Like most people, I love listening to podcasts while when commuting, exercising, and cleaning the house — especially since I don’t have the time to read as much I would like.
Podcasts aren’t just convenient because you can listen to them whenever you want, they’re also one of the best tools to tap into inspiration and keep you updated on the latest trends, ideas, and strategies. For me, these twelve podcasts have excellent storytellers and have influenced me in becoming a stronger and more confident mother and businesswomen.
Founded by Dr. Tracey Marks, Beyond Burnout shares health, wellness, and relationship advice for working moms who are busy juggling it all.
Some of the topics covered have been;
- Signs That You Should Give Your Child Some Space
- How To Slow an Overactive Mind
- Why You Need To Affirm Yourself
- How Do You Know If You Are Physically Fit?
- Accepting Your Limitations As A Working Mom
This is a weekly podcast where host Jamie Ivey invites her friend to chat about anything from children to marriage to books to greif to sorrow.
Here’s a couple of my favorite episodes;
- Episode 194: Ruth Chou Simons
- Episode 129: Rebekah Lyons
- Episode 10: Emily P. Freeman
Hosted by Laura Zarrow, Executive Director of Wharton People Analytics, this weekly podcast interviews some of the most powerful women in the world who can inspire other women to succeed and become leaders in the business world by sharing the strategies that have worked for them.
Women@Work was the receitent of a 2016 Gracie Award from the Alliance for Women in Media.
Hosted by Gretchen Rubin, author or The Happiness Project and Happier at Home, and her younger sister, this weekly show shares practical advice on how to become happier and more successful through trial, error, and experimentation.
Here’s a couple of my favorites;
- Podcast 159: Do Something Badly, Tips for Dealing with Renovation Upheaval, and an Interview about Work Life with Adam Grant.
- A Little Happier: Ever Thought, “It Doesn’t Matter If I Go to the Gym Today?”
- A Little Happier: Yes, I Made a Dumb Mistake–But People Have Made Dumber Mistakes.
Launched in 2010 by Anna Runyan the goal of this show is to assist women in finding their dream job or start their own business through discussions like “Daily Habits of Successful People,” “How to Go From Employee to Entrepreneur Successfully,” and “6 Success Secrets For Personal Growth.
In fact, since 2010 Runyan and her team have helped 2,000 launch launch their dream careers and businesses. No surprise then that Classy Career Girl was part of the “Forbes 35 Most Influential Career Sites.”
Created by Ashlee Gadd, Coffee + Crumbs is a podcast where Gadd and the show’s other hosts talk about everything from motherhood and loneliness to potty training to adoption to how to plan meals.
In between podcasts, C+C also also a blog where authors share recipes, gift guides, and their personal experiences dealing with anxiety, taking care of parents, and everything else related to motherhood.
Started by Sarah Argenel, who also happens to be a trained psychotherapist, this podcast invited in other experts in order to cover everything from improving communication in your relationship to dealing with difficult coworkers to building healthy habits to tips on getting your kids organized.
8. The Mom Hour
Started by Sarah Powers and Megan Francis, this podcast is focuses solely on providing encouragement and confidence for mothers through their own stories and advice. Topics include tips on potty training, how to handle those frightening health scares involving your kids, and a series of episodes called “More Than Mom” which discusses having a life outside of being a mom.
Hosted by ABC News Emmy Award-winning journalist and Chief Business, Technology & Economics Correspondent Rebecca Jarvis, this podcast shares the stories of successful women who pursued their dreams and built an empire. Each podcast highlights an influential woman where both are successes and mistakes are discussed.
For anyone looking to start a business or improve their careers this podcast can inspire you to get started.
Described as “a conversation about women, the workplace, and success,” this show from New York-based journalist Ashley Milne-Tyte discusses serious and uncomfortable topics, such as sexual harassment at work, to helpful career advice like learning how to delegate. One of the more recent episodes was one I was practically fond of, “Stress and the Benefits of Being Outside.”
The podcast has been named a must-hear by Fortune, The New York Times, and The Guardian.
This award-winning podcast created by Hillary Frank features stories “about the surprises and absurdities of raising other humans—and being raised by them.”
I wish I could do a better job of explaining this fascinating and inspirational podcast, but the titles speak for themselves;
- Stuff Mom Never Told You About C-sections
- When Katie Couric Became A Single Mom
- My Best Friend’s Baby
If you’ve been following Pro Mom’s Club, then you already know that I’m a big fan of the Working Mother publication — it’s one of my favorite blogs. But, did you know that there’s also a podcast called Working Mother Radio?
Hosted by Bettina Bush, this podcast invites experts to discuss you and your child’s health, as well as providing career strategies and how to balance work and home.
Which podcasts do you enjoy most as a working mom?