LIBERTY Sessions is a podcast built on the premise that every woman has a unique gift to share with the world. We celebrate and support the entrepreneurs that are making their mark. We inspire and equip women who want to begin their own entrepreneurial journey. Our mission is to give women the space to reflect, actualize and be intentional about the way they live their lives. We believe that true liberation is found in this pursuit.
LS #012- Jessica Honegger: Founder & Co-CEO of Noonday Collection24/05/2017 Duración: 58min
Jessica is the Founder & Co-CEO of Noonday Collection. In this episode, hear how Jessica’s creative problem-solving efforts helped her launch a socially responsible business. During the height of the recession Jessica, a midwife and real estate agent, found herself needing to raise funds for her families’ adoption. She decided to partner with Jalia and Daniel, two jewelry designers she met in Uganda to create jewelry to sell at a trunk show. Jessica’s community showed up and supported this venture and Noonday Collection was born. Jessica then began to dream how this could become a company that empowers artisans businesses to grow and positively impact their own communities. Learn from her challenges and successes of running a socially responsible business, as well as what intentional scalability means. Her wisdom and passion to make the world a better place through entrepreneurship is palpable and will leave you considering how you can do your part. Please follow Jessica and the Noonday Collection tea
LS #011- Claire Crisp: Author and Advocate17/05/2017 Duración: 01h02min
Claire Crisp is the Author of Waking Matilde, a memoir. She is also an Advocate for both Narcolepsy and self-publishing. In this episode, hear how Claire was led to share her family’s life changing experience with chronic illness. Claire, a physical therapist and homeschool teacher, didn’t set out to become an author. Story telling became a vehicle for her to process her family’s experience, and has since become a way to give a voice to many young chronically ill children and their families. Her passion to bring a voice to the voiceless birthed a book and a blog. It also led her to learn the ins and outs of the self-publishing industry. Claire offers insight on the entrepreneurial aspects of authoring and self-publishing. Hear how her book and blog are just the beginning in building her platform. Claire’s honest presence encourages you to find ways to share your own story. Please follow Claire at @londonerinla on Instagram, @clairecrisp1 on Twitter, and @claireccrisp on Facebook. Be sure to check out Cla
LS #010- Nada Jones Answers Questions10/05/2017 Duración: 26min
LIBERTY Sessions with Nada Jones is switching it up this week! In this episode, Nada shares 5 listener questions about growing their small businesses. She offers insightful advice that can be applied to various types of businesses and a few examples to better illustrate solutions. If you have a question you would like answered please feel free to send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment on our Instagram or Facebook. Don't forget to follow us at @libertyforher on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Please let us know your thoughts about this episode by using the hashtag #libertysessions.
LS #009- Jillian Lauren: New York Times Bestselling Author04/05/2017 Duración: 01h03min
Jillian is a New York Times Bestselling Author of the memoir Some Girls: My Life in a Harem, and the novel Pretty, as well as her newest memoir Everything I Ever Wanted. In this episode, hear about how Jillian rediscovered her love for writing during some growing times in her life. Jillian shares that her dream was to publish a book and have a career as an author. After writing her first novel, she got lucky when an agent read her book that she picked up from a slush pile. Despite having the support of her agent, they weren’t able to sell it to a publishing company. Learn how Jillian dug deeper into her life and her writing, and what her agent did to get her books published and ultimately land on the most coveted list in publishing. Jillian also opens up about becoming a mother. After years of waiting for a baby, she and her husband were able to adopt a boy from Ethiopia. It was during this journey that she began to blog about their adoption experience and exercised her voice as a blogger. Jillian’s char
LS #008- Marley Majcher: Founder and CEO of The Party Goddess!26/04/2017 Duración: 01h04min
Marley is the Founder and CEO of The Party Goddess!, a nationally acclaimed full service event planning and catering company. In this episode, hear about how Marley, recovering from a bad ski accident, a divorce, and the dissolving of her co-owned restaurant/catering company, wanted to re-invent herself. Marley shares how hitting rock bottom allowed her to imagine what her next venture could be--a full service catering and event planning company that accomplishes fabulous, quirky and memorable events. Armed with the successes and failures from her last venture, she sought out a way to differentiate herself in a saturated event planning industry. Her solution was to become a celebrity event and party planner! You’ll quickly learn that when Marley sets a goal, she accomplishes it. Fast forward 17 years, not only is Marley the celebrity event and party planner she set out to be, she has added author, tv contributor and guest lecturer at her alma matter Georgetown University to her list of accomplishments. Ma
LS #007- Hanna Lim: Co-Founder and President of Lollaland19/04/2017 Duración: 01h09min
Hanna is the Co-Founder and President of Lollaland, an infant and toddler goods manufacturing company designed to be functional and fun. In this episode, hear about how Hanna, a chemistry teacher at home with her daughter, decided to design a straw cup that was easy to use, easy to clean, safe (BPA/BPS-, PVC-. Phthalate-free, etc.), Made in the USA, and just plain attractive. Hanna recalls the day she realized she did not want to be a stay-at-home mom and shares how she transitioned into an entrepreneur through a desire to solve drinking issue for her daughter. Both Hanna and her husband Mark go into detail on what it is like to own a business together. How they manage to maintain a healthy marriage, parenting together, and a growing venture. Hanna is passionate and dedicated to Lollaland. It’s clear in her stories of what it is like to embark on creating a manufacturing company. She honestly shares the struggles of deciding how to raise capital, coming up with the right product designs, and how to choose
