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The 60 Best Executive Coaching Industry Podcasts of 2023

As we approach the conclusion of 2023, it's important to reflect on the wealth of learning opportunities the year has offered, especially in the domain of executive coaching podcasts. In this unique year-end edition presented by Arete Coach and hosted by Severin Sorensen, we take a novel approach: transforming the insights and discussions from our podcast into a written format for an in-depth review. Recorded on December 3, 2023, this installment is more than just a summary; it represents a detailed exploration of the podcasts that have influenced the coaching industry this year.





Background and purpose

The Arete Coach Podcast, known for its dedication to exploring excellence in executive coaching, steps away from its usual content to offer listeners a unique insight. Building on the success of last year's list of top executive coaching podcasts, this episode presents an updated, curated list of the 60 best podcasts in the industry for 2023. The selection process involved extensive research and feedback from listeners, aided by advancements in AI technology.


Methodology and vetting process

To curate a definitive list of the Top 60 Executive Coaching Podcasts for 2023, the Arete Coach team employed a rigorous and multifaceted evaluation process. This process was designed to ensure that each selected podcast not only epitomizes excellence in the field of executive coaching but also meets the diverse needs and expectations of our audience. Our criteria spanned several key dimensions, including content focus, target audience relevance, reach and listener base, audience appreciation, and more. Below, we delve into the specifics of our methodology, shedding light on how each podcast earned its place in this prestigious compilation.

  1. Content focus: Priority was given to podcasts that significantly contribute to the art and science of executive coaching. The selection favored content aligning with standards set by international coaching bodies like the International Coaching Federation (ICF), European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC), and Association for Coaching. Additionally, a preference was given to podcast content covering “what works in coaching” and particularly those podcasts featuring evidence-based coaching practices.

  2. Target audience relevance: Podcasts catering specifically to executive coaches, business leaders, and CEOs were considered, ensuring the content's relevance and usefulness to these groups.

  3. Reach and listener base: The podcasts with the most significant reach, as indicated by ListenNotes audience scores and Apple Podcast reviews, were given higher priority.

  4. Audience appreciation and feedback: The number of Apple podcast reviews and average consumer ratings were factored in, providing insight into listener engagement and satisfaction.

  5. Sponsoring site authority: The authority score from SEMrush was used to gauge the reliability and relevance of the podcast content.

  6. Recency and activity: Most podcasts included in this list have recent episodes released within the past 120 days, ensuring the information is current and ongoing. Exceptions were made for highly ranked podcasts on Google and ListenNotes, which, despite not having new episodes in the last 120 days, remain popular and relevant.

  7. Backlink analysis: The presence of backlinks and mentions in other top podcast lists were reviewed, although with caution due to potential marketing bias.

  8. Content depth: Preference was shown towards podcasts providing in-depth industry research, instructional content, and those that contribute to training coaches and coaching schools.

  9. Arete Coach review: During the month of November 2023, Arete Coach internal staff conducted an extensive review of the podcasts, focusing on adherence to coaching guidelines and a preference for evidence-based practices.


Insights and trends

In our comprehensive review of the executive coaching podcast landscape for 2023, we observed some intriguing trends and statistics. Our analysis began with an extensive list of 167 executive coaching-related podcast programs. These podcasts are predominantly available online, with a few requiring memberships to specific organizations for access.

Our ranked list of the top 60 executive coaching podcasts reveals interesting patterns.


Podcasts ranked #1 through #19 on the list predominantly focus on the art and science of executive coaching. They are closely centered around both the role of the executive coach and the business aspects of coaching. These leading podcasts vary in their audience reach, with some boasting large followings, while others cater to niche audiences interested in research-based organizations, professional associations, and coach-the-coach programs.

Within the ranked list of the top #20+ podcasts, themes broaden to include more general executive coaching-related content. This segment includes popular consumer shows such as Guy Raz's "How I Built This," "The Jocko Podcast," and "Work Life with Adam Grant." As the list progresses, it delves into more specialized niches that are highly relevant to executive coaching.


In our quest for objectivity in ranking these podcasts, we relied heavily on metrics such as audience size and percentile ratings from Listen Notes, as well as the number and quality of Apple podcast reviews. The top 60 executive coaching podcasts, on average, featured 278.6 episodes each. The podcast with the most episodes had an impressive count of 3,544, while the one with the fewest had 13 episodes. The average episode length across these podcasts was 38 minutes, with "The Jocko Podcast" having episodes as long as 124 minutes and the "Coaching Conversations" podcast at a concise nine minutes. Interestingly, the average Listen Notes audience score for our top 60 was 46.7, placing these podcasts in the top 2.4% globally. Most of these podcasts release new episodes weekly, while a few have a more frequent, daily schedule.


With these observations and data points, continue reading for Arete Coach's list of the Best 60 Executive Coaching Podcasts for 2023.


