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 is excited to almost be done with her first graduate school course! Lauren started the Masters in Advanced Financial Planning (with a concentration in estate taxation and a concentration in income taxation) at Golden Gate University in January. Her first class was Tax Research and Decision Making; she learned how to research the tax code and write letters to clients and the IRS. It was challenging and she learned a lot of new information. Now it’s time to take the final!

Lauren also recently attended the RobustWealth Digital Advice Conference in Big Sky, Montana. She was asked to be on the women’s panel during the conference; the panel was fun and informative and was received extremely well by the audience. The women on the panel discussed their passions and how they serve Clients. They also shared ideas for getting more women into the Financial Planning Profession.

Lauren is looking forward to her upcoming road trip from Las Vegas to Phoenix. She and Daniel will stop through: Bryce National Park, Zion National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, the Valley of Fire, Horseshoe Bend, and more beautiful locations!

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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