Lauren Mireles, FPQP

Organization and Methods Manager

Vitt_5970Lauren Mireles, FPQPTM earned a bachelor’s degree in International Studies: Business and Economics with a minor in Leadership from California University of Pennsylvania. Her leadership training was supplemented by the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People certification and Stephen Covey “Leader for Life” certification. At California University, Lauren served as an AmeriCorps Fellow and completed 300 hours of community service during her final year of school. She was also dedicated to her university’s Peer Mentoring program where she helped incoming, undecided students make the transition from high school to college.

Lauren earned her Financial Paraplanner Qualified ProfessionalTM certification from the College for Financial Planning in 2013. Her growing involvement in the firm inspired her to further her knowledge of financial planning to better serve our Clients. Currently, Lauren is pursuing a master’s degree in Organization Development and Knowledge Management from George Mason University.

Lauren enjoys volunteering as often as she can with organizations such as Dreams for Kids, DC Central Kitchen, Food for Others, and Lost Dog and Cat Foundation. In her free time, she enjoys cooking and baking, Zumba, yoga, and other aerobic and strength classes, scrapbooking, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

Client Focus: Lauren approaches her work with Clients by viewing herself as a sounding board. She focuses on listening to a Client’s story, building an authentic relationship with them, and working to anticipate their needs proactively.

Current Update: Lauren is looking forward to a number of exciting events and projects this spring. First up is Yeske Buie’s live webinar on the topic of Financial Literacy which Lauren will be helping to plan and present with several Yeske Buie team members – learn more about the webinar here. A few weeks later, Lauren will be traveling to San Francisco for an in-person meeting with all the pilot firms who participated in the Financial Planner Re-Entry Initiative co-sponsored by CFP Board and iRelaunch. Then in mid-May, the Yeske Buie team will be hosting a social gathering with a dynamic discussion titled “Financial Planning is Magic!” – learn more and register for the event here. Finally, Lauren will be celebrating the end of her challenging and rewarding Master’s degree journey with friends and family at the end of May.

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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