Each day I listen to a podcast either on my morning walk to start the day, take a break from my desk during the work day or finish my day with intent.  Listening to a podcast can set the tone for your day, change your thinking and set you up for success or just make you smile and laugh out loud.

As many of our clients take a break over Easter, I wanted to share some of the podcasts myself and the team are listening to inspire, educate and entertain our minds.

TED Talks Daily: if you want to hear from leading thinkers and experts try this thought-provoking podcast brought to you by the famous TED Talks series and features everyone from Grace & Frankie actress Jane Fonda to entrepreneur Dan Gilbert. The wide range of topics–like understanding loneliness, tackling climate change, and improving social media–might even spark a conversation at your next virtual dinner party.

Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations: designed to awaken, discover and connect to the deeper meaning of the world around you with SuperSoul.  Oprah interviews thought-leaders, best-selling authors, spiritual luminaries, as well as health and wellness experts.  Podcasts are designed to light you up, guide you through life’s big questions and help bring you one step closer to your best self.

Our top 5:
Oprah and Michelle Obama: Your Life in Focus
Gabrielle Bernstein: The Universe Has Your Back
Elizabeth Gilbert: The Curiosity-Drive Life
Shawn Achor: The Life-Altering Power of a Positive Mind
Julia Roberts: Daring and Vulnerable, Part 1 & Part 2

Oprah’s Master Class: tells the stories you’ve never heard from the people you though you knew best. Handpicked by Oprah Winfrey for their unique impact on the world, true modern masters from Academy Award-winning actors, to Grammy-winning musicians, to ground-breaking athletes, share the greatest lessons they’ve learned along the way. In an intimate setting, they share their successes, their failures, their triumphs, disappointments and heartbreaks.

The Tim Ferriss Show: hosted by author of five #1 New York Times bestsellers, including The 4-Hour Workweek, Tim Ferriss “deconstructs world-class performers” in many different industries to bring you various tools you can use in your own life.  Last week we tuned into Brene Brown – Striving versus Self Acceptance, Saving Marriages and more……which is so valuable as we all spend more time with our partner and families at home.

The Daily Talk Show: this Australian podcast and online video show is hosted by Tommy Jackett and Josh Janssen – on a mission to understand life through great conversations.

Our top 5:
#659 – Oversharing with Ben Fordham
#530- Lisa Stephenson on Habits & Challenging Your Beliefs
#461 – Ben Fordham (laugh out loud)
#426 – Zoe Foster Blake on Business, Branding & Superpowers

#348 – Pivots and Purpose with Andrea Clarke

In Bed with Nick and Megan: Megan Mullally (best know as Karen from Will & Grace) and her husband Nick Offerman have been a couple for 20 years. In their podcast they take listeners directly into their bed….because that’s where every episode is recorded – their bed. Cozying up with their famous friends, your favourite couple provide a funny, revealing, and very candid look into relationship and life at large.

WeCrashed: The Rise and Fall of WeWork: The founders of WeWork thought they were on the brink of making history. The company was valued at $47 billion dollars, it was ready for a huge IPO, and its charismatic CEO Adam Neumann thought they were going to change the world. Adam had a prophet-like vision for WeWork that he sold to some of the world’s savviest investors — but did his vision ever match the company’s reality? Hosted by David Brown of the hit podcast Business Wars (and former host of NPR’s Marketplace), WeCrashed is a six-part series about the rise and fall of WeWork. It’s a story of hope and hubris, big money and bigger screwups, and the lengths people will go to chase “unicorns.”

Unlocking Us: Brene Brown: researcher and #1 New York Times best-selling author Brené Brown as she unpacks and explores the ideas, stories, experiences, books, films, and music that reflect the universal experiences of being human, from the bravest moments to the most brokenhearted.  Conversations that unlock the deeply human part of who we are, so that we can live, love, parent, and lead with more courage and heart.

Short Black with Sandra Sully:  Join Sandra Sully as she talks to amazing women from all walks of life about what makes them tick, what keeps them up at night and what really matters.

Fast Track: Career conversations with Margie Hartley: Career Insights from CEO’s and business leaders. Margie Hartley, Executive Coach to 11 of the top ASX listed companies, discusses the challenges preventing people in the corporate world from advancing their careers and speaks to leading Executives and CEO’s about how to overcome these challenges.

Superwomen We Ain’t: with Margie Hartley and Janine Allis: The truth about starting a business, crafting a career, having a family and managing to fit it all in. Janine Allis, founder of Boost Juice and Gram Consulting Group founder Margie Hartley are both accomplished business women but superwomen they ain’t! Join them as they talk about the aspects of business you don’t find in books, but they wish they had known before starting out. Success doesn’t happen overnight.

You can change and move forward at any point. You can reinvent yourself at any age and realise that a failed moment or mistake in business does not make your life long journey a mistake. Join Janine and Margie as they share their personal journeys, failures and successes and discuss tips on the challenges of being a business woman in the modern world.

Future Women Leadership Series: Leadership takes courage and resilience. Host and founder of Future Women, Helen McCabe shares insights from some of the most influential women on the sometimes complex challenges faced by women on the path to senior leadership. Leadership thought-leaders will inform and at times challenge your thinking on what it means to be leader and advise you on how to build respect and loyalty from your team members.

Mamamia Outloud: A twice weekly, podcast that’s smart, often sill and sometimes surprising. Absolutely everything is up for discussion: from pop culture to politics, body image to motherhood, feminism to fashion.

One More Thing with Athena Calderone: More Than One Thing will pull back the curtain on successful creatives whose journeys appear seemingly perfect. They are not. No one, if they are being truthful, has it all figured out. I want to highlight those multi-hyphenates who are open enough to share their grit. Through a series of interviews, More than One Thing reveals how each guest broke societal norms, found a way to climb outside that perfectly packaged box of expectations and found success in not just one thing, but many. This is a place for advice on how to design your dream life.

Happier with Gretchen Rubin: Gretchen’s weekly podcast, she discusses good habits and happiness with her sister Elizabeth Craft. The #1 bestselling author of The Happiness Project and Better Than Before gets more personal than ever as she brings her practical, manageable advice about happiness and good habits to this lively, thought-provoking podcast.

Glow Journal: Beauty writer Gemma Watts in conversation with some of Australia’s, and the world’s biggest beauty pioneers. She is picking the brains behind the beauty products that fill your bathroom cupboards, – the CEOs, founders and creative minds heading the brands that shape the beauty industry.

Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin: From WNYC Studios, the incredible Alec Baldwin brings listeners into the lives of artists, policy makers and performers. Alec sidesteps the predictable by going inside the dressing rooms, apartments, and offices of people we want to understand better: Ira Glass, Lena Dunham, David Brooks, Roz Chast, Chris Rock and others. Hear what happens when an inveterate guest becomes a host.

Long Story Short with Bobbi Brown: founded by by Bobbi Brown, beauty industry titan, world renowned makeup artist, best selling auther and sought after speaker.  She offers a glimpse into the lives of the people she has met throughout their carerre and to share their journey, the highs and the lows and to gather the essential takeaways of a live well lived.

Rachel Botsman’s Trust Issues: We all go through moments of doubt and uncertainty….Trust expert Rachel Botsman speaks with incredible guests from soldiers to poker players and psychologists to hostage negotiators, that will change the way you think about trust.

The Goop Podcast: Gywneth Paltrow and Goops Chief Content Officer Elise Loehnen chat with leading thinkers, culture changers, and industry disruptors about shifting old paradigms and starting new conversations.