Are you serious about stepping things up in the work department? Then it’s time to add a couple of mind-blowing ‘oh my God they understand me so well’ podcasts to your weekly routine. We know you’re busy and there’s nothing worse than a podcast with no real point to it, so we’ve spent the last few weeks listening to a LOT of career-focused podcasts from around the globe. After combing through the good, bad and ugly, we’ve whittled the list down to the eight podcasts that we think are most relevant for any woman who’s focused on creating a career and life that’s worthy of her fabulosity. Ready? Here are the eight best podcasts for transforming your career.
A podcast that touches on everything and anything to do with the female experience in the workplace may sound like the stuff of dreams, but that’s exactly what The Broad Experience does. Hosted by British-born, New York-based writer Ashley Milne-Tyte, this podcast touches on the work experiences that we all go through but rarely talk about. From networking to negotiating, feeling like an imposter at work and pay gaps, nothing is off-limits. We love it because Ashley keeps things short and sweet, digging into meaty topics, getting lots of guest opinions and offering advice in under 25 minutes per episode.
I’m a guest on the #thebroadexperience podcast with host Ashley Milne-Tyte, talking about working in a women only workspace. Working outside of my home at @the.wing gives me community and inspiration, even if I’m mostly plugged into an editing session or working on my writing. I love being around other women getting it done, and complimenting them on their shoes like it’s a regular office! I’m so here for it. #womenpodcasters #werk #podcastlife #thebroadexperience #ashleymilnetyte #thewingdumbo #milkpodcast #momsidliketoknow
If you’re looking for the podcast equivalent of a good old-fashioned agony aunt, you’re in luck. My Career Crisis is a two-woman show that gives great advice on how to best deal with common work dramas. From feeling burned out to reviving a stalled job search, presenter Ruth Barnes and career guidance expert Sue Ahern tackle real-life career crises being faced by ordinary people. We’re waiting patiently for season three to kick off, but in the meantime, if you’re new to My Career Crisis, you’ve got 23 previous episodes to give you all the straight-talking advice you need.
It’s not a new podcast but if the big 3-0 is just around the corner and you’re panicking about not being where you should be in life, take a listen to this podcast. It features Londoner Jon Naylor talking to inspiring guests about how they feel/felt about turning 30. You’ll hear from one lady who swapped her life in Manchester for South America on the eve of her 30th birthday and another life-long student who expects to get her first ‘real job’ when she turns 30.
This podcast kind of does what it says on the tin. It features candid conversations with women with amazing jobs. But you won’t just learn things about the women themselves, you’ll also discover the unfiltered truth about the reality of doing their jobs and advice they’d give to others like or aspiring to be like them. It’s a must listen if you’re lusting after a specific job that you don’t know all that much about.
Looking for some major inspiration to follow your dreams, take a risk and boldly jump into the unknown? Then The Call is well worth a listen. Hosted by writer Erica Williams Simon, The Call is the official podcast of intellectual fashion blog Man Repeller. In short, it features a variety of inspiring women from all walks of life describing how they answered their “call” and the journey that call has taken them on.
Re re brand. I have had my podcast show for over Two Years now (😲) I actually realised the other day I’ve had it longer than any other job I held down before (😂). As most of you know it started as a little fun project I did at home and now reaches millions which is crazy 🔉 🎙️. Things have moved on, I’ve become obsessed with yellow (woops), I’ve released a book all about work and wellbeing, I promoted the podcast in a TV advert, I’m invited to interview incredible people at big live venues, so it was time for a little change to keep things fresh. Thank you @workovereasy for your amazing illustrative talent, I love your work. Thank you to @acaststories @divingbellgroup for all your support on the mega growth of Ctrl Alt Delete in both UK and America over the past year. To all the great brands that have come onboard. It’s listened to in over 100 countries now and I have plans to make it even better, and I am so grateful to those who continue to listen and support as it evolves especially since brand new podcasts are created and launched every single day. ❤️ #CtrlAltDelete
Author and broadcaster Emma Gannon is best known for flying the flag for ‘multi-hyphenate’ living – that’s basically having a multi-faceted career, having multiple interests and side hustles. Unsurprisingly, her podcast also celebrates this. Past guests include Lena Dunham and Greta Gerwig. Tune in for the scoop on all things work, careers and life in a social-media world. It’s less focused on giving you practical tips for improving your work life, but it’s worth tuning in if you’re desperate for inspiration on how to best navigate your life… and reassurance that you’re doing better than you think you are.
Do you feel like there’s got to more to life than the 9-to-5 grind? We suggest you put The Tim Ferriss Show at the top of your podcast list. This gem from the author of the legendary Four-Hour Work Week focuses on productivity, productivity, productivity, and features amazing guests who share their own productivity and success tips.
If there’s one thing we fully back at The Ambition Plan, is the art of knowing when to walk away from something that doesn’t serve you. That’s why we’re such big fans of Goli Kalkhoran’s podcast Lessons From A Quitter. Each episode tells the story of someone who has walked away from a big deal career to find more fulfiling work. We’re biased, but AP founder Lauretta was on episode 15, so if you’re gonna check one out, obviously start with that one ;-).
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What happens if you quit your career and the next one doesn’t work out the way you had hoped? What if you don’t like that one either? That is the fear that keeps a lot of people stuck in a career they hate. There is no guarantee so it just seems safer to stay where you’re at. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Well, on today’s episode, Lauretta Ihonor, from @theambitionplan, talks to us about the 6 different career transitions she has made in order to find what she loves. Those careers include being a medical doctor, working in fashion at net-a-porter, and being a TV journalist for CNN and BBC. None of those jobs are easy to walk away from…or so we’re led to believe. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ – Lauretta exemplifies the reality that you never have to settle. You can pivot and quit as many times as you need to find what suits you. And along the way, you’ll gain the confidence to know that you’ll figure it out. She is so inspiring and the episode is so good! Check it out in the link in bio. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . . #lessonsfromaquitter #podcast #podcasts #podcastaddict #startingover #nevertoolate #careergoals #careerchanges #secondcareer #nevertoolatetostartover #podcastpost #lawyer #applepodcasts #itunes #stitcher #inspiration #motivation #theambitionplan #doctor #journalist #bbc #cnn #entrepreneur #findyourhappy
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