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Top Podcasts for Professional Coaches

Posted by Sarah Landrum | September 24, 2016 | Comments (9)

Being a professional coach can mean many different things. It’s your job to inspire, motivate and help your client uncover their best ideas and reach their greatest potential. You have the power to learn about them as a person and turn them into a business professional.

It’s a pretty important job and that means you need the right tools.

Listed here are some of the best podcasts to listen to as a professional coach. They will help inspire you to inspire others and teach you how to be the best you can be.

Leaders Inspire Leaders

This podcast was created for millennials. Only 24 percent of millennials feel they have strong leadership skills after graduating from college. This podcast’s goal is to help this generation acquire the skills necessary to make it in the business world and give them the confidence to believe in themselves and their ideas.

Hosted by Koy McDermott, episodes of “Leaders Inspire Leaders” are interviews with the best leaders in the business world, telling their stories in an attempt to inspire new leaders. Listeners will get engaging stories and applicable tips to take with them into the world.

The podcast “Coaching for Leaders” turns the coaches into the students to help them learn how to be better leaders. The motto for the podcast is “Leaders aren’t born. They’re made.” Following this philosophy, anybody can become a leader.

This podcast aims to equip professionals with the tools to become a great leader in a variety of professions. It’s a weekly podcast that has been on the air since 2011, so there’s plenty of material to dig into. Become one of the 100,000+ monthly downloads that make this podcast so popular.

This Is Your Life

Michael Hyatt hosts “This is Your Life,” a podcast about taking control of your own life, focusing on what matters to you and being an influential leader in your business. With episodes like “How to Lead in the Face of Criticism” and “How to Lead Transformational Conversations,” listeners will learn all kinds of tips and tricks for becoming a better leader.

All In: Elevating Your Leadership Game

The “All In” podcast focuses on how to become a leader in the modern world using interviews with successful leaders. The podcast is hosted by Alicia Dunams, who has made a name for herself with her online courses in becoming a best-selling author in one weekend and another entitled “60 Days to 6-Figures.”

She is an expert in guiding her clients through the creative and professional journey of starting or building a business. Listeners of her podcast will gain valuable insights and useful tips from Alicia herself and the people she interviews.

Excellent Executive Coaching

Hosted by qualified Dr. Katrina Burrus, the “Excellent Executive Coaching” podcast offers coaching strategies and invaluable resources for professional coaches. The podcast features interviews and conversations between professional leaders and coaches from around the world, offering a diverse mix of stories and advice. It also stimulates continued education for professional coaches because learning never stops.

The Introvert Entrepreneur

People often expect leaders and coaches to be outspoken and generally extroverted. But this isn’t always the case! Introverts can make great leaders, and this podcast proves it.

One of the best qualities of a leader is the ability to listen, which is something that introverts are exceptionally good at. With a focus on introverted professionals, “The Introvert Entrepreneur” offers advice and inspiration for those introverts trying to make it big in the business world and also for those extroverts who are working with introverts.

This Girl Means Business

Carrie Green is about as successful as they come. With a law degree and two businesses as well as being the founder of the Female Entrepreneur Association, she has a lot of tips to share. This podcast is good for both genders, but it is especially inspiring for women.

Less than 9 percent of top management positions in the world are held by women, and females continue to fall short in the business world. In the “This Girl Means Business” podcast and in her blog, Carrie Green shares her journey to the top as a female, what inspires her and the best tricks of the trade with her listeners.

For You Leaders

This new podcast is hosted by Kirk Dando and looks at the “raw and real of leadership.” It explores how to effectively lead and manage time in all areas of your life. Topics include being an effective parent, how giving leads to growth and developing good company values.

For You Leaders” is just getting off the ground, so subscribe now to get your hands on all of their upcoming episodes.

Work Happy: What Great Bosses Know

Jill Geisler has a book, a blog and now multiple podcasts all revolving around how to be a great boss, leader and professional. The podcast has nearly 150 episodes, each with quick and actionable tips that are perfect for professionals who don’t have tons of time in their day.

If you don’t have time during the work day, try listening to one of these episodes on your commute to work. Being productive during your commute can help alleviate stress throughout your day. Jill also started a Q&A podcast that answers questions about challenges that leaders face in today’s world. These podcasts are both helpful for bosses and coaches who want some new tips to try.

Next time you need some inspiration or have a few extra minutes in your day, check out some of these podcasts! You’ll get great tips to become a better leader and maximize your professional and personal life.


Sarah Landrum

Sarah Landrum is a freelance writer and blogger. Her blog, Punched Clocks, shares leadership and career advice for professionals and mentors. Catch Sarah on social media and subscribe to her blog newsletter for more great tips. You can find her tweeting @SarahLandrum.

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Comments (9)

  1. Sydney says:

    Hi Sarah,
    Like you said – inspiration and being inspired as really part of what we do. I find it immensely rewarding to listen to these podcasts as I wade through important but not urgent work like admin tasks and answering fan mail requests. Keeping inspired and motivated and getting the feedback and latest from these influencers keeps me at the top of my game.
    Very grateful that yo shared this,

  2. Jessica Fall says:

    For those who are coaching from a faith-based perspective, my favorite podcast is Professional Christian Coaching Today.

  3. Chip Hanna says:

    I’m a little late to the party, but thanks for sharing more about Kirk Dando’s leadership podcast, For You Leaders. Let me know what you think!

    For you leaders:

  4. Sarah, I would love to interview you for the podcast. Would you be open to this? If yes, please contact me.

    Thanks for your blog,


  5. Great post!

    I just started The Global Campfire of Coaching, a podcast focused on strengthening the global coaching community by exchanging our stories, opinions and best practices. The episodes I create with my guests also function as a wonderful, in-depth ‘business card’ that they can point their prospective clients to, so that they may understand the coach’s approach and expertise even before the first meeting. .

    I’m quite proud to say that The Global Campfire of Coaching has already in the first month found numerous listeners in Argentina, Austria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Kenya, Mali, Poland, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, Switzerland and the United States.

    I hope it’s ok to share the link here:

  6. Thank you for sharing your perspective Sarah, I will check out your recommendations!
    Also would love coaches to know that STaR Coach Show which is an acronym for Strategies, Tools and Resources for Professional Coaches originated in 2016. The shows focus on skills and business building. Over 20 MCC’s have been guests and have shared their expertise on the core competencies, masterful partnerships and other wisdom.
    Love sharing this wisdom with all!

  7. Sarah, I much enjoyed your article on podcasts for professional coaches. It is a contribution to the field. I agree there are some great podcasts highlighted in your original article above, and I also look forward to learning more about the podcasts mentioned in the comments.

    I’d like to call your attention to a new podcast that I am curating called the Arete Coach Podcast that explores the art and science of executive coaching. The podcast features great executive coaches worldwide that share their life paths that led them to a career in executive coaching. In each episode, our guest executive coaches share their most powerful coaching questions, most effective coaching tools, their best and worst days as a coach, and their views on the future of executive coaching. We end each episode with advice for those seeking to get into the field of executive coaching. For any coaches interested in learning more about the podcast I invite you to check out

  8. Tania Moreno says:

    Hello Sarah,

    I will like to find podcasts in spanish from ICF members. How can I find them?


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