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Hot conversations for podcasters about podcasting. This is what podcasting advice should sound like.

Mind of a Mentor brings together the best podcasters and audio industry experts in the world for 40 minutes of mentorship every week. Hosted by Marla Isackson, CEO and Founder of the Ossa Collective women's podcast network, new conversations drop every Wednesday.

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Hot conversations for podcasters about podcasting. This is what podcasting advice should sound like.

Mind of a Mentor brings together the best podcasters and audio industry experts in the world for 40 minutes of mentorship every week. Hosted by Marla Isackson, CEO and Founder of the Ossa Collective women's podcast network, new conversations drop every Wednesday.

Send us an email at podcasts@ossacollective.com to suggest a guest ,topic, or ask a question.

If you are a womxn podcaster looking to monetize and join our community of 1300+ podcasters, visit https://www.ossacollective.com/podcasters to learn more about what we offer.

    S03E10: with Arielle Nissenblatt, Founder of EarBuds Podcast Collective

    S03E10: with Arielle Nissenblatt, Founder of EarBuds Podcast Collective

    Your podcast mentor this week is Arielle Nissenblatt. Arielle is the founder of EarBuds Podcast Collective, and the Community Manager at SquadCast.
    She is a podcast marketing expert with a passion for empowering indie podcast creators. She also describes herself as a podcast industry futurist and believes in the power of audio to break down cultural barriers.
    In today’s conversation, you’ll hear about:
    🎧Tactical growth techniques for independent podcasts🎧The power of community in the podcast industry🎧Arielle’s predictions for the future of podcasting
    Tune in for the low down on the indie podcast market!
    Connect with Arielle here:
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/arithisandthatLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/arielle-nissenblatt-90348356/Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/feedback-with-earbuds/id1482593761Website: https://www.ariellenissenblatt.com/
    Mind of a Mentor is an Ossa original show hosted by Marla Isackson, Founder and CEO of Ossa Collective women’s podcast network. For more information about Ossa: https://ossacollective.com/

    • 34 min
    S03E09: Empowering Podcast Creators with Laura Joyce Davis, host of Shelter In Place

    S03E09: Empowering Podcast Creators with Laura Joyce Davis, host of Shelter In Place

    Today’s podcast mentor is podcaster and Ossa member Laura Joyce Davis. Laura is the host and executive producer of the award-winning narrative podcast Shelter in Place, and one of Podcast Magazine’s Top Podcast Influencers of 2022.
    Laura, like Marla, focuses on empowering women and non-binary podcast creators with her endeavors. With the success of her podcast, and pulling from her twenty years of experience as a narrative writer, created a podcast training course for women and non-binary podcasters called Kasama Collective.
    In today’s discussion, Laura and Marla share their perspectives on:
    💜How education can amplify underrepresented voices
    💜Monetization opportunities she has tried as an independent creator
    💜What goes into creating an award-winning podcast
    and more!
    Connect with Laura here:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurajoycedavis/Twitter: https://twitter.com/laurajoycedavisInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/shelterinplacepodcast/
    Mind of a Mentor is an Ossa original show hosted by Marla Isackson, Founder and CEO of Ossa Collective women’s podcast network. For more information about Ossa: https://ossacollective.com/

    • 51 min
    S03E08: Activating Valuable Listeners with Pat Cheung, Founder of PodInBox

    S03E08: Activating Valuable Listeners with Pat Cheung, Founder of PodInBox

    This week’s mentor on Mind of a Mentor is Pat Cheung, founder of PodInBox. Pat has created an easy way for podcasters to create deeper relationships with their listeners via voice submissions and donations with his technology.
    Pat has been a podcast consumer and fan for over 13 years. He is also a serial entrepreneur, Techstars 2016 alum, and co-founder of Silversheet, which was acquired in 2019.
    This conversation will help you learn:
    👯How to create more meaningful relationships with listeners
    👯New engagement tips and strategies
    👯Donation-based revenue for your podcast
    Connect with Pat here:Website: https://podcastgrowthhacks.com/ & https://www.podinbox.com/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/patcheung/Twitter: https://twitter.com/patcheungInstagram: https://instagram.com/podinbox
    Mind of a Mentor is an Ossa original show hosted by Marla Isackson, Founder and CEO of Ossa Collective women’s podcast network. For more information about Ossa: https://ossacollective.com/

