Wealthy Teachers

Wealthy Teachers

lindsaympadilla.com
Dr. Lindsay Padilla and Dr. Derek Padilla explore the teaching and business lives of their guests as well as their own backgrounds. And how these two identities shape one another. Each interview traces the story behind their choices, the challenges they faced, and the mindset it takes to start a business (whether on the side or to leave teaching for good). If you’ve ever felt bound by the walls of your institution, then you’ll want to listen to these stories of your fellow teaching misfits who are using their knowledge to build profitable businesses.


WT019 Why Podcast Your Course: PYC Part 2
Dec 5, 2019 • 29 min
Check out to add a private podcast feed to your course. Note: This episode is a week late! I’d blame tech, but who am I kidding?? I probably messed up the scheduling ;) Connect with Lindsay and Derek, and other like-minded edupreneurs in the…
WT018 Barry Layne
Dec 3, 2019 • 64 min
Connect with Lindsay, Derek, Barry, and other like-minded edupreneurs in the Teachers’ Lounge on Facebook: Share the show with others by pointing them towards About Barry: Leading growth and change at the nexus of management, marketing, data…
WT017 Podcast Your Course: Part 1
Nov 26, 2019 • 29 min
Check out to add a private podcast feed to your course! Connect with Lindsay and Derek, and other like-minded edupreneurs in the Teachers’ Lounge on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/teacherslounging/ Share the show with others by…
WT016 Ed Troxell
Nov 21, 2019 • 37 min
Connect with Lindsay, Derek, Ed, and other like-minded edupreneurs in the Teachers’ Lounge on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/teacherslounging/ Share the show with others by pointing them towards wealthyteachers.com About Ed: Ed…
WT015 Sarah McKay
Nov 19, 2019 • 50 min
Connect with Lindsay, Derek, Sarah, and other like-minded edupreneurs in the Teachers’ Lounge on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/teacherslounging/ Share the show with others by pointing them towards wealthyteachers.com About…
WT014 Michelle Thompson
Nov 14, 2019 • 24 min
Connect with Lindsay, Derek, Michelle, and other like-minded edupreneurs in the Teachers’ Lounge on Facebook: Share the show with others by pointing them towards About Michelle: Michelle Dionne Thompson, PhD, JD is the founder and CEO…
WT013 Dustin Staats
Nov 12, 2019 • 40 min
Connect with Lindsay, Derek, Dustin, and other like-minded edupreneurs in the Teachers’ Lounge on Facebook: Share the show with others by pointing them towards About Dustin: Dustin is with his wonderful wife Grace living in Taiwan….
WT012 Erica Boling
Nov 7, 2019 • 37 min
Connect with Lindsay, Derek, Erica, and other like-minded edupreneurs in the Teachers’ Lounge on Facebook: Share the show with others by telling them to go to About Erica: Erica C. Boling, PhD, is a retired Associate Professor of…
WT011 Raquel Hellenga
Nov 5, 2019 • 40 min
Connect with Lindsay, Derek, Raquel, and other like-minded edupreneurs in the Teachers’ Lounge on Facebook: Share the show with others by telling them to go to About Raquel: Raquel Hellenga is a life and business coach for chronically ill…
WT010 Teacher Highlight - Lydia Kitts
Oct 24, 2019 • 47 min
Learn more about the Build a Better Beta program at Find more about Lydia’s Stable Income Strategy program at Learn about Lydia’s other programs at Music: Helios by Romos
WT009 Teacher Highlight - Kendra Perry
Oct 22, 2019 • 11 min
Learn more about the Build a Better Beta program at Find more about Kendra at and @kendraperry on social media. Her YouTube channel is at Music: Helios by Romos
WT008 Katie Linder
Oct 17, 2019 • 43 min
Connect with Lindsay, Derek, Katie, and other like-minded edupreneurs in the Teachers’ Lounge on Facebook: Share the show with others by telling them to go to About Katie: Dr. Katie Linder is an avid writer and researcher with a passion for…
WT007 Jereshia Hawk
Oct 15, 2019 • 34 min
Connect with Lindsay, Derek, Jereshia, and other like-minded edupreneurs in the Teachers’ Lounge on Facebook: Share the show with others by telling them to go to About Jereshia: Find details for her course at Jereshia Hawk went from leading $400…
WT006 A is for Analyze
Oct 10, 2019 • 21 min
Lindsay and Derek discuss the final step of the BETA framework: Analyze. Connect with Derek, Lindsay, and like-minded edupreneurs in the Teachers’ Lounge on Facebook: Share the show with others by telling them to go to Music: Helios by Romos
WT005 T is for Teach!
