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Jeff Akin / Starfleet Leadership Academy

Here’s our interview with Jeff Akin, the host of Starfleet Leadership Academy podcast.

Jeff Akin is a 20-year veteran of the public and private sectors. He has extensive experience in both media and entertainment, as well as over two decades in management and leadership. Jeff specializes in listening to others, helping them unleash their true potential, and giving feedback that is authentic yet kind.

This pro wrestling TV broadcaster turned executive leader is never afraid to get his hands dirty when it comes to improving lives!

Follow Jeff on Twitter @SFLApodcast, and come meet Jeff at PodConf 2023!

Jeff Akin / Starfleet Leadership Academy

How many episodes have you published?


Describe your podcast in 2 or 3 sentences

Leadership development when told through the lens of Star Trek.

Why did you start this podcast and what do you love about it?

The two things I have incredible passion for are helping to develop people to their fullest potential…and Star Trek.

After a frustrating meeting, I decided I wanted meetings like Captain Kirk has, and that is the moment the Starfleet Leadership Academy was born. I love helping people understand leadership concepts in fun and relatable ways.

Who is your target audience?

Managers or people aspiring to leadership positions that want to better understand and apply leadership principles and want to learn them in fun and relatable ways.

What’s the number 1 thing listeners love about your podcast?

The integration of Star Trek into leadership principles and lessons.

Are you monetizing this podcast? If so, how?

Yes. From consulting, Patreon, and in-show ads.

What advice would you give a new podcaster?

Number one – make the show you want to listen to.

Second – take the time to craft a format for your show that keeps you on track and ensures the listener feels they are on a journey.

What’s your favorite podcast you listen to?

The Greatest Generation

Anything else people should know about you or your podcast?

The Starfleet Leadership Academy has been recognized and awarded by The Communicator Awards, w3, and The Signal Awards.

Where can people follow you?

You can follow me on Twitter @SFLApodcast and on Instagram @jefftakin

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