Evidence-Based Life Coach Training

Transform Lives Using Your Unique Expertise

Lumia Signature offers advanced coach training to help new and established coaches launch a successful practice and prepare for international accreditation with the ICF. It’s also right for internal coaches, human resource professionals, and others who’d like to incorporate the tools of coaching into their lives and careers.

But that’s not all. Signature is also for the dreamers, helpers, and changemakers. Because this isn’t a cookie cutter coach training program. It’s a place for people like you: dynamic, progressive, and committed to transforming lives.

Together we’re smashing the status quo with the ultimate aim of helping humans thrive.

Signature meets you where you’re at with accessible, online education that’s bite sized and actionable. The full experience takes about 9 months to complete, and it begins with our Essentials coach training.

You’ll progress through weekly live classes with a small cohort of peers, learning the frameworks, tools, and methodologies necessary to become a high-impact, professional coach. Upon completion of Essentials, you’ll seamlessly advance into Signature, the second stage of your training.

As a Signature student, expect to go beyond the fundamentals. You’ll steadily hone your craft through a combination of weekly classes, mentoring sessions, live coaching observation, and direct feedback from ICF credentialed coaches.

This is where it’s at for professional coaches who are ready to stand out from the pack. (And who want to have a great time while doing it.)

The one-two punch of Essentials + Signature takes you to the next level. By the time you’re done, you’ll have everything you need to earn your ACC or PCC credential with the ICF.

Upcoming Cohort Start Dates

Sunday, June 23rd, 2024


June 23, 2024


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Wednesday, July 10, 2024


July 10, 2024


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Wednesday, September 18, 2024


September 18, 2024


5:00 pm



EXPEDITED COHORT: September 24, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4PM PT

Get your ICF credential with Lumia.

If your aim is to differentiate yourself as a coach, Signature will help you achieve it.

Signature is right for you if...

You’re ready to develop the skills, tools and advanced techniques to open your own coaching practice
You’d like to work as an in-house coach in a business or corporate setting.
You’re interested in professional and personal growth and development
You’re looking for a supportive community to keep you accountable and motivated
You want to receive feedback, gain experience, and work directly with high-level coach instructors
You’re eager to work with people from all walks of life, including corporate and executive clients
You want to command a higher rate as an ICF credentialed coach
You’d like to work toward your ICF ACC or PCC credential
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7 key steps

What You’ll Learn

Led by 20+ expert instructors from diverse backgrounds, the program is delivered via LIVE weekly training sessions online, plus regular opportunities to connect with the Lumia team to answer your questions on all things coaching.

Our outside-the-box approach has helped over 2,500 adventurous coaches launch thriving practices, and focuses on 7 key steps:

  • Clarify Your Adventurous Vision

  • Uncover Your Unique Coaching Strengths & Process

  • Hone Your Coaching Skills

  • Assemble Your Business Toolkit

  • Identify Your Ideal Client & Coaching Niche

  • Discover How Coaching Skills Apply Across Industries

  • Find Your Place In The World of Coaching

What You’ll Get in Signature

Everything Included in Essentials


Coaching Mastery

  • A refined understanding of the topics introduced in Essentials, with advanced coaching skills rooted in the ICF Core Competencies
  • Live observation coaching with personalized feedback - in every class!
  • 25 hours of practice coaching and practical application of your skills
  • Review and written feedback on your recorded coaching sessions from an ICF credentialed faculty member
  • Individual and group mentoring from ICF credentialed instructors - a dedicated space to bring your questions, explore case studies, receive practice opportunities, and discuss the art and science of coaching in greater depth
  • Increased confidence in your effectiveness as a coach through feedback and practice

Preparation For Your ICF Credential

  • The full 125 ICF Educational Hours necessary for your ACC or PCC Credential
  • All mentor coaching hours required by the ICF, including:
     - 7 hours of group mentoring
     - 3 one-on-one mentor sessions
  • Test prep for the ICF Credentialing exam through mock quizzes and exams
  • An in-house performance evaluation for your ICF application from a PCC Evaluator

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Signature Curriculum

Upon completion of the Essentials program, you’ll embark on the second phase of your journey toward coaching mastery. In Signature, you’ll receive 16 weeks of further live instruction, with the addition of coaching observation and feedback, mentoring from PCC-level credentialed coaches, and preparation to apply for your coaching credential from the International Coaching Federation.

Interested in getting your certification in just 10 weeks?

Get on the fast track to your future career as a coach and earn your certification in half the time. Schedule a no-obligation conversation with a member of our admissions team to learn more about the Expedited Program and our flexible financing options.

Signature Classes

  • Foundation

    • Signature Orientation
    • ICF Code of Ethics
    • Embodying A Coaching Mindset
  • Co-Creating the Relationship

    • Powerful Coaching Agreements
    • Cultivating Trust With Clients
  • Communicating Effectively

    • Advanced Active Listening
    • Tools & Techniques for Client Awareness
  • Cultivating Learning & Growing

    • Coaching Roulette
    • Transformative Goal Setting
    • Celebrating Client Success
    • Performance Evaluation Prep
For more detail and to see course descriptions, take a look at our Course Catalog.
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Can't decide?  You can enroll in Essentials as your first step, and add on Signature at any time for $4,695. If you bundle them together at the start of your training, you’ll save $1,000.

