Vanessa Laughlin

Vanessa LaughlinVanessa Laughlin is the Principal and Founder of Banister Advisors, a firm dedicated to assisting individuals and families through complex health crises, elder care, end-of-life bereavement, and estate settlement challenges. With nearly two decades of experience in strategy development, business process improvement, and change management, Vanessa’s expertise spans a broad spectrum of professional arenas. She 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’s leadership and dedication have been recognized, notably as a member of the 2015 Class of Leadership Tomorrow Seattle and as a 2019 Puget Sound Business Journal 40 Under 40 Finalist.

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • Vanessa Laughlin explains what Banister Advisors does for their clients
  • The importance of having a neutral third party help families navigate difficult situations
  • Vanessa shares her journey of becoming a crisis management professional
  • How was Banister Advisors founded?
  • Hiring and training mental health professionals
  • Why it’s crucial to understand the people aspect of providing a service
  • Who are Banister Advisors’ clients?
  • How Vanessa steered her business and supported her employees throughout the pandemic
  • Vanessa discusses Banister Advisors’ unique business model
  • The number one business metric Vanessa focuses on

In this episode…

When faced with a crisis, whether on a personal or business level, the traditional solutions don’t always cut it. How can we rethink crisis management to offer more effective support and guidance during these challenging times?

According to Vanessa Laughlin, a seasoned expert in crisis management, the key lies in proactive support and a personalized approach. She emphasizes the importance of having a dedicated team of advisors who can step in during these difficult times, offering guidance, resources, and emotional support. Vanessa believes that crisis management should not be a one-size-fits-all solution but rather a customized experience that empowers individuals and organizations to overcome adversity.

In this episode of the Financial Clarity podcast, host Hannah Smolinski sits down with Vanessa Laughlin, Principal and Founder of Banister Advisors, to talk about pioneering a new approach to crisis management. They discuss the importance of having a support system in place during crises, the role of empathy and emotional intelligence in Banister Advisor’s work, and the significant impact their services have on individuals and businesses.

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