We had the good fortune of connecting with Michelle Slagell and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Michelle, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Risk taking: how do you think about risk, what role has taking risks played in your life/career?

I’ve always been a planner by nature, making strategic choices that are going to take me to where I want or need to be. But I’ve learned as I’ve gotten older that complacency tends to be riskier than taking a chance or that leap of faith, risking failure. I took a risk by changing the trajectory of my career in 2019 and I could not be happier with the journey so far. I am honored to be serving my clients who are becoming my friends on this journey and my friends who are becoming my clients. There is risk in not having a strategy to retire comfortably, caring for your family or just protecting the financial future of the ones you care about the most. My number one priority is you. Learning what’s most important to you, what your comfort with risk is when investing and then creating a personalized strategy to meet your goals and continuing to work together as life happens. It all starts with a conversation, let’s chat!

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I began my financial service career in October of 1999, right at the peak of the “Tech Bubble,” working for a leading global asset management firm right here in Colorado. I was fortunate to be surrounded by amazing talent and have experienced firsthand the ups and downs of various market cycles and events over the past two decades. In 2019, I began a new chapter in my professional career and joined Edward Jones. I chose Edward Jones because of their strong values and culture. I am thrilled to be working right here close to home in Parker with a focus on serving and helping people in my community.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Colorado has so many beautiful places and things to do and see, one could spend weeks trying to visit and do them all! When I have family and friends in town, I try to keep it local and simple so that we can spend as much quality time together as possible. We’ll hit some of the local boutique shops in the area, grab a bite to eat at one of the local breweries. Depending on the time of year we may do some paddle boarding at Bear Creek or Aurora Reservoir. We may take a drive to Colorado Springs to visit Manitou Springs and climb the incline or visit some of the other more touristy sites like Garden of the Gods. I love to take everyone who is not as familiar with CO to Red Rocks for a little workout climbing the stairs and for some great selfies with all the beautiful “Red Rocks” as their backdrop.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I dedicate a lot of my success to my two kids. Without them, and their patience and support while growing up, I would not be where I am today.

Website: https://edwardjones.com/michelle-slagell

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelleslagell/

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