7 Must-Listen Podcasts for Creative Entrepreneurs

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If you’re anything like me, you’re a female entrepreneur always looking for ways to stay ahead of the game and sharpen your skills and mindset. One of the most effective ways to do that is by listening to podcasts. I fell in love with podcasts when I was working in fashion and often working independently on my brand’s projects each day.

Podcasts are my favorite way to learn new things, stay inspired, and gain valuable insights from fellow entrepreneurs who have been there and done that. In this blog post, I’ve curated a list of seven must-listen podcasts that cater specifically to our needs as creative entrepreneurs. These podcasts cover everything from branding and marketing to mindset and productivity and are hosted by successful entrepreneurs who have been in your shoes. Learn what each podcast is about straight from the incredible hosts with a note from me about why I love each one.

7 Must-Listen Podcasts for Creative Entrepreneurs

The Personal Branding Podcast with Anna Vatuone

Do you want to build your personal brand and become highly-influential online? The Personal Branding Podcast, hosted by Anna Vatuone, will help you discover your purpose, clarify your message, and communicate with confidence online.

This description doesn’t do this podcast justice. I found Anna on TikTok a couple of years ago and have followed her ever since. She embodies what a personal brand is and I have learned so much from her through her social media content and podcast. Her authenticity and wisdom are inspiring. Anna is currently working on season 3 of the podcast, but here are a couple of my favorites from the first two seasons:

Listen on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

Goal Digger Podcast with Jenna Kutcher

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Host Jenna Kutcher brings you the productivity tips, social media strategies, business hacks, and inspirational stories that help YOU design your dream career. Because work shouldn’t feel like work.

The live-workshop style business podcast that is helping thousands redefine success and chase bold dreams. You can train with the experts on how to dig in, do the work, and tackle your biggest goals along the way.

Jenna Kutcher’s Goal Digger podcast is a must-listen for any female entrepreneur. In fact, this was one of the first business podcasts I started listening to when I didn’t know what was next for me career-wise.

Listen on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

She Did It Her Way Podcast with Amanda Boleyn

Welcome to the She Did It Her Way Podcast where we dive into all of your most important questions about starting a business and when to make the leap of going full-time as an entrepreneur. Every week, host, Amanda Boleyn delivers fresh content on productivity hacks, different business strategies, how to confidently transition out of your 9-5 and become a full-time business owner. Along with sharing her business savvy tips, she interviews women who have also gone out and done it their way (Amy Porterfield, Jenna Kutcher, Julie Solomon, Lori Harder and many more).

With millions of downloads and growing every day, She Did It Her Way continues to inspire women all across the world to take massive action on their business idea and create freedom in their life. Now it is YOUR turn to start doing it YOUR way!

I absolutely adore this podcast all about women doing things their own way. Unfortunately at the end of 2021, Amanda decided to no longer put out new episodes, but there are almost 500 episodes in the podcast archive you can still listen to. I have found so much value from this podcast that I couldn’t help but recommend it even if there won’t be new episodes in the future.

Listen on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

The Dream Bigger Podcast with Siffat Haider

Welcome to The Dream Bigger Podcast, a podcast by Siffat Haider, Founder of wellness brand, Arrae. Each week, Siff will be chatting with movers and shakers who will inspire you to live your best life. Expect to hear from wellness experts, skincare gurus, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders. This podcast is like the best friend you can turn to for advice, who uplifts you, and encourages you to be your best self.

I found the Dream Bigger Podcast fairly recently and have been so refreshed by Siffat’s beautiful balance of topics ranging from entrepreneurship, wellness, beauty, lifestyle, and personal development. Her guest roster is a nice mix of women I know of and new ones I don’t. I’ve enjoyed her recent episodes with Sivan Ayla and Dellara Gorjian.

Listen on Spotify or Apple Podcasts

HN Haus Podcast with Hannah Nieves

The HN Haus Podcast hosted by Founder and CEO Hannah Nieves was born out of the desire to amplify and share the movers and shakers, tastemakers and innovators of the world. At the table you’ll hear the raw and unique experiences, tools and strategies to help grow yourself and your business and solo episodes from Hannah herself. So pull up a chair and welcome to the Haus.

Hannah Nieves is an incredibly successful entrepreneur who shares so much of her expertise and knowledge on her podcast HN Haus. I think what I love most about her podcast is that 9 times out of 10, I haven’t heard of her guest. I have found so many new inspiring entrepreneurs through this podcast. Some of my favorite episodes are:

Listen on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

The Ed Mylett Show

The Ed Mylett Show showcases the greatest peak-performers across all industries in one place, sharing their journey, knowledge and thought leadership. With Ed Mylett and featured guests in almost every industry including business, health, collegiate and professional sports, politics, entrepreneurship, science, and entertainment, you’ll find motivation, inspiration and practical steps to help you become the best version of you!

When it comes to mindset, this is the podcast to listen to. Ed has a wide range of interesting guests, all with something you can learn from when it comes to mindset, growth, and entrepreneurship. Here are a few of my favorite episodes:

Listen on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

Second Life Podcast with Hillary Kerr

Join our host, Who What Wear co-founder Hillary Kerr, as she chronicles the career changes that can come at any age in our podcast, Second Life.

I have been listening to the Second Life podcast for probably 5 years now. Back to the days when I would sit at my patternmaking desk in the downtown LA design office I used to work in, I’d listen to this podcast all day, hoping one of the episodes would inspire me and show me what direction I should take with my career. Back then, I didn’t have a clue. But even today, I still love to listen to the inspiring stories of second lives.

Listen on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

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I’m Christiana Nicole, brand strategist, Showit website designer, and founder of Briarcroft Lane Design Studio. I specialize in branding, website design, and business strategy for creative entrepreneurs and small business owners like yourself. It’s an absolute pleasure to have you here!

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In short, my goal is to provide female founders with a thoughtful brand and website built to connect and convert. While also arming you with the clarity and courage to show up confidently as the expert you are. I’m here to help you elevate your brand, whether you’re interested in a custom brand, a Showit website, or expedited experiences The Brand Blueprint and The Online Presence.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss how we can collaborate, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me via email at hello@briarcroftlane.com or send me a direct message on Instagram. Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope to see you around here more often!

xo Christiana