Léony deGraaf Hastings practically grew up in the financial industry, with her father being a distinguished financial advisor for more than 50 years. Léony started as his Assistant and soon began her own financial advisor career in the family firm 25 years ago. She has since built her own recognized and awarded financial planning firm in Burlington, where she resides with her husband in their empty nest.
Appreciating a close bond with her grandparents, and losing her Mom to breast cancer in 2000, Léony found herself gravitating towards helping women and seniors with complete retirement and estate planning. The clarity and peace of mind she brings her clients is very rewarding.
Recognizing this passion, deGraaf took specialized education to earn her Elder Planning Counselor (EPC) and Certified Executor’s Advisor (CEA) designations. Most importantly, Léony is fully qualified as a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) professional – the most recognized financial planning designation worldwide, confirming the gold standard in ethics and financial planning proficiency.
Many clients come to Léony during a life transition, such as divorce, retirement, or after the death of a spouse or parent, looking for guidance and reassurance. She combines her financial acumen with a compassionate approach, making her clients feel comfortable discussing their financial concerns. Léony’s focus is to break down complicated financial matters into clear, simple, relatable terms for her clients, so they feel empowered to make good financial decisions. Together, let’s simplify the seasons of life