Whether you are a seasoned pro, or have not even launched your podcast yet, a good coach can make all the difference in your level of success moving forward. 🏆
Here is our top ten list, in no particular order. Feel free to click on any of them to skip straight to our description of them, or keep scrolling to read through all of them:
- Evo Terra
- Danielle Desir Corbett
- Jeremy Enns
- Sounds Profitable
- Podcasting Business School
- Courtney Kocak
- Room Tone
- Jennifer Henczel
Picking the best podcast coaching professional is all about figuring out who is the best fit for you specifically. So keep on reading to find the perfect one! 😍
Laura Passell is the founder of Tink Media. She has a full staff of experienced podcasting pros, including Arielle Nissenblatt, Devin Andrade, and Holly Brown. Tink has a full service marketing team, but it also offers coaching services. ✨
Tink calls its podcast coaching services “podcast therapy.” In your hourly sessions you will get one-on-one consulting by Laura and she will bring along other podcast business experts with her.
They can coach you through all aspects of podcasts: episode production best practices, advertising, marketing, podcast statistics, how to build your social media, publicity, monetization, network acquisition, partnerships, budgeting, turning your podcast into a book, and basically anything else you can think of! 💯
You can book a one hour session for $325 or a two hour session for $550.
Evo Terra has been in the podcasting business since it all began in 2004. He is in the Podcast Hall of Fame, wrote Podcasting for Dummies, and has years of executive business practice to draw upon. Today he provides coaching services under his company, “Simpler Media Productions.” 👍
Evo and his team will coach you on listener experience modeling, equipment budgeting, format concepting, distribution channel selection, and podcast monetization strategies.
As a full service podcast agency, Simpler Media Productions, also offers detailed podcast production services for businesses leaders who want to build a podcast. 👔
Consulting services start at $550 for two hours.
Danielle Desir Corbett
Danielle Desir Corbett is a podcaster, writer, and podcast coach. She has four years of podcast experience plus seven years of blogging experience. She has worked with brands including Expedia, Citizens Bank, Hilton Hotels, etc. Her show, “The Thought Card Podcast,” has over 100,000 downloads. 👏
As a expert podcast coach, Danielle’s specialty is helping her clients grow their audience. Specifically she helps give clients the tools they need to be better at podcast marketing planning, content marketing, search engine optimization, authority building, podcast guest appearances, and creating new income streams. 🤑
Once you book her, you get a ninety minute audit, a phone call every month for four months, ongoing email support, and access to an exclusive library of resources. That way you can make a plan, have progress check-ins, and get all your questions answered quickly. She will listen to your individual issues and give you specific feedback.
Danielle’s typical clients are experts in their field who translate their expertise into podcast topics. Think: Business executive, education or school leadership, legal professionals, etc.
Danielle’s coaching services start at $3,000. You apply on her website, then she will call you if she thinks it could be a great fit. 📞
Jeremy Enns runs a podcast marketing agency called “Counterweight Creative” and provides coaching through his “Podcast Marketing Academy.” He is a four-time podcast host, with extensive experience in digital product sales, team management, and teaching people about podcasts. 🧑🏫
When you sign up for the Podcast Marketing Academy, you get access to a video curriculum and written playbook, weekly small group coaching sessions, individualized written feedback on your show, and a community chat site.
In terms of content, you can expect to learn about managing production teams, effective advertising and marketing, and making your show sustainable. 🎙️
If you would rather have one-on-one coaching, you will need to reach out to Jeremy and work out the details with him.
Alexandra Cohl started POD.DRALAND in 2017. She is a PR and marketing consultant for podcasts and podcasters. Alexandra is the producer and host for her own podcast, with a strong background in writing and education. Her clients include iHeartRadio and Spotify podcasts. 🤩
There are three options to choose from for one on one coaching: Pick My Brain Session ($300 for one 60 minute session), Deep Dive Consultation ($2,700 for three 60 minute session), and Monthly Retainer (starting at $3,500/month).
Alexandra’s coaching clients can expect help with launch and growth strategies, customized marketing guidance, and individualized answers to your podcasting questions. 😻
Bryan Barletta is the founder of Sounds Profitable. He acts as the one-on-one one coach for its Partnership program. Bryan has extensive experience and knowledge about all things podcast life, plus is in close touch with over 150 podcasters every month so he has his finger on the pulse.🫀
Sounds Profitable’s coaching services are part a bigger package called a “Partnership.” By becoming a partner of Sounds Profitable, you get access to their latest industry updates, research, educational and networking events, and of course, coaching.
