Originally published on the International Association of Emergency Managers November 2021 bulletin. Written by Vanessa Mathews, CEO of Asfalis Advisors. The post-pandemic world presents four main types of risk to businesses eager to capitalize on pent-up consumer demand, but determined to protect their stakeholders and ensure their businesses remain resilient. In this article, I'm going to lay out
Welcome to episode #047 of the Business Resilience DECODED podcast with Vanessa Vaughn Mathews. Earlier this year, I published a podcast on Crisis Leadership that discusses the four principles every crisis leader should apply as crisis situations escalate. Many subscribers were able to immediately apply those leadership principles to better protect and serve their people
What are all of the reasons why your workforce would not come to work? Depending on your organization and location, it could be: Snow storms High traffic volumes, construction on the roadways or train extensions A measles or Ebola outbreak The list can go on and on. However, it’s important to understand the dynamic company
How often is your company attributing to the illegal goods and services running through the global supply chain? Imagine turning on the news and your company’s trucks and containers are filled with human beings who are being sold, which is essentially modern-day slavery. Imagine your company is in the headlines for fostering an environment of
Why did you become an entrepreneur? Two pretty simple reasons really. First, I have always wanted to own the relationship with my clients first hand and to know that the brand I was building was based on a collaborative partnership. Secondly, because I have a constant desire to learn and grow and be challenged.
I was speaking with the President of a marketing and photography company and she asked "what do you do?" "Asfalis provides protection and peace of mind for our customers to enhance security and awareness in crisis and emergency situations" was my response. I could see her wheels spinning as she tried to figure out what
Vanessa S. Vaughn is the founder of Asfalis, a boutique-consulting firm focused on Crisis Management & Business Continuity. Prior to owning her own firm, she gained her experience through two major corporations, government agencies and a university. Her expertise encompasses business resilience, which includes crisis management and business continuity. She holds a Master’s in