Pukka People make working lives more rewarding and workplaces more successful.

Most of us spend a huge chunk of our lives at work –

who wouldn’t want everything about it to feel ‘pukka’?

To feel part of something united, where positive, authentic relationships deliver genuine, first-class results for individuals, teams and your whole business.
At Pukka People, we’ve helped make ‘pukka’ workplaces a reality for countless individuals, leaders and organisations, through years of practical research and hands-on delivery of tailored coaching in business, leadership and psychological safety.
Our success is rooted in a 100% focus on building your success around healthy high performance – an outcome where everyone wins, when individual and organisational wellbeing and productivity goals combine.

Our Programme

Our unique and holistic programme for teams and leaders is built around five core themes covering individual and team performance, wellbeing and resilience.

When teams learn how to harness wellbeing and productivity into a single space and direction, they are on their way to delivering consistent and sustainable healthy high performance on every level.

Our programme is based on the belief that workplace success is built on finding this space, then cultivating it, so that individuals, teams and the people that manage them have a meaningful common ground from which to achieve greater customer and business goals.

Body

How nutrition, movement and sleep affect our daily rhythm and performance.

Spirit

The importance of social connection, gratitude and making work fun.

Emotions

Responding well to difficult news, managing stress and team emotions.

Mind

Increasing self-awareness and our capacity to adapt to and create change.

Connection

Developing behaviours to support psychological safety, promote healthy conflict and embrace difference in teams and wider organisational culture.

Why is there such a strong need for this now?

Most of us spend a huge chunk of our lives at work – who wouldn’t want everything about it to feel ‘pukka’? To feel part of something united, where positive, authentic relationships deliver genuine, first-class results for individuals, teams, and your whole organisation.

Achieving this isn’t always straightforward: according to Deloitte, the annual cost of poor employee mental health has risen to £53-56 billion for UK employers. In fact, most of the research on our experience in the workplace tells us that now, more than ever before, many teams and organisations need focused support to build healthy habits that lead to high performance.

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50% of employees feel their organisation is effective at tackling workplace stress

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29% of managers have the confidence and skills to respond to issues of wellbeing and performance at work.

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69% of employers are not taking a strategic approach to wellbeing and its link to performance.

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70% of HR leaders agree that wellbeing is high on the agenda of operational leaders
The same research also points to the benefits of investment and focus on wellbeing. In fact, organisations taking a strategic approach in this area reported the following:
  • 48% experienced a healthier and more inclusive culture 48% 48%
  • 43% achieved a better work-life balance 43% 43%
  • 46% achieved better employee morale and engagement 46% 46%
  • 33% achieved more effective working relationships 33% 33%

At Pukka People, we’ve helped make ‘pukka’ workplaces a reality for countless individuals, leaders and organisations, through years of practical research and hands-on delivery of tailored business, leadership and psychological safety development courses.
Our success is rooted in a 100% focus on building your success around healthy high performance – an outcome where everyone wins when individual and organisational wellbeing and productivity goals combine.

Pukka People make working lives more rewarding and workplaces more successful.

About Us

Pukka People helps clients identify, then overcome, the many habits and behaviours that limit workplace productivity and business success.

Founders Andy and Rachel have been doing this for years, with an approach that clients respect for its cut-to-the-chase authenticity and ability to nurture individual and organisational success without ‘pulling any punches’.

Resources

Creating connection and belonging at work

Creating connection and belonging at work

Workplace cultures that encourage a stronger sense of belonging significantly reduce staff turnover, sick days and increase performance. Understanding how to build this culture develops greater job satisfaction and business outcomes.

Developing the habit of positive self-talk

Developing the habit of positive self-talk

Positive self-talk has been strongly associated with increased happiness, productivity and achieving successful outcomes. Identifying negative self-talk is the first step toward thinking more positively, to build more satisfying and productive working lives. If you’ve...

Emotional agility in the workplace

Emotional agility in the workplace

In the not-too-distant past, the idea that challenging or uncomfortable emotions should be ‘taken on the chin’ or hidden from view was much more widespread, but most of us would accept this is changing. Even here in the UK where “keep calm and carry on” remains both...

Job crafting increases satisfaction & engagement at work

Job crafting increases satisfaction & engagement at work

Engagement at work is a positive state in which we find ourselves stimulated by and fully focussed on tasks that we find valuable and meaningful. Increasing staff work engagement is strongly linked to positive outcomes like increased job satisfaction, performance,...

How exercise can boost work performance

How exercise can boost work performance

In spite of widespread public health messaging about the benefits of exercise, it’s something many of us struggle to balance with busy working lives. Exercise can boost work performance. Could a career-progressing approach unlock the motivation (and results) we dream...

The promise of workplace nutrition

The promise of workplace nutrition

Paying attention to what you eat and how it makes you feel could transform your work life from ‘survival mode’ into ‘thriving mode’, thanks to new science connecting workplace nutrition more clearly with mood and performance. Work. Eat. Sleep. Repeat. For all but the...

Line managers are key to workplace wellbeing

Line managers are key to workplace wellbeing

Line managers are key to workplace wellbeing and yet two-thirds of them lack the skills and confidence to support their people well during difficult times, according to the CIPD, and a strategic approach to training is recommended.

Managing the impact of Long Covid

Managing the impact of Long Covid

CIPD insights on managing the impact of long COVID on health, wellbeing and performance in UK businesses offer clues on accelerating recovery, in a world where it’s still far from ‘business as usual’ for employers.