Oct 8, 2019 • 23 min
Lindsay and Derek discuss their favorite phase of the BETA framework: Teaching! Connect with Derek, Lindsay, and like-minded edupreneurs in the Teachers’ Lounge on Facebook: Share the show with others by directing them to Music: Helios by Romos
WT004 E is for Enroll
Oct 1, 2019 • 23 min
Lindsay and Derek discuss the phase where you make money! Connect with Derek, Lindsay, and like-minded edupreneurs in the Teachers’ Lounge on Facebook: Share the show with others by telling them to go to Music: Helios by Romos
WT003 B is for Blueprint
Oct 1, 2019 • 13 min
Lindsay and Derek discuss the first step of the BETA framework: Blueprint. Learn what’s involved in setting up your course outline, and then what to do with it once it exists! Connect with Derek, Lindsay, and like-minded edupreneurs in the Teachers’…
WT002 The BETA Framework
Oct 1, 2019 • 23 min
Lindsay and Derek introduce the course-creation framework that serves as the foundation for the Build a Better Beta course. Connect with Derek, Lindsay, and like-minded edupreneurs in the Teachers’ Lounge on Facebook: Share the show with others by…
WT001 Intro to the Wealthy Teachers Podcast
Oct 1, 2019 • 24 min
Lindsay and Derek talk about who the Wealthy Teachers podcast is for and what someone can gain from listening. Connect with Derek, Lindsay, and like-minded edupreneurs in the Teachers’ Lounge on Facebook: Share the show with others by telling them to…
WT000 The Transition from Academics Mean Business to Wealthy Teachers
Oct 1, 2019 • 35 min
Lindsay and Derek usher in a new phase for the podcast! Listen in as they discuss the reason for the change and what to expect moving forward. Connect with Derek, Lindsay, and like-minded edupreneurs in the Teachers’ Lounge on Facebook: Share the…
067: Re-Air of Lindsay Padilla First Episode
Mar 19, 2019 • 67 min
Lindsay’s husband interviews her in this re-air of the first episode in lead up to next week.
066: Adamaris Mendoza on Shifting Your Mindset Before Taking Action
Mar 12, 2019 • 64 min
Lindsay and Adamaris discuss the importance of mindset in business, and working with a spouse from home.
065: Loren Trlin on Keeping Your Profession Part-Time While Building a Business
Mar 5, 2019 • 46 min
Lindsay and Loren discuss how “there is no failure, just a heap of learning.”
064: Jordan Gill on the Importance of Systems and Processes in an Online Business
Feb 25, 2019 • 51 min
Lindsay and Jordan discuss “seasonal businesses” and how to maintain your pipeline through the ups and downs.
063: Amber Brooks on the Decision to Start Grad School or Enter Entrepreneurship
Feb 19, 2019 • 51 min
Lindsay and Amber discuss weighing the options when faced with grad school and starting a business.
062: Britta Bushnell On How Influencers Have Made It Possible For Her To Have Her Classes Sold Out Months In Advance
Feb 12, 2019 • 65 min
Lindsay and Britta discuss how she’s been able to sell out her childbirth classes for almost 20 years, months in advance.
061: Katy Peplin on Helping Grad Students while Keeping a Healthy Distance from Clients
Feb 5, 2019 • 78 min
Lindsay and Katy discuss the importance of maintaining a healthy distance from clients, especially when they’re struggling with similar traumatic experiences that you’ve been through.
