Lauren Mireles, FPQP

Partner · Organization and Methods Manager

Vitt_5970Lauren Mireles, FPQPTM holds an M.S in Organizational Development and Knowledge Management from George Mason University and a B.A in International Studies: Business and Economics from California University of Pennsylvania. Lauren also earned her Financial Paraplanner Qualified ProfessionalTM certification from the College for Financial Planning, which helps her stay up-to-date on financial planning practices to better serve Yeske Buie’s Clients.

In conjunction with her bachelor’s degree, Lauren also earned a minor in Leadership. In addition to traditional classes, her leadership training was supplemented by the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People certification and Stephen Covey “Leader for Life” certification. This training inspired Lauren to serve as an AmeriCorps Fellow during her final year of school, and dedicate herself to her university’s Peer Mentoring Program where she helped incoming, undecided students make the transition from high school to college. She continued this leadership focus throughout her master’s degree studies, where she designed and hosted an all-day workshop focused on harnessing one’s inner power, specifically teaching participants a method that involves managing energy rather than managing time to increase one’s productivity.

At Yeske Buie, these leadership experiences are manifested within Lauren’s work with every team in the company – operations, client service, financial planning, and business development. A lot of Lauren’s time is spent managing many of Yeske Buie’s business development initiatives, including planning our special events, coordinating and participating in meetings with centers of influence, planning and promoting our webinars, managing and editing TheLiveBigWay Digest, promoting social media communication, and more. She also develops and runs internal initiatives including Yeske Buie’s annual staff retreats, strategic planning exercises, and other cultural work.

Outside of the office, Lauren enjoys cooking and baking, Zumba, yoga, and other aerobic and strength classes, walking and hiking with her dog, scrapbooking and DIY projects, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. She also spends her time volunteering when she can with organizations such as Dreams for Kids, DC Central Kitchen, Food for Others, and Lost Dog and Cat Foundation.

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 full and fun New Year and she couldn’t have kicked off the year in a better way – Lauren, Yusuf, and Lauren S. officially became part-owners at Yeske Buie on January 1st. Lauren is elated and honored to become partner and is energized to lead the team and firm towards our goals. One of the first steps of this journey was an all-day team building and brainstorming exercise we called our “Think Big Day” which Lauren and other team members planned and executed. The afterglow of all the wonderful ideas shared during the exercise is a big motivator for Lauren and the team who hope to tackle some big projects in 2019 in pursuit of better serving our Clients and each other.

On a personal note, Lauren has been making time to hit the gym on a more regular basis and is enjoying all the fulfilling side effects of doing so. She’s determined to make regular gym classes a part of her lifestyle again rather than a simple New Year’s resolution.

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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