About Us

The Story Behind Our Podcast

Behind The Mic

Vanessa Vaughn | Asfalis

Show Host

Prior to founding Asfalis, Vanessa Vaughn worked with fortune 500 brands, Lowe’s Companies and Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, and implemented resilience programs for $50B businesses, impacting over 16 million customers globally.

Her expertise is in equipping executive leadership teams with a strategic response to global risks, to enhance profitability, and maintain an organization’s reputation. Her diverse career includes crisis management and business continuity implementations in London, Mexico, Brazil and 15 domestic locations in aviation, manufacturing, and retail environments.

Vanessa is a former instructor at Queens University of Charlotte McColl School of Business’ Executive Leadership Program, teaching the Business Continuity Management certification course. She holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina and a Bachelor of Arts in Homeland Security and Emergency Management from Savannah State University. Vanessa is a Certified Business Continuity Professional through Disaster Recovery Institute International and an International Standards Organization (ISO) 22301 – Lead Implementer.


Jon Seals | Disaster Recovery Journal


Jon Seals is the editor in chief at Disaster Recovery Journal, the leading publication on business continuity.  Seals is an award-winning journalist with a background in publication design, business media, content management, sports journalism, social media, and podcasting. Seals is an experienced media and communication professional with degrees from Hickey College and Mineral Area College.

About Our Show

Business Resilience Decoded is a multimedia partnership between Disaster Recovery Journal and Asfalis Advisors to educate, inform, and inspire business continuity professionals, globally.

The podcast features short, informative conversations with some of the brightest minds in business continuity and related fields. Vanessa Vaughn gives our guests a comfortable space to provide insight to a large network of business professionals.

Our imaginative outlook and strong relationships with hundreds of expert speakers, authors, vendors, consultants, and practitioners puts Business Resilience Decoded at the forefront of the business podcast industry. Our goal is an informed resilience industry — one challenged and invigorated by a deeper understanding and appreciation of critical events and trending ideas.


Resilient organizations thrive because of the knowledge, preparation, and foresight of listeners like you.

Join Thousands of Listeners Worldwide

Through Disaster Recovery Journal and Asfalis Advisors, Business Resilience Decoded has thousands of member organizations and supporters worldwide. We’ll eventually talk about how many episodes we’ve posted and how many listeners we have reached. Right now, we’re just focused on providing high-quality, smart, entertaining, thought-provoking digital content.


We hope you enjoy the podcast.