I’m David. I help leaders, managers and professionals develop the strategic thinking and working relationships needed to tackle complex systemic challenges and deliver results. I do this primarily through coaching, team/group facilitation and running broader organisation development programmes. I specialise in Action Learning Set start-up and facilitation to foster collaborative enquiry and learning across organisations that consistently produces breakthrough results at personal and business levels.
For over 25 years I have been helping organisations in the UK and abroad across a range of sectors – commercial, public and not-for-profit/charity – including Prudential, Waitrose and the John Lewis Partnership, Smiths Detection, the RSPB, the UK Civil Service and its agencies.
With a background and training in organisation development and psychology, I use advanced coaching and facilitation methods to develop emotional intelligence in leaders and foster the collaborative learning and working required for sustainable systemic solutions.
Recognising the many personal systems we are part of, I help people find fulfilment as well as success through self-awareness, meaningful working relationships and a focus on the business challenges that matter.
My book “Collaborating for Results: Silo Working and Relationships that Work” captures my years of experience alongside contemporary research and according to Ethan Schutz, President and CEO of the Schutz Company, New York, is an ‘immensely valuable roadmap’ for change.
Master Executive Coach with the Association for Coaching
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
Registered Occupational and Personality Test User with the British Psychological Society (BPS)
Information & Resources
The Relationship Insights Generator
The Relationship Insights Generator™ (RIG) is a process exclusive to Liberating Potential Ltd. for reviewing and improving key working relationships based on my book Collaborating for Results…
Psychometric profiling can help with talent management, the development of productive working relationships and risk assessment, providing additional insight into strengths and areas for development…
Collaborating for Results
Silo Working and Relationships that Work by David Ian Willcock
Collaborating for Results is available from Amazon. Please click the link below to read a sample chapter online.
‘This is a practical guide to harnessing the power of relationships between people and teams in organisations to achieve strategic vision and to be future-capable in a fast-changing world.’
Dr. Mike Clarke, CEO, RSPB
‘David’s coaching helped me make the transition into the leader of one of the country’s largest charities, embarked on transformational change within a complex stakeholder environment. His coaching and facilitation support to me and others in the organisation over several years has increased the capacity and capability of the organisation to lead in a changing business environment.’
‘David is an outstanding facilitator – modest and neutral with a lovely sense of humour, a deep understanding of people and process and an ability to challenge robustly and skilfully when needed.’
‘David certainly lived up to his company’s name and liberated a lot of the potential in my team, who were facing some real difficulties, both business and cultural, at the time.’