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 strives to empower Clients to pursue their Live Big lives, to be their “deep breath” in times of need, and to facilitate and participate in the meaningful relationships built. Lauren is also deeply involved in Yeske Buie’s recruiting, hiring, onboarding and training processes; always working to ensure Yeske Buie’s processes are efficient, effective, and up-to-date.

Current Update: To wrap up 2017: Lauren and her husband, Daniel, went on their honeymoon in November. They traveled to Thailand (Phuket, Koh Yao Yai, and Kho Yao Noi) and had an amazing time! Their adventure was full of delicious Thai food, a Thai cooking class, a kayaking trip, meals at the water’s edge (under the sun and under the stars), an exciting monkey encounter, a trip to the ethical Phuket Elephant Sanctuary, and a lot of rest and relaxation on the beaches and by the pools. And so many more amazing experiences, sights, and tastes. It was fantastic!

Lauren and Daniel then returned for a trip to her sister Alisson’s graduation and a visit to Northern Virginia to see family and friends. They spent the rest of the holidays in San Francisco enjoying this wonderful city – hikes, shared family meals and fireworks.

Looking into 2018: Lauren is thrilled to be starting graduate school at Golden Gate University. She will be pursuing a Master’s in Advanced Financial Planning with concentrations in Estate Planning and Taxation. Time to get back to the books!

Lauren will also be attending the FPA Retreat conference in Arizona in April. She is a part of the Retreat Task Force again this year and has been involved with helping to brainstorm and plan the conference. It’s always a thoroughly educational and fun time and she’s looking forward to it.

Lauren sends wishes for a happy, healthy, and joyous 2018 to all!

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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