Several years ago, my husband started talking about podcasts. Every time he would mention a “great podcast” he’d subscribed to, I would roll my eyes and ignore him. The concept of people just talking into a microphone really didn’t seem that exciting to me. And then… “Serial” came along. I could never resist a good murder mystery, but the story-telling in this podcast was so phenomenal, I found myself hooked ,not just on the series, but on podcasts generally. The medium finally made sense to me.
Since then, I’ve amassed an impressive lineup of podcast subscriptions. And, recently, I came across one that has quickly made its way to the top of my favorites – MyDomain’s Second Life Podcast.
Each week, Hillary Kerr, co-founder of Clique Brands, Inc., interviews successful women who have made career changes. Some of the names you might recognize, like Lauren Conrad and Jessica Alba. But other names are less ubiquitous, like Jen Gotch, founder of accessories brand Ban.do, or Candace Nelson, founder of Sprinkles Cupcakes.
What makes this podcast so great is that it tells the real stories of real women who have made big bets on themselves and their ideas. Hillary is a master at asking all the questions I always wish I could ask successful women and really gets down to the nitty gritty details, uncovering the good, the bad, the glamorous, and the unsexy about building a business and cultivating a personal brand. Each woman also gives advice, tips, and tricks that we can all apply to our own lives and careers. I always end an episode with a renewed sense of inspiration and motivation.
As a woman who has made a change or two in my career, and an evangelist of all things girl power, this podcast is right up my alley. And for that, it gets this week’s Friday Spotlight. Take a listen and let me know what you think. Have a great weekend, everyone!