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 be in the final stages of the next round of hiring for our two Financial Planning Resident positions open in San Francisco. It’s always enjoyable to meet so many qualified and impressive candidates and learn more about their histories and passion for the financial planning profession. The two new Residents will start in San Francisco in the summer of 2019.

Lauren also recently attended Schwab IMPACT, Schwab’s annual conference, in Washington, D.C. with Elissa, Dave, Lauren M., and Yusuf. There were enlightening educational sessions on taxes, estate planning, succession planning, and talent management/career paths/hiring. Lauren, Lauren M., and Yusuf each attended different breakout sessions to gather as much information and learning as possible, and spent some great time talking with students in attendance. And, the final night event was held in Union Station – a beautiful place for a party!

Lauren and her husband, Daniel, just returned from their Thanksgiving trip to Europe – Paris, Dijon, Reims, Epernay, Amsterdam. It was full of (a LOT) of walking through these beautiful European cities, snacking on tasty morsels, tasting wine and champagne, enjoying Christmas markets, and enjoying the views throughout wine country and along the canals.

Lauren is looking forward to continuing the holiday season, wrapping her office door in wrapping paper (her annual tradition around Christmas), and seeing a lot of family before the end of the year! Happy Holidays to all!

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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