Rachel Cooke, Host of The Modern Mentor Podcast

This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series Podcaster Interviews

Here is the interview of Rachel Cooke, host of The Modern Mentor podcast.Rachel Cooke

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!

About Rachel:

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.

Ilise Benun, Host of The Marketing Mentor Podcast

This entry is part 8 of 9 in the series Podcaster Interviews

I’ve known Ilise for a few years and read her blog. I’m honored she provided information about her podcast for our series.Ilise Benun

Tell us about your podcast

The Marketing Mentor Podcast is a friendly, practical and no-fluff conversation between me, Ilise Benun, and successful creative professionals about what’s working when it comes to the latest marketing tools and pricing strategies.

Why did you start this podcast?

It started as a promotional tool for one of my early books, The Designer’s Guide to Marketing & Pricing. The concept was to record one episode for each chapter – and it worked! From there it has evolved into an interview format, where I chat with clients and others who are practicing what I preach.

How long have you been podcasting?

Since 2008! Almost 400 episodes so far!

What do you look for in a guest?

I am looking for guests who are willing to reveal the details you don’t hear anywhere else about exactly how they market their business and the results they get.

How can listeners find you?

The home of the podcast is at MarketingMentorPodcast.com but it can also can be found on my web site, Marketing-Mentor.com, and on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and SoundCloud.com

Is there anything else you’d like to share?

I like to go behind the scenes to uncover real-world strategies for taking control of your business, ending the feast-or-famine syndrome, finding your niche, developing your own marketing style and cultivating relationships that will last.

Ilise Benun is the founder of Marketing-Mentor.com, the go-to online resource for creative professionals who want better projects with bigger budgets, through which she offers business coaching to small groups and 1:1. She is also a national speaker and author of 7 books, including “The Creative Professional’s Guide to Money,” and 3 online courses via CreativeLive – all tailored to the needs of creative professionals. Since 2008, she has hosted the Marketing Mentor Podcast and her newest project is her role as “Business Coach” for the Savannah College of Art & Design. Follow her @ilisebenun and get her Quick Tips at www.marketing-mentortips.com

Denise Griffitts, Host of Your Partner in Success Radio [Interview]

This entry is part 7 of 9 in the series Podcaster Interviews

I’ve known Denise, host of Your Partner in Success Radio, for many years and have been privileged to be a guest on her show.Your Partner In Success Radio

Denise, please tell us about your podcast.

Your Partner In Success Radio with host Denise Griffitts brings together leaders and entrepreneurs from a wide range of business disciplines, from marketing and sales to leadership and productivity, to share stories, wisdom, tips, & advice. This is a podcast that inspires success.

Why did you start this podcast?

I began podcasting in 2008 for a couple of reasons. One is that I am a highly committed introvert and while I knew that connecting and networking with other entrepreneurs/solopreneurs could benefit me, and them in many ways I had no interest at all in attending networking events or meetings even though I was frequently invited.

The other reason is that I am also camera phobic and you have probably noticed that you will not find photos or videos of me on the web. I made an early decision in my business to keep my personal life private and while I was never going to go along with the common wisdom that demanded that we all have photos and YouTube videos, I did have my voice and found that podcasting is a perfect fit for me. I have been blessed to meet terrific people from all over the world, many of whom have become friends, colleagues and quite often, clients.

How long have you been podcasting?

Since 2008.

What do you look for in a guest?

Mine is an interview style podcast and is very conversational so my guests will spend their time with me sharing their stories, actionable tips and advice and case studies that help our audience move their businesses forward. It is a podcast that inspires success and that is all because of my guests.

How can listeners find you?

It is hard to throw a stick on the internet without finding me. My business website is Your Office On The Web (https://yourofficeontheweb.com) and my podcast site is Your Partner In Success Radio (https://yourpartnerinsuccessradio.com)

You can also find me on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and of course anywhere you consume your business podcasts.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/YourPartnerInSuccessRadio/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/denisegriffitts

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DeniseGriffitts

Instagram: http://instagram.com/denisegriffitts

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/denisegriffitts

Denise Griffitts, ‘Your Partner In Success™’ is a happy nerd in stilettos who works from her beautifully appointed home office with the enthusiastic assistance of her feline office assistants and one woefully outnumbered dog, Abbey Rose. A long-time online business creator and marketer, online business manager, and web developer, Denise is also the host of the very popular podcast called Your Partner In Success Radio which has been identified as one of the best business podcasts you need to be listening to now on INC. com.

