Manuel Kraus

Manuel Kraus

Alex Mealing

Alex Mealing

Hey there, glad you’ve made it here. To find out a little bit about us, follow the links to our social media profiles. If you want to know something a bit more personal, let us tell you about the values we strive to work and live by. Each of those values have their own little story.

1. Maintain honesty, integrity and intention.

Admittedly, it’s actually a combination of three values. Honesty means telling the truth. It’s closely linked to integrity, which to us means keeping promises and acting in line with our values and convictions. We strive to put honesty and integrity at the heart and center of what we do. It’s not always easy and we often screw up. But we’re committed to keep trying, keep screwing up and keep making amends.

Maintaining intention in this case means always keeping in mind what the ultimate goal is. And that’s helping people live happier and more fulfilled lives.

 

2. Focus on users.

Focus on users means always keeping in mind that the most important part of Pocketcoach is the people who actually use it. And remembering this as Pocketcoach grows and changes is fundamentally important. It’s easy to get off track in the midst of the day-to-day stress and busyness that comes with creating an application like Pocketcoach. This value is a constant reminder that it’s the people who use Pocketcoach who we’re doing all this for.

3. Science drives story.

 There’s two aspects here. First, science. We strive for everything that Pocketcoach teaches to be based on scientifically-validated therapy approaches. That doesn’t necessarily mean that every single tool that Pocketcoach teaches needs to be clinically tested. But it needs to have proven itself as part of well-tested therapies. This scientific basis is the foundation for trust between Pocketcoach and its users.

The second aspect is story. Humans have been telling stories since the beginning of civilization. That’s how we learn best and how we remember things. That’s why we try to wrap many of our lessons around examples and videos which tell small stories. Putting these two together, guess we could phrase it like this: Science is the foundation of what we’re doing. And story is how we want to bridge the gap between science and our users’ minds.

4. Gotta have fun.

Last but not least, we gotta have fun. That’s a phrase that a friend of us brought into the mix as something that his dad would often say to him. And when Gabe and Manny had a chat about values, this little phrase simply resonated.

Gotta have fun stands for more though than laughing occasionally. It’s a reminder that we can only be happy right in this moment. And that life is precious and needs to be lived with gratitude. That’s also why it helps me remember to take care of myself as well.

There you have it. A little glimpse into our work and lives. Hope you enjoyed it!

Manny and Alex