The Best 60 Executive Coaching Industry Podcasts of 2023

 

  • Host: Dave Stachowiak

  • Episodes: 710

  • Average Length: 36 minutes

  • Frequency: Weekly

  • Apple Podcast Reviews: 1200

  • Apple Podcast Rating: 4.8

  • ListenNotes Score: 62

  • Topic: Leadership insights from authors and researchers

 

  • Host: Tom Henschel

  • Episodes: 241

  • Average Length: 14 minutes

  • Frequency: Monthly

  • Apple Podcast Reviews: 1100

  • Apple Podcast Rating: 4.8

  • ListenNotes Score: 58

  • Topic: Coaching tips for workplace perception


 


  • Hosts: Severin Sorensen, occasionally Ozzie Gontang

  • Episodes: 154

  • Average Length: 59 minutes

  • Frequency: Weekly

  • Apple Podcast Reviews: 1100

  • Apple Podcast Rating: 5

  • ListenNotes Score: 54

  • Topic: Interviews on executive coaching art and science


 

  • Host: Brett Bartholomew

  • Episodes: 303

  • Average Length: 60 minutes

  • Frequency: Weekly

  • Apple Podcast Reviews: 597

  • Apple Podcast Rating: 4.9

  • ListenNotes Score: 54

  • Topic: Changing attitudes and behaviors


 


  • Host: Muriel Wilkins

  • Episodes: 55

  • Average Length: 41 minutes

  • Frequency: Bi-weekly

  • Apple Podcast Reviews: 372

  • Apple Podcast Rating: 4.7

  • ListenNotes Score: 52

  • Topic: Real-life coaching sessions with leaders


 

  • Host: Tim Hagen

  • Episodes: 343

  • Average Length: 9 minutes

  • Frequency: Twice weekly

  • Apple Podcast Reviews: 219

  • Apple Podcast Rating: 5

  • ListenNotes Score: 46

  • Topic: Day-to-day workplace coaching challenges


 

  • Host: Meg Rentschler

  • Episodes: 369

  • Average Length: 38 minutes

  • Frequency: Weekly

  • Apple Podcast Reviews: 121

  • Apple Podcast Rating: 5

  • ListenNotes Score: 42

  • Topic: Coaching for coaches in various fields

 

  • Host: Joel Monk

  • Episodes: 188

  • Average Length: 67 minutes

  • Frequency: Monthly

  • Apple Podcast Reviews: 88

  • Apple Podcast Rating: 4.6

  • ListenNotes Score: 42

  • Topic: Tools, tips, and teachings from world's greatest coaches


 

  • Host: Dr. Katrina Burrus, MCC

  • Episodes: 306

  • Average Length: 23 minutes

  • Frequency: Weekly

  • Apple Podcast Reviews: 66

  • Apple Podcast Rating: 4.6

  • ListenNotes Score: 41

  • Topic: Leadership coaching issues, tips, and strategies


 

  • Host: Tony Mayo

  • Episodes: 103

  • Frequency: Varies

  • Apple Podcast Reviews: Not specified

  • Apple Podcast Rating: Not specified

  • ListenNotes Score: Not specified

  • Topic: Helping people realize dreams, hosted by an experienced executive coach


 

  • Host: Dr. Natalie Lancer

  • Episodes: 19

  • Average Length: 54 minutes

  • Frequency: Monthly

  • Apple Podcast Reviews: Not specified

  • Apple Podcast Rating: Not specified

  • ListenNotes Score: 25

  • Topic: Focuses on coaching psychology with chartered psychologists


 

  • Host: Carol Kaufman, PhD

  • Episodes: Not specified

  • Frequency: Not specified

  • Apple Podcast Reviews: Not specified

  • Apple Podcast Rating: Not specified

  • ListenNotes Score: Not specified

  • Topic: Research and science of coaching, content available on their website


 

  • Host: Windy Tshepiso Maledu

  • Episodes: 50

  • Average Length: 14 minutes

  • Frequency: Periodic

  • Apple Podcast Reviews: Not specified

  • Apple Podcast Rating: Not specified

  • ListenNotes Score: Not specified

  • Topic: Research-based business and leadership insights

 

  • Host: Sue Stockdale

  • Episodes: 166

  • Average Length: 44 minutes

  • Frequency: Weekly

  • Apple Podcast Reviews: 24

  • Apple Podcast Rating: 4.8

  • ListenNotes Score: Not specified

  • Topic: Interviews with leaders and executive coaches

 

  • Host: Mike Paton

  • Episodes: 45

  • Average Length: 37 minutes

  • Frequency: Weekly

  • Apple Podcast Reviews: 42

  • Apple Podcast Rating: 4.7

  • ListenNotes Score: 37

  • Topic: Leadership and entrepreneurship


 