    • 37 min
    S03E07: Powerful Podcast Ads with Matthew Leighton, Partnership Manager at Glassbox Media

    S03E07: Powerful Podcast Ads with Matthew Leighton, Partnership Manager at Glassbox Media

    Your podcast mentor this week is Matthew Leighton, Partnership Manager at Glassbox Media. Glassbox is a brand agency and creator platform that has worked with top brands like Capital One, Johnson & Johnson, L’Oreal, and more.
    Matthew is a former founder of Retune Media, a podcasting company, back in 2019. After working with partners like Sip Suds & Smokes and BiggerPockets, he joined the Glassbox team to manage creator partnerships.
    Tune in if you’d like to learn about:
    💸The process of monetizing with ad spots
    💸Expectations and best practices from a brand perspective
    💸What to do if you want a brand to sponsor your show
    Connect with Matthew here:Website: https://glassboxmedia.com/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthew-leighton-6a7876b1/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mattncheeze/?hl=en
    Mind of a Mentor is an Ossa original show hosted by Marla Isackson, Founder and CEO of Ossa Collective women’s podcast network. For more information about Ossa: https://ossacollective.com/

    • 33 min
    S02E06: How Creativity Boosts Discovery with Sherry Mills, Chief Visionary Officer at Marbyl

    S02E06: How Creativity Boosts Discovery with Sherry Mills, Chief Visionary Officer at Marbyl

    Your podcast mentor this week is Sherry Mills, co-founder and Chief Visionary Officer at Tree Goat Media, Inc. / Marbyl. Marbyl, is focused on making the world’s podcast content easily consumable and instantly findable.
    With a background as an artist who made her way into the podcasting industry as a creator, Sherry came across key issues that she is working to solve with Marbyl. In this conversation, she and Marla discuss:
    ⚡️Boosting discovery
    ⚡️Mastering your craft
    ⚡️Humanizing technological innovation
    If you’re an independent podcaster, get in on the ground floor with Marbyl by submitting your show at marbyl.com/partners! They’ll be updating this group of founding podcasters about new features available and ways to leverage the platform for audience growth.
    Connect with Sherry here:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sherrymills/LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/sherrymillsWebsite: https://marbyl.com/
    (If you’re not a podcaster but would like to check out the Marbyl app, DM Sherry on Instagram @sherrymills. The team lets a few people in every day!)
    Mind of a Mentor is an Ossa original show hosted by Marla Isackson, Founder and CEO of Ossa Collective women’s podcast network. For more information about Ossa: https://ossacollective.com/

    • 33 min
    S02E05: Cutting-Edge Podcast Monetization Tactics with Alex Sanfilippo, founder of PodPros

    S02E05: Cutting-Edge Podcast Monetization Tactics with Alex Sanfilippo, founder of PodPros

    This week’s podcast mentor is Alex Sanfilippo, founder of PodPros, PodMatch, and many other industry initiatives that solve common problems for independent podcasters. He’s also the host of the top-rated podcast called Podcasting Made Simple.
    As serial entrepreneurs with a passion for podcasting, Alex and Marla have a lot in common! The two discuss all things monetization in this episode, including:
    👀Unconventional ways to monetize your podcast content
    👀Generating revenue directly from listeners and guests
    👀How to become one of the 10% of podcasters who keep publishing after 1 year
    Connect with Alex and his initiatives here:Website: https://podpros.com/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexsanfilippo/Twitter: https://twitter.com/Podpros_comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/ajsanfilippo/
    Mind of a Mentor is an Ossa original show hosted by Marla Isackson, Founder and CEO of Ossa Collective women’s podcast network. For more information about Ossa: https://ossacollective.com/

    • 42 min

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