18 Best Business Podcasts for Independent Consultants

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Podcasts make amazing listening material for commutes, travel, and listening for when you don’t feel like taking out a book. You can listen in on conversations between some of the world’s greatest minds and most successful entrepreneurs.

Podcasts and podcasting has grown rapidly over the past 5 years, and you can find hundreds of thousands of podcasts on iTunes alone.

I sought to find the best podcasts for consultants: podcasts that help them provide more value for their clients, acquire new business, and expand their minds.

I also wanted to find out from their hosts what there podcast is, why they started it, and what they hope to achieve with it — and you will find their answers below.

18 Must-Listen Business Podcasts for Consultants

Listen to these podcasts for consultants if you want to learn from other successful consultants on how to improve every aspect of your business.

[These podcasts are listed in no particular order.]

Consulting Success by Michael Zipursky

The Consulting Success Podcast is hosted by entrepreneur, coach to Elite consultants, and CEO of Consulting Success Michael Zipursky. On this podcast you’ll find great interviews with high-performing successful consultants where you’ll learn proven principles, strategies and mindsets to attract clients, increase your income, scale your consulting business and live a life of true freedom and meaningful success. For more information visit the Consulting Success Blog.

Unleashed by Will Bachman

Unleashed offers long-form interviews with successful top-tier independent management consultants. We discuss what actually works in generating business, from writing books to organizing events to old-fashioned relationship building. The show also features experts providing advice on topics such as insurance, contracts, travel, use of LinkedIn, and daily routines.

Forecast by Ahmad Munawar

Forecast is a show about marketing for professional services leaders. We provide actionable marketing advice for professionals and consultants who want to generate more leads, win more deals, and take their firms to the next level. We publish two episodes per week: a core marketing lesson on Mondays and an expert interview on Thursday. To listen and subscribe, visit forecast.fm

The Business of Authority by Rochelle Moulton & Jonathan Stark

The Business Of Authority is a weekly show for independent consultants who want to move from six figures to seven while increasing their impact on the world. The show features Jonathan Stark (pricing) and Rochelle Moulton (branding) with a lively blend of insights, practical tips + tools plus interviews with intriguing thought leaders.

Working Without Pants by Jake Jorgovan

Working Without Pants is a podcast featuring interviews with agency owners and consultants. Each interview is focused around answering the question of “How do you win clients for your business?” We dive deep on different tactics in each episode and create models that others can follow for success.

I started the podcast because I personally wanted to learn what was working from other agencies and consultants. Along the way it has built up a great audience and helped tons of people grow their business.

The Strategy Skills Podcast by Michael Boricki

The Strategy Skills Podcast is the channel where strategy partners teach you the tools and techniques to solve mankind’s greatest problems. Learn all the skills of McKinsey and BCG consultants without having to work at a consulting firm.

The podcast teaches both technical analyses and soft skills like communication. We discuss concepts to help listeners advance their strategy, operations and implementation skills, enhance their critical thinking ability and build their executive presence. We also dissect individual consulting studies in great detail so you can replicate them with confidence.

Sales for Nerds by Reuben Swartz

Sales for Nerds (https://www.salesfornerds.io) helps technical experts who started their own business hack the sales and marketing process. Host Reuben Swartz, who went from writing C++ code to consulting with Fortune 500 companies and small business on sales and marketing, brings a bottle of wine to interview other technical experts who have made the leap to sales and leadership roles. Reuben made so many sales and marketing mistakes, and he saw his consulting customers facing many of the same problems, so he started the podcast so technical people could learn “the easy way”, instead of by trial and error. The wine is just for fun.

Ditching Hourly by Jonathan Stark

Ditching Hourly is a business podcast focused on breaking the habit of trading time for money. My intent is to teach independent software developers how to build a better business by changing the way they think about pricing their work. This is a tough mindshift for most people, so I chose the podcast format because it conveys information in a way that is extremely persuasive. I’m on a mission to rid the earth of hourly billing and my hope is that Ditching Hourly will help achieve this, one listener at a time 🙂

The Consulting Pipeline Podcast by Philip Morgan

The dream of self-employment is working for great clients, setting your own hours, and getting to solve interesting challenges. The reality is that if you are a generalist and you want to make more than about $200,000/year, you’re fighting a losing battle. Specialists are the only freelancers who actually have access to the full self-employment dream. The Consulting Pipeline Podcast is about how to become a highly paid, in-demand specialist –> http://consultingpipelinepodcast.com

The Freelance Transformation Podcast by Matt Inglot

Freelance Transformation goes in-depth into how freelancers can find clients and build a sustainable freelancing business. The host Matt Inglot has had his own micro agency for over a decade, and started the show to help other freelancers build their client-base sooner. Matt is known for asking in-depth questions and has interviewed highly-known consulting experts such as Alan Weiss, Michael Port, and Brennan Dunn.

On The Brink Podcast by Andi Simon, Ph.D.