  • Hosts: Mark Moses and Steve Sanduski

  • Episodes: 206

  • Average Length: 36 minutes

  • Frequency: Monthly

  • Apple Podcast Reviews: 37

  • Apple Podcast Rating: 4.8

  • ListenNotes Score: 35

  • Topic: Helping entrepreneurs and CEOs grow their business


 

  • Host: Alex Pascal, PhD

  • Episodes: 71

  • Average Length: 53 minutes

  • Frequency: Weekly

  • Apple Podcast Reviews: Not specified

  • Apple Podcast Rating: Not specified

  • ListenNotes Score: 32

  • Topic: Interviews with the world's greatest minds in coaching and leadership

 

  • Host: Sam Reese, CEO, Vistage

  • Episodes: 13

  • Average Length: 21 minutes

  • Frequency: Bi-monthly

  • Apple Podcast Reviews: 15

  • Apple Podcast Rating: 4.7

  • ListenNotes Score: 28

  • Topic: Business and leadership podcast by CEOs for CEOs

 

  • Host: Not specified

  • Episodes: 191

  • Average Length: 62 minutes

  • Frequency: Bi-weekly

  • Apple Podcast Reviews: Not specified

  • Apple Podcast Rating: Not specified

  • ListenNotes Score: 26

  • Topic: Various aspects of coaching and how it can be helpful in career and life


 


  • Host: Guy Raz

  • Episodes: 84

  • Average Length: 50 minutes

  • Frequency: Twice a week

  • Apple Podcast Reviews: Over 29,000

  • Apple Podcast Rating: 4.8

  • ListenNotes Score: 84

  • Topic: Interviews with successful entrepreneurs about how they built iconic brands


 

  • Hosts: Jocko Willink and Echo Charles

  • Episodes: 604

  • Average Length: 124 minutes

  • Frequency: Twice weekly

  • Apple Podcast Reviews: Over 29,000

  • Apple Podcast Rating: 4.9

  • ListenNotes Score: 81

  • Topic: Discipline and leadership in business, war, relationships, and life

 

  • Host: Adam Grant

  • Episodes: 140

  • Average Length: 39 minutes

  • Frequency: Bi-weekly

  • Apple Podcast Reviews: 8,800

  • Apple Podcast Rating: 4.8

  • ListenNotes Score: 74

  • Topic: The science of making work not suck


 

  • Host: John Lee Dumas

  • Episodes: 3,544

  • Average Length: 30 minutes

  • Frequency: Daily

  • Apple Podcast Reviews: Over 3,700

  • Apple Podcast Rating: 4.8

  • ListenNotes Score: 69

  • Topic: Interviews with entrepreneurs covering a wide range of issues

 

  • Host: George Kamel (and the Ramsey Network)

  • Episodes: 67

  • Average Length: 48 minutes

  • Frequency: Weekly

  • Apple Podcast Reviews: 3,800

  • Apple Podcast Rating: 4.7

  • ListenNotes Score: 67

  • Topic: Discussions and tips for leaders and businesses


 

  • Hosts: Alison Beard and Curt Nickisch

  • Episodes: 955

  • Average Length: 20 minutes

  • Frequency: Weekly

  • Apple Podcast Reviews: 1,600

  • Apple Podcast Rating: 4.3

  • ListenNotes Score: 66

  • Topic: Featuring the leading thinkers in business and management

 

  • Host: Barry Ritholtz

  • Episodes: 491

  • Average Length: 70 minutes

  • Frequency: Twice weekly

  • Apple Podcast Reviews: 2,000

  • Apple Podcast Rating: 4.4

  • ListenNotes Score: 65

  • Topic: Exploring ideas shaping markets, investing, and business

 

  • Host: Dacher Keltner

  • Episodes: 205

  • Average Length: 17 minutes

  • Frequency: Bi-weekly

  • Apple Podcast Reviews: 1,700

  • Apple Podcast Rating: 4.5

  • ListenNotes Score: 63

  • Topic: Sharing research and tested strategies to live a happier life

 

  • Host: Simon Sinek

  • Episodes: 107

  • Average Length: 35 minutes

  • Frequency: Weekly

  • Apple Podcast Reviews: 1,467

  • Apple Podcast Rating: 4.8

  • ListenNotes Score: 62

  • Topic: Inspiring talks with people teaching about life, leadership, and interesting things


 

  • Hosts: Michael Hyatt and Megan Hyatt Miller

  • Episodes: 337

  • Average Length: 34 minutes

  • Frequency: Weekly

  • Apple Podcast Reviews: 1,300

  • Apple Podcast Rating: 4.8

  • ListenNotes Score: 61

  • Topic: Focusing on small business owners, combining research with wisdom

 

  • Hosts: Amy Bernstein and Amy Gallo (HBR Editors)

