Being someone who is willing to go above and beyond for the needs of the community takes courage and willpower, but it is worth the effort. A shining example of this quality is Valparaiso resident Lauren Lamb, who has served her community in various ways for years, while at the same time focusing on herself as a person.
“I’ve always strived to make a difference and give back to my community,” Lamb said. “But working on myself over the years has been just as important.”
Lamb’s community service efforts can be traced back to when she first began volunteering for Kiwanis Club and the American Cancer Society while working corporate jobs. After a few years, Lamb took a position as the Outreach and Enrollment Manager for HealthLinc Community Health Center for seven years.
“My job at Healthlinc was to provide local communities with information about the services the company provided and how they could positively affect people’s lives,” Lamb said. “I felt empowered and compelled to help other people, and a job that was very community-focused was the perfect opportunity to do so.”
A few years prior, she became a Beachbody coach in her spare time. Around the end of this past May, Lamb decided to move her life in a different direction and commit all her time to her coaching career.
“I wanted to start taking care of myself more, while also wanting to spend more time with my family,” Lamb said. “After years of hard work and dedication, I realized the potential I have. Growing and developing myself allowed me to do the same for others.”
Lamb stated that her priority in any task is to build and cultivate genuine, healthy relationships. As a Beachbody coach, Lamb works to empower women and help them find themselves so they can thrive rather than survive.
“The best piece of advice I can give is to take time to work on yourself,” Lamb said. “We often wake up and go out to do things for others without really strengthening ourselves, but if you take a little time to solely focus on your mind and soul, you could accomplish so much.”
“There have been many days that have felt overwhelming, but with these positions I’ve had and learning how to take care of me, I feel so much more blessed and empowered,” Lamb said. “I have a much more positive outlook on life now. I’m so incredibly grateful that I was able to get my handle on everything and share it with others.”