffiths – developing my career in television

    Max#43: Abi Griffiths – developing my career in television

    Abi Griffiths is one of the rising stars of TV presenting, regularly appearing on Sky, ESPN, The BBC and most recently coming off an incredibly hectic Olympic and Paralympic schedule. When you meet Abi it’s clear to see why she is in such demand as her enthusiasm and energy flow with an incredible abundance. What […]

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  • Anyone can be an ultrarunner… including me!

    Anyone can be an ultrarunner… including me!

    “Anyone can be an ultrarunner,” says Scott Jurek, the world’s best ever ultrarunner. That’s easy for Scott to say. This is man that runs 50 miles for fun – when he’s racing its normally 100+ miles. To nearly everyone else, these numbers seem crazy. I mean, just running a 26.2mile marathon is mad enough, but […]

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  • Bekoji… another Talent Hotbed that most people have never heard of!

    Bekoji… another Talent Hotbed that most people have never heard of!

    A young runner asks his coach, “What do I need to do to become one of the best long distance runners in the world?” and the coach gives a simple answer of “move to Bekoji.” The youngster looks insulted, thinking that the coach must have said “Baloney” to them, insinuating that they’ll never be good […]

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  • Transcript: Max#42 Fiona Campbell – How we achieve successful results

    Transcript: Max#42 Fiona Campbell – How we achieve successful results

    Kevin: Welcome to Maximise Potential the podcast to educate and motivate through a range of original interviews designed to help you maximise your potential. Brought to you in association with the award winning recruitment group Jenrick. Welcome back to Episode 42 of the Maximise Potential Podcast. A short time ago I was participating in a […]

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  • Max#42: Fiona Campbell – How we achieve successful results

    Max#42: Fiona Campbell – How we achieve successful results

    On episode 24 of the Maximise Potential Podcast we interviewed Fiona Campbell, a globally renowned Leadership Development Trainer and Author, who introduced us all to the fundamentals of Nurolinguistic Programming (NLP) and today, we are very pleased to join Fiona once again. A short time ago I was participating in a training course run by […]

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  • British Media, British People – stop whinging, we’ve got plenty to be positive about!

    British Media, British People – stop whinging, we’ve got plenty to be positive about!

    After travelling three months to return to the UK from Australia in time for the Olympics, I arrived at Heathrow airport on Sunday 15th July 2012, and was welcomed by helpful and efficient staff who had been brought in to welcome international guests. As my Olympic excitement was building I was then rewarded with a […]

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  • How we achieve our results

    How we achieve our results

    If you’re in an office, look around you right now. They’ll be someone sitting not too far from you who makes their job look easy. If you’re in sales, they’ll be the person who always brings in more appointments, more call successes and ultimately more sales, than anyone else. I’m also sure, that when you’ve […]

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  • Are Leaders Born or Made – the on-going debate continues…

    Are Leaders Born or Made – the on-going debate continues…

    I’ve been following a recent debate on Linked IN with interest with regards to the Leaders – are they born or are they made. This debate always brings up a variety of opinions, many of them extremely strong in their perspective. I should also mention that at the time of writing this, 71% of the […]

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  • Transcript: Jora Gill (CTO) – Making the right decisions in business (Max#41)

    Transcript: Jora Gill (CTO) – Making the right decisions in business (Max#41)

    Music Kevin: Welcome to Maximise Potential the podcast to educate and motivate through a range of original interviews designed to help you maximise your potential. Brought to you in association with the award winning recruitment group Jenrick. Welcome back to Episode 41 of the Maximise Potential Podcast. On Episode 27 of the Podcast we interviewed […]

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  • Max#41: Jora Gill (CTO) – making the right decisions in business

    Max#41: Jora Gill (CTO) – making the right decisions in business

    On episode 27 of the Maximise Potential Podcast we interviewed Jora Gill, a globally renowned CTO, who provided us with an incredible insight into the approach he has taken to maximise his career and today, we are very pleased to join Jora once again. In today’s interview, we gain an exclusive insight into how Jora […]

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  • Grasp the moment – as you never know who’s taking notice

    Grasp the moment – as you never know who’s taking notice

    I was asked to be a judge in a ‘Dragon’s Den’ event at Kingston University last month. I went into the event with high expectations; final year undergraduate business degree students, pitching their ideas to a panel of experienced business people, plus knowing that that was a key proportion of their final year grading. Surely […]

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  • Influencing Skills: Do you know your value?

    Influencing Skills: Do you know your value?

    That expression ‘talk is cheap’ is a common one. The idea that words mean less than actions was the intention of this expression but in actual fact, talk can be expensive, it can be valuable, it can be discounted and it can also be cheap. It depends on the words you use and the value […]

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  • Who could ever beat Tiger Woods? Actually about 15 people in the last 15 Majors!

    Who could ever beat Tiger Woods? Actually about 15 people in the last 15 Majors!

    By winning the US Open Gold championship, Webb Simpson (who I hear you ask?) became the 15th different winner of the last 15 major golf championships. In that winning list there are names such as Lucas Glover, Yang Yong-eun, Keegan Bradley, Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel. Yet again, I can hear you all again saying […]

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  • “How failing, losing or looking foolish is often the fastest way to become good at something!” Here’s my experience…

    “How failing, losing or looking foolish is often the fastest way to become good at something!” Here’s my experience…

    I like to ski, I’m not exceptionally good and it’s not a pursuit that I do with great regularity, but I’ve attacked my share of slopes in the past and the lessons I’ve learnt from them seem very appropriate to share now… Best-selling authors such as Daniel Coyle (The Talent Code) and Matthew Syed (Bounce) […]

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