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More than ever the world of work is a heady mix of people, behaviour, events and challenges. When the blend is right it can be first-rate. Behavioural science & psychology has a lot to offer in terms of recipes, ingredients, seasoning, spices & utensils - welcome to People Soup.

People Soup - nourishing the mind, flourishing at work Ross McIntosh - a work psychology podcast

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    • 5.0 • 31 Ratings

More than ever the world of work is a heady mix of people, behaviour, events and challenges. When the blend is right it can be first-rate. Behavioural science & psychology has a lot to offer in terms of recipes, ingredients, seasoning, spices & utensils - welcome to People Soup.

    Get to Know - Rich & Joe

    Get to Know - Rich & Joe

    Season 4 Episode 22

    Hi there and a very warm welcome to Season 4 Episode 22 of People Soup.

    I’m delighted to share part one of my chat with Dr Richard Bennett and Dr Joe Oliver - both clinical psychologists - both legends in their field.

    They joined me on the show to talk about self- esteem at work - and I spent the first part of the conversation inviting them to share a bit more about themselves and their career trajectories - and I’m mighty glad I did. I’ve attended several trainings with the Bennett-Olivers and also some solo gigs from each of them AND I learned so much more about them in this conversation. Both of them were very open and their career trajectories have had some quite pivotal moments, where they explored interesting, career change opportunities. We also hear about their stance towards training delivery and of, course - their song choices.

    Shownotes at www.rossmcintosh.co.uk

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    • 42 min
    Dr Arianna Prudenzi - Part 2 - Researching psychological flexibility in the workplace

    Dr Arianna Prudenzi - Part 2 - Researching psychological flexibility in the workplace

    Season 4 Episode 21

    I’m delighted to share part two of my chat with Dr Arianna Prudenzi - now I told you in part one that Arianna was a prolific researcher - and you’re about to find out why. I’m so excited to share this episode where Arianna describes four of her recent research publications.

    Shownotes at http://www.rossmcintosh.co.uk/2022/04/dr-arianna-prudenzi-part-2-researching.html

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    • 34 min
    Dr Arianna Prudenzi - Part One

    Dr Arianna Prudenzi - Part One

    Season 4 Episode 20

    I’m delighted to share part one of my chat with Dr Arianna Prudenzi.

    Arianna is a research fellow at the University of Birmingham and her research focusses on promoting mental health in the workplace. In this episode we’ll find out a bit more about her and what drives her to make such a valuable contribution through her work.

    You’ll also hear about Arianna’s ambitions and interests, her career path, the challenges of learning a language and her passion for dance.

    Shownotes at http://www.rossmcintosh.co.uk/2022/04/dr-arianna-prudenzi-part-one.html

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    • 32 min
    Helping

    Helping

    Season 4 Episode 19

    Hi there and a very warm welcome to Season 4 Episode 19 of People Soup. Yes I'm back - after an unexpected break due to catching Covid, which knocked me out for a few weeks.

    This episode a new type of episode - one aimed more at those who are workplace trainers or facilitators support adults in the development of new skills. It’s a short cup/a/soup called Helping. Equally, it could be useful for anyone contemplating the helping relationship.

    Have you ever had the misfortune to fall over in public or witness somebody else taking a tumble.

    It’s yes to both of those scenarios for me and in my experience - there’s a common theme which relates to the helping relationship. It's inspired by one of my cycling adventures, the work of Edgar Schein and a reflection from my friend and colleague, Rich Bennett.

    Facilitators and trainers - I’d love to get your feedback on this episode - does this resonate with you and your experience? Would you like to see more episodes like this?

    Shownotes are at - www.rossmcintosh.co.uk

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    • 11 min
    Remembering Lou, our ACT Auntie, our inspiration

    Remembering Lou, our ACT Auntie, our inspiration

    Season 4 Episode 18 - reissued from the People Soup archives

    This episode is revisiting a favourite conversation from the archives - my chat with Louise Gardner, my ACT Auntie, your ACT Auntie, our inspiration.

    Over the last few days I’ve been feeling a bit adrift and overwhelmed - the enormity of business planning, the complexity of my residency application, improving my Spanish. And as an aside, that’s nothing to do with Blue Monday, which is a nonsense created by marketing folk.
    And I’ve also been trying to think of a topic for the next episode, my mind was all over the shop, lots of possibilities, so for inspiration I decided to listen back to my chat with Lou.

    Now that Lou is no longer with us - I miss her tremendously her fun, her love, her creativity, her courage, her energy. Many days when something absurd or bizarre happens I think, I’d love to tell Lou all about that, which I go ahead and do, in my head. I also told Lou about my award in her name - you can read more about the Louise Gardner Award in the show notes below. I’m so so proud to receive that award.

    Once I’d listened to Lou I felt hugged, inspired, sad and grateful. So I thought I’d share it with you too, in case it helps. Through People Soup I try to take a stand for what’s possible at work, and show people how they can build that possibility for themselves. For me, what Lou illustrates and role models for us in this chat is her creative connection with her values which gave her direction. She also showed us the way she relates to her old friend, anxiety whilst courageously pursuing her purpose.

    Show Notes at http://www.rossmcintosh.co.uk/2022/01/remembering-lou-our-act-auntie-our.html

    Connect with Ross and the Show

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    And you can support the podcast by buying me a coffee! https://ko-fi.com/peoplesoup

    • 45 min
    The kindness of strangers with Big G

    The kindness of strangers with Big G

    Season 4 Episode 17

    Hi there and a very warm welcome to Season 4 Episode 17 of People Soup.

    In this episode it’s a welcome return for Big G - by popular request (Big G is my Dad, Gordon McIntosh). He reflects on his experience of the kindness of strangers and also his recent Chisi Award for Compassionate Inspiration.

    You may wonder how this relates to adults in the workplace, well I think Big G is doing some important role modelling and I think we could all do with a bit more kindness at work. And I talk about this at the end of the episode.

    Show notes at http://www.rossmcintosh.co.uk/2022/01/the-kindness-of-strangers-with-big-g.html

    Connect with Ross and the show

    Twitter https://twitter.com/PeopleSoupPod
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    Linktree - for links to many other podcast platforms and apps - linktr.ee/PeopleSoup
    And you can support the podcast by buying me a coffee! https://ko-fi.com/peoplesoup

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

Chris Winson ,

Really helpful

Building into a really helpful and good series of insightful and helpful podcasts. While based on work environments the practices, examples and suggestions are applicable to all of life. Just the right length and well structured. Keep them coming Ross.

May 2021 update - this is now officially my favourite podcast! It’s grown into something that continues to nourish, inform and at times brought tears. It’s introduced me to people and their wonderful work, and provided a memorial to a friend that I can listen to whenever need to. Ross - huge respect for all you do.

Mark_Oliver ,

Highly recommended!

Over the last few months People Soup has become one of my favourite podcasts.

Ross McIntosh brings a warmth and charm to every episode that makes ACT and Contextual Behavioural Science both accessible and compelling; his interviews are delightful, wonder-filled conversations, and his think-pieces take you by the hand and say “this is how my mind works, does yours work this way too?” And reassuringly, the answer is always “yes!”

JaneBM ,

Great podcast!

Absolutely fantastic podcast. If your interested in workplace psychology or fancy improving your own mental well being, then this is a great place to learn. Ross’s relaxed and funny approach makes listening very easy. Keep up the great work! Cheers, Guy

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