People — be they customers, employees, or partners — cannot objectively tell you why they behave in certain ways, or even how you can solve their problems. At times you need to find ways to grow but feel stalled. Perhaps “ a little anthropology” can help. When you view your business with the eyes of an outsider, you can discover what these behaviors mean and find solutions otherwise overlooked. In the On the Brink Podcast, and her book by the same name, corporate anthropologist Andi Simon brings together thought leaders, authors, CEOs and entrepreneurs, women innovators and exceptional business coaches to help you and your business “soar.” Listen to how new ideas can help you achieve “aha!” moments leading to meaningful innovation and growth. In addition to the On the Brink Monday interviews, Andi hosts “Ask Andi” sessions on Fridays. Send her your questions and see “how a little anthropology” can help you and your business grow. On the brink is at: www.andisimon.com/podcast

Client Attraction for Coaches & Consultants by Benjamin Tyler

Client Attraction for Coaches shows how to build out an online business that thrives. It is a combination of one-on-one discussions with Benjamin Tyler and interviews of industry leaders.

The podcast was started as Benjamin didn’t feel that there was a strong source for coaches to get information and tactics that they could actually apply in their business and grow.

The intention of the show is for coaches to be able to learn strategies they can actually implement into there business so they can grow along with the show.

Happy Self-Publishing by Jyotsna Ramachandra

For a consultant, your book could be your #1 marketing tool and can help you position yourself as the go-to expert in your niche. If you are an aspiring author who wants to successfully self-publish your book or you are looking for ways to increase your book sales and use your book to grow your business, then tune into Happy Self Publishing Show. This weekly bite-sized show is hosted by Jyotsna Ramachandran, the founder of Happy Self Publishing. She interviews successful authors and leaders in the publishing industry to get all your questions related to book writing, publishing and marketing answered. Some of the popular guests include John Lee Dumas, Steve Scott, Chandler Bolt, etc.

Dose of Leadership by Richard Rierson

Dose of Leadership is a show dedicated to the pursuit of authentic and courageous leadership & towards encouraging bold action & common sense in uncommon times.

I started the show 4.5 years ago with the intent of highlighting leadership philosophies and applications across a broad spectrum of leaders; CEO’s, Entrepreneurs, Military, & Faith based leaders are all covered on the show.

The intent is to inspire everyone towards thinking and acting like a leader, in every aspect of their lives; after all, leadership is for everyone and we will all be called to leadership at some point in our lives.

We all have at least one person who is looking to us for influence and guidance, therefore it’s in our interest to learn all we can about leadership.

High Ticket Sales Secrets by Dan Lok

10 minutes a day. 7 days a week. 365 days a year. Every day, Dan Lok “The King of High-Ticket Sales™” shares the ups and downs of running his multi-million dollar consulting business. In less than 10 minutes per day, you can hear stories of what’s happening in the trenches and how you can apply it to your coaching and consulting business. Inside you’ll discover how to run a hugely successful coaching business that will dramatically increase your income without sacrificing your lifestyle.

Nemo Radio: Online Marketing, Sales and Motivation by John Nemo

Discover the fast, easy and efficient way to both fire up your life AND grow your business online with Bestselling Author, Online Course Creator and Inc. Magazine Contributor John Nemo!

Featuring practical advice, actionable insights, simple tools, A-List interviews and inspiration that grows your business and dials you into the life and legacy you want to create!

Created especially for Business Coaches, Consultants, Trainers, Speakers, Authors, Small Business Owners, Entrepreneurs and other professional in charge of their own professional (and personal) well-being!

Creative Warriors by Jeffrey Shaw

Creative Warriors is a podcast for the uncommon entrepreneur, those of us in business offering the world something different, who need creative solutions to succeed in business.

As a photographer for more than 33 years and a business coach, I started Creative Warriors to help creative makers and innovative thinkers unlearn the bad business advice that doesn’t work for us and to help those amongst us who feel we’re being told to be someone other than who we really are.

My hope is Creative Warriors will unleash listeners to leverage their creative strengths and be leaders in the world of business with real connection with their communities and customers.

High-Income Business Writing by Ed Gandia

The High-Income Business Writing Podcast is for business writers and copywriters who want to earn more in less time doing work they love for better clients.

I started the show four years ago because I saw a huge gap in the podcast world for episodic advice and information geared specifically toward freelance writers and copywriters. There were a million blogs in existence. But no one was regularly publishing actionable tips, ideas and strategies in an audio format to help writers launch and grow their freelance businesses.

I noticed how much time idle time I had in the car, in the gym and during walks. And I found myself listening to more and more podcasts. I figured I wasn’t the only one doing this. So I decided to shift entirely from blogging to podcasting as an experiment.

The results were astonishing. Response was way better than I ever expected. And I’ve never looked back.

Next Steps

The next time you’re cleaning your place, going out for a jog, or traveling to meet with a client, throw on an episode of one of these podcasts.

You’ll be surprised at how much you learn.

Were there any podcasts that I missed?

Do you run a podcast that can help solo consultants improve their skills and grow their business?

If so, let me know in the comments below!