LAUREN MIRELES

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER • PARTNER

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Lauren Mireles 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. Her leadership training included traditional classes, and 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, marketing, 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, cycling with her favorite Peloton instructors, yoga, Zumba, and other aerobic and strength classes, walking and hiking, scrapbooking and DIY projects, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. Lauren and her husband, Eli, live outside of Denver, CO and have a two-year-old daughter, Aria.

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 and the Yeske Buie team have welcomed a new team member – Chantal Perez – and are looking forward to helping Chantal get up to speed on life at Yeske Buie via training and mentoring; there’s certainly a lot going on at the firm these days! Lauren and the team are preparing for our upcoming live webinar (register here), writing new contact for our newsletter, TheLiveBigWay® Digest, and preparing for our Annual Staff Retreat in San Francisco.

Outside of the office, Lauren recently celebrated her daughter’s second birthday with family and friends and helping her transition to a new school. It’s been humbling and gratifying to reflect on how much Aria has grown in the past two years, and how full her life is with Aria in it.