This week, I was pleased to be interviewed by Bill Magill, founder of the Interprize Group. Bill contacted me several years ago as he was evolving his organization to talk about how I was evolving my life after 50. He had read about my background and asked if I would share more about my reinvention on the Interprize blog. We finally had a chance to catch up and chat virtually.
Bill is a reformed Silicon Valley venture investor now living simply in the south of France. (Lucky, lucky Bill to live in such a beautiful part of the world.) He also directs start-up activity at the INSEAD business school as Director of Science Entrepreneurship. As Bill says, “I am fascinated with the notions of self-realization, positive psychology and how we flourish; of personal worth as opposed to acquired wealth.”
Reinvention After 50: A Boomer Blooms
It was a gratifying experience to look back over the past seven years as I answered Bill’s questions. He wanted to know about my core career, what precipitated my new direction, and where I’m headed in the next five years. He asked me about what processes and resources I used to create a plan for change.
Bill inquired if I had adopted any new life practices as I pursue my different interests and what advice I would give to others considering a new and grand ambition, or a dramatic shift toward a new direction.
All good questions for this point in my life. (Maybe there is a memoir or self-help book within these words of wisdom.)
I hope you will take time to visit the Interprize blog and read my interview at:
Judy Freedman on Reinvention After 50: A Boomer Blooms
Let me know what you think. Leave a comment or share your thoughts about how you are changing post 50.
Helpful Resources For Post-Career Individuals
There are lots of helpful resources and insights on the Interprize Group website, including recommended reading, positive psychology resources and events, and holistic health and wellness tips for post-career individuals pursuing a more meaningful life.
Plus, there’s information about The Interprize Accelerator Program. I haven’t participated in this program — but it sounds fantastic. You’ll learn all about what it takes to become an interpreneur.
As part of this process, Bill and his team help “post core-career clients achieve their grand, legacy ambitions while leading deeper, more mindful lives.” They help you “sharpen your ambition, frame an execution plan, and then support you through launch and realization of your new venture. Their process is dynamic and evolving, based on positive psychology and holistic principles, entrepreneurial expertise, and a supportive community network.”
It sounds like a fulfilling adventure to become an interpreneur. Last year, one of their workshops was held in Aix-en-Provence! (Oui, oui, oui.)
Postcards from a Runaway
In his spare time, Bill also writes a blog, Postcards from a Runway, and composes music. In fact, he featured my interview on his blog along with some fun music and drink to go along with the theme. Check it out.
I told Bill that sometime I would like to interview him for a feature on my blog. However, I may have to take a trip to Provence for the interview. Don’t you think? Better study up on my French – n’est-ce pas?
I really appreciate this blog. I am imagining my mom’s life now because she is already 57 years old.
Thanks for your kind words.
Great interview, Judy! I thought Bill really captured your personality and spirit.
Thanks Carolyn. I was pleased with how the interview turned out.
So nice to hear positive comments from my readers: “I always love to read your writing but wanted to tell you that the interview with the Interprize Group was truly wonderful. Loved it! You did a great job on it.” from L.
Great interview Judi. Thanks to your post I really do start each morning with those four intentions!
So glad you find the intentions to be a positive in your life after 50.
Hi Judi. I just discovered your blog, and while I’m 5 years from 50 I feel a connection to your journey and my own life. This interview is one of the most eloquent I’ve ever read (and now the Interprize Group is on my radar!). Your descriptions are so clear that I felt I was experiencing them along with you. I might borrow your 4 Intentions for myself! I’m looking forward to delving into your archives, but wanted to first say congrats and thanks for creating such lovely content.
Loved the interview! …..You should write a book!!
So many wonderful words of wisdom and it has given me lots to think about.
I plan on reading it whenever I feel like I’m floundering a bit and need to take positive action on going forward with my life. I’m going to borrow your idea and post the 4 intentions in my work area too!
Diane, thanks for your kind words. Glad that you found my words motivational! I try to revisit the four intentions every so often.