060: Isaiah Hankel, “The Cheeky Scientist,” on What to Do When You Make Mistakes in Business
Jan 29, 2019 • 45 min
Lindsay and Isaiah discuss iterating through mistakes and failures in business.
059: Jennifer Polk On Discovering What May Lay Beyond Tenure Track Professory And The Academy.
Jan 22, 2019 • 68 min
Lindsay and Jennifer discuss getting to the root of what energizes you.
058: Michelle Mazur On What You Should Focus On When Transitioning From Academia: Marketing, Sales and Cash Flow.
Jan 15, 2019 • 47 min
Lindsay and Michelle discuss how your valuable skills from academia will serve you!
057: Jamie Russell On Client Management and Experience.
Jan 8, 2019 • 49 min
Lindsay and Jamie discuss how 90% of her bad client experiences came from not being savvy enough to say to potential clients that they have other steps to do before she can work with them.
056: Adi Jaffe On Committing To Your Vision And Letting Go Of Your Ego.
Jan 1, 2019 • 49 min
Lindsay and Adi discuss how being successful requires letting go of ego, embarrassment, and shame around the question of if people will like you or not.
055: Jane Jones On Why You Sometimes Just Have To Try Things And See If They Work!
Dec 25, 2018 • 62 min
Lindsay and Jane discuss how difficult it was to learn to try things fast, instead of doing tons of research and studying before making moves.
054: Autumn Witt Boyd On Why You Should Put Things In Writing!
Dec 18, 2018 • 41 min
Lindsay and Autumn discuss on what level entrepreneurs should be concerned about certain things such as trademark and ways to protect themselves legally.
053: Chris Humphrey On How The Transferable Skills You Have Gained While Being A Researcher Are The Skills You Should Sell.
Dec 11, 2018 • 58 min
Lindsay and Chris discuss how you can transition from academia by marketing your transferable skills first, not the content of your research.
052: Melanie Sodka On The Tools And Frameworks That Allow You To Find The Right Tension Within Your Capacity.
Dec 4, 2018 • 75 min
Lindsay and Melanie discuss how we have elasticity within our capacity but that it’s possible to snap it, kill your capacity and have to start over again if you don’t have the right tools and frameworks to help you.
051: Gladys Ato On Why A Really Powerful Vision Is More Important Than Anything Else.
Nov 27, 2018 • 55 min
Lindsay and Gladys discuss why you need to claim your leadership and have a vision for your audience that is bigger than they have for themselves.
050: Caitlin Faas on the Freedom and Flexibility Outside the Academy
Nov 20, 2018 • 77 min
Lindsay and Caitlin discuss feeling like you don’t belong while taking action outside the academy.
049: Melanie Klein on Activist and Academic Roots in Entrepreneurship
Nov 13, 2018 • 49 min
Lindsay and Melanie discuss how academia shuts down creativity and how those talents can be used elsewhere.
048: Norman Eng on Self-Publishing as a Way to Put Your Degree to Use Beyond Adjuncting
Nov 6, 2018 • 60 min
Lindsay and Norman discuss leveraging your degree beyond adjuncting, specifically through self-publishing.
047: Ai Addyson-Zhang on Academic Social Media
Oct 30, 2018 • 52 min
Lindsay and Ai discuss the importance of a social media presence as an academic, whether in business or in the classroom.
046: Jeremy Wells on the Joys of an Unknown Future
Oct 23, 2018 • 68 min
Lindsay and Jeremy discuss multiple life shifts both in and out of academia.
045: Julie Raich Diémé on Putting an Educational Background to Work
Oct 16, 2018 • 63 min
Lindsay and Julie discuss how to bring experiences with curriculum and training development into a business.
044: Chris Cloney on the Importance of a Small Niche
Oct 9, 2018 • 65 min
Lindsay and Chris discuss combusting dust accidents as a business niche (That’s small!), and helping grad students blog their research.
043: Araceli López-Arenas on the Mental Tolls of Grad School and What Comes After
Oct 2, 2018 • 64 min
Lindsay and Cheli discuss self-funding grad school through an entrepreneurial endeavor.
