Unleashing Potential
Unleashing Potential is a grassroots social enterprise set up by a group of like-minded individuals who wanted to change the way communities function by unleashing the potential within each and everyone of us. Unleashing Potential was initially set up by a group of entrepreneurs, business managers, educational professionals and success coaches. Their mission was to leave a legacy through helping others by personally sharing their unique experience and skills to improve opportunities for future generations.

To date, the Unleashing Potential team have focused their efforts on three key areas:

Education

Unleashing Potential focuses on bridging the gap between education and the workplace. We do this by effectively networking with business professionals, private corporations, voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises to facilitate their involvement in student development. We work closely with schools and colleges to understand their key learning outcomes or curricular themes. We then develop innovative programmes fusing the brilliant skills, experiences and insights of real world organisations with educational topics to deliver inspiring events and activities.

Information on recent events held in universities, colleges (academic and vocational) and public schools is available in our Education section.

I thought the event was a huge success judged mainly by the student reaction and positive comments received. I also noticed that my students were very studiously getting on with their work without having to ask me for help every five minutes – the high quality event, activities and resources have certainly contributed to this. We thank Unleashing Potential for the organisation of this event. We would love to do it again next year and hope to be able to work together on similar projects for our students.

Head of BTEC Business Studies, Luton Sixth Form College

Employability

Unleashing Potential offers a range of one-to-one or group services enabling people to get into work or progress in their careers. Our curriculum vitae (CV) development and interview preparation programmes have received rave reviews from all participants

Leaving college as a young father with no qualifications, my dreams of working in Corporate Business Development were shattered. My teacher recommended I book a session with Unleashing Potential and I have never looked back. They helped me produce an outstanding CV and within three weeks, I landed a job in business sales for a successful, private enterprise.

Marcus Anderson, Business Sales

Further information is available in our Education section

Regeneration

Unleashing Potential aims to support voluntary and community organisations with professional skills and services to develop their capacity and add value on behalf of the business community. This support has manifested in a number of ways including:

  • Service mapping and partnership development with Changing Lives, a registered charity focused on promoting personal development, health and mental wellbeing particularly in disadvantaged communities.
  • Developing the Stop Knifecrime Together safety campaign with Lionheart  Security, a leading provider of public sector security and management services.
  • Launching a unique regeneration project in South East Africa. Project Malawi aims to create self-sustaining communities in rural Malawi through innovative regeneration projects related to health, education and social enterprise. Initiatives to date have included penpal partnerships with Malawi schools, reviewing gravity-based irrigation schemes, technical feasibility of renewable energy products and developing microfinance schemes.  Read more about Project Malawi here.
  • Strategy and action-planning workshops with with Friends of Bright Eyes, a registered charity providing respite care for children with disability.
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Unleashing Potential works with local and national partners who are looking for experienced volunteers to support various projects. Find out more and get involved now