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Our consulting approach is grounded in a psychological approach that emphasises human adaptability and resilience. We develop insights and strategies that harness motivations and emotions to unlock change and performance.


We apply psychology to remove barriers to change and performance. Those barriers might be personal, interpersonal or organisational.

We start from the position that people are inherently adaptable and resilience is developed.

By focusing on motivation and emotion we can diagnose problems precisely, cut through complexity without oversimplification and open up effective and efficient solutions.

Every project is unique and tailored to your business objectives and context. However, if we work with you it will normally involve one or more core elements:

Insights Development

Penetrating the heart of the issue to develop precise, actionable insights that will help to transform engagement, performance and wellbeing.

People & Change Strategy

Stimulating fresh thinking and helping you to develop impactful strategies that energise people and enable business performance.

Change Implementation

Ensuring that you effectively engage the hearts and minds of your people, build confidence and deliver results from change.

People Development & Coaching

Harnessing motivation and emotion to help people become more self-aware, adaptable and resilient performers and leaders.


The outcome is a people strategy which is fit for the future, fits the needs of the business and delivers for our people; I’m excited to see the results we deliver

People & Customer Director

Leading High Street retailer

Our Latest Blogs


Emotivation: A unifying concept for HR & OD?

What is Emotivation? Emotivation is simply an idea that connect emotions and motivations, rather than treating them as separate and unrelated. Our concept of emotivation is based on Reversal Theory (e.g. Apter, 2001) which suggests that our emotional experiences are...

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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...

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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 a friend who was looking for a new opportunity. My answers based on my own perspective and experience, follow. They may not be textbook-correct, and...

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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...

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About 8Connect

We are a People & Change consultancy.

We harness motivation and enable people to take on complex, transformational and unpredictable challenges.  


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+44 (0) 333 567 0811


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