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Our businesses come out fighting as workers turn to morale-boosting talks

Workers have turned to motivational speakers in an attempt to boost their morale.

As the economic climate continues to worsen, one of the country's leading motivational consultancy firms said that it has noticed a "significant" increase in people seeking help to improve their confidence to fight the recession.

Sandyford-based company Motiv8, whose founder, All-Ireland winning former Armagh footballer Enda McNulty, featured heavily on RTE hit Operation Transformation, has seen a surge in business since the show was aired.

Although the business was already well known within the sporting world, Justin McNulty, a performance consultant in the company, explained that since the show aired, more and more people have begun inquiring about their motivational programmes.

"Our worst habit in the nation as a whole is that most people have bought into the recession," Mr McNulty told the Herald.

"It seems that nearly everyone has become bound to doom and gloom. We have seen a steady incline of people enquiring recently, but since the Operation Transformation show, our profile has elevated significantly."

The company, which offers motivational talks and seminars for the sporting and corporate arena, as well as one-on -one sessions, is beginning to expand into the mainstream.

Motiv8 also began to improve confidence among teens when it established its Sports Academy last year, in a bid to improve "character and athletic development".