Beth Bahner has spent most of her career as a public relations professional and consultant writing articles and stories about her clients. Throughout the years, Beth discovered that what she enjoyed most was listening to clients tell stories about their companies, and then documenting those stories for others to read.
Her business evolved to where she now focuses on listening to people share their personal legacy stories and documenting them so they are preserved for future generations. We all have a unique life story that can and should be shared with those who come after us.
She believes that it is important to pass down family stories to our children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Families rarely spend time together. As a result, important family stories and traditions are lost.
Studies have shown that those who know a lot about their families tend to do better when they face challenges. The more children know about their family’s history, the stronger their sense of control over their lives, the higher their self-esteem and the more successfully they believed their families functioned. They realize they are a part of a greater whole.
The first life-inspiring legacy story Beth wrote was that of her father. Listening to him talk about his life, many of the stories were familiar, a few were new to her. All are treasured.
When Beth is not writing a legacy story, she enjoys walking around a nearby lake, kayaking, gardening, entertaining…and, of course, spending time with family.