Ways to make the most of your future of work pivot;
Tips and hacks to manage your time and resources effectively during work from remote and hybrid workplaces;
How to be present among your colleagues when operating virtually, and;
So much more.
You will also enjoy compelling storytelling. Our guests take us back through their early career acts, to describe overcoming obstacles in life and career to seek and do meaningful work.
Learn from our future of work podcast’s guests’ thought-leadership on ways to do work that is profound, protects the planet, empowers people and communities, and is fun to do—meaningful work.
We believe that the future of work is meaningful work. And, that our best days lie ahead.
Whether you listen from the comfort of your home or during your daily commute, The Dan Smolen Podcast provides enjoyable storytelling, insights, and inspiration that you need to pursue and realize your own future of work dreams.
Here’s What Our Listeners are Saying
Dan’s tapping this well of unhappiness at work, and trying to help people find their way to doing meaningful work. Great podcast.
MVillage 20882, Listener
I was walking the tightrope before I found The Dan Smolen Podcast. Nice to know I’m not alone on my journey. Thanks, Dan!
First podcast that I’ve heard from an ex-headhunter. Good stuff!
Loring Park 612, Listener
The Dan Smolen Podcast fits in so closely with my values of having experience versus having things.
Truly inspired by the guests who’ve overcome things to do work that they love. I’ll keep tuning in.
Caroline 1999, Listener
I enjoyed the episodes with Mike Shochet the reporter turned cop turned cantor and clergyman. What a story!
Marjorie 11545, Listener
I really enjoyed Dan’s episode with the Queen of the Millennials who really gets our generation! Excellent show.
UES Walk Up, Listener
This podcast is FUN! I laugh, I smile, I listen…and I get inspired for meaningful work that I can do.
Moira from the 347, Listener
Dan Smolen continues to find insightful guests and his interviews get to the core of issues critical to leadership, motivation, and the continuing
changing workplace. Thanks, Dan, and keep up the good work. You’re making [me] a better leader and manager—two completely separate topics!
Work should be joyful. I’m liking this podcast a lot and eagerly await new episodes.
Zircon Tweezers, Listener
I enjoy it when Dan asks about his guests’ what they wanted to be when grown up stories! So relatable.
This is one of the better produced podcasts I’ve found. Dan and his guests are good storytellers. Love the meaningful work beat.
X CICU Nurse, Listener
Worked with Dan on college radio. Great to hear his voice after all these years. I recommend this podcast.
Just came across this podcast on the recommendation of a friend. I couldn’t stop listening to the episode with Epic Experiences. I highly recommend this podcast.
Voltron411 , Listener
The featured guests are well chosen for their points-of-view and insight on career pathways. Thank you!
Jewel JD, Listener
I just discovered the episode with Carla Fleming, the design thinker and I enjoyed it. Recommending The Dan Smolen Podcast!
Keller UVA 434, Listener
The discussions remind me of the work of the late author from Chicago, Studs Turkel. Dan takes work that people do and meaningful work to a new level.
William J , Listener
Love, love, LOVED Dan’s episodes with Piece Pizzeria’s Billy Jacobs. Love that place and Billy’s passion for his work!
Lincoln Park Liz, Listener
I can tell a lot of work goes into producing these episodes. Good career and life story telling.
Erich S, Listener
The Dan Smolen Podcast resonates with me on many levels. Keep up the good work!
Denise in Connecticut, Listener
Dan is turning the idea of work upside down, blowing it up. Interesting podcast for sure.
Finn in Cali, Listener
I enjoy listening to The Dan Smolen Podcast in the car on my way to work. You have a great guest line up.
Cayuga26 , Listener
I just discovered The Dan Smolen Podcast. Feeling good about my new career act and looking forward to new episodes.
Second Act at 44, Listener
I fly a lot and podcasts help me pass the time. Found The Dan Smolen Podcast on Spotify. Really enjoying it.
Thats Me in 44C, Listener
I never liked dealing with job recruiters. But I like what I hear from Dan and his podcast. He seems to care a lot about people seeking the best from work.
There are a lot of dry career podcasts out there, especially the corporate ones. Not this podcast. Dan uses his headhunter experience and good sense of humor to discuss his guests’ amazing work stories. I’m in corporate talent search and I make a point to listen to this terrific podcast. Keep ’em coming!
I truly enjoy this podcast.
AVALON CT, Listener
The Dan Smolen Podcast takes listeners on relevant journeys to meet thought leaders who share their methods for achieving ‘meaningful work.’ I recommend that you tune in while driving to work!
Very well executed and interesting to listen to.
Modulated Canine Chaser, Listener
I’ve been listening to The Dan Smolen Podcast on Apple Podcast during my recent road trips. Enjoy the deep-dive conversations.
Yonah Yefroyel, Listener
Subscribe today, and together, let’s take this journey to meaningful work. It’s going to be amazing!
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