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Pursuing your future doesn’t end at 40, in fact, it may mark the beginning of knowing who you are, what you’re capable of and what you really want. But knowing what’s next and how to get there can be a challenge—especially when old narratives play on repeat. I’ve come to believe that the best way to understand your possibilities is in hearing from others—what they have done and how they have done it.


LIBERTY ROAD is here to share stories so that you can consider your possibilities, pursue your purpose and move into your future with intention.

LIBERTY ROAD with Nada Jones LIBERTY ROAD with Nada Jones

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Pursuing your future doesn’t end at 40, in fact, it may mark the beginning of knowing who you are, what you’re capable of and what you really want. But knowing what’s next and how to get there can be a challenge—especially when old narratives play on repeat. I’ve come to believe that the best way to understand your possibilities is in hearing from others—what they have done and how they have done it.


LIBERTY ROAD is here to share stories so that you can consider your possibilities, pursue your purpose and move into your future with intention.

    15. What to Ask Yourself Before Raising Capital: Maha Ibrahim

    15. What to Ask Yourself Before Raising Capital: Maha Ibrahim

    This episode was originally released on April 28, 2021.
    Maha Ibrahim is a General Partner of Canaan Partners, an early-stage venture capital firm, where she has worked since March 2000. Maha isn’t our typical guest...Maha isn’t a female founder but she is a female “FINDER”. 

    In this episode, Nada sits down with Maha and discusses how she approaches her decision-making to invest in early-stage ventures. For many female entrepreneurs, raising capital seems unattainable but Maha breaks it down. Whether you’re raising millions or thousands, this episode will become your go-to reference. Nada asks Maha big questions and Maha delivers intentional insight for anyone who is considering raising money to scale their business. 

    You can learn more about Maha and her work, you can go here.
    Please follow us at @thisislibertyroad on Instagram--that's where we hang out the most. And please rate and review us —it helps to know if this podcast is inspiring and equipping you to launch and grow your ventures.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    14. Break the Rules and Break Through: Erica Reitman

    14. Break the Rules and Break Through: Erica Reitman

    This episode was originally released on May 19, 2021
    Erica Reitman is teaching online coaches to break the rules in order to break through the noise and find their voice and their people. She is helping them reinvent their businesses, make money and change their corner of the world. In her past life, she was a successful interior designer, and her home has now appeared in two best-selling design books. She’s written for HGTV, Elle Decor, House Beautiful and the Huffington Post. She is now on a mission to help 1,000 women build online coaching businesses that Erica promises will “turn heads, keep people talking and make all the basic bitches jealous.”

    In this episode, Nada sits down with Erica Reitman to discuss how she became a coach to coaches. How meta can you get? She shares her career journey from Marketing to Interior Design to her current role. Erica, an Instagram wizard, offers tips and insights that are sure to make your Instagram page thrive. Spoiler alert, she encourages you to be fully authentic and says the key is experimenting with social media. Erica talks about how age and experience have taught her to get over her need to people-please and the doors that have opened as a result. These are the same doors she believes can open for us all when we commit to being ourselves. 

    You can learn more about Erica and her coaching services here. You can follow Erica @ericareitman on Instagram.
    Please follow us at @thisislibertyroad on Instagram--that's where we hang out the most. And please rate and review us —it helps to know if this podcast is inspiring and equipping you to launch and grow your ventures.

    • 55 min
    13. Stepping Through Doors At Any Age: Nan Simonsen

    13. Stepping Through Doors At Any Age: Nan Simonsen

    This episode was originally released on June 16, 2021.Nan Simonsen is a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and author of Aging Powerfully: Accept Your Past and Take Control of Your Future. 

    In this episode, Nada sits down with Nan to discuss her many reinventions and the success she has found, and the lessons she has learned along the way. Nan has had many amazing careers simply by choosing to walk through doors that opened to her.  As a young mother she was determined to have a career and quickly found her talents for sales and managing people made her a perfect fit for becoming a Tupperware representative. Those humble beginnings landed her at the top of the Tupperware franchise as a leading distributor for over 20 years. Even her husband left his job as an engineer to help run their now multi-million dollar company.  
    After selling their Tupperware business she decided to become a master gardener and created a botanical garden at her home. Her property was featured in many gardening magazines and part of garden tours. Through word of mouth, her budding landscape design  business was born and flourished.

    15 years later she retired from her second business and began to study and learn about nutrition. After coming to terms with a lifelong eating disorder and diving into classes, she decided to apply what she was learning and teach others. At 70 years old, Nan is tackling her third career, this time as a health coach and author. Her work is geared towards teaching people how to age P.O.W.E.R.F.U.L.L.Y. Tune in to learn how this acronym can radically change how you live and age. 

    You can learn more about Nan’s services on her website here. You can follow her @agingpowerfullywithnan on Instagram, Facebook and Youtube.
    Please follow us at @thisislibertyroad on Instagram--that's where we hang out the most. And please rate and review us —it helps to know if this podcast is inspiring and equipping you to launch and grow your ventures.