LS #006- Kimberly Caccavo and Kate Nowlan: Founders and CEO/COO of GRACEDbyGRIT12/04/2017 Duración: 01h04min
Kimberly and Kate are the Founders and CEO/COO of GRACEDbyGRIT, a premium athletic apparel company designed to empower and keep women safe. In this episode, hear how Kate and Kimberly came up with the concept of their business while training for triathlons together. Kate and Kimberly share personal stories of the grit of life that brought this dynamic duo together to empower, equip and support active women through exceptional athletic apparel. They refreshingly open up about the ins and outs of owning a manufacturing business, what it takes to maintain a strong partnership and how to expand a business by listening to customers. They also provide practical advice on how to support their female employees and that it’s OK to giggle while under stress. Their candid storytelling will have you laughing and possibly tearing up. GRACEDbyGRIT is not only a clothing brand but also a mantra to live by. Please follow the GRACEDbyGRIT team at @gracedbygrit #GRACEDBYGRIT #ShowYourGrit on Instagram, at @GRACEDBYGRIT
LS #005- Jessica Comingore: Designer and Art Director of Jessica Comingore Studio05/04/2017 Duración: 56min
Jessica is the Designer and Art Director of the Jessica Comingore Studio a lifestyle branding company. In this episode, hear about how Jessica knew from an early age that she wanted to be a business owner and learn how she eventually got there. Jessica shares how working at an architectural and then an interior design firm and blogging on The Elysian Edit in her free time, set her up to launch her own lifestyle branding company. Now five years later she is preparing for the next phase of growth. Along with sharing her own story, Jessica offers clear branding rules for anyone who is just starting to think about branding or is in need of refining their branding. She also offers sound advice on letting go the need to do everything alone, and the importance of taking care of yourself. In her own words, “Work smart not hard." Please check out Jessica's work at @jessicacomingore on Instagram, @jessicacomingre on Twitter and Pinterest and her website jessicacomingore.com. Also check out The Elysian Edit at @the
LS #004- Kirsten Blazek: Founder and Creative Director of A 1000 x Better29/03/2017 Duración: 55min
Kirsten Blazek is the Founder and expert Creative Director of A 1000 x Better a staging and interior design company. In this episode, Kirsten shares how the encouragement of a friend inspired her to create her own dream job. Kirsten explains that she was at a cross roads when she began A 1000 x Better, after taking time off to stay home with her kids. She had to decide whether to go back to her first profession, nursing, or pursue something she felt passionate about which required taking a risk. Along with sharing her own story, Kirsten gives frank advice about the importance of trusting your gut and relying on your intuition in both the start up and operational years. Kirsten also shares the secret behind growing her loyal Instagram following from 300 to over 24,000 (at the time interview). Her honesty and celebration of supportive friendships will have you reaching out to the people you love and encouraging them to pursue their dreams. Please check out Kirsten and her A 1000 x Better team's work at @
LS #003- Reni: Principal & Creative Director of Bliss and Tell Branding Company22/03/2017 Duración: 45min
Reni is the Principal and Creative Director of Bliss and Tell Branding Company a creative design and development firm. On this episode, hear about Reni’s growth as an entrepreneur and her transition from owning a stationary card business to starting a full service branding agency, long before branding was a “thing.” Reni gets real about her marriage, learning to value herself, and working hard to make her business as successful as she thought it could be. Along with sharing her own story, Reni gives sound advice for entrepreneurs ready to create their unique identity. Her tips will have you digging deep to ensure your brand is on target for your audience. Please check out Reni and Bliss and Tell Branding Company at @blissandtellbrandingcompany on Instagram and Facebook. Don't forget to follow us at @libertyforher on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Please let us know your thoughts about this episode by using the hashtag #libertysessions.
LS #002- Alle Fister -Principal, Founder of Bollare15/03/2017 Duración: 39min
Alle Fister is the Principal and Founder of Bollare a bi-coastally headquartered, full-service, beauty, fashion and lifestyle public relations firm. On this episode, hear about Alle’s start as a hardworking entrepreneur, who has grown her business into a big team of thoughtful and savvy publicists who work with brands across three verticals: celebrity seeding, digital consultancy and traditional press coverage. Along with sharing her own story, Alle generously offers her PR wisdom and tips for entrepreneurs who are in all stages of ideation. There are some serious gems that you will want to write down! Please check out Alle and her Bollare team's work at @bollare on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Don't forget follow us at @libertyforher on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
LS #001- Meet Nada Jones07/03/2017 Duración: 24min
Meet Nada Jones, a seasoned small business consultant and author, and the host of Liberty Sessions! Listen as she shares her journey of pursuing her own venture(s) and why she started this podcast for all those women who have an entrepreneurial spirit.