Coaching for Newbies
I have just launched my podcast series on coaching, which consists of 6 episodes. I published the episodes that you can listen to in the link below (they are shown in reverse order so start from the bottom). This podcast is designed for people who want to know how to get a head start on coaching. I am an ICF PCC Coach and I have been coaching for 5 years. I am going to talk about the how more than the what. This means that I am not going to recommend you books to read but I will show you how you can build your own learning and practice experience about coaching. I will also share my honest opinion about coaching. I want to provide you ways to improve your coaching skills without the need to empty your bank account.
It was stretching to put all the bits together in order to launch a podcast. I would like to give you some insight into my process as you might want to do the same in the future.
- My first step was to figure out what I want to talk about. The topic of coaching came naturally because I not only actively coach but I have a genuine interest in sharing my knowledge with people.
- I also thought about the target audience. I want to promote coaching to people who are hesitant but curious.
- Once I settled on the content idea and the target audience, I came up with the name: Coaching for Newbies. I did not want it to be too generic but also not too abstract.
- After that, I decided it is going to be a series with a fixed number of episodes. I planned to record 6 – 7 episodes. I sketched a high-level draft for each episode.
- I started designing the logo, which took longer than I imagined it would. I drew the first one, which looked terrible. I used at least 3 different brand maker websites and none of them felt right till I customised the one you can see above by using Brandmark. The brownish colours suit me and I like the old-style microphone as it resembles the microphone that I used for the recording.
- I bought the licence of an audio editor software called WavePad. You can mix as many files as you want and it is very easy to edit the audio files. I honestly do not need all the functionalities that it offers.
- I also chose non-royalty music from Pixabay to provide some warm-up and cool-down time before and after each episode. This was important to me as I would find my podcast bleak without it.
- I registered on PodBean, which hosts the episodes of my podcast. I uploaded the logo, provided the name, the description, and I chose and customised the podcast page.
- I ended up having 6 episodes, some are longer than the others but on average they are 15 minutes long. After some careful consideration, I decided to publish all the episodes in one go for you to listen to at your own pace. I recommend you to take breaks between the episodes.