At Art Earth Personal and Life Coaching we believe that you have the answers. Through coaching we create a safe space where you can fully be yourself, and, through conversation, discover new ways to achieve your desired goals. Coaching is about supporting you to move in the direction you want to move in, to become the best possible version of yourself. Learn more here.

Who are we?

Art Earth Life Coaching is run by Peter Barnard, a qualified coach with a coaching business registered in Ireland. Pete is a European Mentoring and Coaching Council accredited coach at practitioner level and adheres to the EMCC's ethics, standards and competencies as well as those of the International Coaching Federation. Pete has worked in a range of disciplines, from the emergency services to international emergency aid, living in several countries in Africa and Asia. Pete has master's degrees in Public Health Nutrition and Development Management. See Pete's profile on the EMCC website here and on LinkedIn here


Here's what some of our clients say:

As a coach Peter helped me understand my strengths and weaknesses, and overcome obstacles that were stopping me from taking the right action. In each session there were always insightful questions, that helped me to question myself and led me to work towards my goals. Peter is very professional, and very easy to talk to. I would highly recommend Peter if you are looking for guidance in your life. 

Marta V. Kalevar, Dublin, Ireland

- - - - - - - - - - - -

It has been an eye-opening journey working with Pete to gain clarity & shape on my personal goals & evolution. His calm, patient & perceptive temperament gelled very well. I was able to delve into great details knowing this information was being heard and absorbed. Pete was great at letting the sessions flow, listening, asking the right questions & where needed adding structure. This was all reinforced through follow up exercises which together helped me form insights in exciting, realisable goals for 2021 and beyond.

Callum Mathieson, Chief Operating Officer, Orb Screen, Ireland

- - - - - - - - - - - -

Working with Pete as my coach was a very enjoyable and beneficial journey. He is very professional and polished, but possessing warmth, affability and calmness too, meaning he is easy to talk to. He is an excellent listener and is very perceptive, which helped me gain valuable insights and new perspectives into my own journey. These skills of his allowed him to ask the right questions of me and also nudged me gently to ask the right questions of myself. I would highly recommend Pete to anyone in search of a life coach.

Ronan Kenny, Dublin, Ireland

- - - - - - - - - - - -

I would highly recommend Peter as a coach. I have been fortunate to have him on board during the Coronavirus. He has a genuine and unique sense of interest in empowering people to be their best self. In a short time during our zoom call sessions I was able to view my business plan with great clarity. I formed a new sense of confidence and as a result it enabled me to grow my business. Peter has a professional, calm & practical manner. I am most grateful for his listening ear and heartfelt work.

Niamh Culhane, Grief Facilitator, Éistim

- - - - - - - - - - - -

Peter is a great coach, attentive, dedicated and committed and a very affable guy. He is a super listener and is also able to discern what is not being said. Throughout our sessions he was accurate with what tools and techniques to use to encourage me in the right way to achieve my action plans and goals. Peter is very professional and working with Peter has allowed me to attain my goals of setting up a coaching business as well as create daily habits. I highly recommend Peter as a coach.

Jenny Claffey, Blackrock, Ireland

- - - - - - - - - - - -

Peter is what I would describe as an authentic life coach. I worked with him over a period of a few months and he used a range of tools to help me work through some major decisions I was facing. He has varied experience in his work and personal life, and I knew I could always rely on him to be honest and supportive with my best interests at the heart of our conversations. I don't hesitate to recommend Pete as a coach.

Mary M. O'Connor, Dublin, Ireland

- - - - - - - - - - - -

Peter was a fantastic life coach. He offered me insight in what I value in my life and how that directly translates to my personal and career goals. After our sessions, I came out feeling that I had enhanced understanding of what motivates me. Peter provides a safe space to talk openly about your long term goals , as well as going the extra mile in establishing a healthy relationship between the life coach and participant. 

Conor Larkin, Dublin, Ireland

- - - - - - - - - - - -

Pete is a very positive & experienced coach. He has a host of coaching tools to provide structure to his sessions. His real skill however is not using them for the sake of it. He is very present, and continually asks open questions to let the conversation flow and focus in on areas of real interest. I found my time working with Pete very beneficial and would certainly recommend him.

Liam Lynch, Galway, Ireland

- - - - - - - - - - - -

Peter was a super coach. Even though I didn't know what to expect when I started out, the whole experience was enlightening and edifying and has helped me clarify my thoughts around the areas of my life that need some focus. The tools that Peter utilised were really useful especially the Wheel of Life. I'm also really satisfied that Peter has helped me to identify my core life values but also remind me that these values can change over the course of your life. Peter's style as a coach is wonderfully relaxed yet engaging which from the off helped me to engage with the process. Many thanks Peter.

David Claffey, London, UK

- - - - - - - - - - - -

In all my years of experience, some people stand out for their great qualities and Peter Barnard is one of those. He is well known for his intelligence, work ethic, positive attitude, teamwork mentality, leadership and diligence. Throughout the time I've known him he has shown me time and again that he is a positive, motivated leader with a great attitude and dedication. I would heartily recommend Pete.

Dileep Mani, Uganda

- - - - - - - - - - - -

Peter is an astute manager, decisive, forward planning and dynamic. Peter is a charismatic leader who invests in inspiring his team to rally behind his cause by establishing an environment that allows for creativity and in the same vein specially recognises all his team members. Peter has experience, knowledge and skills in managing large numbers of staff and volunteers and has a complementary combination of both programme and staff management skills . His well-developed understanding of the international development arena and context, understanding of core and emerging issues of social exclusion and inequality within the development context drive his passion to contribute to human wellbeing.

Lillian Viko, Kampala, Uganda

- - - - - - - - - - - -

After a short time working with Pete, I discovered an accomplished and resolved team builder, a convincing organiser and an inspiring director. He gave me outstanding support while respecting my domain, letting his door open at all time, showing patience and determination. Certainly, those two years I spent working with him turned into the most fulfilling professional experience I had before starting up my social enterprise, Urban Care. And I truly continue to be proud of the work we have accomplished working together. To put it simply, Pete knows how to get things done, he is a real Manager. 

Vincent Guerard, Vietnam

- - - - - - - - - - - -

Peter displays sound judgment, his analysis reflect maturity and experience. His recommendations were well thought and feasible.

Doda Johnson, Malawi

- - - - - - - - - - - -

Peter is one of the most sincere and dedicated humanitarians that I have met in my time working in the sector (more than 10 years). He has always strived to improve conditions for others in often difficult circumstances, and truly cares. He is a good manager, and problem solver with a view to keeping good working relationships. I would work with him in any situation in the future and feel secure in the knowledge that he "had my back" as long as I was doing the right thing ethically. 

Jimmy Greene, Ireland

- - - - - - - - - - - -

Peter is always empathetic, eternally upbeat and has a strong understanding of the organisational systems with vast experience in performance management of employees.  

Martha Nantaayi, Uganda

- - - - - - - - - - - -

Peter is knowledgeable, very passionate about what he does and committed. Peter is calm and thoughtful. I love to work with Peter as he is reliable and empathic.

Ans de Jager, Netherlands

Then the delight, when your courage kindled

And out you stepped onto new ground

Your eyes young again with energy and dream

A path of plenitude opening before you

John O’ Donohue

 @ Copyright Art Earth Life Coaching 2020