Updated: June 14, 2019
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This list will be updated as I find new podcasts and I will also add any edits if a podcaster decides to not record new episodes, etc. Most of the podcasts I listen to are business/entrepreneur-focused, but I do have a few that I love on social media, hospitality and beauty (how’s that for an odd combo?). I’ve organized them that way here.
The links take you to the website of the podcast. Of course, you can also just go into your podcast player of choice and search - most of these are pretty popular, so you will be able to find them.
If you know me, you know I love Tara, formerly Tara Gentile. She is how I found Creative Live, Crowdcast, and honestly, how I found my own way in business. It is important to Tara that she is a part of the conversation, not the expert in the room. During her interviews, you can hear that she is as excited about learning new ideas, skills and perspectives as the listener.
Amy is well known for her expertise in creating online courses. But, she is also this down-to-earth, still-figuring-it-out (but doing it oh, so well!), business woman who is 98% in the digital space. She’s a fun listen and talks everything from business best practices to mindset to discipline. She is also brilliant when it comes to her personal brand. In this post about 404 pages, you can see what happens when you land on hers.
Most of my readers know of Seth Godin, but honestly, I am sure some of you are tired of me talking about him. The thing is, when it comes to marketing in today’s age, he is brilliant. One of the things that I love the most is that he does NOT talk about all of our digital tools and techniques - he talks about humans and how we think and what we value. Even if you don’t even work, much less own a business, I promise you will learn something from most of his talks. Just the stories he tells (where does he find them?!?!) are worth a listen.
Note: when you see the podcast website, you are going to be like, “really?” It is all a bit higher level than my brain typically functions, but give it a try.
So obviously, this is filled with thoughts for those in sales. Well, we are ALL in sales, so anyone can learn from Jeff. He just has a great manner and really gets into the minds of our customers and how they make decisions. I often feel like he is saying what I am thinking.
Laura is a communications coach and works with businesses and individuals to help them communicate better in the workplace and in their lives. She is CEO and founder of the Mixonian Institute (yes, she is as smart as that sounds). But, she is also down-to-earth and conversational, sometimes giving you the advice that she teaches, and sometimes interviewing others.
Charlie goes behind the scenes with creative business people who are making a difference. He publishers a bit sporadically, but what’s nice is that there are fewer to sort through.
This one is all about how to communicate better. And, it’s only 20 minutes - perfect walk time.
I think I listened to my first podcast in 2019, and it was Michael Hyatt, but I think it was called something else. Truth: I have not listened to many of these current episodes on Lead to Win, but he is such a good thought leader, I’m going to check it out again. He focuses on helping, busy, successful people lead better lives. He says that he gives you “actionable insights to help you win at work, succeed at life, and lead with confidence.”
I think this is my favorite podcast of ALL TIME. It is all about beauty - yep, beauty. But, Nashville friends Jessie and Allison interview business women (see? business connection) and have them come into the studio with their favorite beauty products and they talk about them. They talk beauty - they talk business.
This is such a dangerous podcast because you want to go out and buy every product. And, if you go to the website, it is about the podcast only. So, you can see/hear each interview AND link to all the products.
Insane. But fabulous.
This is not another social media podcasts about growing your platform and becoming insta-famous. It is more about Sara’s passion with photos, visuals, her daughter, and blogging. She interviews successful social media folks and talks through their stories - what’s working, what isn’t, and why. She also lives in Manchester, England, so her accent is also lovely and soothing.
Weekly, a talented and entertaining group of Fuel’s marketers gather to discuss hotel marketing topics. They are witty, fun, practical and smart. and give you actionable items for your property.
I have not yet listened to this, but it comes so highly recommended by so many friends that I had to include it here. It’s from the good folks at NPR and is about many of our favorite companies and how their inventors, creators, and business people built these movements. And if you think about it, was NPR sort of the grandfather of podcasting in the first place?
So, that’s it for now - come back and see updates often! And email me if you have a podcast you think we should share! firstname.lastname@example.org