2019 Women's Wellness Forum


Finding Your Balance


Registration Required by New Date Forthcoming

(540) 631-1554



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Hosted by FRWRC & The Laurel Center

Event Sponsored by Sona Bank & Martin's

New Hope Bible Church
"Finding Your Balance"

Morning snacks and lunch provided.

Breakout Sessions:

Keynote Speaker: Amber Valentine of Scale the Limit - A special live video call with Amber will be broadcast for all attendees during lunch.
o Title: Live Out Loud and Your S.H.O.E. Personality
o Description: Using Amber’s S.H.O.E. Personality quiz - explore your different personality behaviors at work verses at home. How you display different feelings and style when dealing with relationships both personal and those of the world around you, to help you navigate your world with some tools and insight.
o Bio: Amber is a Master of Direct Sales, Team-Building Expert, and Dream Activator. A self-made success, teaching millions how to #LiveOutLoud. She made her first impact through Direct Sales driving around a Pink Cadillac and helping others transform externally with her make-up artistry. Now, she travels the world with her message of internal transformation through speaking and coaching. Her ultimate goal is to add eternal transformation by helping others LOVE, on the deepest level, who they are and what they can do every day to make the world theirs, and lead others by example.

• Title: Women’s Self-defense
o Description: This two-hour self-defense class will focus on situational awareness, hands-on techniques, and simulated attacks
o Facilitator: Sgt. Jason Winner- Front Royal Police Department- Criminal Investigations Division
o Bio: “I began my career with FRPD in 2001. I spent several years in patrol where I progressed to Corporal and I was a member of our Emergency Services Team. I briefly left the department in 2006, but rejoined in 2007. I was laterally transferred to Criminal Investigations in 2009 and was promoted to Sergeant in 2013, where I was assigned as a daylight patrol supervisor. I was then laterally transferred to Criminal Investigations in 2017 as the CID Sergeant, where I am currently. I became a defensive tactics instructor in 2011. I am also a field training officer and a general instructor. I routinely teach defensive tactics at the basic police academy. As far as defensive tactics, I have some training in Aikido and Kung Fu, while I was in college. Since becoming a police officer, I have been certified as a Krav Maga combative basic instructor, certified in Gracie Survival Tactics and Smart Force combat basic level training.”

• Title: Spiritual HealthBuilding a Caring Community: A path to health, vitality and spiritual enrichment
o Description: Lately we read in every blog post, magazine article and social media post the importance of self-care and while that is important, I believe that we as a community can do more to care for one another than we can ever do on our own. That community caring is vital to not only our own health but also to our children and families. Join me as we discuss ways in which looking outwards towards others and reaching beyond oneself can be a spiritually enriching experience as well as building a better community for each and every one of us.
o Facilitator: Pastor Carrie Evans of Front Royal Presbyterian Church
o Bio: On February 19, 2019 the Front Royal Presbyterian Church welcomed their newest pastor, the Reverend Caroline B. Evans "Pastor Carrie." She comes to Front Royal with her family - Paul, a banker with Wells Fargo, Jacob, 19-year-old freshman at Roanoke College and Isabelle "Izzy", 15-year-old currently at Fauquier High School. Pastor Carrie graduated from John Handley High School and went on to get her undergraduate degree from James Madison in Speech Pathology and Audiology with a minor in Sign Language. Following James Madison, she moved to Richmond where she attended Union Theological Seminary and met her husband Paul.  She has served churches in Richmond, Charlotte and Warrenton as well as served as the Executive Director for Stafford Junction.

• Financial Wellness -
o Description: in conjunction with VA Cooperative Extension
o Facilitator: Tanya Rosenberry
o Bio:

Title: Embracing Change as You Age: Thriving in Your Mid-Life Years and Beyond
o Description: Join Patty Maples, Transition Coach in a challenging discussion about change. You will be introduced to different theories and ideas about change and transition and will be challenged to take action steps in your own life so you can create a life of joy and delight in your "encore" years. You will walk away with the belief and steps you can take so that the next chapter in your life will be joyful and successful in the ways you uniquely define success.
o Facilitator: Patty Maples
o Bio: Patty retired from a 25-year career in the Federal government in human capital and then launched her coaching business 4 years ago. She now focuses on helping individuals who are going through a major life or career change navigate the challenges that come with change. Patty has a master’s degree in conflict resolution and counseling, and certification from the International Coaching Federation as an Associate Certified Coach. She lives in Berryville and recently served as the Board President of its Main Street Program. She enjoys opportunities to volunteer in her community and church and has a strong interest in advancing the economic interests of women, especially women business owners and in helping women discover their brilliance so that they may give back to their families and communities.

Title: Stepping into Exquisite Self-Care with Patty Maples and Carol Robinson
o Description: Join Patty Maples and Carol Robinson in an interactive and engaging session where you will be reminded of the importance of self-care and learn ways to create daily habits that nurture you and provide you with the ability to face life creatively and joyfully. You will identify certain areas of your life that you can improve upon without feeling guilty or self-indulgent. You will learn that the time you devote to caring for your physical, emotional, and spiritual areas of your life will rejuvenate you and help you create a more joyful and meaningful life.
o Facilitators: Patty Maples and Carol Robinson
o Bio: Patty Maples (see above),
o Bio: Carol C. Robinson retired from a rewarding career in education 8 years ago and started her own business that focuses on coaching and training for entrepreneurs and leaders. Carol has earned a Doctorate in Education (EdD) and certification as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC). She enjoys opportunities to volunteer through community activities, such as the annual Centreville Day, membership in Rotary Club of Centreville-Chantilly, and pro bono coaching with local nonprofit and emerging leaders. Carol was recently recognized for her philanthropic work with the 2019 Sully District Community Champion Award.

Vision Boards
o Description: Forthcoming...
o Facilitator: The Laurel Center
o Bio:

Title: Gentle Yoga – mats will be provided (adaptation of chair yoga if needed)
o Description: Gentle Yoga- Enjoy a relaxing yoga sequence focused on flexibility, breath and meditation. All levels welcome.
o Facilitator: Michele Hamer, owner of Wildfire Yoga
o Bio: Michelle Hamer RYT200, a Yoga Alliance member, has been practicing yoga for 16 years and has been certified to teach yoga since 2016. Owner of Wildfire Yoga located at 205-2 East Main Street in Front Royal, she believes yoga should be for everybody and every body. She offers a variety of yoga classes to fit the community’s needs.

Other sessions available: Women’s Health and Wellness – these are in process. More to come...

Finding Your Balance – Postponed