042: Theresa Lyons on Starting a Business in a Scientific Way
Sep 25, 2018 • 45 min
Lindsay and Theresa discuss how to take scientific research skills and build a business with the knowledge gained through those efforts.
041: Zach Spuckler, GUEST LECTURER: The First Steps of Starting and Marketing an Online Business
Sep 18, 2018 • 49 min
Zach and Lindsay discuss what early steps to take before you even have an audience, and what to do with your audience once you get going with your online biz.
040: Anjali Nath Upadhyay on Activism in Entrepreneurship
Sep 11, 2018 • 64 min
Lindsay and Anjali discuss how activism and community building can fit into an exploitive system without compromise.
039: Kristi Lodge on Turning a Literature PhD into a Consulting Business
Sep 4, 2018 • 85 min
Lindsay and Kristi talk mindset and creativity in self employment, and the joys of non-academic writing.
038: Adrienne Dorison, GUEST LECTURER: The Smart Way to Design Your Business to Run Itself
Aug 28, 2018 • 57 min
Our first ever guest lecturer*! Lindsay learns Adrienne’s tips for hiring smartly without adding more work for yourself.
037: Kristina Hallett on Using the Positive Power of Stress While Avoiding Burnout
Aug 21, 2018 • 81 min
Lindsay and Kristina discuss the importance of embracing vulnerability while avoiding burnout.
036: Maren Katherina Preis on Personal Branding for Academics
Aug 14, 2018 • 57 min
Lindsay and Katie discuss the importance of your personal brand, whether you own your own business or not.
035 Sara Gallegos: Making the Jump From Academia
Aug 7, 2018 • 52 min
Lindsay and Sara discuss those first few weeks of starting a business, being honest with yourself through regular self-reflection and using research to help your business grow.
034 Anu Khanna: The Power of Starting
Jul 31, 2018 • 45 min
Lindsay and Anu discuss the early stages of starting a business and the value of navigating your skill set to establish a focus.
033 Miranda Walichowski: Successfully Blending Academia and Business
Jul 24, 2018 • 62 min
Lindsay and Miranda discuss using academia to help your business, and how there’s no ‘right moment’ to become an entrepreneur.
032 Gertrude Nonterah: Having a Side Hustle and Being your Best Self in Business
Jul 17, 2018 • 53 min
Lindsay and Gertrude discuss the fear of leaving academia, the importance of having a side hustle and key tips on transitioning into business.
031 Lydia Kitts: The Love of Learning and Running a Successful Business Alongside Academia
Jul 10, 2018 • 76 min
Lindsay and Lydia discuss the power of parallel learning and how you can start and run a business whilst in education
030 Tracy Timberlake: On Entrepreneurship as a Dissertation Topic and Kids Safely Building Online Followings
Jul 3, 2018 • 56 min
Lindsay and Tracy discuss social media as a gateway to entrepreneurship and the increasing amount of women entering the online business space. Plus some great tips on how to get started.
029 Josie Ahlquist: From Student Affairs to Digital Leadership
Jun 26, 2018 • 72 min
Lindsay and Josie share amazing advice for social media practices when starting a business.
028 Rachel Wright: Putting Relationship Therapy Research Online for the Masses
Jun 19, 2018 • 72 min
Lindsay and Rachel discuss how academics are expected to present themselves online, and how that’s BS.
027 Echo Rivera: Community Psychology to Research Communications Specialist
Jun 12, 2018 • 78 min
Echo and Lindsay discuss being unsure as a grad student, and creating a business focused on ending #DeathByPowerPoint.
026 Amy Walsh: From Art Professor to Branding Specialist
Jun 5, 2018 • 84 min
Amy and Lindsay discuss the parallels of being an artist and academic, and the oppressive nature of academic institutions.
025 Lisa Munro: From a History PhD to a Writing Business
May 29, 2018 • 70 min
Lindsay and Lisa discuss overcoming a fear of failure, and finding your power post PhD.
