Caribbean business podcasts are a thing. It’s International Podcast Day and I would be remiss if I didn’t share some of the people who are keeping me abreast of the trends and strategies in business today.
As a writer, I can’t listen to people talking when I’m trying to write creatively. It’s quite okay if I’m taking notes as a journalist for a story but writing a blog post or a story, then it is either music or silence.
However, there are a few podcasts that I try to keep up with. I don’t listen daily. I set aside an evening or an early morning and power through a few episodes in one go. Here are the five Caribbean business podcasts that are currently on my list. I promise to do better and leave more reviews on your channels, but I’m out here taking in the wisdom. (Side note: I need to add some lighthearted podcasts to my list. Who do you recommend?)
This Woman Can by leadership expert Janice Sutherland was formally called Phenomenal Woman. I was one of her early guests and happy to see she’s continuing to grow and expand her brand. She’s now added a book and built a community you can join if you are a woman who wants to grow as a leadership professional.
Here’s the episode I was on –> Believe You Are Enough
You can listen to her latest episode here –> https://janicesutherland.com/podcast-1
Follow her on Instagram –> https://www.instagram.com/iamjanicesutherland
Follow on LinkedIn –> https://www.linkedin.com/in/iamjanicesutherland/
Rare Birds by Joanne Hamilton of St. Kitts now living in China was formerly Secret Birds. And yes, I’ve been a guest there too in the early days. I enjoy seeing how these Caribbean business podcast hosts have evolved their brands and Rare Birds has positioned itself as a space to get forward-thinking ideas as it relates to entrepreneurship and investor readiness.
Check out episodes here –> https://rarebirdshq.com/podcasts/
Follow her on Instagram –> https://www.instagram.com/rarebirdshq_/
Follow on LinkedIn –> https://www.linkedin.com/company/rarebirdsllc/
The Entrepreneurial You is the first Caribbean business podcast that I listened to, back when podcasting was just becoming a thing for the region.
I got to know Heneka Watkis-Porter through her iconic Jamaican fashion line Patwa Apparel. Now an accomplished author, speaker and podcaster, she has racked up interviews with notables such as Sir Richard Branson, marketing guru Seth Godin and motivational speaker Les Brown on The Entrepreneurial You.
Her network is vast and you feel like you are getting a master class with each interview.
Check out episodes here –> https://henekawatkisporter.com/teypodcast/
Follow her on Instagram –> https://www.instagram.com/heneka_watkis_porter/
Follow on LinkedIn –> https://www.linkedin.com/in/henekawatkisporter/
I’ve been on the ICT Pulse podcast several times and I enjoy it immensely. Michele Marius tracks the pulse of the tech industry in the region and she is great at it. I’m always learning about the people innovating on their island and being inspired by their journeys. It’s also a great reminder that we’re all in this together and our stories are important.
Here are the links to the episodes I am in –>
- ICT Pulse – Thanks to host Michele Marius for inviting me to interview her for the 100th episode of this very important podcast which has been telling the Caribbean tech story. ICTP 100: Reflections on my journey in tech (2020)
- ICT Pulse – Community Chat on Tech Enablement and the Importance of Telling Our Story (2020)
- ICT Pulse – Community Chat on Content Creation and the Caribbean Digital Economy (2018)
Listen to ICT Pulse –> https://www.ict-pulse.com/category/podcast/
Follow on LinkedIn –> https://www.linkedin.com/company/ict-pulse-consulting-limited
Careers and Cash Flow with Dalan Vanterpool is the newest addition to my list. I discovered it a few months ago and I love both the podcast and his blogs. If you’re ready to fix your money game to grow your business and reach your personal wealth goals, then you should be listening to this one.
Listen to Careers and Cash Flow –> https://dalanvanterpool.com/podcast/
Follow on LinkedIn –> https://www.linkedin.com/in/dalanv/
Follow on Instagram –>http://www.instagram.com/dalanv
To find other Caribbean podcasts, check out the Caribbean Podcast Directory. With entries from across the region and the Diaspora, I am sure you will find one to connect with. Not finding what you need, then consider maybe it’s time you create the podcast you would want to listen to. There’s space for you.