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.
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If your aim is to differentiate yourself as a coach, Signature will help you achieve it.
Led by 20+ expert instructors from diverse backgrounds, the program is delivered via LIVE weekly training sessions online, plus regular opportunities to connect with Lumia founders Noelle Cordeaux and John Kim 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:
Everything Included in Essentials
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.
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.
Launch your unique coaching practice...in months, not years.
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.
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:
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.
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)
Professional Certified Coach (PCC)
Master Certified Coach (MCC)
You can learn more about the distinctions, and how to qualify for each here.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.