Live Freely and more purposefully
while still feeling secure.
Laurie guiding a client
I was born with no fear and a zest for life. I built a successful career in fashion, art and venture capital while living all over the world. But I was about to learn that a zest for life is not enough.
When my father suffered a traumatic brain injury, I returned to Seattle to support my family. The changes were overwhelming - I’d left my international home, community, career, and identity behind in Tokyo.
I’d lived an extraordinary life but now I found myself starting over. I wanted a meaningful career that incorporated the skills I had developed working with multinational corporations. I knew I was good at turning complex issues into understandable plans. I decided to become a financial planner.
As my practice developed, I was surprised at how many women, while successful and affluent, were going through their own life events. They too were often overwhelmed by their new circumstances. There was so much they wanted to do and experience in life but they lacked the confidence that their money would support those aspirations.
I started to talk with them about what fulfilled them, about their dreams and fears, and that changed the whole conversation. I could see a sigh of relief and a spark in their eyes.
That’s why my mission is to create a safe environment where women can explore, share, and dream. Where they can learn how to use their money to create an even more fulfilling life – living more freely, more abundantly, and more purposefully.