Podcast success as Dr Waheed Arian appears on The High Performance podcast

Our work in pitching our client Dr Waheed Arian for podcast appearances bore fruit this week, as he made an appearance on The High Performance podcast.

The podcast, hosted by presenter Jake Humphrey and psychologist Damian Hughes, explores the lived experiences of the world’s highest achieving people – delving deep into how they achieved success and the strategies that helped them to thrive. With past guests such as Dame Kelly Holmes, Gareth Southgate, Tim Peak, Keir Starmer, Ryan Mason, Ellie Simmonds and Jill Scott to name but a few, Waheed is in good company, and the podcast provides the perfect platform for him to tell his story and inspire others.

The power of compassion

As well as the traumatic experiences Waheed faced in his early life, from losing his childhood at the age of 5 to being shot at as he escaped war-torn Afghanistan, throughout his journey has been a thread of compassion shown by people who were key to shaping Waheed into the person he is today.

Waheed explains how the doctor he grew to know at the refugee camp he stayed at nurtured his inquisitiveness, and was the reason he chose to become a doctor.

As well as being an inspiring story of determination and resolve, Waheed’s episode highlights the importance of compassion, and how treating people with kindness can have such an unpredictable impact in the future.

High Performance podcast E209 – Dr. Waheed Arian: How I escaped Afghanistan and became an NHS doctor

Podcasting to spread a message

Podcasting is one of the most powerful way to spread your message to a targeted audience. 25% of UK adults listen to podcasts regularly and 65% listen to full episodes, so podcast appearances should always be considered as part of your overall strategy. As of the 6th July, there are over 5 million podcasts. This means it’s pretty much certain you will find an audience for whatever niche you want to establish yourself as a thought leader in.

As well as pitching for podcast appearances for our clients, we also offer podcast production services, and can help through every stage from conception through to recording, editing and publishing. This is a great way to keep your followers up to date, and also build on that base with new audiences that are interested in what you do.

If you’d like to hear more about our podcast services, click here.