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Helping you lead, create and adapt to change

We develop insights, co-create strategies, develop change capability and improve implementation.

Wherever you are on your change journey, we can help

Our diagnostic approach will provide you with actionable insights: Cutting through complexity, opening up solutions available and providing you with options.

We can work with you to create strategies, develop the capability required to execute them and support you through implementation and learning from the change.

Throughout the process we have one overriding goal, which is to leave your people better equipped to create, lead and adapt to change than before.

Central to this is our focus on the dynamic relationship between motivation and emotion, which underpins our work from start to finish.

Every project is unique and tailored to your business objectives and context. However working with us will normally involve one or more core elements:


Insights & Readiness Assessment

Penetrating the heart of the issue to develop precise, actionable insights that will help to identify and drive more efficient and effective initiatives and improve change readiness.

We use qualitative methods to precisely define the issues, which we can then quantify if required.

People & Change Strategy

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

We connect insights to the wider strategic context to co-create strategies and solutions that inspire confidence.

Change Capability Development

Harnessing motivation and emotion to develop the organisational capacity and change leadership skills required to become more adaptable and deliver change. 

We provide learning experiences that enable people to tackle change and transformation with confidence.

Change Implementation

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

We use our expertise in change management and psychology to make sure that people initiatives deliver.


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

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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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