Carolyn Kiel: Get Podcasting Today!

Throughout her impressive career in learning and development, Carolyn Kiel has always wanted to create a space where people could share their extraordinary backstories with the world. So she started the Beyond 6 Seconds podcast—a candid show that highlights amazing conversations with a variety of people. In today’s episode, Carolyn reveals how she built her podcast from the ground up and how you can do it too.

Topics include:

  • Learning a little something new everyday
  • Diving into the podcasting community for advice
  • Having conversations with people who have been in your shoes before
  • Defining what consistency means for you
  • Building your bookings through referrals (from your inner circle and your audience)
  • How to book high-profile guests
  • The importance of continuing your follow-ups (even if you don’t hear back right away)
  • Finding stories (and people) that excite you
  • Staying true to yourself when it comes to interviewing people (and making your show yours)
  • Her process for saying no to guests (and how to make it work for you)
  • Putting in the work vs. relying on your talent
  • And so much more!

Carolyn Kiel is a learning design manager at a Fortune 500 company. Prior to working in learning & development, she held roles in change management, risk management, and data governance in the financial services industry. Carolyn also hosts the Beyond 6 Seconds podcast, where she has interviewed more than 120 entrepreneurs, CEOs and media personalities about how they’ve overcome obstacles to build their careers and achieve their goals. Carolyn has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Vassar College and a master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

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