My Pocket Psych is all about the psychology of the workplace. Each episode, we'll examine the world of work and explore a topic through the lens of psychology. We'll aim to give listeners tips to help improve their experience of work - moving from surviving to thriving! My Pocket Psych is brought to you by WorkLifePsych Ltd and hosted by Dr. Richard MacKinnon and Pilar Orti.
Ep 098: Managing your boundaries
Richard and Pilar take a look at the importance of proactively and intentionally managing the boundaries between our various life roles. How do we prevent one role absorbing the time and attention we'd like to invest in another?
Ep 097: A little bit of what you need
In this episode, Richard is joined by fellow chartered psychologist, Dr. Rachael Skews, who shares his interest in the factors that contribute to our wellbeing.
Together, they explore the concept of 'self-care' - the many forms it can take and how it's needed in a busy and unpredictable world. Huge thanks to Rachael for once again taking the time to come on the podcast.
Ep 096: Fresh starts
Welcome to episode 096, where our focus in our fresh starts. Humans are attracted to what we call 'temporal landmarks’, which are date-based lines in the sand that allow us to make sense of our past and establish new chapters in our lives. These new chapters give us the opportunity to have a fresh start.
Ep 095: Can a manager be a coach?
Welcome to the final episode in our series all about coaching. This time, Pilar and Richard look at the role of managers in coaching and how they themselves can coach their team members. In some ways it's more difficult than being an external coach and requires a lot of objectivity and focus from the managers. But it pays off in the long term.
Ep 094: Coaching for effectiveness
This latest episode in our series on coaching looks at how coaching can support the key interpersonal skills and attitudes to support our effectiveness at work.
Ep 093: Coaching for wellbeing
In this fourth episode of our latest series on coaching, Richard and Pilar look at a very important topic: how coaching can support our wellbeing. We explore some of the common wellbeing topics, as well as how an ACT perspective can help coachees make the changes they really value.