AboutĀ Laurie

I got interested in the world of money in my late teens when many of my friends were starting small businesses, co-ops, and non-profits. They had great ideas, could not have been more passionate and hard working, but, one by one, got screwed up when they came to the money part. They couldn’t raise it, didn’t know how to spend it, and had no idea how to talk about it. Because I didn’t faint at the sight of a number, I decided to step into the breach.

This led to working for banks, becoming a stockbroker, and a local radio personality with my show, Money Mysteries. I’m an avid reader of both the Wall Street Journal and Left Business Observer, and see useful ideas in both.

My education, Masters with Highest Honors in Finance, preceded by a BS in Education and Counseling, mirrors this journey, and caused me to found Net Worth Consulting, Inc., in 1983.

Dedicated to helping my clients connect value to money, we’ve worked in 20 countries with IBM, Sprint, Nextel, Roche, Marriott, Xerox, LexisNexis, and many others, including smaller businesses and non-profits. With one exception, all of our business comes from referrals. See the Net Worth Consulting, Inc. page for more details about how our clients have benefited fromĀ our ever changing blend of consulting, education, live deal support, and R&D.

In 2008, I took a free improv class and got hooked. A year later, I co-founded Third Beat after organizing some amazing training. Then I started to see so many parallels between the money side and the improv side that Fully Invested just had to be born.

Who knows what will happen next?