20 Best Soft Skills Podcasts of 2021

3 years ago

Are you wanting to learn more about soft skills ? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best soft skills podcasts of 2021.

We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.

We are always keen to hear your feedback, if we have missed a podcast, tweet us @MagazineWelp and we will check it out!

Best Soft Skills Podcasts 2021

With thanks to ListenNotes, Crunchbase, SemRush and Ahrefs for providing the data to create and rank these podcasts.

Soft Skills Engineering

  • Publisher: Jamison Dance and Dave Smith
  • Total Episodes: 262

It takes more than great code to be a great engineer. Soft Skills Engineering is a weekly advice podcast for software developers about the non-technical stuff that goes into being a great software developer.

The Strategy Skills Podcast: Management Consulting | Strategy, Operations & Implementation | Critical Thinking

  • Publisher: FirmsConsulting.com & StrategyTraining.com
  • Total Episodes: 159

The Strategy Skills Podcast is the channel where strategy partners teach you the tools and techniques to solve mankind’s greatest problems. Learn all the skills of McKinsey and BCG consultants without having to work at a consulting firm. The podcast teaches both technical analyses and soft skills like communication. Each week we discuss concepts to help listeners advance their strategy, operations and implementation skills, enhance their critical thinking ability and build their executive presence. We also dissect individual consulting studies in great detail so you can replicate them with confidence. www.firmsconsulting.com www.strategytraining.com

Hacking Your Leadership Podcast

  • Publisher: Chris Stark and Lorenzo Flores
  • Total Episodes: 478

No role plays; just real. Chris & Lorenzo share four decades of combined experience to help you become a more effective leader. Keeping employees engaged and doing their best work today requires a leadership language focused on soft skills like empathy, emotional intelligence, and a desire to make personal connections. Many leaders want to succeed in this brave new world but employees continue to report poor engagement and they continue to leave companies about every three years. Listen and become a leader who people never want to leave.

Hardcore Soft Skills Podcast

  • Publisher: Yadira Caro
  • Total Episodes: 21

Soft Skills are increasingly valuable for your career and your projects. In each episode, host Yadi Caro delves into a different “soft skill” featuring experts and people in highly technical fields who have used soft skills to succeed.

Life Skills 101

  • Publisher: Lisa Nehring
  • Total Episodes: 63

Welcome to Life Skills 101: Life Skills for a Digital Age, sponsored by the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network and True North Homeschool Academy! It’s a well-known adage in the business world that you are hired for your hard skills and fired for your soft skills. It might be a well-known adage, but what exactly are hard and soft skills? Hard skills are easily measurable and quantifiable skills, such as welding or heart surgery. Soft skills are the personal attributes that enable someone to interact effectively, harmoniously and productively with other people. Each month we will focus on a particular soft skill, including the “4 C’s of Education*.”

Interfaz Podcast

  • Publisher: Rodrigo Díaz Concha
  • Total Episodes: 162

Un podcast de arquitectura de software, desarrollo, nuevas tecnologías y soft skills

Business Chat with Lisa Evans

  • Publisher: Lisa Evans
  • Total Episodes: 18

Business Chat is for people interested in leading a profitable and values-based business. Each week, Lisa Evans chats with a guest who is making a difference and has unique insights to share to help you build your business and brand. We focus our conversation on the human side of business. Lisa Evans is a public speaking and communication skills trainer and CEO of Soft Skills Academy.

Simple Programmer Podcast

  • Publisher: John Sonmez
  • Total Episodes: 837

John Sonmez wants to help you become more successful, make more money, deal with difficult coworkers and be so productive everyone thinks you must be abusing a prescription for Ritalin. Listen in every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, as Simple Programmer founder, John Sonmez, answers questions, interviews guests and shares everything he knows to help you become a top performing software developer. The Simple Programmer Podcast is a short podcast that is a mix of career advice, philosophy and soft skills from successful author and software developer, John Sonmez. John is the founder of http://simpleprogrammer.com, one of the most popular software development blogs, and the author of the best-selling book, “Soft Skills: The Software Developer’s Life Manual.” (http://simpleprogrammer.com/softskills) Geared towards a programmer or software developer audience, but contains practical advice on: Career development Entrepreneurship Fitness Finance Productivity Personal development And more… That anyone can benefit from. Each episode is between 5 and 10 minutes long with at least 3 new episodes each week.

The Soft Power Podcast

  • Publisher: Susan Callender
  • Total Episodes: 60

The Soft Power Podcast is where High-Performance Social Skills and Confidence Coach and Corporate Trainer, Susan Callender helps professionals, business owners, and entrepreneurs stand out in competitive and often high-stakes situations, by raising social capital and using the power of polished people skills to make an impact. Weekly content includes general social skills guidance as well as specific tips for introverted, shy, and self-conscious adults.

Beyond the X’s & O’s Podcast

  • Publisher: Dr. Cassidy Preston & Chris DePiero
  • Total Episodes: 10

Helping coaches develop the ‘soft’ skills of leadership. What makes a great coach is less about their technical and tactical knowledge and more to do with the interpersonal skills of communication and leadership.


