Note that not all events are listed here. Please see our Google calendar (located on the home page) for developmental meetings, study nights, fundraising events, volunteer opportunities, and socials.
Professional Meeting January 28 | 7–8 PM Beth Cox-Hellingsworth with VGM will be speaking with us about how to deal with and move on from receiving negative feedback.
Beth describes herself as a forward thinker and a dreamer, constantly striving to improve both professionally and personally. With over ten years and VGM, she currently serves as the Director of Content Strategy. On the side, she manages her own lifestyle coaching company, which she founded last year. Beth also enjoys reading as well as spending time with her husband and pets.
Professional Meeting February 25 | 7–8 PM Amanda Lynch with Western Home Communities will be speaking with us about health and wellness.
Amanda has served as the Director of Wellness at the Western Home Communities for the past six years. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa in Human Movement and Exercise Science ('10). Through her professional career Amanda has obtained additional certifications in personal training, health coaching, fall prevention programming, as well as Parkinson’s specific classes. Amanda provides classroom instruction, one on one training, nutrition counseling, and healthy cooking classes to residents and staff. Upon its opening in May of 2018, Amanda manages the Grosse Wellness and Aquatic Center located within Jorgensen Plaza for Well-Being at the Western Home Communities.
Amanda is the President of the Cedar Trails Partnership as well as a past graduate of the Cedar Valley Leadership Institute class of 2017. She is married to Ryan Lynch (UNI '10) and they have two children and one dog; Madeline (3), Rowan (7 months), and Oliver. She enjoys fitness of any kind, reading, spending time outdoors with family, and relaxing at her home in Cedar Falls.
Professional Meeting April 1 | 7–8 PM Amy Wienands will be speaking with us on April 1st about "Goal Setting and Continually Developing Yourself."
Amy was born and raised in the Cedar Valley and grew up with loving, supportive & inspiring parents and was blessed to be raised with her two sisters. She graduated from Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa with a degree in psychology, and took her first real job in Chicago in the Cook County Jail teaching employability skills to inmates. With numerous trips on the "L" to and from work, she read a book that her dad gave her called "The Magic of Thinking Big". After reading this book she knew the Cook County Jail wasn’t her true calling and made the decision to move back to the Cedar Valley and seek out an opportunity to make a mark on our community. She then started her own real estate company which has flourished and become a great success.
Professional Meeting April 29 | 7–8 PM Lynn Blythe with the Grundy County Hospital will be speaking with us on April 29th about "How to Say No."
Lynn grew up in Grundy Center, IA, and earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Iowa and a master's degree in accounting from the University of Northern Iowa. She currently works at Grundy County Memorial Hospital where she has led the implementation of telehealth in the hospital and the community, giving rural residents easier access to health care specialists. She is also very passionate about care for young children and giving back through not-for-profit organizations. In 2014, she was recognized by The Courier as a person of influence in their “20 under 40” series.
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