Choosing the right life coach training program is a big decision.
A lot of talented people dream of having a coaching business, but aren’t quite sure how to get there. The process often begins with research, and in some cases lots of it. We get it - there’s an abundance of coach training programs out there to choose from.
Figuring out what path to take can be overwhelming. So many questions!
- Is ICF accreditation important?
- How long does it take to become a coach?
- How much do life coaches make?
- What job opportunities are available in the coaching industry?
- Will my investment in training pay off?
So how do you know which program is right for you?
In our experience, it’s a head + heart decision. The trick is to figure out which program you vibe with on all levels:
At Lumia Coaching, we train and certify adventurous coaches, making sure you’ve got all you need to build a business you love and transform lives, on your terms.
So what does that look like around here?
1. Incredible Education with Diverse Instructors
Expect to stretch your mind.
As an International Coaching Federation (ICF) accredited program, we offer industry leading life coach training and a direct pathway to ICF credentialing. In as little as 6 months, you’ll be prepared to launch your coaching career with confidence. And if you'd like to pursue your ICF coaching credential, we are a Level 2 program that can prepare you to meet the requirements for either your Associate Certified Coach (ACC) or Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential.
Lumia's evidence-based coach training program is rooted in Positive Psychology & Appreciative Inquiry. We make learning accessible and informative through a curriculum that’s delivered entirely online. Don’t expect canned recorded lectures though - our combination of live weekly classes, small group cohort learning, personalized mentoring, and guided practice coaching sessions will keep you fully engaged from start to finish.
Coaching doesn’t take a one-size-fits-all approach to life, and neither do you. With 21 diverse experts teaching from within their specialties, you’ll be exposed to a variety of techniques, styles, and frameworks to broaden your toolkit. Lumia's instructors will dare you to think outside the box, embrace your own unique story, and inspire your clients to do the same.
Our syllabus is engaging, and guaranteed to get your synapses firing! A sampling from the curriculum includes:
- Coaching Conversation Frameworks
- Active Listening
- The Art of Questioning
- Entrepreneurship 101
- Mindfulness in Coaching
- Goal Setting Theory
- Choosing Your Niche
2. Real World Application & Business Training
We believe you deserve to build a coaching practice you love.
Some coaching programs give you the theories, then send you on your way. But here at Lumia, we recognize that learning how to coach is just one part of the equation. You also want to know how to get your message out there, attract the clients you most want to serve, and make a positive impact on the world around you.
In our business training modules, you’ll learn:
- How to explore a coaching niche
- Preparing for business launch
- Authentic sales skills
- Strategies to build your brand and online presence
- Entrepreneurship fundamentals
3. Connected, Supportive, Global Community
This isn’t a life coaching program, it’s a life changing program.
We’re with you for the long haul. Expect to amplify your growth with ongoing support from our thriving community of fellow students, program graduates, and experts.
Got a question? Someone from the Lumia family will always have your back.
Need more coaching practice sessions? No problem.
Want to run a business idea by an experienced colleague? Friend, we got you.
If there’s one thing we know, it’s that together we’re a force to be reckoned with. From our private Facebook groups, to regular office hours with Lumia co-founders John Kim and Noelle Cordeaux, a vibrant network of support is always just a click away.
And get this: community doesn’t end at graduation. It’s just the beginning! We offer opportunities for continuing education, connection, and collaboration... for life.
Lumia alumni enjoy:
- In-person retreats and events
- Continuing education training seminars and workshops
- The opportunity to become a Lumia contributor via our social media and blog
- Sharing resources, industry trends, and job leads
Our community of incredible people sets us apart from any other coaching organization out there. We have built a true network of life coaches who work together, play together, lift each other up, and cheer each other on through the ups and downs of life.
But don’t just take our word for it!
Check out what our graduates are saying:
"Why Choose Lumia?"
“Lumia is progressive, creative, diverse....modern coaching for the modern world. I love the ongoing power of community as a connecting thread through theory, practice and support.” - Cat Simmons www.catalystcat.co.uk IG: @littlegreenguru
“For me it has been community, community and more community. There is an authenticity about the Lumia instructors as well as the students that is like no other. This feeling of authenticity is rooted in Noelle & John’s leadership and influence. There was no other coaching program that resonated with me the way Lumia has.” - Barb Haynes barbmatiashaynes.com IG: @barbmatiashaynes
“People had been encouraging me to become a coach for a while, but I’m a pretty creative and non-traditional person, and I didn’t see what I was looking for. I discovered John and Noelle's work and it spoke to me. I then discovered The Everything Life Coaching podcast and listened to every episode. After speaking with members of the Lumia community, it was an easy decision.” - Dominic Velando IG: @hyperfocusdom
“Lumia changed my life! I was hooked immediately when I saw Noelle and John’s talking about what the program was about. I felt the sincerity and love behind their message and the way they practice coaching. I was certified back in 2017 and fast forward to 2021, I work for myself as an Astrologer and Spiritual Coach. I am still in touch with the Lumia community who has helped me so, so much... and it’s all because I decided to take the coaching certification program 4 years ago. I will always be grateful to Lumia for inspiring me, teaching me, and pushing me to become the entrepreneur I am today.” - Millly Murillo astroconsciousness.com IG: @astro_consciousness
“Heart. When I was researching other programs, Lumia was the only one that stood out to me as having heart. It felt real, true, authentic. A place that cared about me and my uniqueness and would work with me to evolve that even further, while training me to be an amazing coach.” - Kyrie Puaoi IG: @mama.beast.mode
“It was Noelle. Over the course of a year, I researched other programs, but I kept going back to my interview with Noelle. Her care, passion, and clarity really drew me in. Also her description of the community, which is very appealing to me. She set the bar for all the other conversations and no one could meet that bar.” - Alex Streczyn-Woods View Coach Alex's profile
Wondering if Lumia Coaching is the right fit for you?
- If you have an amazing idea for a coaching practice and want to get a gut check…
- If you want to understand the future of coaching and the 4.5 trillion dollar wellness marketplace…
- If you want to begin to use the power of your story to make a bigger impact…
- If you have a question that isn’t answered here…
… we encourage you to schedule a quick call with us!
We love talking to all those who are exploring a coaching journey and we welcome the chance to talk all things coaching and discover if this could be a fit.