    • 1 hr
    12. Identifying The Next Iteration of You: Susan Feldman

    12. Identifying The Next Iteration of You: Susan Feldman

    This episode was originally released on June 16, 2021.Susan Feldman is the founder of In The Groove, a new lifestyle destination for age-defying women. In The Groove is a community that celebrates and engages their audience as the evolving and relevant women they are. Founded with a sense of humor, community, and self-awareness, In The Groove is on a mission to free women from rules, age limits, and expectations.

    In this episode, Nada sits down with Susan Feldman to discuss her passion for helping women age confidently and stylishly, specifically women over 50. Susan’s mantra, “Stay young at heart,” is reflected in becoming the co-founder of One Kings Lane at 53 and launching again in her 60s with In The Groove. She shares the differences between starting these two businesses and the lessons she learned along the way. Susan points out that our outlook on entrepreneurship shouldn’t focus on reinventing ourselves, but instead on a new iteration of who we already are. “Keep it simple and stay focused,” says Susan, “your idea, your business doesn’t need to be complicated!” Wiser words were never spoken!

    You can learn more about Susan and In The Groove by visiting In The Groove’s website. You can follow @getinthegroove1 on Instagram and Facebook. 
    Please follow us at @thisislibertyroad on Instagram--that's where we hang out the most. And please rate and review us —it helps to know if this podcast is inspiring and equipping you to launch and grow your ventures.

    • 59 min
    11. The Future of Work is Community and Collaboration: April Uchitel

    11. The Future of Work is Community and Collaboration: April Uchitel

    This episode was originally released on June 23, 2021.April Uchitel is the Co-Founder of THE BOARD, a vetted network of value-driven consultants bringing C-level “dream team” expertise to brands. April most recently held CEO positions at ONDA Beauty and at Violet Grey. Before that, April was the Chief Brand Officer and founding team member at Spring, where she led brand strategy and curation. Prior to Spring, she spent 25 years in the fashion industry. April is a self-proclaimed “accidental activist” and is a founding member of IAMAVOTER.
    In this episode, Nada sits down with April Uchitel to discuss how she Co-Founded The Board during and as a result of the pandemic. April recognized the seismic shift that the pandemic created across many industries. Many talented individuals were leaving their jobs and businesses. She questioned what would happen if she could parlay these extremely talented freelancers into a project-based curated consultant team for young businesses that needed guidance from experienced leaders.
    The Board is shifting the top-down model to a community model.
    One of the reasons why The Board is now a sought-after agency is because of April’s depth of experience and foresight to counteract the growing ageism in the workplace by leaning into the expertise of industry leaders who are now at the top of their game. April herself has decades of experience as she has held multiple CEO positions, Chief Brand Officer, and 9 years as the EVP of Global Sales & Strategy at DVF. Partnering with young businesses, The Board is able to help them strategize, brand building, and avoid problems that they might not have the experience to foresee. April considers her “matchmaking” skills as her superpower.
    You can follow April @apriluchitel on Instagram. To learn more about The Board, follow them @_theboard on Instagram and check out their website here.
    Please follow us at @thisislibertyroad on Instagram--that's where we hang out the most. And please rate and review us —it helps to know if this podcast is inspiring and equipping you to launch and grow your ventures.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    10. How Passion Fuels a Multi-Venture Entrepreneur: Catherine Welch

    10. How Passion Fuels a Multi-Venture Entrepreneur: Catherine Welch

    In March 2020, Catherine Welch and her family left their lives in Southern California, on a 6-month sabbatical to travel through Central and South America. After arriving in Antigua, Guatemala on March 3, they found themselves in a precarious situation as the Coronavirus had quickly spread and was catching up to their exact location. 
    The pandemic allowed the 40-year-old entrepreneur and mother of four to create a new normal upon returning home. Together with her husband, they rented out their primary residence and fast-forwarded their dream of moving back to the Central Coast of California, where they attended college, to buy some land and reimagine life for their family. 
    Their property search led them to Windrose Farm. They currently run a farm stand, offer tours, host guests at their Airbnb, and grow their food and spirits label, Finca Los Agaves. In addition, Catherine finds herself driving up and down the coast to deliver fresh eggs and organic produce to Los Angeles restaurants and chefs. 
    Committed to her career in reproduction, Catherine continues to run a genetics lab, Sequence46, and various IVF ventures. She is passionate about her work and opens up about how she balances her multiple ventures. 
    In this episode, Nada sits down with Catherine to discuss her capacity for juggling varied endeavors. She shares how her education in Animal Science provided the foundation for buying a farm with her husband. And she opens up about how she and her husband manage contrasting work styles and make their relationship a priority. 
    Warning, you may find yourself tempted to book your next vacation at Windrose Farm after tuning in. 
    Check out Windrose Farm website. If you are interested in the farm stay check out their Airbnb listing. And follow on Instagram:  @fincalosagaves.co @windrosefarm @sequence46_pgt @thefertilitycollective 
    Please follow us at @thisislibertyroad on Instagram--that's where we hang out the most. And please rate and review us —it helps to know if this podcast is inspiring and equipping you to launch and grow your ventures.

    • 47 min

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