The Handbook
The Handbook

We all have dream jobs and careers, but finding a way to executive these into a reality isn’t easy. Each element involves a lot of time, patience and hard work. If you’re currently furloughed, have just been made redundant or just feel stuck in a dead-end job, look to career experts for a little help and extra push.

From the queen of side hustling Nicaila Matthews Okome to founder of the No Bull Business School, Sarah Akwinsombe, we’ve rounded up nine career led podcasts that’ll help inspire you on your next career steps.

The Career Change Podcast 

Whether you’ve recently been furloughed or made redundant and are at a loose end looking for new jobs or you’re looking to start out on a new career path but don’t know where to start, The Career Change Podcast hosted by Rikke Hansen will help guide you on your journey to making your career dreams a reality. 

Rikke has over fifteen years of experience as a career change advisor and entrepreneur, helping fellow individuals achieve their career and business goals work in the real world. Every second Tuesday of the month, join Rikke as she shares advice, strategies and resources that work in the real world and it’s changing landscape. 

No Bull Business Women

Get inspired by some of the biggest names in the business world when you tune into Sarah Akwinsombe’s No Bull Business Women podcast. Founder of the No Bull Business School, Sarah’s podcast sees her meet up with the best businesswomen in the game, from founders to artists, to C-level executives. Each episode explores how they rose up the ranks and share their own perspective on what it means and takes to be successful in the world of business.

Side Hustle Pro 

Hosted by chief side hustler turned full-time entrepreneur Nicaila Matthews Okome, the Side Hustle Pro podcast interviews bold Black women entrepreneurs who have taken the jump to turn their side hustle into a fully fledged profitable business. 

With new episodes weekly, tune into interviews with Nicole Walters of The Monetized Life and Lisa Price of Carol’s Daughter, and bootcamp episodes to help you get your foot in the door.

Goal Digger

Forget gold diggers, we’re all about the Goal Digger, the productivity and business hack podcast hosted by Jenna Kutcher. With two episodes uploaded weekly, the podcast will help motivate you to design your dream career, from sharing social media strategies to flooding your ear drums with inspirational stories to get your mind ticking. 

How I Built This with Guy Raz 

Join host Guy Raz as he deep dives into the livelihoods of some of the world’s best known companies, from Patreon to Chipotle, Dropbox to Lush Cosmetics. How I Built This podcast chats with everyone about the journeys, including innovators, entrepreneurs and idealists. 

If you like the podcast, Guy has also just released a book of the same name, so you can delve a little deeper into the stories shared on the podcast.

Is This Working? 

Hosted by two best friends, Anna Codrea-Rado and Tiffany Philippou, Is This Working? Is a podcast that doesn’t brush around the sides and dares to show the messy parts of work life, from the over enthusiastic Zoom calls in the wake of the pandemic home working to understanding what causes a burn out. 

The hosts chat with some of the biggest and best names in their selected fields, from food writer Alison Roman to best-selling author Laura Jane Williams.

Squiggly Careers 

Although being on furlough or being stuck in a job you hate might be demotivating, use it as a way to ignite a flame inside you and take control of your career development. To help you out is Squiggly Careers, the podcast hosted by Sarah Ellis and Helen Tupper as they delve into everything work related, from managing stress to overcoming your confidence issues. 

Each episode is packed with inspiration, hints and tips that you can put into practise straight away, plus they interview a selection of business individuals who are helping to make the working world better.

Side Hustle School 

Side Hustle School is a daily podcast made up of short ten minute or less episodes that are designed for everyone who works a regular job but wants to increase their income-earning by creating a side hustle. 

Written and hosted by Chris Guillebeau, the New York Times bestselling author, each bitesize episode shares a different story of someone who started a side hustle, and the challenges and problems they faced and overcame in the process.

She’s Got Drive 

She’s Got Drive is hosted by Shirley McAlpine and is a podcast where Black women talk about success and how they achieved it. 

Using her 28 years as a coach and consultant, Shirley provides tools, strategies and confidence training to change your working life. She interviews Black women delving into their success stories and how they achieved their goals of becoming a leader.


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