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Top 35 Executive Coaching Industry Podcasts of 2022

Episode #1102: In this episode of the Arete Coach Podcast, Severin Sorensen, Host and Curator of the Arete Coach Podcast and AreteCoach.io, introduces listeners to the top 35 executive coaching podcasts of 2022. Severin reviews how this list was compiled and the methodology behind the selection of the year’s top podcasts. He also introduces listeners to each podcast and gives insight into what can be learned from each powerful series. Tune in as we celebrate another year of discovery and insight in the art and science of executive coaching.



About Severin Sorensen

Severin Sorensen is a serial entrepreneur and lifetime learner with a passionate curiosity for people and businesses. Severin is the CEO of ePraxis LLC, a premier level retained search firm that provides executive headhunting, talent selection, and executive coaching. In addition to finding top talent, Severin has provided over 7,500+ hours of paid executive coaching to entrepreneurs, CEOs, Presidents, and C-level executives. Severin is an ICF ACSTH Certified Executive Coach, Certified Organizational Development Coach, Certified Life Coach, and Certified Positive Intelligence® Coach. Severin is the founder/producer of a new podcast, Arete Coach, that explores the art and science of executive coaching with some of the industry's best coaches.


From 2010-2018 Severin was also a Vistage Chair where he coached three CEO and key executive groups. In 2011, Severin received the "Rookie of the Year Chair Award" from Vistage. Since 2013, Severin has added international speaking for Vistage, CEO conferences, executive peer groups, and corporations on the topic of identifying and hiring difference-making top talent.


After graduate school, Severin moved to Washington, DC, where he worked on security-related economic and public policy issues that included a brief stint in The White House, as a Special Assistant to the President, for George H. Bush (POTUS 41). In 1994, Severin founded Sparta Consulting Corp., and Sparta provided world-class physical security and safety related management consulting services for public and private sector entities. From 1994-2002, Severin managed HUD's Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design technical assistance and training program. In 2005, Severin sold Sparta to Westec Interactive (Digital Witness), which was subsequently acquired by Interface Security.


Severin, a native Californian, grew up in Salt Lake City, UT and graduated with honors from the University of Utah with Economics and Political Science degrees. He completed graduate studies in economics at King's College, Cambridge University (England), where he earned a M.Phil. degree in Economics. Severin has a great love and appreciation for sports, and while overseas, Severin rowed for the King's College Boat Club, and played basketball for the Cambridge University Basketball Team (1986-87).

Key highlights


The methodology

Timestamp 02:10


To kickoff the podcast, Severin reviews how the list of the best executive coaching podcasts was determined:

  1. First, a focus was placed on podcasts whose purpose is to advance the art and/or science of executive coaching using content that is congruent with the generally accepted practices and definitions of coaching promulgated by the International Coaching Federation (ICF), EMCC Global, International Coaching Association (ICA), and Association for Coaching. Furthermore, the list intentionally leans towards podcasts that include executive coaching material consistent with current evidence-based coaching research.

  2. Second, highest priority was given to podcasts under Google’s organic search results of the phrase: “Executive Coach Podcast'' in which podcasts that fell within the top 10 Google organic search page results and the top 10 Google organic display rank for podcast series were included on the list. Any podcasts that did not have at least a 25 minimum listener audience score on ListenNotes were excluded.

  3. Third, the appropriateness of content for executive coaches, leadership coaches, organizational development coaches, business leaders, business owners, CEOs, and key-level executives was considered.

  4. Fourth, the podcasts in consideration were listed as being in the top 200 podcasts on Apple Podcasts in the categories of “management” and/or “business.”

  5. Fifth, podcast backlinks to other sites were considered as, according to Google and research scholars, they determine relevance and importance of a document.

List of the 35 best executive coaching podcasts

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Severin reviews and examines each podcast included within the list of top 35 executive coaching industry podcasts list and shares with listeners what can be learned from each podcast. The list can be found below. For the full, detailed list of the top 35 Best Executive Coaching Podcasts of 2022 visit our insight article: here.

  1. Excellent Executive Coaching: Growing Your Business and Enhancing Your Craft

  2. Arete Coach Podcast: the Art and Science of Executive Coaching

  3. The Look and Sound of Leadership

  4. HBR: Coaching Real Leaders

  5. Coaching for Leaders

  6. CoachHub: Spark Leadership

  7. Coaching In the Workplace: Association for Coaching Podcast Channel

  8. The Millionaire Woman Show

  9. Top Executive Coaching

  10. The Coaching & Leadership Podcast

  11. Beyond High Performance

  12. Breakthrough Builders

  13. How I Built This with Guy Raz

  14. Jocko Podcast

  15. WorkLife with Adam Grant

  16. Entrepreneurs on Fire

  17. HBR IdeaCast

  18. The EntreLeadership Podcast

  19. Masters in Business

  20. Maxwell Leadership Podcast

  21. The Science of Happiness

  22. Business Accelerator

  23. Women at Work

  24. TED Business

  25. The Art of Coaching Podcast

  26. The McKinsey Podcast

  27. Business Breakdowns

  28. Coaching Conversations

  29. Coaches Rising

  30. Women’s Leadership Success Podcast

  31. The EOS Leader

  32. Coaching and Positive Psychology

  33. The Coaching and Mentoring Podcast

  34. Coaching.com: Coaches on Zoom Drinking Coffee

  35. The Coaching Psychology Pod


Honorable mentions

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After discussing the top 35 best executive coaching industry podcasts, Severin reviews honorable mentions in topics tangential to executive coaching. Included in this list are Dare to Lead with Brené Brown, Small Things Often, and the Women in Family Business podcast.

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