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piers carter

I help people have better conversations; with their own inner voices, as teams and with leaders articulating their leadership messages. I coach, I facilitate and I run training courses; all focused in the behavioural world of team and leadership development.

I am endlessly curious about our inner and outer worlds and what makes people and teams effective and have a light hearted style that I use to tackle serious issues and challenges. I really enjoy the variety of what I do from 1:1 coaching to big conferences. I feel at home in the training room with my flip charts, post-its and pens and also in the deserts of Namibia where I have run leadership programmes using community projects as the vehicle for learning.

Last book you read?
Natural Born Heroes by Chris McDougal

It is an interesting exploration of the amazing resistance forces in Crete during the German Occupation and looks at how athletic performance, grit and determination can achieve incredible things

Your heroes include …?
My Dad, The Six Million Dollar Man, people who live a life of service

Favourite line from a film?
“Private Santiago was leaving the base for the rest of his life and he didn't even pack his tooth brush!”
or
“Better to burn out than fade away!”

Best day at work (so far)?
Tomorrow

Who make you laugh?
I do, it’s always good to laugh at your own jokes even when no one else does

Last journey you took?
Work trips don’t count here so I’ll say walking the coast to coast with my dad and my sons, 3 generations walking and talking

What’s on your desk?
Not much, I have a home made stand up desk with my Macbook air and a bunch of receipts because I really need to do my book keeping

How do you deal with stress?
Exercise, I don’t like to go more than a day without doing something physical which can be as simple as a walk or as energetic as a Crossfit session. It keeps me sane and grounded in my body

3 people you’d like to have dinner with (dead or alive)?
Ade Edmondson, Rik Mayal and 80 yr old me from the future

Favourite place?
A secret location on a beach on Skye with my family