John Wall, Host of Marketing Over Coffee Podcast [Interview]

This entry is part 6 of 9 in the series Podcaster Interviews

John WallMarketing Over Coffee is a marketing podcast, audio on demand that covers both classic and new marketing. Your hosts, John J. Wall and Christopher S. Penn, record the show every week and publish the show on Thursday mornings. You can download the shows and listen to them whenever you want – in your office, on your commute, where and whenever is convenient for you. Each show is about 20 minutes long and is filled with the kinds of marketing tips and tricks that you can only get from casual conversation outside of the office.

They routinely cover topics such as:

  • Staying up to date with social networks
  • Search engine optimization and search marketing
  • Email marketing, multivariate testing, and copywriting
  • “Old school” offline marketing campaigns
  • And answer fantastic questions from listeners like you!

They have been podcasting since 2005 and are looking for marketing and technology leaders to be guests. They also cover AI in marketing on the In-Ear Insights Podcast.

Here are some of the most downloaded episodes.

John speaks, writes and practices at the intersection of marketing, sales, and technology. He is the producer of Marketing Over Coffee, a weekly audio program that discusses both new and classic Marketing with his co-host Christopher S. Penn, and has been featured on iTunes.

More on his professional background on LinkedIn and you can read more from him at RoninMarketeer.com

Tim Reid, Host of The Small Business Big Marketing Show Podcast [Interview]

This entry is part 5 of 9 in the series Podcaster Interviews

Tim, tell us about your podcast.Tim Reid

Called The Small Business Big Marketing Show, it’s reason for being is to help demystify marketing for small business owners. To help them embrace this important business-growing discipline to the point that they actually enjoy marketing themselves and their precious business. In fact, my dream is that marketing becomes a hobby for every business-owner listening – when something’s a hobby, you look forward to doing it, and will find the necessary resources to do it properly.

Why did you start this podcast?

I’ve been marketing all my life – but I especially love chatting and supporting the smaller end of town. Whilst they could afford to pay my coaching fees, they can afford the time it takes to listen to my free podcast made directly for them.

How long have you been podcasting?

Eleven years – my show was the first Australian business podcast aimed at small business owners.

What do you look for in a guest?

A successful business owner that has an interesting story of growth and who has used some form of marketing to get them there.

How can listeners find you?

More about Tim Reid

Tim is the founder and host of Australia’s #1 and longest running business marketing podcastThe Small Business Big Marketing Show, which can be found on the Apple iTunes store, Spotify as well as inflight on all Virgin Australia domestic and international flights.

His highly informative weekly show was awarded Australia’s Best Business & Marketing Podcast at the 2018 Australian Podcast Awards.

Each week, Tim shares marketing insights and tips to help you build that beautiful business of yours in to the empire it deserves to be.

Having launched his hit program ten years ago and with well over 490 episodes and three million downloads under his belt, it regularly ranks in iTunes above The Tim Ferris Show, Seth Godin’s Start Up School and and even outranks the Harvard Business School’s show, as Australia’s number one business marketing podcast.

Tim has built a global audience of motivated business owners in 110 countries, and is the author of The Boomerang Effect, a popular marketing text. He is also Australia’s most practical marketing keynote speaker.

Prior to this, he was the marketing manager for Flight Centre and spent ten years working in Australia’s largest advertising agency looking after the advertising needs of Gillette, AXA, Yellow Pages and Dulux.

Tim was instrumental in helping AFL legend Jim Stynes raise $1M dollars for youth charity, Reach.

He now travels the world showing business owners and marketers how to embrace modern marketing methods – gaining success and increasing profits, without spending a fortune.

Tim is also an engaging and entertaining emcee, having emceed the Telstra Business Awards around Australia, and is the emcee for the annual Australian Podcast Awards.