Meet Mike Lumley,
Your Certified Health & Wellness Life Coach.
I read the following quote by George Elliot in 2015 and it ignited me to act. “It’s never too late to be what you might have been!” What are you supposed to be? There is one more statement that has always resonated with me, “You don’t get to choose your hand, but you do get to choose how you play it”. How are you playing your hand?
I grew up on a small farm in N.C. and then I relocated to Central Florida in 2001. I spent over 30 years working in the ‘Corporate’ world managing territories and leading teams. As I began to look inward to better understand my true calling and passion; I realized that sharing my life experiences not only helped to energize me, it gave me the sense that I was honoring the people whom I had lost. In 2017, I began my journey to help others. I am a Certified Health and Wellness Coach as well as being a Certified Life Coach.
As you begin your ‘Transformational Journey” to overcome your challenges and demons and live the life that your heart desires, I would like to take a moment to share my path with you, not for your sympathy, but as proof; that my life has never been about giving up, it’s about overcoming.
Maybe I can relate to you?
My mother and father both died of Cancer at the ages of 39 and 44 respectively. My sister passed away of heart complications at the age of 42. The near crippling blow came on December 3, 2011 when we got the news that my oldest son Ryan, had been killed at the age of 21 in Afghanistan. I have had to overcome my own health issues; eight surgeries including a Quadruple By-Pass at the age of 43. My weight was always a struggle for me, five years ago (small picture to the left) I weighed 268 lbs. I am currently a healthy 205 lbs. I understand the challenge. I have also experienced two divorces. I spent many years attempting to mask the pain in different ways.
I continued to seek out education. That education has come in many forms; courses, programs, conversations with mentors, conversations with professional therapist to go along with a lot of reading. The process that I have developed has been proven by many educators as well as field tested in life by myself and many others. This process can assist you as you embark on a transformational journey that will change your life and quite possibly inspire someone else who is watching you. This message is so important for me to get out because I am thankful that there were people willing to offer me a helping hand when I needed it.