Family Business Center of Hawaii

Equipping, educating and celebrating families in business

Shidler College of Business

FBC Event

Oahu Meeting

“How to Prepare for Death of a Key Family Business Member”

Speaker: Dr. Lani Leary, Author of “No One Has to Die Alone: Preparing for a Meaningful Death”

Lani LearyLani Leary, Ph.D. specializes in work with chronically ill, dying, and bereaved clients. Lani currently works as a Bereavement Specialist for Islands Hospice, and as a psychotherapist in private practice. She has worked for the past 30 years as a psychotherapist, as a chaplain in the ICU, and as a counselor in 8 hospices across the country.  She served as the Director of Mental Health services at Whitman Walker AIDS clinic, as a professor of Death Studies at George Mason University, and as a researcher at the National Cancer Institute of NIH. Her latest book, No One Has To Die Alone: Preparing for a Meaningful Death, was released in April 2012 by Simon & Schuster Publishing Co.  It was recently selected as a finalist for the prestigious Books for a Better Life Award.

Lani has spoken nationally at over 250 conferences including the American Holistic Medical Association, Virginia Association of Hospices, Spirituality and Healthcare, International Sudden Infant Death Symposium, and Omega Institute of Holistic Studies. She was a November 2011 presenter at TEDxHonolulu.