Lauren Stansell, CFP®

Financial Planner

Grove_5948Lauren 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: Lauren successfully completed her first graduate school class – Tax Research and Decision Making. She has now started her second course – Advanced Federal Income Taxation – and is enjoying the depth of learning she is experiencing. She’s getting used to the online class format, with discussion posts, quizzes, video lectures, and more.

Lauren recently attended FPA Retreat in Arizona with Elissa, Dave, and Yusuf (after a phenomenal week-long road trip with her husband through Zion National Park, Page, Arizona, Antelope Canyon, and the Grand Canyon!). Lauren was on the Task Force that planned the Retreat and had so much fun seeing it come to life. She enjoyed some fantastic education sessions, reconnecting with friends, and meeting many new people. This is one of Lauren’s favorite conferences.

Lauren also spent a week in Virginia to attend the Yeske Buie event on May 15th in Tysons Corner. She really enjoyed the wonderful conversations had with all!

Now that Lauren is back in San Francisco (at least for a couple days), she’s looking forward to a visit to wine country with college friends who will be in town and the FPA NorCal conference right after Memorial Day. NorCal is a top-level conference where she knows she will learn a lot in a short amount of time.

Lauren and her husband, Daniel, have gotten into Barrys Bootcamp over the last six months – an exhilarating (and exhausting) workout with loud music, dim lights, and intense intervals between the treadmill and weightlifting. They really enjoy the atmosphere and the activity.

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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