Where do you get yours? I look to leaders right here in the Pacific Northwest for their knowledge, insights, and wisdom. From Vancouver to Seattle and beyond, we've got loads of talent - and happily, so many are willing to share the nuggets they've gathered up over their careers.
Last week, we had the good fortune of sharing the stage with a dozen marketing leaders in Seattle for a special Leader Lounge, "If I knew then, what I know now." With just five minutes each, speakers shared their real (and sometime raw) experiences that have shaped their paths and contributed to the people they are today.
Fully inspired, yet curiosity still in hand, we asked where these bright minds get their own inspiration. If you're looking for fresh perspective, check out these podcasts that are on the "must listen" lists of some of our Seattle speakers:
7 podcasts you should know about
The Tim Ferris show: I love Tim's premise - he interviews people who are world class leaders in their fields in order to distill their lessons for success and share it out with his following. I love that his guests represent a range of disciplines - athletes, entrepreneurs, financiers, authors, entertainment industry types, researchers, etc. I learn who's who and get inspired about things big and small - like getting more discipline into my life and trying mushroom coffee for mental focus.
The mindbodygreen podcast, hosted by Jason Wachob, co-founder of mindbodygreen - this is where I learn about wellness tips, trends, companies and entrepreneurs. This is where I've learned about Drawdown; the 100 solutions - ranked in order of impact - that can actually reverse global warming; realized that most wellness entrepreneurs have developed their success out of those setbacks; and finally learned about inflammation and why its a big deal.
Anne Williams, former VP of marketing and category of Evolution Fresh, and former Procter and Gamble Brand Manager
The One You Feed Podcast changed my life, introducing me to philosophers, psychologists, neuroscientists and spiritual thinkers, who talk about self-awareness and personal transformation. I refer to it often in my upcoming book Achiever Fever: How I Learned to Stop Striving Myself Crazy.
Claire Booth, 14+ years in market research for brands like Amazon, Fitbit, and Bluetooth
I have a few must-listen podcasts for various reasons - for personal enrichment, I am addicted to the Moth and Personal Best. The Moth really taps into that human connection and it's just so well done. Sometimes funny, sometimes touching, but always compelling. I like Personal Best because it always surprises me, I can never predict where they're going to take it and I like that.
Patty Rowell, Head of Global Employer Brand for Amazon, Web Services
I listen to the adexchanger talks: they help me stay up-to-date on ad tech with their great guests. I also enjoy the six pixels of separation. Mitch Joel is a great customer-centric thought leader in the space.
Kevin Urie, 16+ years of director-level marketing experience with brands like Microsoft and Screenzilla
Peter Reek is the Founder and President of Smart, Savvy + Associates. We find high-calibre marketing, communications, creative and sales professionals with proven track records and in-demand skills for companies who need them, across the Pacific Northwest and in Toronto. We also provide leadership development, skills workshops, and coaching services for workplace programs, corporate retreats and individual growth opportunities. Contact Peter to discuss your organization's training needs.