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Developing adaptability & Resilience

Experts in change and performance psychology

We tap into motivation and emotion as dynamic elements of human experience, supporting organisations and their people to take on new, complex and unpredictable challenges.

How we develop adaptability & resilience

Change Leadership

Change Leadership

Supporting leaders to engage hearts and minds, gain commitment and reduce resistance to change.

Performance Environments

Changing culture and climate to unlock change, enhance wellbeing and enable performance.


Mindset Change

Aligning motivations with organisational strategy and future capability requirements.


Innovative, collaborative and rigourous

Our evidence-based approach emphasises dynamic, paradoxical aspects of human personality and experience.

This provides insight into the most challenging people problems, and to resolve the tensions that create inertia.

We create shared clarity, collaboratively develop strategies and apply deep expertise in change management to deliver results.

Your organisation as a human system

The basis of our work is the simple but dynamic relationships between climate, mindset, emotional experience and behaviour that make up your organisation’s human system.

Underlying this system is a more complex map of motivation and emotion that helps us diagnose issues and create strategies to help you and your people adapt to changing and challenging conditions.

Our Articles 

Employee Voice: Why Listening Matters

Employee Voice is a term that I've been hearing more of recently, and when I was asked to speak at an event on the subject by the Employee Engagement Alliance recently, it was with the brief of talking about the science of listening. It's obvious that it’s important...

What is a Change Agent and how do I become one?

Ok, so what is a change agent and how do I become one? These two questions came up in a recent conversation I had with John (a pseudonym) who was looking for a new opportunity. My answers to John, based on my own perspective and experience, follow. They may not be...

Navigating the Emotional Waters of Change

The Relationship between Emotions and Change Management It's clear that emotions and change management are inextricably linked. How we feel about the change drives our behaviour, which is why you'll often hear people talking about winning "hearts and minds". Yet, the...

Developing the Whole Person (The Problem with Personality Types)

If you’ve been in the corporate world for any time at all, it’s likely that you’ll have been on a development programme or training course that included some kind of personality profile.  We’re talking MBTI, DISC, Insights, FIRO and a whole host of tools that measure...

Developing a strategic change capability

The increasing pace, complexity and unpredictability of change means that being able implement change consistently will determine your future competitiveness. A strategic change capability is the extent to which an organisation is equipped to deliver...

Brexit: “No Regrets” Steps to Change Readiness

There will be winners and losers from Brexit, and the winners will be those organisations that can adapt quickly and efficiently. I propose the following no-regrets steps that, even in the unlikely event that Brexit doesn’t happen, will leave your business better equipped to deal with change.

The 8Connect Blog


New Apter Toolkit certification training dates

Coaching & Development tools that harness the dynamics of motivation and emotion We're excited to have released new Winter & Spring 2020 dates for Apter Coach Certification training - for coaching & development professionals. What is the Apter Toolkit? The...

Developing Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence is a key competence for roles requiring leadership, influence & collaboration. Find out how the Apter EMotivation toolkit supports EI.

Where are the emotions in Employee Experience?

I’m a big believer in the idea of providing a great employee experience, but am concerned that it’s becoming another Employee Engagement. An industry, a tick box exercise. An opportunity to sell software.

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8Connect Consulting works with mindset to help businesses unlock change, ignite engagement and enable performance.


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