Thayer Cheatham Willis, author of Navigating the Dark Side of Wealth: A Life Guide for Inheritors, is an internationally recognized author and expert in the area of wealth counseling. Since 1990, she has specialized in helping people of all ages handle the psychological challenges of wealth. A member of the founding family of the multibillion-dollar Georgia-Pacific Corporation, Thayer offers an insider's perspective on the privileges and tragedies that wealthy families face on a regular basis.
Willis has an MA from the University of Oregon, an MSW from Portland State University, and is a licensed clinical social worker. She helps people create pathways between generations, prioritize parenting tasks, and instill financial responsibility in young family members. She has been interviewed on ABC's Good Morning America and 20/20. Her programs are tailored to individuals and families of affluence, financial professionals, family office advisors and estate planning attorneys.
One of modern society’s firmest convictions is that money does, indeed, buy happiness — period, end of discussion. Thayer Cheatham Willis takes this popular assumption to task, casting a revealing light on the sobering reality that financial wealth can, in fact, possibly be detrimental to one's mental, moral, psychological, and emotional well-being.
Tune in for this enlightening conversation on a topic that is rarely discussed and needs to be.
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