Career Podcasts to keep you motivated during lockdown

Apr 1st, 2020

Listening to a positive podcast is something we’re still able to do and which helps keep us focused and engaged with our careers at a time when many things are uncertain.

Whether we’re listening during our working hours or while we’re running the kids a bath, 30 minutes or so of positive podcasting is something we’re still able to do and which helps keep us focused and engaged with our careers at a time when many things are uncertain.

Here we share our favourite podcasts for career advice and actionable insight.

Squiggly Careers

We love Helen and Sarah’s no nonsense advice on the Squiggly Careers podcast, focusing on the fact that

Unlocking Us with Brene Brown

Researcher and New York Times Bestseller Brene Brown provides this podcast for the times we find ourselves in as she unpacks and explores the ideas, stories, books, films and music that reflect our universal experiences of being human from our bravest moments to our brokenhearted.

Eat, Sleep, Work, Repeat

How can we make work better? Bruce Daisley explores in this weekly podcast speaking to experts and scientists to look at ways to drive change in workplace culture, with eclectic guests from Jurgen Klopp to nurse and novelist Christie Watson.

How to fail with Elizabeth Day

We all fail and in this series Elizabeth speaks to famous figures about things which haven’t gone right and how that’s helped them to succeed, guests have included Dame Kelly Holmes, David Baddiel and most recently Marian Keyes and Chef Tom Kerridge, this encourages listeners to think about their career failures and turn them into a positive.

Ctrl, Alt, Delete

For all you tech and digital folk out there, author Emma Gannon talks to experts and thought leaders about their careers and their views on what’s happening in the sector at large, it’s a short listen at just 20 minutes but packed full of industry info and insight.

Switch, Pivot, Quit

One for the career changers and of course returners, offering useful advice for those changing careers, host Ahyiana Angel has been both a publicist and an author so having made the switch herself she’s full of great advice as are her guests.

Work like a Woman

Not just for women despite the title. Here presenter and author Mary Portas explores how we can put kindness and compassion at the heart of business. Joined by a diverse range of guests from Bryony Gordon to Greggs CEO Roger Whiteside, this podcast provides a weekly dose of workplace inspiration.

Shameless Plug Alert

Did you know we also produce our own podcasts The CALMS Cast - from the people who 'do' DevOps which talks to the best and brightest in the DevOps community in conversation with our CTO James Heggs about day to day life working in a DevOps role. Our other podcast Leadership Lessons speaks to businesse leaders about the lessons they're learnt on their business journeys and the advice they'd share with others.

You can listen here or wherever you get your podcasts.