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Why are ICF coaching credentials valuable?

At this time, the International Coaching Federation credential represents the industry gold standard. We don’t see that changing anytime soon. In fact, we believe the ICF seal of approval for life coach training programs will only continue to rise in prominence over the years to come.

Here’s what we’ve been observing in the coaching industry over the last several years:

1. Many long-established coach certification programs are applying for ICF accreditation. Why? Because they recognize that more and more coaching clients are looking to hire ICF-credentialed coaches.

2. Human resource departments are vetting coach qualifications. Businesses are leading employers of professional coaches. They are also among the highest paying clients. Whether you want to land a corporate job as an internal coach or are hoping to book more business coaching contracts… ICF credentials can give you a competitive edge.

When I finish Signature, will I have my ICF credential?

Lumia is accredited by the International Coach Federation as a Level 2 Program (ACC and PCC credentialing paths). We prepare you to apply for your credential with the ICF, but we do not review and approve your credential application - the ICF is the only organization that can do that. 

Upon completion of Signature, you’ll have acquired the skills and training you need to become an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) or Professional Certified Coach (PCC). Through the course of your training, you’ll receive: 

  • 125 ICF Educational Hours
  • 7.5 Hours of Group Mentoring
  • 3 One-on-One Mentor Coaching Sessions
  • ICF Credentialing Exam Prep
  • Step by Step Guidance on Getting Credentialed
  • 50 Hours toward Coaching Experience Hours for ICF Credentialing 
  • In-House ICF Performance Evaluation of A Recorded Coaching Session
  • Observational Coaching with Written Feedback

Upon successful graduation of Lumia’s Essentials and Signature programs, what remains is for you to complete the total number of coaching experience hours you’ll need to apply to the ICF (a total of 100 to apply for the ACC credential, or 500 for the PCC.) 

Once you’ve accumulated those coaching hours, you’ll work with the ICF directly to apply for your credential. After your submission is approved, the ICF will then invite you to take the Credentialing Exam.

What’s the difference between the ACC and PCC credential?

The ICF offers three coach credentials to reflect your current level of training, experience, and mastery of the ICF Core Competencies. They are:

Associate Certified Coach (ACC)

  • 60 hours of qualifying education
  • 100 hours of client coaching experience

‍Professional Certified Coach (PCC) 

  • 125 hours of qualifying education
  • 500 hours of client coaching experience

‍Master Certified Coach (MCC) 

  • 200 hours of qualifying education
  • Hold or have held a PCC Credential
  • 2,500 hours of client coaching experience

You can learn more about the distinctions, and how to qualify for each here.

I’m not interested in the ICF credential - is Signature still worth it?

We offer advanced training because we’ve seen how this curriculum opens doors, provides deeper insights, and boosts the confidence of our graduates. 

The Signature experience provides you with more opportunities for hands-on practice to hone and refine your coaching skills. Throughout the program, you’ll receive personal feedback from ICF credentialed instructors - an added benefit that is not included in Essentials. 

As a Signature student, you’ll drill deeper into the ICF core competencies, with an opportunity to translate those theories into practice in every class. You’ll get the chance to observe and practice coaching in the classroom each week, and will also submit several recordings of your client coaching sessions for instructor feedback. Along the way, you’ll log an additional 25 hours of coaching experience to further build your skills and confidence as a coach.

While ICF credentials may not be necessary for your path as a coach right now, it’s something you may decide to pursue down the road. In our experience, there are four major reasons people choose to pursue this path. They include:

  • To better serve your current and future clients through advanced mastery of the coaching craft
  • To access a wider array of employment opportunities, particularly in corporate and business settings
  • For personal and professional development
  • To work with specific clients who require ICF credentials

Whether or not you ultimately choose to pursue an ICF credential, you’ll come away from Signature with increased confidence, more insights into the tools and techniques of coaching, and a better understanding of your unique style and impact as a coach.

Why should I choose Lumia?

In our experience, this is a head + heart decision. There are a lot of great coach training programs out there, so the trick is to figure out which one you vibe with on all levels: Intellectual, Vision & Values, Community, and Return on Investment.

So what sets Lumia apart? 

1. Evidence-Based, Accessible Education

Our 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.

2. Diverse Expertise

Coaching doesn’t take a one-size-fits-all approach to life, and neither do you. Rather than having just one or two teachers, we’ve curated a world class group of more than 20 expert instructors. Together, our team represents 25 academic disciplines, with skills that translate across education, law, nonprofit, technology, consumer goods, and corporate sectors. Most are ICF Credentialed, and all of them are experts in their field of knowledge. Our instructors will dare you to think outside the box and embrace your own unique approach to the craft of coaching. 

3. Community

Support extends far beyond your training, as it takes time to build a great practice. You’ll experience the momentum and joy of an encouraging community of more than 2,500 other coaches to ask questions and get inspiration as you launch. Lumia’s been around for more than a decade and our team brings thousands of coaching hours, expertise and valuable insight – all to help you become the kind of coach you want to be. 

But don’t just take our word for it! Find out what Lumia graduates are saying in these Case Studies.

What are my financing options?

We want everyone to have the opportunity to join us on this life-changing journey.  We offer multiple payment plan options to assist those in varying financial situations. Please click here to view pricing options or schedule a call with one of our team members for more information on our payment plans and how we can help you achieve your goals.

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