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What's your effective challenge?

21st century life has multiple competing demands. As a result, there's no universal approach to being effective. And being effective is certainly not static as we work out what's important, day to day, week to week, month to month, year to year.


Having external support and challenge helps provide objectivity and generates fresh insight into what we want and how to achieve it.

Some of the Most Popular Solutions

At the heart of the EC approach is working with people to determine what type interventions will best meet their needs. Below is selection of some of the common ones. These can be delieved 121 or in small groups.


My name is Damian Piper, I started Effective Challenge in 2013 with a desire to create positivity and to help others work out how to achieve the changes they want. Using coaching, consultancy and facilitation, I've been fortunate to work with teams and individuals in business, government, sport, charity and education.


I have a real passion for helping people work out what being effective means for them and then putting in place the practical steps to make it happen - sustainably.  I strike a balance between challenge and support which is designed to help people realise their potential and call out where they could be making excuses and or putting up barriers.

I have over 30 years of experience to draw on in the Security and Defence Sector, performing a wide variety of roles. These have included developing organisational strategy, leading transformational change, and leading teams operating in pressurised environments. In the 2021 Queens Birthday Honours, I was awarded CBE for my services to Defence.


Certified coach with over 20 years experience both in the workplace and in my own business.  Accredited in Personality Type Assessments. I'm also a fellow of the Charted Institute of Engineering & Technology.  



Unlocking our resilience & looking afer our foundations package helps people to handle whatever comes our way.

being your


The being your BEST package helps people understand that everyday spent without understanding how to operate at your BEST is a day lost for you to deliver what you are really capable of.

Personal Productivity

The Effective Challenge Personal Productivity Package helps people step back and develop an approach ready to handle what comes their way personally and professionally.



Working from a principle that performance equals potential minus interference, I coach individuals and teams to determine the outcomes they'd like to acheive and the actions required to get them there.


“Damian really helped me develop my thinking to set clear goals and a plan that took my karate to a new level achieving 3rd Dan. 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.”

—  Dean BrownLead Instructor – Shotokan Karate Club, London



The Effective Challenge Podcast provides observations and ideas to improve performance and results to achieve change. Access them through your favourite podcast service or download here. 

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