Dear AIM Utah Members:
Our next AIM General Membership Luncheon will be Thursday, April 8th, and you are invited to participate!
This will be a Virtual Lunch Meeting and AIM will provide lunch via a $25 DoorDash gift card to the first 100 registrants!
The Virtual AIM Lunch will start at 11:45 am and we hope you can participate! We expect the meeting to last 60-90 minutes and many of your peers will be participating!
Registered participants will receive a separate email with the Meeting ID and password on the day before the event.
AIM will send a $25 DoorDash Gift Card to the first 100 participants who register before end of day Monday, April 5th.
This month's featured speaker is:
Noelle Pikus Pace
Our April meeting features Noelle Pikus Pace. Noelle is a former Winter Olympian who has spent the past years exploring and defining how we can all excel – at whatever we choose to do. Noelle will talk about her Olympic experience and preparation – including the tragic accident that almost cost her her Olympic medal dreams and goals, what she has learned about resilience and how she has turned those learnings into a methodology that she has used and shared to help anyone, anywhere achieve their goals.
Noelle Pikus Pace graduated from Mountain View High School in Orem, Utah in 2001. In high school she competed in soccer, basketball, softball, track and field, bobsled and skeleton. She went on to run track and field at Utah Valley University and graduated in 2005 1st team All-American with a bachelor’s degree in community health. During that time, she also broke the UVU high jump record, was the NJCAA National Discus Champion and became the first American woman to ever win the Overall World Cup Title in skeleton. She was favored to win the gold medal going into the 2006 winter Olympics. At the U.S. Olympic trials in October of 2005 an unfortunate accident kept her from competing at the Olympic Games. A bobsled unexpectedly came out of the track and hit her. She sustained a compound fracture to her lower right leg and was unable to compete in the Olympics. One year later, she came back to win the World Championships by the largest margin the history of the sport. She continued on with her education and received a master’s degree in business administration in 2007. In 2008 Noelle decided to take a year off from competition and she and her husband Janson had a little girl, Lacee Lynne Pace. Noelle competed in the 2010 Winter Olympics, on a sled that her husband built, and was the top U.S finisher finishing 4th, just one-tenth of a second out of the medals. She retired after the Olympics to spend more time with her family and Noelle and Janson had a baby boy named Traycen in 2011. The summer of 2012, Noelle and Janson decided that she would give it one last try to earn an Olympic medal, but only if their family could all travel together. Their dream became a reality February 14, 2014 as Noelle crossed the finish line, winning the silver medal at the Sochi, Russia Olympic Winter Games. The incredible moment was solidified as Noelle jumped into the stands to embrace her family while shouting, “We did it!”. In 2015, they added twin boys to their family. Noelle is the author of “Focused: Keeping Your Life on Track One Choice at a Time”. She and Janson currently manage their company, Inspire Higher, where they strive to help individuals live on purpose through elite online courses, masterclasses, programs and consulting.
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We hope you can make it to this event!
The AIM Board