An entrepreneur at heart, Laura is passionate about the two organizations she founded and manages: Vista360, LLC and Bloom360 Learning Community. The first is a management consulting firm; the second is a nonprofit school for children with neuro-diverse needs.
Vista360 and Bloom360 are co-located, allowing her business team to support the Learning Guides (teachers) and engage with the Learners (students) in skill and relationship-building projects that often surpass everyone’s expectations and bring out the best in the kids and the team. The lighthearted laughter and positive energy of the business/school environment is quite likely the first time the Learners have felt comfortable in an educational setting. For the business consultants, there are ongoing meaningful opportunities to grow their sense of purpose and fulfillment. Collectively, the two organizations including learners and their families and Bloom360 supporters are part of a dynamic community where everyone grows and benefits from engaging in the “whole-person” approach that nurtures each person to be the best version of themselves.
The two organizations share the number 360 because each looks at the whole picture through a strengths-based lens. Laura leads the combined Vista360 and Bloom360 teams with a strategic vision and a lot of heart that encourages each employee to own their strengths and express their needs which creates a dynamic, trusting and positive culture. The overall result is an upbeat, supportive community where everyone has a purpose and is blooming!
Laura founded Vista360, LLC in 2002. The firm assists investment advisers and funds with Securities Exchange Commission regulatory and strategic matters. Vista360’s advice is practical and customized for each client’s needs and business model. This counsel often extends into marketing, operations and human resource areas which suits Vista360’s dynamic team as well as provides numerous benefits to clients nationwide.
Laura and the Vista360 team are experienced in recognizing gaps and developing innovative ways to solve problems. With that in mind, it’s not a stretch to understand that when Laura couldn’t find an educational setting to fit her daughter’s unique needs, she and her team built a school and found the educators and therapists needed to run it. The approach of Bloom360 recognizes and nurtures strengths in all people, especially children with neuro-diverse needs.
Laura has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She maintains her license as a CPA through the state of Wisconsin and is a member of the AICPA.