I am an entrepreneur and mentor at heart. I see and value each person’s uniqueness and believe that uniqueness leads to life purpose and fulfillment and contributes to the overall success of a team or organization. There are two things that inspire me: 1) Helping people learn new ways of being and doing; and 2) Creating innovative educational and organizational environments. When I encounter an outdated “system” or “process” that no longer serves a purpose, I rise to the challenge of creating a new one that will provide abundant opportunities for generations to come. If I were a runner, I would sign up for the marathon, not the sprint.
Laura leads the Vista360 team and client engagements involving complex organizational initiatives including regulatory compliance, process improvement, product launches and redesigns, team development and culture enhancements. Laura has assisted clients of all shapes and sizes including working directly with functional team leaders, executive management and staff. Laura draws on her 30 years of investment industry and leadership experience when assisting clients recognizing that each client has a unique culture and business plan. Laura welcomes a challenge and enjoys helping teams and leaders leverage their own unique combination of strengths and interests.
Prior to founding Vista360 in 2002, Laura was a member of U.S. Bancorp Asset Management’s Senior Management Committee, a $120 billion investment management firm, Senior Vice President of Finance and Operations for FIRMCO, a $30 billion investment advisor with a $10 billion mutual fund complex and Auditor with Price Waterhouse’s financial services industry practice.
Laura is Founder and President of Bloom360 Learning Community, a non-profit private school serving children and young adults with neuro-diverse needs. Laura has engaged in multiple training opportunities provided by the VIA Institute of Character in the areas of using character strengths at work, building effective teams and one-on-one strength based coaching. She also has completed the advanced practice course, “Character Strengths Interventions.” Laura earned a Bachelor of Accounting degree from the University of Wisconsin. She enjoys speaking and contributing at industry conferences and roundtables. Laura is Past President of St. Francis Children’s Center, a non-profit organization serving children with special needs. She is a member of National Society of Compliance Professionals and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.