12 episodes

All the relational habits you built in life don’t immediately disappear the moment you walk in the office door. In the new podcast, How’s Work?, iconic couples therapist Esther Perel brings new perspective to the invisible forces that shape workplace connections, conflict and dynamics through one-time therapy sessions with coworkers, cofounders and colleagues -- touching every work environment from start-ups and family businesses to corporations and service industries.

How's Work? with Esther Perel Gimlet Media

    • Relationships
    • 4.9, 34 Ratings

All the relational habits you built in life don’t immediately disappear the moment you walk in the office door. In the new podcast, How’s Work?, iconic couples therapist Esther Perel brings new perspective to the invisible forces that shape workplace connections, conflict and dynamics through one-time therapy sessions with coworkers, cofounders and colleagues -- touching every work environment from start-ups and family businesses to corporations and service industries.

    Introducing: Couples Under Lockdown

    Introducing: Couples Under Lockdown

    Today we’re sharing an episode from Where Should We Begin? With Esther Perel. In this special series of the show, Esther connects with couples under lockdown around the world. 

    • 56 min
    Separated at Home But Still Together at Work

    Separated at Home But Still Together at Work

    Husband and wife who are co-owners of a winery and restaurant. He loves the colleague that she is at work, but he likes less the wife she is at home. As their marriage ends, they wonder if the future of their business depends on the future of their marriage.

    • 51 min
    The Boss, The Client, and the Hairdresser

    The Boss, The Client, and the Hairdresser

    They’ve been hairdressers for many years in a job that feels like a cross between salesperson and therapist. They vie for new clients and commissions while absorbing the anxieties, frustrations, and burdens of their regulars. How they each handle this balance is a study in contrasts.

    • 53 min
    Stuck in a Job, for Years

    Stuck in a Job, for Years

    She’s been unhappy at her job for more than 20 years and doesn't know how to leave. Her sister, a successful entrepreneur, wants to help, but this only makes her feel less-than. Family tensions and resentments, both at home and at the office, keep her frozen in place. Esther walks the sisters through an exit plan.

    • 59 min
    From Bartender to Business Partner

    From Bartender to Business Partner

    She owns a successful restaurant. He was her bar manager for six years. Now they’re going into business together as co-owners of a taqueria. They turn to Esther for guidance on how to transition from employer-employee to partners in a new venture. But they walk away with a deeper understanding of the ways their different cultural backgrounds and previous working relationships influence their partnership.

    • 53 min
    Special Episode: Esther and Adam Grant of WorkLife

    Special Episode: Esther and Adam Grant of WorkLife

    In this special episode — recorded in front of a live audience — Esther and Adam explore the dynamics of trust, power, and people-pleasing.

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

kdfwagen ,

Insightful as usual.

I’m always excited whenever an Esther Perel podcast comes up on my feed. This one is a great follow up to ‘Where Should We Begin’. The episode of the mother and son was just so great.

Depoeloe ,

the strippers

I love both of Esther’s podcasts. In this particular episode, I wondered why these two people were on; what the reason was they came to see Esther? Given the US’ puritanical views on sex, I expected this session to be more interesting and insightful.

Oli~G ,

Deep, insightful, challenging

Esther holds space through her guidance, while also creating so much space for her guests to step into in a way that they seem to not get elsewhere. Loving this podcast so far, from both the questions she asks and the responses elicited. Thank you to those sharing their stories and having the courage to give a part of your perspective to us as listeners.

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