7 Must-Listen Podcasts For Coaches
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Every professional must change with the times, but coaches in particular have to adapt incredibly quickly to new developments in countless fields (both professional and personal). After all, every new client has a fresh background to consider and a unique set of skills, attitudes and ambitions to take into account — if you can’t understand a client’s life and pain points, you won’t be very effective in coaching them.
But with the hectic pace and financial demands of modern life, it isn’t always viable to attend educational courses and it’s all but impossible to keep track of everything changing on a daily basis through nothing more than manual research. That’s where podcasts become invaluable.
Through a good podcast, you can stay apprised of important industry developments, learn from the wisdom and suggestions of top experts, and develop your skills — all things that will ultimately help you provide better coaching experiences.
Here are seven podcasts on leadership and personal development that are must-listen for any coaches who want to keep getting better:
The Coaching Life
The Coaching Life stems from the rich experiences of Phil Goddard, a speaker, an author and (most importantly) a coach with a background of helping people worldwide achieve their goals. Having worked for two decades in corporate leadership, he became a professional coach, and has flourished in that regard over the last decade.
On this podcast, you’ll hear Goddard’s discussions on coaching with other industry experts and guests with valuable experience of providing (or receiving) coaching. A new episode is released every two weeks, so it isn’t a daunting schedule, but there are 45 episodes available at the time I’m writing this, so you have plenty to get stuck into.
Excellent Executive Coaching
Excellent Executive Coaching is hosted by Dr. Katrina Burrus, a master certified coach from the International Coaching Federation in Switzerland and an adjunct professor for leadership matters at various universities.
On this podcast, you’ll find high-level consideration of major coaching issues and challenges, sharing strategies and guidance from featured guests spanning various industries, from competitive public speaking to scientific investigation. With over 100 episodes already released, there’s sure to be something helpful for you.
The Go-Giver Podcast
The Go-Giver Podcast is hosted by Bob Burg, a world-renowned speaker, salesperson and co-author of the successful Go-Giver book series who believes strongly in free enterprise and making money through serving others.
Through this podcast, he interviews guests and discusses the topics on his mind, all with the goal of helping people achieve more for themselves through supporting others — something that resonates strongly for coaching. 119 episodes are available right now, covering a huge range of subjects so you can pick whatever interests you the most.
Lead to Win
Lead to Win is hosted by New York Times bestselling author Michael Hyatt, and is a relatively new contender but has already covered some great ground. The name of the game here is “sustained achievement” — finding ways to keep steadily improving.
Hyatt’s expertise and enthusiasm shines through as he covers topics ranging from how to celebrate in a professional context to how to deal with travel stress, providing information that will prove incredibly useful for professionals in any industry. Check out the 40 episodes available and soak up as much information as you can.
The Optimized Geek
The Optimized Geek comes from SEO expert and author Stephan Spencer and each episode focuses on a totally fresh topic aimed at helping geeks and tech enthusiasts of all kinds optimize their lives, getting more done with the time they have and finding greater enjoyment in everything they do.
With over 150 episodes built up (each of which has a summary and a transcript, which is really handy when you want to review a specific point) on topics including lucid dreaming, efficient working and social engineering, it’s perfect for keeping up with the latest personal development techniques (particularly if you’re undergoing a digital transformation).
Coaching for Leaders
Coaching for Leaders is one of the most tried-and-tested podcasts in the coaching world, having been produced weekly since 2011 by expert leadership coach Dr. Dave Stachowiak. It embraces the concept that leaders are made, not born and offers practical advice for personal and professional empowerment.
Featuring guests including fellow coaches and top authors, it also regularly brings on listeners to contribute and ask questions, so it’s superb if you want to play a larger role in steering the topics. And with over 360 episodes released over the last seven years, you won’t run out of new content for quite some time.
Leadership Biz Cafe
Leadership Biz Cafe is run by Tanveer Naseer, an award-winning leadership writer, speaker and coach who likes to look at existing real-world business and creative scenarios to see what lessons can be learned by aspiring entrepreneurs.
As the newest podcast on this list, it has only reached 27 episodes at this point, but there’s clearly a lot more to come. Subscribe today for a great source of discussions on interesting forward-thinking topics such as embracing new ways of working and finding innovative ways to drive client engagement.
There you are, seven excellent podcasts on all things related to leadership, coaching, and personal development. Podcasts are so time-efficient — you can listen to them during a commute, in bed, or while you work — that you’re missing a trick if you’re not using them to enhance your learning. Give these ones a try, and see what you think!
About Kayleigh Alexandra
Kayleigh Alexandra is a content writer for Micro Startups — a site dedicated to supporting startups and small businesses of all shapes and sizes. Visit the blog for the latest entrepreneurial news and side hustle tips. Follow us on Twitter @getmicrostarted.
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