About Derick Mildred
First joined LinkedIn on Oct 7, 2004.
Admittedly did very little with LinkedIn until early 2014.
Until in 2014 with just 208 connections he heard LinkedIn described as 'The Business version or The Professional version of Facebook'. Now with a renewed interest he set about learning what worked effectively on LinkedIn.
By the end of 2015
Connections increased to 1,900 and reached the top 1% for profile among his connections.
By the end of 2016
Connections increased to 5,000 and still in the top 2% for profile views among his connections.
Added over 10,000 new connections to reach over 15,000.
Achieved over 2,200 Profile views over a 90 day period.
Reached 1,300 + Weekly Search Appearances.
Reached over 4,600 Weekly Search Appearances.
Published an article that achieved 146,000 + Views, Over 800 comments & Over 170 Likes.
Since early 2015 over 90% of his business has been generated from inquiries from connections on LinkedIn.
Consistently in the top 1% - 2 % for Profile Views among his connections.
Social Selling Index (SSI) Consistently ranked between 81% - 84%
Published on LinkedIn over 190 short articles.
Consistently publishes 5 posts per day on LinkedIn.
30,000 + Skills Endorsements, including well over 100 Endorsements for each of his 50 Skills listed on his profile, (Some Skills have over 1,000 Endorsements.).
A More Personal Note:
"It has never been my intention to describe myself and what I've achieved to impress you, more so to impress upon you what can be possible when you try.
Thanks to the GFC of 2008 I lost everything including my house, I wound up completely broke, over $100,000 in debt and on social security.
Back then would have been the perfect time to give up, but I chose to believe in myself, to believe in my dream, to acquire more knowledge about what works and what doesn't, a lot of this knowledge came from experience, my own trials and errors over the years.
To be 1000% honest, I'm not an 'Ironman', I'm not a 'rocket scientist' , I'm just an ordinary guy who believed in himself and his dream that never gave up.
I never did a course on LinkedIn or any other Social Media, I just persisted until I achieved the results I wanted.
If I can do it then so can you!
Here's the best part.
Now you get to save time, money and effort by applying what I have already figured out to work.
I wish you abundant success and importantly happiness in the enjoyment of your journey."
Kindest Regards from
Sensei Derick Mildred - Sandan (3rd Degree BlackBelt)
I first started Kyokushin Karate in 1998 and continue to this day. We have a saying painted on the wall in the dojo that reads
'The Spirit of Kyokushin Never Gives Up!'
It is this 'Never Give Up' attitude that gave me the strength and mental fortitude to keep believing in myself, to keep moving forward, to just take one step and then another that has delivered me to where I am today.
Derick has competed in Full Contact tournaments on a Sate, National and International levels.
2006 Victorian United Martial Arts Championships Open weight - 1st
2009 Competed in The Kyokushin Union Japan Tournament in Nagoya
2007 Competed in The Kyokushin Union Japan Tournament in Nagoya
Sensei Derick started training in Judo from the age of 6 - 14 and achieved the level of brown belt. Years later he became interested in Kyokushin karate and from the very beginning he was hooked.
In 2011 Sensei Derick was invited by Hanshi Eddie Emin to grade for his Sandan in Japan. He was allowed to complete the technical part of his grading in Japan and then complete the kumite part in Australia.
As an instructor, Derick aims to educate his students on as many different aspects of karate as possible and still expect high standards technically, physically and mentally.
LinkedIn Profile Makeover & Optimisation:
For over 2 years his LinkedIn Profile Makeover & Optimisation has increased connections requests, increased profile views and improved search results for his clients.
Social Media Management:
At the request of clients, for over 2 years he has been managing their Social Media including Facebook & Instagram.
For over 4 years he has been advising and coaching clients on how to improve their results on Facebook and LinkedIn.
For over 5 years his business 1st Page Websites has been designing and building websites and ranking them on page 1 on Google for clients all over Australia.
SEO (Page 1 on Google Guarantee in writing)
In 2013 he shocked the SEO industry with a '1st Page on Google Guarantee' in writing which has been delivered on every time for every client without a single claim on this guarantee so far.
Aged a young 53, his business Synergise Consulting has been consulting to businesses for over 17 years with clients in Hospitality, Health and Beauty, Finance, Retail, & Services industries.
Has presented seminars on Business Development, Marketing, Productivity to a diverse range of industry groups.
Results Formula was formed in 2015 to present webinars on a number of topics including Social Media, Marketing and Business Development.
In 2007 he wrote 'The Entrepreneurs Guide to Business Development & Marketing' which achieved sales in excess of $75,000 within just 6 months of publication.
Currently with over 21 years experience in martial arts including Judo 7 years (Brown belt) & Kyokushin Karate 19 years + (San Dan 3rd Degree Blackbelt).