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Since coming into existence in the early 2000s, podcasts have motivated, amused and inspired. Ideal for commutes, workouts and lunch hours, podcasts can provide us with a wealth of knowledge and help us thrive. And they can be particularly useful for those wishing to launch or scale a business. From entrepreneurial success stories to actionable advice, here are some of the best podcasts to take your business game to the next level in 2022.
Entrepreneurs On Fire
“If you’re tired of spending 90% of your day doing things you don’t enjoy and only 10% doing things you love, then you’re in the right place,” says the mastermind behind the award-winning podcast Entrepreneurs On Fire, John Lee Dumas—JLD as he likes to call himself. With more than 3,000 episodes and 100 million listens, the successful podcast generates seven figures annually by serving up advice for both budding and thriving entrepreneurs.
But his story doesn’t start there. He served eight years in the army, including 13 months in Iraq as an Army platoon leader. After a brief stint in law school, 18 months at John Hancock in Boston and a brief time at a tech startup, his entrepreneurial dream took shape—all thanks to podcasts. After listening to business podcasts, JLD found a gap in the market for interviewing successful entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs On Fire was born in 2012.
“My goal was to provide as much value as possible and hopefully gain followers and fans that were benefiting from the content I was providing,” JLD says. “I followed this very simple recipe for success: Create free, valuable and consistent content.”
Coaching Business Secrets
If you’ve always dreamed of starting your own coaching or consultancy business, or taking your venture to the next level, the Coaching Business Secrets podcast may be just what you’ve been looking for. Founded and hosted by author and serial entrepreneur Ed JC Smith, the podcast provides advice on how to get clients without becoming overwhelmed in the process.
Unlike many others who preach but don’t practice, Smith knows what he’s talking about. He is the founder of the Clients On Automation method, which has helped hundreds of coaches and budding entrepreneurs around the world to get clients fast so they can grow their businesses on automation. “I help business owners have the ultimate freedom to serve the world and keep it 100% real at the same time,” Smith says.
The practical podcast takes you through actionable episodes that provide the fastest and easiest ways to start or scale your business. “The podcast aims to help you turn what you know into cash flow on a consistent basis. It aims to help you do what you love while you help your ideal clients get rid of their problems,” Smith says. “Arguably, this is the most fulfilling work you can commit to.”
Global Human Intelligence
With the tagline, “Be Comfortable in the Uncomfortable,” the Global Human Intelligence podcast looks at new patterns and pathways of leadership that both promote success and address today’s global issues. Founded and hosted by innovator, global influencer and future-focused thinker Kiri-Maree Moore, the podcast also focuses on the importance of the collective in creating meaningful and sustainable changes.
As the founder of The One Percent Movement and Decision Velocity Global, Moore has dedicated her life to giving back through a sustainable culture of leadership. The Global Human Intelligence podcast provides a platform for innovators, CEOs, founders and cutting-edge people to share their insights through conversations around decision-making that affects the economic, social and environmental issues facing humanity across the global landscape.
The podcast also helps industry leaders to make the right decisions and quickly shift the dial forward. “It creates the opportunity for everyone to have permission to have a seat at the table with a culture of awesome humans listening to conversations with leaders across the global landscape who are comfortable navigating the uncomfortable,” Moore says. “And it covers insights into a new approach to narrow the gap from problem to sustainable solutions.”
The Kim Barrett Show
Kim Barrett is no stranger to the business world. He’s a globally renowned marketing strategist, speaker and trainer who has helped entrepreneurs grow their businesses to six, seven and eight figures. He is also the founder and CEO of Your Social Voice, an Australian-based Digital Marketing Agency established in 2013.
One of the ways Barrett helps others achieve business success is through his podcast, The Kim Barrett Show. From episodes about generating and converting leads to tips on how to scale your venture, The Kim Barrett Show offers a deep dive into the latest marketing tactics, especially as they pertain to the world of social media.
“My podcast aims to unpack the inner workings and secrets of successful businesses from around the world,” Barrett says. “If you want to elevate both your business and your life, The Kim Barrett Show unpacks not just what to do but to avoid doing, which is often just as important.”
Master Your Life with Kate McKay/Survive to Thrive with Kate McKay
Kate McKay wears many hats. She is a success coach and a business strategist, the CEO of Siena Strategy Partners and the bestselling author of Claim Your Inner Badass and Claim Your Inner Warrior. She is also a multimillion-dollar business owner and athlete. Her passion lies in sharing her insights on living a life of greater confidence, courage and clarity of purpose. She currently runs two podcasts to help others achieve personal and professional greatness.
Master Your Life with Kate McKay features notable guests who share their tips in areas such as wealth-building, health and wellness, spirituality and creating incredible relationships. In each episode, McKay combines her enthusiasm and proven strategies to inspire her listeners to believe that they too can transform their lives.
McKay’s second podcast, Survive to Thrive with Kate McKay, focuses on helping others realize their best versions of themselves. Featuring weekly experts, McKay highlights issues such as letting go of negative self-talk and feelings of unworthiness and realizing your biggest and wildest dreams.
“My podcasts create the perfect storm for those who are willing to accelerate their lives and inspire others to do the same,” McKay says. “With both personal and professional challenges come amazing opportunities. By sharing our stories of success, grit and determination, I believe we can change the trajectory for our viewers and listeners.”