21 episodes

Growing up, I believed my introversion was a roadblock in the way of success, a wall that needed to be knocked down in order to accomplish my goals. The breakthrough came when I realized I had it backwards – instead of fixating on the difficulties associated with being an introvert, we introverts should harness our unique qualities to dominate in business and in life. Introverts are creative, empathetic, thoughtful, detail oriented, analytical, and well-prepared – talk about qualities that bring success!



I created The Introvert’s Edge Podcast to start a dialog around introversion, and to confront and debunk the myth that introversion somehow prevents us from becoming inspirational and successful people. The goal is to empower introverts to embrace their natural abilities and harness them to achieve amazing success.



Guests include industry experts, global brand founders, and business titans, all highly accomplished introverts. Listen as they open up about their personal challenges with introversion, the “aha” moment that changed everything, what they’ve learned along the journey, the specific tactics and strategies they employed, and what they consider their “introvert’s edge.”



Don’t think of these as your standard interviews. They’re action-oriented how-to’s that help you identify and leverage your own natural gifts. They’re real, honest insights that they have never shared before; sometimes because they’re making them right there, for the first time. These are lessons from world-class innovators sharing the tools and ideologies that put them at the front of the pack – not despite their introversion, but because of it.



This is your gateway to greatness. It’s time to embrace your own introvert’s edge, so you can break through your barriers and become the powerhouse you were born to be.

The Introvert’s Edge Video Podcast: Discover the Strategies and Tactics of Introverted Global Business Leader‪s‬ Matthew Pollard, Introvert, Author, Entrepreneur, Sales and Marketing Strategist

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

Growing up, I believed my introversion was a roadblock in the way of success, a wall that needed to be knocked down in order to accomplish my goals. The breakthrough came when I realized I had it backwards – instead of fixating on the difficulties associated with being an introvert, we introverts should harness our unique qualities to dominate in business and in life. Introverts are creative, empathetic, thoughtful, detail oriented, analytical, and well-prepared – talk about qualities that bring success!



I created The Introvert’s Edge Podcast to start a dialog around introversion, and to confront and debunk the myth that introversion somehow prevents us from becoming inspirational and successful people. The goal is to empower introverts to embrace their natural abilities and harness them to achieve amazing success.



Guests include industry experts, global brand founders, and business titans, all highly accomplished introverts. Listen as they open up about their personal challenges with introversion, the “aha” moment that changed everything, what they’ve learned along the journey, the specific tactics and strategies they employed, and what they consider their “introvert’s edge.”



Don’t think of these as your standard interviews. They’re action-oriented how-to’s that help you identify and leverage your own natural gifts. They’re real, honest insights that they have never shared before; sometimes because they’re making them right there, for the first time. These are lessons from world-class innovators sharing the tools and ideologies that put them at the front of the pack – not despite their introversion, but because of it.



This is your gateway to greatness. It’s time to embrace your own introvert’s edge, so you can break through your barriers and become the powerhouse you were born to be.

    • video
    Effective Management Strategies for Introverts

    Effective Management Strategies for Introverts

    When Rob Stone, National Partner Director for Xero Australia, moved into a management role, he focused on a particular leadership style – one that offers autonomy, empathy, and empowerment. He shares the ways he uses positive feedback, deep listening, and inclusion as keys to a happy, productive team.

    • 23 min
    • video
    The Power of Positive Thinking for Introverts

    The Power of Positive Thinking for Introverts

    Rob Stone, National Partner Director for Xero Australia, has a tendency all of us introverts share – spending too much time in our heads, analyzing, overthinking, and worrying. But over the course of almost two decades, Rob has been able to reframe his thinking to see opportunity rather than fear, and to expect success rather than failure. In this episode, he shares his strategies for keeping perspective and moving past uncertainty.

    • 22 min
    • video
    Introverts: It’s OK if You Don’t Want to Be a CEO

    Introverts: It’s OK if You Don’t Want to Be a CEO

    WP Engine founder and CTO Jason Cohen shares the importance of understanding your strengths, weaknesses, and preferences when building your professional life. He also describes the importance of finding the right advice for you instead of being confused by conflicting advice. Different things work for different people – what is best for you? Finally, Jason shares his introvert’s edge, and why he’s just fine being an “endearing geek.”

    • 31 min
    • video
    Will Your Business Idea Really Work?

    Will Your Business Idea Really Work?

    With four technology start-ups to his name, WP Engine founder and CTO Jason Cohen knows a thing or two about the importance of validating a business idea before building it. In this episode, Jason shares his strategies for getting detailed, specific feedback from your ideal customers. An introvert himself, Jason understands that speaking to people can be challenging; but when you keep your larger motivations in mind, anything is possible.

    • 28 min
    • video
    The Keys to Confident Public Speaking as an Introvert

    The Keys to Confident Public Speaking as an Introvert

    In this episode of The Introvert’s Edge Podcast, Tom Ziglar, CEO of Ziglar Inc. and son of the legendary Zig Ziglar, shares his journey to becoming a confident, in-demand speaker. Initially held back by fears that everyone would expect him to be just like his famous father, Tom came to understand that confidence in speaking and selling from stage is rooted in being exactly who you are. Tom also describes the crucial importance of believing in the product you’re selling.

    • 21 min
    • video
    Key Mindset Shifts for Introverts in Sales

    Key Mindset Shifts for Introverts in Sales

    Tom Ziglar, CEO of Ziglar, Inc. and son of sales legend Zig Ziglar, is a motivational example of an introvert harnessing preparation and opportunity for incredible sales success. In this episode, Tom shares his pivotal mindset shifts around rejection, cold calling, and understanding your prospects. He also provides the winning strategies he and other introverts have used to overcome objections and comfortably close sales.

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

VicDorfman ,

Awesome show with a great format

I really like Matthew's eloquent style, and the central theme that pervades his shows which is taking ownership of your introversion and turning it into an asset rather than a defecit. Inspiring stuff to me, who is a lifelong introvert but also a very ambitious entrepreneur.

Matt_Holmes ,

A must for any introvert

You cannot miss this! What Matt shares is priceless for introverts and all sales people alike.

Hazz Design ,

For Extroverts too

Matthew is always pushing the edges on ways to boost revenue and profits for businesses of all kinds - this is actionable and effective immediately.

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