Top listens For Career & Leadership Advice
We round up our favourite career podcasts ahead of our Start With I series!

Posted on Oct 7th, 2020 by Natalie

We're a big fan of a podcast at Tech Returners and so ahead of our 'Start With I' programme kicking off on Monday 9th November, we've been pulling together some of the career and leadership podcasts we enjoy and also which we feel will enhance and support learning for anyone taking part in the programme.

Squiggly Careers

We love Helen and Sarah’s no nonsense advice on the Squiggly Careers podcast, focusing on the fact that careers are no longer on a single trajectory or in a straight line. With practical tips and extras to download this is a must listen.

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.

Ctrl, Alt, Delete

Author Emma Gannon talks to experts and thought leaders about their careers and their views on what’s happening in the tech 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 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.

In Focus by Marriott with Pandora Sykes

In this three part series aimed at the ambitious, journalist, Pandora Sykes shares advice, from working out how self care can contribute to your success to the key to being a good leader, this is a small but perfectly formed dose of profesional empowerment.

The Femails

The Femails Podcast is all about being a working woman in the 21st century. If you're focused on building a successful career without compromising self or beliefs this is the one for you. Covering every topic you can imagine, this is a must for career development.

Wanna Be

Need a push in the right direction when it comes to achieving goals? You need Wanna Be. Each half hour episode sees host Imrie Morgan joined by a guest to discuss an issue that is limiting their personal or professional development - getting them and you to think about problems in a new way which is sure to get the cogs whirring.

Slay, How to Succeed In Your Career

Journalists and Authors Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebiené share jam-packed episodes designed to help you grow and develop in your career. Every episode they duo take on a question from someone struggling in their career and provide practical advice.

Looking for career advice and support? Start with I is a 5 part confidence journey kicking off 9th November - want to learn more?