Earlier in the year I shared with you my favourite podcasts for female creative business owners and bloggers, if you missed it you can catch up here (be sure to pop back when you’ve read it). I know lots of you enjoyed it and found some new podcasts to try so I thought it might be time to share a few more. Podcasts are perfect to listen to while driving or even cooking. If I’ve got editing or website tweaking to do or anything that doesn’t involve a lot of thought I’ll pop a podcast on then too. It’s amazing what you can find time for when you’re a bit creative. This isn’t a secondary list to my first post of podcasts, I hold these equally alongside those I’ve already mention it’s just that these are newer to me. Ok, enough waffling lets get sharing..
Small and Mighty
Sam Burgess is social media and branding coach for small businesses. In her podcast, Small and Mighty, Sam interviews small business owners and creative entrepreneurs. There is a great variety to her guests and I love hearing from so many people from different sectors. I actually discovered the One Girl Band podcast that I mention later on through Sam interviewing Lola. I’ll pop the link to that one below too.
Holly Tucker MBE, Not On The Highstreet, Holly & Co – I read Holly’s book, Build a Business From Your Kitchen Table, written with Sophie Cornish, and it helped me hugely when setting up Little and Fierce. In this episode Holly talks about her new venture, creative agency, Holly & Co.
Helping Your Shop to Thrive and Not Just Survive with Lucy Ward, Brand Director, Trouva – I love Trouva, and listening to Lucy talk about it made me love it even more.
Lola Hoad – One Girl Band
I’ve followed Lola for a long time now, she’s the super hero behind this graphic, that you might have seen on Instagram around this time over the past few years.
What I love most about Lola’s podcasts, and what makes them a must listen each time an episode is released is her authenticity. She is honest and open and it feels like you’re having a pep talk from a friend that just ‘gets it’. Her strapline for the One Girl Band is perfect and I’m kicking myself that she got there first – ‘a podcast for female entrepreneurs and creatives who work for and by themselves’.
What to do when you feel stuck – this episode is SO GOOD. I was feeling low and a bit, well, stuck, the other week and listening to this really helped me to re-focus. It’s reassuring to hear that you aren’t alone when it comes to the pitfalls of being self motivated in business.
How to fire your inner critic – I am terrible for letting my inner critic run riot and end up stopping new projects before even starting them. Lola talks through ways she has worked on moving past this and I found it really helpful.
Courage and Spice
Sas Petherick is someone that I discovered through Sara Tasker’s podcast, Hashtag Authentic (I featured this one in my previous post). She mentioned the launch of Courage and Spice in an episode and I made a mental note to have a listen when it was live. Unlike some of the other podcasts featured here this one focuses on one main topic, understanding and overcoming self doubt.
Self doubt is crippling and is especially prevalent in women. I know it can creep up on me and massively impact on my work and productivity. The more you let it grow, the more it will take over. This podcast is so helpful in addressing this issue and giving advice and sharing the experiences of others.
Some favourites (with my favourite people in too!)
Imperfection and Instagram with Allison Sadler – I LOVE Allison, and have been a huge Insta fan of hers for years now. She started up the hashtag, #freeupmyinsta in response to the algorithm and everyone getting stressed overthinking their instagram feeds.
What She Said
This is new podcast for me and one that I would say is aimed at bloggers. Lucy is really easy to listen to and I love her calm and chatty style in this podcast. Each episode interviews a different blogger and gives them a platform to share both their story and give tips on relevant topics.
Something to be aware of with this podcast is the sound quality isn’t always great, especially on the older episodes and you’ll need to push the volume levels up high to catch bits.
Starting a blog, minimalism and avoiding comparison with Jessica Rose Williams – I love Jessica’s blog, I don’t even remember how I stumbled across it now. Maybe Pinterest? Either way as someone that’s into slow living and minimalism I find her blog super inspiring. What I didn’t know was just how new she is to blogging, she’s getting fantastic levels of engagement and traffic for someone so new to the scene. If you’re a blogger this is a lovely listen.
The Power of Focus, Community and How to Sell with Kayte Ferris – Kayte has such a beautiful blog, Simple and Season, it’s one that I read regularly so this was a must listen for me. As Lucy says, if you want to learn how to sell without feeling gross or need a boost of focus and creativity this ones for you!
Janet Murray – Soulful PR
This podcast is a must listen for those with small businesses that are looking for more media and PR coverage but not sure where to start. I’m in Janet’s facebook group and have found it so helpful to chat with other business owners and talk through any problems we’re having. The Soulful PR podcast is more ‘business’ related than inspirational or creative. Don’t let that put you off as it’s packed with practical tips and advice that people pay a lot of money for and Janet shares it for free! There are hundreds of episodes so it’s a fantastic resource if you’re looking for help on a particular topic.
How to get more engagement on Twitter – Episode 214
This is so helpful if you’re new to twitter or feel like you’re floundering with little purpose.
How to tell stories using video with Xanthe Berkley – Episode 215
Xanthe is the queen of creative video and I love listening to interviews with her. I find her really inspirational and this podcast episode is full of
Do you listen to any of these inspiring podcasts?
Got any to add to my list?
Morgana is a social media coach for small businesses and entrepreneurs, specialising in Instagram and Pinterest. Based in the North West of the UK, where she lives with her husband and two daughters. She particularly enjoys a Netflix binge watch and cannot function without black coffee and dark chocolate digestives.