The Unlock Moment

The Unlock Moment

My name’s Dr Gary Crotaz and I’m a coach and author of ‘The IDEA Mindset’, a book about how to figure out what you want and how to get it. The Unlock Moment is that flash of remarkable clarity when you suddenly know the right path ahead. When I’m in conversation with my coaching clients, these are the breakthroughs that are so profound that they remember vividly where they were, who they were with, what they were thinking when their Unlock Moment happened. In this podcast, I’ll be meeting and learning about people who have accomplished great things or brought about significant change in their life. And you’ll be meeting them with me! We’ll be finding out what inspired them, how they got through the hard times and what they learned along the way that they can share with you. Thank you for joining me on this podcast to hear all about another Unlock Moment!

Episodes

August 12, 2022 48 min

In this remarkable Master Locksmith episode of The Unlock Moment, I meet Dr Marshall Goldsmith, the world's number one executive coach. A member of the Thinkers 50 Hall of Fame, Harvard Business Review named him the World’s #1 Leadership Thinker. He’s written or edited 43 books, which have sold over 2.5 million copies and been translated into 32 languages. In Amazon’s 100 best leadership-and-success books ever written, he has 2...

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In this Master Locksmith episode, I interview Morag Barrett, one of the top executive coaches in the world. She’s a leadership development expert, and bestselling author of “Cultivate: The Power of Winning Relationships” and “The Future-Proof Workplace”. Her new book on the ally mindset,  “You, Me, We: Why We All Need a Friend at Work (and How to Show Up as One!)” is coming out later this year. Morag is the founder and CEO of SkyeT...

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In this special Master Locksmith episode, I interview INSEAD Professor and author Nathan Furr, whose latest co-authored book, “The Upside of Uncertainty: A Guide to Finding Possibility in the Unknown” is out now. Whilst the classic format of the Unlock Moment podcast explores a person’s life and career journey and dives into their personal moments of clarity, with The Master Locksmith episodes I invite experts in psychology, leader...

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In this episode I interview serial start-up entrepreneur and CEO Ben Prouty, whose experience at high-growth startups including Streetcar (car sharing), Lovespace (storage by the box), Shepper (asset inspection) and now Poncho (family support platform for working parents) taught him the stage of a company's lifecycle that energises him and brings out his best as a leader. Ben brings a refreshing honesty to counter the assumptio...

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In this Master Locksmith Masterclass, Dr Gary Crotaz switches from interviewer to expert, sharing content from his book about figuring out the path ahead, The IDEA Mindset. This Masterclass is all about Finding Happiness. He dives into the elements of IDEA - Identity, Direction, Engagement and Authenticity - and shows how they come together to help you intentionally design a life you love and that connects with your values and purp...

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In this Master Locksmith Masterclass, Dr Gary Crotaz switches from interviewer to expert, sharing content from his book about figuring out the path ahead, The IDEA Mindset. He explains the six powerful levers, the '6 Ps', that can help you build stronger mental resilience, together with tips, tricks and exercises to help you put each one into action. Each topic is illustrated with a memorable extract from a conversation wit...

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In this bonus seven-minute extract from The Unlock Moment, discover a coaching masterclass from top US executive coach and author Dr Mark Goulston on his leadership framework, Michelangelo Mindset. An empowering way of unlocking your leadership talents to change the behaviour of those around you, this approach will make you think differently about what makes a great leader.

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In this episode I interview emerging stars of the dance and performance world Anthony and Kel Matsena. This episode of The Unlock Moment is very special, very moving, very powerful. Listening back. I was amazed at Anthony and Kel's richness of thought, their perspective, their wisdom at such a young age, still only in their 20s. The Matsena brothers have been through a huge amount in their lives. Being uprooted from their home ...

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Cinta Miller is one of the top stylists in the business. She's worked for some of the biggest brands in the world. She's created looks for London Fashion Week. She's worked with the likes of Robbie Williams and Ed Sheeran. But she didn't make it to the top in her field by accident. This is a story thats starts on a council estate, a challenging school environment, scraping by, living on tips to make enough money jus...

