L to R above: Natasha Quinn, practice support associate; Sarah Auernhammer, wealth advisor; Kirstin Wilson, office professional

Thrivent is a Fortune 500 diversified financial services organization providing clients with advice, investments, insurance, banking and generosity programs. Wealth advisor Sarah Auernhammer joined the firm in 2001. She gives back by partnering with Habitat for Humanity of Greater LA; over the last 16 years she has organized local build days and helped build homes all over the world.

Describe your work.

“As a wealth advisor, I combine financial expertise and purpose-based planning to give my clients clarity on where they are today and their path forward. I strive to help my clients reach their personal version of success with confidence.”

Why did you decide to work for Thrivent?

“I’m proud to be a wealth advisor at Thrivent. At Thrivent, we view money not as a goal, but as a tool—one that can afford a life rich in meaning and gratitude. What I love most about my job is that I get to work alongside my clients and provide them with personalized financial guidance at all stages of their life.”

What should someone look for in an advisor?

“Someone who meets regularly with their clients and takes a genuine interest in their goals; who provides financial education about investing; who has a proven track record of accomplishments; who has a passion for finance and the analytics that goes with investing; and who is transparent in explaining the risks of investing and the fees the client is paying. My practice incorporates all of these characteristics.”

What are you especially grateful for today?

“I’m grateful for my loyal clients, who put their confidence in me and have referred me to their family and friends over the years. I’m grateful for my family and close friends in this community, who lift me up and believe in me. I’m also grateful for all my team members, who make me better at what I do every day.”

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