What I do


Great teams need great facilitators. I can help you run your next off-site meeting, team session or leadership training. I am confident and focused and I use a lightness of touch and humour to tackle serious topics.

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Speaking & Research

The Teams Under Pressure Project is my personal search to find out what to do when things go wrong. This Keynote presentation of packed full of stories and principles to help you prevail in the face of adversity

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Executive Coaching

I have yet to find a problem of challenge that isn't improved with a good conversation. As a coach I will guarantee to move you closer towards your desired goal or deepen your awareness and understanding of the issue

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Coffee & Coaching

Combining really useful, productive conversation with fantastic coffee, Coffee and Coaching is a local service for local people to make the most out of their lives.

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About me

Coaching, Facilitation, Speaking & Research

I have an eclectic background. Since 1997 I have been working with businesses; coaching, facilitating and helping them have better conversations – as individuals, teams and leaders.

Prior to this, I got paid by the government to throw petrol bombs at the Police – I was a riot control, Public Order & self defence instructor, then I began expedition-leading, which has given me some incredible experiences all over the world working with adults and young people in developing countries and challenging environments.

Recently, I have been running a leadership development programme in a remote Harero community in Namibia where we built essential facilities in poor state run boarding schools. This vital work was the basis for a real time leadership challenge around which I structured the personal and professional learning for the delegates; real people, real leadership, real risk and real learning.

Right now I’m particularly fascinated by our inner and outer worlds, how we cope and thrive under pressure. People and the strength of the human spirit fascinate me. I love to coach, facilitate and present – I am curious, straight talking, imaginative and annoyingly enthusiastic. I’ve been told I am not afraid to say what I think and I think people enjoy the way I approach serious issues with a combination of sensitivity, thoughtfulness and humour.



  • Piers has the ability to help you achieve your potential in ways that are challenging - with the total assurance that you will be fully supported throughout the experience. His professionalism is coupled with a great sense of fun, so you can be assured of learning event that will be both educational and enjoyable!

    Janis Rees – Professional Training & Coaching Consultant
  • I worked with Piers on a large scale project to drive business growth. Piers did a great job in firstly understanding the business drivers and built a tailored service to meet the requirements of the project and the business.

    What did take me by surprise was Pier's approach to inspiring a group. His inclusive and engaging style captivates an audience beyond anything I've seen and within minutes, has an audience fully engaged on the task in hand.

    I would highly recommend Piers to work with other organisations and I will certainly use him again on similar projects.

    Craig Lewis – Experienced Operations Director
  • Piers is someone who you can deeply trust and be sure that he is working hard to get the best outcome for you. His level of listening is incredible, and he is very insightful. He was able to create awarenes around how I might be getting in my own way, get straight to the values that were important to me, and helped me see the options I had going forwards. From our coaching conversations I was able to take action and move forwards at an incredible pace.

    Steve Clark – Webster Primary School
  • Piers and his team have been working with our business for 3 or 4 years now - we consistently bring them back because they provide excellent training and facilitation. They spend time to learn about your business, it's intricacies and most importantly it's people - this added value really makes a difference to the service they provide.

    Henry Elliss – Senior Online Strategist at Good Relations
  • Piers is one of the best and most natural facilitators with whom I have worked. He is humorous and purposeful, bringing great insight, experience and knowledge in an acceptable and readily accessible style.
    I thoroughly recommend him and his work to you.

    Paul Redwood – Developer of people, facilitator and coach
  • Piers Carter is a rare breed - someone whose skill and experience in training and coaching has a breadth and depth that few can equal. He is passionate about helping individuals and teams develop and his exceptional focus and analysis gives him a distinct edge in understanding and fulfiling clients' needs. He definitely is one of those individuals who walks his talk - and does so with great humour! If you're looking for a first-class coach or a maestro at running great team-building events that make a lasting impact on participants you'd be well-advised to contact Piers.

    Ken Way – Executive Coach, Facilitator, Trainer and Performance Coach with VisionSports Ltd.
  • Piers has worked with me on many leadership and team development programmes developed for international businesses, and as a leadership coach; he is an outstanding contributor, creative in solving programme design problems and in meeting the client's objectives; sensitive and responsive to both colleagues and participants; passionate about others' and his own development. He has a great sense of humour, and brings an immense amount to the work of any management development team, in addition to his ability to step out front and lead the process.

    Ginny Smith – Senior Consultant and Coach at Lead Coach Ltd
  • Piers is a knowledgeable and creative expert. He is font of knowledge and experience and I would recommend him to anyone looking for an Assessment and Development Consultant or speaker.

    Glenn Foster – HR Operations and Projects Lead at Wellcome Trust

Get in touch

To find out more and to hear my keynote presentation call +44 (0) 7801 104 604, email piers@pierscarter.co.uk, or fill in your details below 

Contact Info

07801 104 604
Little Hucklow,
North Derbyshire,