  • Episodes: 128

  • Average Length: 38 minutes

  • Frequency: Weekly

  • Apple Podcast Reviews: 1,300

  • Apple Podcast Rating: 4.8

  • ListenNotes Score: 61

  • Topic: Discussing the unique challenges faced by women in the workplace


 

  • Host: Modupe Akinola

  • Episodes: 380

  • Average Length: 17 minutes

  • Frequency: Weekly

  • Apple Podcast Reviews: 1,000

  • Apple Podcast Rating: 4.0

  • ListenNotes Score: 60

  • Topic: Covering business conundrums and powerful ideas in the business world


 

  • Host: Stanford Graduate School of Business

  • Episodes: 119

  • Average Length: 20 minutes

  • Frequency: Weekly

  • Apple Podcast Reviews: 438

  • Apple Podcast Rating: 4.7

  • ListenNotes Score: 56

  • Topic: Communication strategies from Stanford University


 

  • Host: Dr. John C. Maxwell

  • Episodes: 318

  • Average Length: 40 minutes

  • Frequency: Weekly

  • Apple Podcast Reviews: 2,200

  • Apple Podcast Rating: 4.7

  • ListenNotes Score: 53

  • Topic: Transformational leadership and positive influence


 


  • Host: McKinsey & Company

  • Episodes: 124

  • Average Length: 28 minutes

  • Frequency: Bi-weekly

  • Apple Podcast Reviews: 346

  • Apple Podcast Rating: 4.0

  • ListenNotes Score: 53

  • Topic: Discusses important topics in business and management

 

  • Host: Colossus

  • Episodes: 141

  • Average Length: 56 minutes

  • Frequency: Weekly

  • Apple Podcast Reviews: 237

  • Apple Podcast Rating: 4.7

  • ListenNotes Score: 52

  • Topic: Examining how companies work with interviews from industry veterans and executives

 

  • Host: Patrick Lencioni

  • Episodes: 66

  • Average Length: 23 minutes

  • Frequency: Bi-weekly

  • Apple Podcast Reviews: 263

  • Apple Podcast Rating: 4.9

  • ListenNotes Score: 48

  • Topic: Identifying natural gifts to find joy and fulfillment

 

  • Host: Marc Mawhinney

  • Episodes: 846

  • Average Length: 27 minutes

  • Frequency: Weekly

  • Apple Podcast Reviews: 123

  • Apple Podcast Rating: 5

  • ListenNotes Score: 45

  • Topic: Helping coaches grow their coaching business and skills


 

  • Hosts: Jo Wheatley and Zoe Hawkins

  • Episodes: 148

  • Average Length: 20 minutes

  • Frequency: Weekly

  • Apple Podcast Reviews: 8

  • Apple Podcast Rating: 4.9

  • ListenNotes Score: 45

  • Topic: For compassionate, courageous leaders, and HR professionals interested in coaching

 

  • Hosts: Chris McCluskey and Kim Avery

  • Episodes: 427

  • Average Length: 35 minutes

  • Frequency: Weekly

  • Apple Podcast Reviews: 200

  • Apple Podcast Rating: 4.8

  • ListenNotes Score: 44

  • Topic: Dedicated to the art and science of professional grade Christian coaching


 

  • Host: Rich Litvin

  • Episodes: 195

  • Average Length: 26 minutes

  • Frequency: Weekly

  • Apple Podcast Reviews: 85

  • Apple Podcast Rating: 4.9

  • ListenNotes Score: 43

  • Topic: Insights for coaching high-level leaders and becoming high-level coaches


 

  • Host: Greg Layton

  • Episodes: 348

  • Average Length: 35 minutes

  • Frequency: Semi-weekly

  • Apple Podcast Reviews: Not specified

  • Apple Podcast Rating: Not specified

  • ListenNotes Score: 43

  • Topic: Deep diving interviews with CEOs and gurus for their best wisdom and advice


 

  • Host: Sabrina Braham

  • Episodes: 126

  • Average Length: 30 minutes

  • Frequency: Monthly

  • Apple Podcast Reviews: 99

  • Apple Podcast Rating: 4.8

  • ListenNotes Score: 42

  • Topic: Career development and executive coaching advice for women


 

  • Hosts: Hosted by Novus Global and Meta Performance

  • Episodes: 81

  • Average Length: 49 minutes

  • Frequency: Weekly

  • Apple Podcast Reviews: 132

  • Apple Podcast Rating: 5

  • ListenNotes Score: 40

  • Topic: Conversations illustrating the power of coaching


 

  • Host: Spencer Rascoff

  • Episodes: 103

  • Average Length: 30 minutes

  • Frequency: Bi-weekly

  • Apple Podcast Reviews: 95

  • Apple Podcast Rating: 4.8

  • ListenNotes Score: 40

  • Topic: Talks with CEOs, startup founders, venture capitalists, and thought leaders