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 with her dog, scrapbooking and DIY projects, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. Lauren and her husband, Eli, are expecting their first child in May 2022.
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 has been enjoying her first fall season in Colorado by exploring the Hudson Gardens Magic of Jack-O-Lanterns exhibit and the Chatfield Botanical Gardens annual pumpkin festival with her daughter, Aria, and her friends. The colors of fall in Colorado, not just the changing leaves but also the dusk and dawn skies and the stunning mountains, have been lit up in ways Lauren has never seen – beautiful is an understatement! Looking ahead, Lauren is looking forward to visits from her Mom, her best friends from Virginia, her Dad, and maybe a few others.
At Yeske Buie, Lauren has been focusing on producing quality content for readers of our biweekly newsletter, TheLiveBigWay® Digest, recruiting high-potential team members to serve our clients, and planning our special events in Virginia and San Francisco. She has been energized by the opportunity to train and work with our new team members, and looks forward to spending time in-person with her business partners in October.