Lauren (Grove) Stansell, CFP®

Financial Planner

Grove_5948Lauren (Grove) Stansell, CFP® earned an honors B.S. in Economics, summa cum laude, from Virginia Tech in May 2012. She earned her second honors bachelor’s degree in Finance, summa cum laude, from Virginia Tech’s CFP® Certification Education Track, a CFP Board-Registered program in December 2012. Lauren passed the CFP® exam in July 2014 and became a CFP® professional in February 2015.

Lauren co-founded the Financial Planning Association (FPA®) Student Chapter at Virginia Tech and was the first president of the organization. In the first year of its existence, the chapter grew to over 70 students, making it the largest student chapter in the country. She handed off leadership after the first year, but loved staying involved and helping the chapter advance. Lauren enjoys engaging with the next generation of financial planners; she served as the Co-Director of NexGen for the FPA of the National Capital Area and is now serving as the Director of Marketing Communications for the FPA of San Francisco. She is a graduate of FPA’s Residency Program.

In her free time, Lauren enjoys spending time with family and friends, horseback riding, playing sports, eating and learning how to cook delicious food, traveling and attending sporting events.

Client Focus: As a Financial Planner, Lauren works with the rest of the Financial Planning Team to ensure that clients’ financial planning needs are met and to help them achieve their Live Big® goals.

Current Update: Lauren and her husband, Daniel, are continuing to enjoy the newlywed life. In November, they will travel to Thailand for their honeymoon! They are looking forward to relaxing on the beach, enjoying massages, taking Thai cooking and fruit carving classes, and adventuring around Thailand to soak in everything it has to offer (via foot, kayak, and snorkel fins).

Lauren recently had the privilege of attending the Financial Planning Association’s Annual Conference to celebrate Dave’s big award! She really enjoyed spending time with the entire Yeske Buie team celebrating and she learned a lot in the great conference sessions she attended.

Additionally, Lauren recently took on the role of Co-Coordinator for FPA NexGen’s social media. She’s getting more involved in the different social media platforms, helping to put together a media plan, and working to get more interaction on all platforms.

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“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that others won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” ~Marianne Williamson