About SUCCESS Insider

Every week on SUCCESS Insider, SUCCESS.com’s Shelby Skrhak and SUCCESS magazine’s Josh Ellis will discuss the latest trends in personal empowerment, entrepreneurship and career development. We’ll dig into books, ideas and news you’ll want to know about. We’ll chat with special guests, including authors such as Dr. Henry Cloud, industry experts such as Shawn Achor, business leaders such as Kendra Scott and listeners like you. 



Launched in late March 2016, SUCCESS Insider debuted in the iTunes top 100 Business chart and appeared on iTunes New & Noteworthy list within 24 hours of launch.

In eight months, SUCCESS Insider hit a milestone with one million total downloads and it continues to grow weekly.  The SUCCESS Insider podcast is a staple of the top 200 Business podcasts on iTunes.


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About the hosts Shelby Skrhak and Josh Ellis

Shelby Skrhak SUCCESS InsiderSUCCESS Insider co-host Shelby Skrhak is what she wanted to be when she grew up– a journalist. She is the director of digital content and social media for SUCCESS.com, where she oversees SUCCESS.com’s online content development, blog, video and social media. She painfully survived three SUCCESS.com website overhauls and still has the scars to show.

Before her career in online news and social media, Shelby worked her way up from cub reporter to managing editor of a Dallas-market newspaper. At 25, she was tapped to launch a new suburban feature weekly, the Plano Insider. In her reporting career, she’s covered topics ranging from crime, courts and transportation, to fashion, trends and lifestyle, and won national and regional awards for her excellence in reporting. 

Find her on Twitter at @ShelbySkrhak


Josh Ellis SUCCESS InsiderCo-host Josh Ellis is the editor in chief for SUCCESS magazine. Josh is a 2008 graduate of the highly regarded magazine journalism program at Ole Miss, having studied under the director of the school’s Magazine Innovation Center, Samir “Mr. Magazine” Husni. Before joining SUCCESS in 2012, he was an accomplished digital and print sportswriter, working for the Dallas Cowboys Star Magazine, the team’s gameday program, and DallasCowboys.com.

Originally from Longview, Texas, he began writing for his hometown newspaper at 16. At 31, he is one of the youngest chief editors in the magazine industry. 

Find him on Twitter at @Josh_Ellis11.



How to Contact Us

We welcome listener feedback and questions, and frequently read listener submissions on each episode. 

Do you want to appear on SUCCESS Insider? There’s several ways to do so!

  • Pitch your professional expertise as a guest by sharing specific tips and advice. 
  • Share your employee to entrepreneur story. What obstacles did you encounter making the leap and what have you learned?
  • Be featured in a “Man on the Street” roundup, sharing your favorite or most inspiring motivational quote, or what book has inspired you most.

Email us | you@success.com

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Guest inquiries, PR pitches, advertising requests and other business may be sent to successinsider@success.com


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Journalist, podcaster and southpaw Shelby Skrhak is the director of digital content and social media for SUCCESS.com. She's co-host of the SUCCESS Insider and SUCCESS Talks podcasts. Before joining SUCCESS magazine, Shelby launched the weekly suburban newspaper Plano Insider, and covered topics ranging from cops and courts to transportation and fashion. Her handwriting should be a font.

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