Episode 125 – Kevin Palmieri: From Career Uncertainty to Holistic Podcasting and Coaching Success

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In this episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with Kevin Palmieri, a successful podcaster and coach. Kevin shared his inspiring journey from job hopping and personal struggles to finding his passion in podcasting and coaching. He opened up about his early life, his dissatisfaction despite earning a high income, and the personal issues that led him to a life-changing decision.

Kevin's story is a testament to the power of self-improvement and the importance of finding your passion. He talks about how he was inspired by Joe Rogan and how he started his podcasting journey with a focus on holistic self-improvement. Kevin also shares how he and his business partner have built a successful business around their podcast, offering services like coaching, podcast production, and social media management.

This episode is filled with valuable insights on how to turn your passion into a profitable business, the importance of starting with your perceived area of expertise, and the power of consistency and impact in achieving long-term success. Whether you're an aspiring podcaster, an entrepreneur, or someone seeking inspiration for personal growth, this episode is a must-listen!

Kevin Palmieri

Kevin Palmieri the CFO, Founder & Co-Host of Next Level University.

I am the CFO, Founder & Co-Host of Next Level University, a Global Top 100 Self-Improvement Podcast with more than 1,350 episodes and 800K+ listens in over 150 countries.
Some people find rock bottom… I found out that rock bottom had a basement.

In my mid 20's… I had it all.

I had a beautiful girlfriend, a high-paying job, a sports car, my dream body… but I still ended up sitting on the edge of a bed debating suicide.

After my rock bottom moment, I went all in on holistic self-improvement.

I was determined to overcome my anxiety, depression and to finally live the life I'd always dreamed of.

Years later, I now host a podcast that impacts hundreds of thousands of people in countries all over the world.

At this stage, I've helped grow the podcast into a multi six-figure business, and I've recorded well over 1,200 episodes.

I've also given hundreds of speeches, trainings and coaching calls with people all over the world.

The main thing that changed was ME.

I focused on learning what I didn't know (unlearning a lot too), and my life started to shift.

I love talking about Consistency, Commitment, Habits, Mindset, Confidence, Fear, Relationships, Limiting Beliefs and everything in between.

I believe in a heart-driven but NO BS approach to holistic self improvement, and I look forward to teaching even more people about what it really takes to get to the next level!


  • Introduction
    • Kevin's Family Background
    • High School and Early Career
  • The Journey to Self-Improvement
    • Job Hopping and the Pursuit of Success
    • Personal Struggles and Unhappiness
    • The Turning Point: Discovering Podcasting
  • The Power of Change
    • The Impact of Mental, Emotional, and Physical Health
    • The Moment of Reckoning: A Call to a Friend
    • Changing the Environment and Leaving the Job
  • The Birth of a Podcast
    • Partnering with a Friend
    • The Self-Help Journey
    • Inspiration from Joe Rogan
    • The First Book to Self-Improve
  • Overcoming Fear and Embracing Change
    • Finding Courage to Change
    • The Role of Recklessness in Change
    • Quitting Jobs and Burning Through Savings
    • Dealing with Uncertainty
  • The Podcasting Journey
    • Why Podcasting?
    • The Evolution of the Podcast
    • The Topic: Holistic Self-Improvement
    • The Audience: Majority Female Listeners
  • From Passion to Profit
    • The Desire to Help Others
    • Starting with Passion and Building a Strategy
    • The Role of Coaching
    • Monetizing the Podcast
  • The Growth of the Business
    • The Expansion from Mindset Coaching
    • Solving Problems for Others
    • The Birth of the Podcast Production Team
    • The Creation of the Social Media Team
    • Group Coaching, Retreats, and Live Events
  • Long-Term Vision and Lessons Learned
    • The Importance of Perceived Area of Expertise
    • The Long-Term Vision: A Self-Improvement Company
    • No Regrets: Embracing Past Struggles
    • Conclusion: The Power of Self-Improvement and Passion
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