  • Publisher: Orbit FM
  • Total Episodes: 84

BookBytes is a book club podcast for developers. Each episode the hosts discuss part of a book they’ve been reading. And they also chat with authors about their books. The books are about development, design, ethics, history, and soft skills. Sometimes there are tangents (also known as footnotes).

7 Skills for the Future

  • Publisher: Emma Sue Prince
  • Total Episodes: 81

Hosted by international author and soft skills expert Emma Sue Prince, this podcast is all about bringing 7 key skills into your everyday so that you are strong and well equipped right now and for the future. These skills are Adaptability, Critical Thinking, Empathy, Integrity, Being Proactive, Optimism and Resilience.Our world is changing – so fast, so furiously, so ferociously – that to stand out, to be happy and to feel calm, you need to tap into your own resources and competences. Doing this puts you firmly back into the driving seat of your own life, enabling you to be happier, find and do work you love and have a true sense of purpose. In this podcast Emma Sue gives you great tips and ideas on how you can easily strengthen these skills – skills that we all have – and as a result, live your best life. She also talks to key influences and thought leaders for their take on these skills. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

ELEVATE to SUCCESS Agile Project Management and Leadership Coaching

  • Publisher: InfinityBold LLC
  • Total Episodes: 47

This podcast is to provide mentoring and coaching on Agile project management knowledge and Leadership coaching and soft skills. We will also touch on life skills topics, self development topics to give you ideas for work life balance. To make it more interesting, I’ll have guest to talk about life in the non-profit sector. How’s that for mixing it up!! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/infinitybold/support

Engineer Soft Skills

  • Publisher: Dylan Reid
  • Total Episodes: 33

The Engineer Soft Skills podcasts teaches engineers all of the soft skills: the things they don’t teach in engineering school. The focus is on developing skills such as confidence, social skills, productivity, energy, and problem solving in order to help you improve your career and life.

The Graduate at Work

  • Publisher: Jai Gevers
  • Total Episodes: 88

There are so many resources and podcasts out there to help you land the “perfect” job, from creating the perfect resume to having the perfect interview, but what happens after you get the job? Well, that’s exactly what we’ll be discussing in The Graduate At Work podcast. One thing you will notice when starting your first job is that recent graduates like yourself face a unique dilemma. On the one hand, managers expect you to have soft skills and business skills when entering the workforce. On the other hand, your college degree, while very expensive, did not teach you these skills. To make matters worse, no one in the workplace will tell you to learn these skills or teach them to you. You are for the most part expected to figure it out yourself and it leads to unnecessary frustration. And that’s why I believe it’s high time to change things. It’s high time you were given the information and tools you need to go into the work force with confidence. The interviews and information we’r…

Retro Time // A Software Podcast

  • Publisher: Derek Seibert & Jeremy Miller
  • Total Episodes: 77

The Retro Time Podcast is all about retrospectives. Join your hosts, Derek Seibert and Jeremy Miller, as they talk about software — from product design to software development to the soft skills you need to make it in the industry. Using their long careers to kick off the conversation, they’ll drop a few nuggets of wisdom each episode… 96.7% guaranteed.

Hacking Emotional Intelligence

  • Publisher: Tyler Small
  • Total Episodes: 47

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) can be hard to get. This podcast is for you if you’re looking for: more connection and respect at work; a stellar performance review; a prestigious promotion; or stronger relationships throughout your life. Join author and host Tyler Small, founder and CEO of The 5-Star Approach, who has more than 10 years of experience as a Learning and Leadership Development guru, has coached hundreds of leaders, and has designed learning experiences for hundreds of thousands of people all over the world. He and his guests share stories, tricks, and tips about acquiring those hard to get soft skills, social skills, and leadership in the workplace and beyond. Become an EQHacker today – level up with us!


  • Publisher: Toluwanimi Babarinde
  • Total Episodes: 11

StoryVox podcast presents stories, deep conversations, and soft skills curated to inspire hope and empower listeners to live intentionally.

Serious Soft Skills

  • Publisher: Dr. Tobin Porterfield & Bob Graham: Soft Skills Experts
  • Total Episodes: 230

Looking for an edge at work? The Serious Soft Skills podcast gives you tips and tricks for putting soft skills to work for you. Get the latest soft skills news, soft skills research and soft skills insights to improve your career success and develop a stronger organization. Your hosts, Dr. Tobin Porterfield and Bob Graham, are soft skills experts, who share valuable soft skill insights and interview other soft skills experts to give you a powerful advantage at work, whether you are a job applicant, employee, manager, executive, entrepreneur, self-employed or anyone else who interacts with people on the job.

LDC Podcast

  • Publisher: UoRLDC
  • Total Episodes: 9

In this podcast, You will hear from foreign and local staff discussing trending topics, such as, Language learning, Development, Soft and Digital managment skills, and many more. This podcast is brought to you by the founders of Language and Development Center of University of Raparin.

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