The one-on-one coaching sessions are thirty minutes long and happen once a month. During that time you can ask Bryan for any advice– from technical production to marketing. ☎️
Pricing for the partnership is not listed on Sound’s Profitable’s website. You have to fill out a basic form on their website, then they will get back to you.
Podcasting Business School
The Podcasting Business School is run by Adam Schaeuble. He himself has been a podcaster for seven years with over eight hundred episodes. 🎧
The school offers three areas of focus: Podcast Launch Blueprint, The Download Growth Club, and the Podcasting Business Accelerator.
The Podcast Launch Blueprint covers topics like how to target your ideal audience, how to create content systems, and how to avoid early burnout. You can choose between an online course (do-it yourself) for $797, an online course with a coach ($2,500), or an option where you get access to the online course and coaching, plus Adam and his team do the nitty gritty for you– you just record the episodes and they handle the rest ($4,000). 💪
The Download Growth Club is for podcasters who have already launched their show, but are looking to grow their audience. For a $97/month membership, you get small group coaching twice a month and access to a membership Slack channel, plus an online course. 🧑💻
The Podcast Business Accelerator is a six week course where Adam teaches you to convert listeners into paying customers, no matter what services you and your business offers. It costs $2,500. 📈
Courtney Kocak is a writer, comedian, and podcaster. She has been the executive producer for several top podcasts, and is currently the host of two podcasts: “Private Parts Unknown” and “The Bleeders.” 👀
Courtney does not offer traditional coaching sessions or one-on-ones. You may be able to schedule one if you reach out to her, but mainly she focuses on her Podcast Bestie substack.
The Podcast Bestie newsletter is free. Every week it includes tips for both the creative and business side of podcasting. Plus, it has the latest news from the podcasting industry. 📰
However, if you become a paid subscriber, you get access to coaching content: Results of audience growth experiments, best practices for audio engineering, and access to a community thread where you can get your individual questions answered. 🙋♀️
That subscription costs $5/month (or $50/year). However, if you get the Founding Member tier of subscription ($120/year), you also get a 30 minute call with Courtney or Mike (her audio engineering expert).
Room Tone is a podcast and audio advisory company. Bianca Grimshaw provides legal services to podcasts, networks, and agencies through launch, expansion, and acquisitions. Ben Riskin works a little more on the business development side of podcasts– developing and acquiring content, talent, and distribution paths. 👩💼👨💼
👉 Their client list includes the History Channel, Lifetime, and A&E.
Clients who use their strategy consulting services can expect podcast coaching related to general podcast strategy as well as specific guidance on business deals. This includes go-to-market strategies and strategic partnership coaching. 💰
Their website does not list any pricing information so be sure to reach out to them directly for that information.
Jennifer Henczel is an educator, speaker, author, podcaster, and founder of the Women in Podcasting Network. She recently won the “Innovator of the Year” award at the Quill Podcast Awards. Jennifer offers podcast coaching through her “Elevating You Club.” 🔝
People who enroll in the “Elevating You Club” will learn strategies to monetize their message, find their voice and confidence, and attract the right audience. They will have access to a library full of tools and resources as well as promotion and collaborative opportunities with Jennifer and other members. This membership also includes access to all the resources in the Women in Podcasting Network. 📚
Membership costs $27/month.
How to Pick the Best Podcast Coach for You
Like we said at the beginning of this blog post, the best podcast coach for you is whoever is the best fit for your specific situation and personality. So think about what exactly you need before you start to reach out to potential coaches. 📋
What exactly do you want to get better at? What are you already a professional at?
Do you need help with the more technical production aspects of podcasts or the broader life aspects like improving your team leadership skills?
Do you need one-on-one help or are you happy to just listen and participate in small group session?
Many of the folks who provide podcast coaching have podcasts themselves, so take a listen to an episode or two before you reach out. That way you can start to get an idea if you could work well with them or not. 🔊
Prepare a list of questions you want to ask. Make sure they all get answered clearly during your initial conversation. It is great that all these coaches are leaders in their field, but it is important that they can explain things to you clearly.
And today, like everyday, enjoy the podcast journey! 🚀
Launch your podcast with Ausha
All-in-one platform to easily launch and grow your podcast.Start for Free