As a self-confessed person who avoids social media, Vanessa Laughlin finds memes as one of the things that are carrying her through this pandemic. Sharing memes with her friends, listening to blues and Spanish music, and doing...
...something creative are the bright spots of her day. Vanessa, the Principal and Founder of Banister Advisors, LLC, works with individuals who faces grief and in need of something just like how memes are for her.
Vanessa’s nearly 20-year professional background spans strategy development, implementation planning, business process improvement, product marketing, technology implementations, organizational design, and change management. Through the founding of Banister Advisors, LLC her passion for client services had met the opportunity to ease the complex emotional and logistical burdens that individuals and families confront in the face of critical circumstances across their lifespan. The concept for Banister Advisors was inspired in large part by the 2016 death of the founder's father-in-law, Jay Banister Laughlin, MSW, after an unexpected health crisis. The memory of Jay’s sacrifice and dedication to serving his family and community as a social worker, mediator, and therapist, serves as the foundation for Banister’s mission.
Vanessa holds an MBA with distinction from the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington and a BA in Economics from Tufts University. Vanessa is a proud member of the 2015 Class of Leadership Tomorrow Seattle and was honored in 2019 by The Puget Sound Business Journal as a 40 Under 40 Finalist. A native of Whidbey Island, WA, she now lives in Seattle with her husband, two young sons, and beloved geriatric chocolate lab.Tags:
COVID, mental health, self-care, memes, end of life, life transition, transition, elder care, life transition support, support, social work, home school, living at work, work life balance
Know more about Vanessa's company at banisteradvisors.com
About the Podcast
Welcome to Dying to Live: where — I bring you the stories of how change makers, thought leaders and humans just like you harness their inner courage to kill the things that are standing in their way and rebirth into their most authentic selves.