024 Valerie Baker Using Psychology to Help Women Turn Crises Into Fuel
May 22, 2018 • 64 min
Lindsay and Valerie discuss “patriarchal stress disorder” within academia, and the dangers of being a smart, successful woman.
023 Cate Denial: History Professor and Pedagogical Coach
May 15, 2018 • 52 min
Lindsay and Cate discuss the birth of Cate’s business as coaching educators at the beginnings of their teaching careers.
022 Masha Evpak on the Emotional Toll of a PhD Program
May 8, 2018 • 83 min
Lindsay and Masha discuss how graduate work affects your mental wellbeing, and what it means to be a comprehensivist in an area of study.
021 Yasemin Inal on Appreciating Others on a Human Level
May 1, 2018 • 64 min
Lindsay and Yasemin discuss how to connect with others and where musical theater fits into business.
020 Barbi Honeycutt on Building a Business Through Your Academic Scholarship
Apr 24, 2018 • 71 min
Lindsay and Barbi discuss how to turn your academic work into a business, and the importance of taking action with a business in education.
019 Marc Cordon on Taking Educated Risks When Leaving Academia
Apr 17, 2018 • 70 min
Lindsay and Marc discuss the importance of being certified in the entrepreneur space.
018 Ashley Hampton on the Balance Needed to Start an Online Business
Apr 10, 2018 • 65 min
Lindsay and Ashely discuss the the transitions from academia, to private practice, to online services and how the academy prepared Ashley for the jobs at hand.
017 Kat Malinsky on What it Means to be a Coach
Apr 3, 2018 • 66 min
Lindsay interviews her dissertation coach on what how coaching helps get past roadblocks in life, and specifically grad school.
016 Sarah Fox on Putting Creative Writing Skills to Use in Business
Mar 27, 2018 • 66 min
Lindsay interviews Sarah Fox who puts her writing degrees to use in her editing company.
015 Sarah Whitten on Academic Superpowers in Business
Mar 20, 2018 • 67 min
Lindsay interviews Sarah Whitten who turned her academic position as a vocal instructor into a business helping women find their true voice for the world to hear.
014 Kelli Saginak: Transforming Education One Tenure-Track Mom at a Time
Mar 13, 2018 • 70 min
Lindsay Padilla and Kelli Saginak discuss being frustrated with academic writing and the common-yet-unspoken anxiety of women in academia.
013 Dave Eng on Starting a Business Despite Institutional Constraints
Mar 6, 2018 • 54 min
Lindsay interviews guest Dave Eng discussing his role on campus working in student services versus being a full professor, and the early stages of a new income stream within institutional constraints.
012 Makenna Held
Feb 27, 2018 • 69 min
Lindsay interviews Makenna Held
011 Valerie Reed
Feb 20, 2018 • 76 min
Lindsay interviews Valerie Reed
010 Jessica Wayman
Feb 13, 2018 • 51 min
Lindsay interviews Jessica Wayman
009 Nadine Crespo
Feb 6, 2018 • 49 min
Lindsay interviews Nadine Crespo
008 Lizette Ojeda
Jan 30, 2018 • 49 min
Lindsay interviews Lizette Ojeda
007 Kate Browne
Jan 23, 2018 • 62 min
Lindsay interviews Kate Browne
006 Catherine Mazak
Jan 16, 2018 • 68 min
Lindsay interviews Dr. Catherine Mazak.
005 Ines Ruiz
Jan 9, 2018 • 57 min
Lindsay interviews Ines Ruiz
004 Lindsey Nelson and Laurabeth Rapaz
Dec 31, 2017 • 50 min
Lindsay interviews Lindsey Nelson and Laurabeth Rapaz
003 Ariane Machin
Dec 31, 2017 • 55 min
Lindsay interviews Dr. Ariane Machin
001 Lindsay Padilla
Dec 30, 2017 • 67 min
Dr Lindsay Padilla is interviewed by her husband, Dr Derek Padilla.
000 Trailer
Dec 30, 2017 • 4 min
Academics Mean Business Podcast Trailer