My Favorite Inspiring, Motivational, & Educational Podcasts full of interesting stories

About this time last year I wondered HOW IN THE WORLD did people have time to listen to podcasts?! Especially busy moms?! I don’t spend time commuting in the car, nor do I have long stretches of uninterrupted “Free” time to listen to whatever I want. I’m usually working on my photography or Beautycounter business and cannot focus on podcasts during that time. But, I started listening to podcasts while I was doing dishes, or folding laundry, or going on walks with the youngest kid + dog, or while I waiting in the school car pickup line.  Most of these podcasts average about an hour in length. Some are short 15 min blips, which is awesome if you need a little pick me up.

I’m sure this list will grow with time, but for now, here are a handful of my favorite podcasts. I think all these folks are Christians, some emphasize it in their message, others not so much. Some are geared towards moms, some towards the business owner/entrepreneur, etc… some are just great to listen to other people’s stories.  It’s fascinating hearing other people’s stories and learning about their journey. It helps you not feel so alone. Anyway, I’ve listed my 6 current favorite podcasts below. Hope you enjoy!  What are some other good ones I should know about???


  1. WORK HARD MOM HARD Podcast :

    I’ve met Kari at church not long before she moved back to Southern California where she grew up. We have several mutual friends so it makes it even more special/real when I listen to her. This is a podcast dedicated to Mom’s who are working hard to build their business while raising their babies. Each week we will be diving into mindset, motivation, inspiration and practical tools to help you find clarity in the chaos. I’m all about getting you out of your head and into messy action so you can make the impact you crave and the income you deserve.

    Kari is so candid and ALWAYS FIRED UP. It feels like she’s my personal inspirational business coach at times & is all about supporting and encouraging one another. Go listen!



2. GOAL DIGGER Podcast:

The live-workshop style business podcast that is helping thousands redefine success and chase bolder dreams. You can train from the experts how to dig in, do the work, and tackle your biggest goals along the way.

There’s something SO personably about Jenna and the way she interviews people, but leaves plenty of space for them to tell their unique and interesting stories. There’s also A TON of episodes so get ready to binge-listen.


3. RISE Podcast w/ Rachel Hollis

TALK ABOUT MOTIVATING. It’s like I have my own personal business coach in my earbuds. A bold conversation with fellow business powerhouses that provides the listener with real-life tangible takeaways. To stay in touch with all things RISE you can check out and, follow her @msrachelhollis. She also has a #1 NY Times Bestselling book Girl, Wash Your Face- and her other podcast Rise Together w Dave Hollis (her husband).


4. DON’T MOM ALONE Podcast

Heather MacFadyen, mother of four boys, connects you the listener with people and resources to help you feel less alone. Consider it an invitation to “withness”. With mentors. With friends. With God in you! Over at she helps join y’all to the ‘Not Alone Community’.

I like how she interviews people on sometimes “taboo” topics like divorce and sex, all with a Christian foundation. Very interesting stories shared.



I’m in the middle of reading his super motivational book, “High Performance Habits”. It’s got soooo many good takeaways, I’ve practically highlighted and scribbled on every page.  He’s very informative and gets down to the psychology of it all… what drives us, etc… and how to use it to make an extraordinary life.

Go behind the scenes with Brendon, the world’s leading high performance coach and one of the Top 100 Most Followed Public Figures in the world, as he speaks to 20,000 people in arenas, coaches celebrities, helps his students, and reaches millions of people every week with his message for how we can all live, love and matter. Every week, Brendon shares what he’s struggling with, working on and marching towards – and how we can all live an extraordinary life. This is an intimate and inspiring look into the life and strategies of one of the most watched, followed and quoted personal development trainers in history. Get two episodes per week when you subscribe: one is a tactical training on how to improve one area of your life, and the other is Brendon’s recap of his week’s adventures, service and lessons learned. Visit to learn about Brendon.




6. UNRUFFLED Podcast with Janet Lansbury

Each episode addresses a reader’s parenting issue through the lens of Janet’s respectful parenting philosophy. Janet is a respected parenting adviser, author, and guest lecturer whose website ( is visited by millions of readers annually. Her work informs, inspires, and supports caregivers of infants and toddlers across the globe, helping to create relationships of respect, trust, and love. Grab one of her best-selling books “No Bad Kids: Toddler Discipline without Shame” and “Elevating Child Care: A Guide to Respectful Parenting”



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