I just recently got into podcasts. Specifically, self-development podcasts. And I’m here to round up my choices for the best podcasts for women – specifically, women who want to focus on their personal development and women who have big dreams.
Obviously, I am about 10 years behind. I listened the famous ones like Serial and S-Town and Dirty John (all crime-related, yes) and Patrick and I are known to binge a true crime narrative podcast on long trips, but in general, I wasn’t listening to podcasts when the rest of the world was all over them.
Who knew it was because I wasn’t listening to the podcasts that I needed to be listening to?
I listened to the Audible version of Girl, Wash Your Face and that led me to explore Dais, which is author Rachel Hollis’ weekly lifestyle and personal development podcast. And from there, I explored and found so many more.
Rise with Rachel Hollis.
If I could only listen to one podcast, it would be this one.
I love Rachel Hollis – both her way of speaking and what she speaks about. She is friendly, enthusiastic and very, very, very real. I always laugh out loud when I listen to her episodes, but more importantly, I learn something and identify an opportunity to change the way I’m currently doing or approaching something in my life.
It might sound melodramatic but I honestly feel like a different person after learning so much from Rachel.
Happier with Gretchen Rubin.
I’ve only listened to a few episodes of Happier so far but I love Gretchen’s voice and I love her overall mission – taking small, actionable steps to living a better and happier life. Not filling your life with more work, not achieving greatness by slaving away all day – just being happier.
Sometimes, it’s easy for me to focus on my goals and ignore my happiness. So, I love Happier for a little reminder. I also love that there is a combo of quick and easy episodes plus longer episodes, so there is always something that’s the right length for whatever drive or walk I’m going on!
Shoutout to my friend Kelsey for this recommendation.
The Influencer Podcast with Julie Solomon.
Yes, yes, YES! This is the podcast of my dreams. I’ve only listened to a few episodes of this as well – I’m still catching up on the archives – but I love Julie and I love the mission of this podcast, as well.
Being an influencer or wanting to be an influencer can be a big, scary, poorly-defined role, and this podcast has cleared the idea of an influencer up for me in a lot of ways. It’s also validated me on days when I feel like I’m not getting where I want to go or doing what I want to do – to keep on being myself and keep working, not to give in to temptation to be someone or something else.
The Goal Digger Podcast with Jenna Kutcher.
The phrase “goal digger” always makes me grin, even though I’m sure it makes 90% of people cringe. I’m fine being the odd one out as far as that goes. So I saw the title of this podcast with Jenna Kutcher and immediately downloaded it.
I love the wide variety of topics that Jenna covers in her podcast and also love that each episode is a sturdy 45-50 minutes long. I’m rarely in the car for that long in one haul, but these are easily consumed on a trip to and from the office.
Online Marketing Made Easy with Amy Porterfield.
I have heard so many good things about Amy Porterfield’s podcast, but it took me a while to actually download a few episodes.
Online marketing is what I am most interested in and it’s what I enjoy, but I most certainly don’t know everything there is to know about it. And if you want to build a brand and a business, you most certainly need to be focusing on online marketing for at least part of your business.