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In this episode I interview charity sector CEO Steve Woolcock, who became a first-time CEO last year when taking on the top job at educational charity First Rung, an organisation that exists to provide learning and employment opportunities to support young people in the UK to achieve success and fulfil their potential. Steve talks eloquently about how he worked on unlocking his natural talents and strengths, helping him to find his...

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In this bonus ten-minute extract, executive coach, transformation specialist and international speaker Chris Tibbetts talks about his Unlock Moment, when his doctor gave him the news that he had to change his lifestyle immediately or he could drop dead at any time. He talks about how he changed his mindset in order to transform his physical health and ultimately lose over 100kg in weight - ten years on he's here to tell the tal...

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In this episode I meet Amit Patel, former breast and endocrine surgeon who left the NHS to pursue a career in business and entrepreneurship. After six years in Director roles for the £12bn international healthcare group BUPA, Amit decided to strike out on his own and found Peachy, the UK's first truly digital health insurance platform targeting millenials and small to medium-sized enterprises. He describes the tough decision to...

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In this bonus nine-minute extract, Patrick J. McGinnis, investor, author, podcaster and the inventor of FOMO talks about his Unlock Moment when he found perspective after a highly challenging period of his career through the 2008 financial crash and started to rebuild for the future. Patrick's unique take on the Easter Bunny helps to expose the difference between myth and reality in discerning what really matters when designing...

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In this episode I meet Adwoa Akoto, British-Ghanaian actor, writer, model and entrepreneur who appeared in HBO/BBC's hit series 'I May Destroy You'. She talks about her unusual route from economics and finance into acting and how her experience working with NGOs shaped her desire to create impact in this world. Reflecting on the conversation, she says, "I didn't even realise a lot of the answers to the questions...

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In this episode I meet celebrated healthy food inventor, entrepreneur and CEO, Anthony Fletcher, whose experience at Innocent Drinks followed by 8 years as the CEO of Graze snacks inspired his mission to remove the junk from junk food and reinvent the doughnut through his latest Willy Wonka creation, Urban Legend. He describes with great honesty and authenticity both the highlights and the tough moments of growing Graze to a $100m ...

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May 19, 2022 46 min

In this episode I meet executive coach and team facilitator Dolly Waddell, whose upbringing in the orbit of a highly successful family luxury jewellery business honed her natural instinct for entrepreneurship. A moment of tough self-reflection made clear how her life as a vicar's wife and mother of four was defined and constrained by societal expectations, running contrary to her vibrant natural spirit of individuality. This Un...

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In this exclusive long-form interview I talk to World Ballroom Showdance Champion, Strictly Come Dancing Champion, musical theatre star and someone I’m proud to call a close friend, Joanne Clifton. She describes in compelling and sometimes shocking detail the journey she took to becoming world champion - the intense training regime, the extreme physical and psychological pressure she endured and the toll it took on her mental healt...

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In this episode I meet Amanda Britton, the inspirational Chief Executive, Principal and Artistic Director of the world-renowned Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance. Her powerful story, from leaving home at the age of 12 to pursue her passion for dance, through being one of the youngest new hires at Ballet Rambert and eventually taking on leadership of the iconic Rambert School, reflects her deep personal connection with...

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In this episode I interview Brett Sammels who worked his way up through the family business LAW Creative, helping to build it into one of the leading European independent full-service marketing agencies. He talks about managing the weight of the family name, building a distinctive culture and eventually taking the hot seat as Managing Director. I do a significant amount of coaching work with family businesses preparing the next gen...

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In this episode I interview charismatic Canadian retail leader Normand Ciarlo who ran the leading luxury department store in Montreal - Holt Renfrew Ogilvy. With a background in dance and performing arts, Normand brings his love of theatre to the retail stage. Passionate about creating a culture in which everyone feels that they belong, Normand talks with conviction and brings to life his leadership philosophy on diversity, inclusi...

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