Here is the interview of Rachel Cooke, host of The Modern Mentor podcast.
1. Tell us about your show.
The Modern Mentor podcast, is a weekly show designed to deliver “quick and dirty tips” to anyone looking to design and craft their own version of workplace success. It’s about getting clarity on what you want most, and then taking small, regular steps to achieve it. Each week focuses on one topic, leans into specific actions, and is designed to be put to use immediately!
2. Why did you start the show?
The show is part of Macmillan’s Quick and Dirty Tips network. There are shows on fitness, nutrition, finance, etc. There was a show on productivity that spanned both the personal and professional – but nothing that sat squarely in the workplace success realm. I thought it was an opportunity for listeners looking to grow and develop – and that’s my expertise – so we built it.
3. How long have you been hosting the show?
I’ve been hosting for 5 months so I’m still new and learning. I always welcome feedback and ideas from listeners!
4. What do you look for in a guest?
I look for guests that have a stand-out body of work in a lane that lends itself to success in the workplace. Work that has some research for sure, but that focuses deeply on the action side of things. What can my audience learn from you, but more importantly how can you help them do something meaningful for themselves with what they’ve learned?
5. How can listeners find you?
Listeners can find the show on the Quick and Dirty Tips page, or just search for Modern Mentor wherever they get their podcasts. I’m on the socials as @qdtmodernmentor. They can also find me at my professional website Lead Above Noise.
6. Is there anything else you’d like to share?
Workplace success is what you make of it. So if you ever find yourself grumbling over not getting a promotion or frustrated by your boss who doesn’t listen to your ideas – give yourself space to feel sad or angry – but then quickly shift focus to what you can do about it. There is always something. Modern Mentor can help!
Rachel’s work is grounded in creating success – for individuals, teams, and organizations.
In her work as the Founder of Lead Above Noise, Rachel facilitates experiences – executive offsites, workshops, talks, and consulting engagements – that provide leaders with the tools and insights to build thriving teams: teams that deliver outstanding ideas, service, and results.
As the host of Macmillan’s Get-It-Done-Guy podcast, Rachel shares her tips and insights – extracted from her years of organizational practice – designed to empower individuals to find and create their own workplace success.