Coach Spotlight is our chance to shine a light on some of the amazing graduates of Lumia's coach training program!
Name: Leslie Wier
Job: Health Coach Supervisor at Noom
1. What was your biggest takeaway from Lumia's coach training?
Confidence. I started the program at a very uncomfortable time in my life. I was living in Japan by myself, processing childhood trauma in new ways and dealing with feelings of abandonment in my platonic and romantic relationships while trying to figure out the next step in my career.
Coach training helped me to process and move through everything I was going through personally while also providing direction in my career. I realized that everything I loved about teaching was coaching, and the program helped to prepare me for making that transition. A few months after I finished, I enrolled in the University of Missouri’s Positive Coaching MEd, and it’s only been going up from there!
2. How did you transform personally during the program?
The training was a catalyst for me and marked a paradigm shift in the way I view myself in relation to the world around me. It introduced and cultivated in me the positive psychological skills needed to thrive – resilience, perseverance, a growth mindset.
I see life through an entirely different set of lenses now. I love myself and truly believe that I deserve to acknowledge my strengths and successes. I’ve become a rockstar at setting personal boundaries to support my mental health, and more assertive of my needs. Basically everything that needed to happen in order for me to avoid a midlife crisis one day!
3. How are you practicing coaching today?
I work as a health coach and a coach supervisor at Noom. I not only get to coach Noom’s users through behavior change to reach their health goals, but I also get to coach my coaches as they improve in their skills. I love my job and work for an incredible, positive company that is making huge strides in the realms of technology and behavioral health.
4. From a business perspective: What did you gain from completing the program?
A much better understanding of how to start my own business and what’s involved in the process of building it. Also, an incredible network of coaches to help support me in that endeavor.
5. What would you say to someone who’s interested in taking Lumia's coach training?
I found the program back in the day when it was still in its infancy. I’m the type of person that wants to know what I’m getting into before I drop thousands of dollars on something, so I scoured the internet to try to find reviews on the program and came up empty because it was still very new.
Still, something nagged at me. My gut was telling me that there was something right about it, so I took a risk and in the end, it was well worth it. I met one of my dearest friends in the program, discovered myself as a person, and my passion. As with anything worth doing, if you put the work into it you won’t regret it!
Ready to Become A Coach?
One of our values at Lumia is that we dare to be different. Our life coaches like Leslie ignore the expectations society tries to impose on them, and seek to live from their own truth instead. If you are ready to step into your power and you’d like a partner in the process, come check out Lumia Life Coach Training. Grounded in science, our ICF accredited program features authentic instructors, a robust curriculum, and business instruction to prepare you for liftoff.