Our worlds are constantly changing with new opportunities and challenges coming our way on a daily basis. Working out how to be effective and then how to implement that is an on-going challenge. Just like fitness you have to work at it. That’s certainly been and continues to be my experience.
When things come at us faster than we are able to process them we end up making difficult choices - often with incomplete or uncertain information. A performance approach needs to take account that our judgement isn't right 100% of the time. My name is Damian Piper and I started Effective Challenge in 2013 with a desire to help others take their performance and results to a new level.
There’s a high probability, almost a certainty, that if you want to strengthen your performance, you're going to need an approach which handles the good times and the frustrations. Whether you are an individual or a team looking to get specific about what you want to achieve, the environment you need to make that happen is enhanced when you have external challenge and support. That’s where Effective Challenge can help.
“Damian really helped me develop my thinking to set clear goals and a plan that took my karate to a new level. His knowledge and experience really helped me to develop techniques that improved my ability to operate at my best in pressure situations. The added bonus is I can apply what I’ve learned in sport to other areas of my life. I’d recommend Damian to anyone wanting to step up and take his or her performance to the next level.”
“Damian has an evangelical streak that infects you with enthusiasm which simply makes you want to improve and do better. He has been a professional coach to me for over 4 years in one form or another and has been instrumental in gently guiding, through tips and tactics, many critical decisions that have helped me progress within Government. Damian has also helped me bridge that all-important gap between family and the workplace, me to really understand what I want to achieve and why. I can’t recommend Damian enough if you want to step up your own performance.”
“Damian’s enthusiasm for goal-setting inspired 160 GCSE students to have a go themselves. His stories of moving from floor cleaner to security supremo held their attention while also providing invaluable tips and practical advice. He had such a positive response that we’re inviting him back for a follow-up.”
“I have known Damian for many years. As a person he embodies a set of values that most others might aim for but rarely reach – me included. This core set of beliefs and behaviours is the foundation for Effective Challenge. His own development story is inspirational and this is much more than a just a marketing statement. I know many, many people who have refocused their lives based on Damian’s example and with his support. Good help in this discipline is hard to find – Damian is the best I have come across by far.”
“Damian delivered a “Developing Your Resilience” talk at London South Bank University for our graduates and was a thoroughly engaging speaker. His presentation slides were clear, thought-provoking and he offered useful strategies for people to develop resilience in any given situation. I received extremely positive feedback from attendees and would recommend Damian to any organisation as a high-quality speaker.”
“It was an absolutely brilliant session and it’s a credit to Damian that by 4.30pm on a sunny Sunday afternoon, everyone was still energised and engaged in the wrap-up, all looking at what we would be taking away and what our immediate actions would be. We’ve all learnt a huge amount that applies in everyday life as well as for RAAM and we’ve certainly come out a much more cohesive and focused team. Roll on RAAM!”