I’ll be honest with you. I started our podcast as an experiment. In a world filled to the brim with podcasts, did we really need one more? And was there even room for another psychology podcast?
Well, ninety episodes later, it seems like we have an audience. A growing one, at that. The support and feedback we’ve had from our listeners has been both motivating and reassuring. I’ve learnt a lot as we went along the way and listening back to earlier episodes is still the very definition of discomfort! But hopefully our listeners can notice the improvements we’ve made.
One of the reasons I wanted to start a podcast about the psychology of the workplace is the plethora of myths and misunderstandings about wellbeing and productivity. As consumers, we’re not short on advice when it comes to how we should work, but quite short on evidence to back up the various claims. I hope we’ve managed to bring some more of the science of work to our audience.
Another reason for ‘My Pocket Psych‘ was to do something fun. And that has very much been the case. Despite the odd technical hitch or scheduling issue, the overwhelming majority of my time spent making these episodes has been a joy. And to hear that listeners have found them useful has only added to that. A massive thank you to my (usual) co-host, Pilar Orti for her support and insight. And of course, to all the guests we’ve had on the show, whose expertise has been so exciting to listen to.
Our ninetieth episode launches a new series all about coaching. As a coaching psychologist, I want to share my insights and demystify the coaching process. While it’s definitely not a panacea, coaching can be an incredibly useful activity, unlocking potential and supporting growth and wellbeing along the way. But it’s frequently misunderstood or misapplied, so this series will look at it from the perspective of the coach, the coachee and the sponsoring organisation.
Specifically, we’ll look at how coaching can support workplace wellbeing, productivity and interpersonal effectiveness. We’ll look at some of the common pitfalls to avoid and hopefully answer listeners’ questions along the way.
Whether you’re a long-standing or brand new listener, I want to thank you for joining us for our regular chats. I hope the next ninety episodes will be just as fun to make and that you’ll continue to listen in.
Thanks for listening!