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: Three months post-graduation, Lauren finally feels that she has regained her energy and is looking forward to a productive end of the year. She recently channeled this energy when she co-hosted Yeske Buie’s live webinar, Back-to-School: Strategies for Success, with her teammates Lauren Stansell and Yusuf Abugideiria recording of the webinar can be found here. Now looking ahead, Lauren is excited to get working on several projects at Yeske Buie that will require her to tap into her creative mind, a skill she loves to employ. She also looks forward to seeing our West Coast Clients at our San Francisco event on September 12th!

Outside of work, Lauren is back in the gym regularly attending Body Pump and Zumba classes, both of which help her continue to boost her energy. Her recent travels down the Pacific Highway and a girls trip to Austin have also rejuvenated her spirits.

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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