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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.

My Pocket Psych: The Psychology of the Workplace Dr. Richard A. MacKinnon

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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 073: 'Imposter Syndrome' with Dr. Rachael Skews

    Ep 073: 'Imposter Syndrome' with Dr. Rachael Skews

    Welcome to episode 73, where Richard is joined by Dr. Rachael Skews to discuss the impact of Impostor Syndrome and how it can be addressed in the coaching context.

    Specifically, they look at Impostor Syndrome through the lens of ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Theory) sharing their own experiences and reflections on what works when it comes to this unpleasant phenomenon. 

    • 45 min
    Ep 072: Wondering and worrying while working at home

    Ep 072: Wondering and worrying while working at home

    Welcome to episode 72, where Richard and Pilar explore some of the ways working at home can contribute to our experience of 'Impostor Syndrome'. 
    This is the irrational and powerful sense that we don't deserve our successes, our jobs, our rewards. A way of thinking that can be exhausting and destructive, preventing us from deriving satisfaction from work - and isolation from colleagues may well contribute to it. 
    Working at home, especially when in the middle of a pandemic, can contribute to feelings of self-doubt. We can wonder if we're 'doing enough' or if we're keeping up with our colleagues. We can wonder if we're missing out on important conversations and feel unwilling to share our concerns with others for fear of being judged. 
    If you have questions about anything we've covered in this episode, please get in touch via Twitter (@MyPocketPsych) or send us a message on our contact form: www.worklifepsych.com/contact  
    Resources mentioned in this episode:
    Ep 058: Dealing with discomfort - https://www.worklifepsych.com/podcast/ep-058-psychflex-in-action-6-dealing-with-discomfort/
    Ep 061: Anxious thoughts and feelings - https://www.worklifepsych.com/podcast/ep-061-anxious-thoughts-and-feelings/
    Ep 066: Asynchronous working - https://www.worklifepsych.com/podcast/ep-066-asynchronous-working/
     

    • 42 min
    Ep 71: Working at home, in the office or both?

    Ep 71: Working at home, in the office or both?

    Hello and welcome to episode 71 of My Pocket Psych, the podcast all about the psychology of the workplace.

    Six months after lockdown hit the UK in any meaningful way, the push is on to get people back into the physical workplace. In this episode, we look at why this return to the office might be a source of anxiety for some employees and why some of the commentary about ‘back to work’ has been very unhelpful and inaccurate.

    • 40 min
    Ep 070: Micro-Frustrations at home with Sir Cary Cooper

    Ep 070: Micro-Frustrations at home with Sir Cary Cooper

    In this episode, Richard interviews Sir Cary Cooper CBE about the 'micro-frustrations' those of us working at home can face. Pilar is back and she and Richard discuss the importance of a healthy home-working set-up and the diversity of home-working experiences. 

    • 50 min
    Ep 069: Life after coaching

    Ep 069: Life after coaching

    In this episode, Richard is once again flying solo, looking at the topic of life after coaching ends.

    It's crucial that coach and coachee are clear on the finite nature of the coaching relationship and that the coach does what they can to reduce the chance of dependency on coaching.

    Richard explores what that can look like and what kinds of skills coachees can apply to other contexts once they've finished coaching. 

    • 19 min
    Ep 068: How to get the most from coaching

    Ep 068: How to get the most from coaching

    Welcome back! This episode is the second in our three-part series looking at maximising your coaching experience.

    Last time, we covered the essential factors that make coaching what it is, so you might want to listen to that episode firstif you haven’t already. What I wanted to underline this time round is that coaching requires a real investment of time, attention and energy. Simply having a coach changes nothing - treating your development like a project is what is going to make the difference.

    • 39 min

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