About Us

Lumia for Work is the newly launched business-focused wing of JRNI, founded nearly a decade ago by a group of coaches dedicated to educating and empowering others to create positive change in the world around them.
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For the past decade, we’ve studied what coaches and companies do differently to create cultures of progressive excellence.
Lumia for Work operates as a highly creative and adaptive coaching test kitchen. We’re able to quickly pivot and customize our offerings to serve each individual audience as needed, integrating the newest research and learnings with ease into virtual personalized learning experiences.

The Lumia for Work Team

Catalyst Intensive founder Noelle Cordeaux

Noelle Cordeaux, ACC

CEO and Founder

Noelle Cordeaux is CEO and founder of Lumia for Work and JRNI Coaching. She is also a scholar, coach and speaker who specializes in the relationship with the self. She combines methods grounded in positive psychology with traditional methods to help her clients gain true progress. Noelle is highly trained in positive psychology, an ICF (International Coaching Federation) Certified Coach, and a graduate of the Executive and Professional Coaching program from the University of Texas at Dallas.

 Juliann Wiese

Juliann Wiese, PCC

Business Development Lead & Facilitator

Juliann has over 25 years of corporate experience in a variety of capacities including; organization development, talent management, leadership and executive development. She has worked across a wide variety of industries and sectors including health care, hospitality, manufacturing, retail and service industries, and call center environments. Juliann has provided coaching, training and consulting around the world in over a dozen countries.

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Barb Haynes

Business Development Lead & Facilitator

For almost 20 years Barbara has been a successful entrepreneur and real estate developer. Prior to entrepreneurship, Barbara had a successful corporate career in marketing for 15 years.  She’s held leadership roles in both large and small companies including, Activision, Schwab and Washington Mutual/Chase and understands what it takes to have a successful career.  A respected coach and trusted leader in her community, Barbara has helped hundreds of people move through both personal and professional challenges in life. 

MC McDonald

MC McDonald, Ph.D.


MaryCatherine (MC) McDonald is a Ph.D. and a certified life coach. She has been researching, teaching, and coaching about trauma for her entire career. She has written two books and several journal articles on grief, trauma, and traumatic memory. As a life coach, MC has worked with people through all sorts of life experiences - combat, sexual assault, childhood trauma, death of a loved one, relationship abuse, infidelity, career transitions, gender identity issues, family dynamics, divorce, coping with mental illness diagnosis, and so on. In all of her work, she is committed to understanding trauma more deeply and demystifying both the symptoms of trauma and the healing process.

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Charisse M. Williams


Charisse is a leadership & well-being coach, speaker and author of The Joy of Thriving While Black. She helps individuals and teams harness their strengths, achieve their goals and thrive. Before becoming a full-time coach, she worked in social justice organizations for 25 years on human rights, education, racial equity, criminal and juvenile justice reform issues. She has taught and facilitated workshops and retreats in settings as diverse as board rooms, college campuses and juvenile detention centers. In 2015, her personal health and wellness journey led her to become a certified yoga teacher. She now approaches all of her work through a mindfulness lens. Charisse earned her JD from Northwestern University School of Law and BA from Cornell University.

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Bonnie Stith


Bonnie Stith retired from the position of Director of the Center for Cyber Intelligence in the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) Directorate of Digital Innovation.
In her coaching and consulting practice, Bonnie works with leaders and organizations to create new success through strategic focus on leadership and culture through well-defined mission, vision and values. Her approach helps leaders define, understand, and accomplish the steps that achieve desired organizational and professional success. She is an experienced executive coach who focuses on building leadership styles and behaviors at all levels of an organization, with particular focus on C-Suite Executives.

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Danielle Adams, CPC, PCC


Adams is a leadership development coach, speaker and coach trainer. She’s a reformed retail banking professional, who spent more than 15 years serving in multiple service, sales, business development, small business lending and managerial roles. Her mission is to inspire, nurture, reset, and empower leadership, personal growth and professional development one coaching question at a time and her vision is for professionals who find themselves in the minority, disengaged, and disempowered to achieve success and balance. Since 2014, Danielle has helmed QueenSuite, a personal and professional development company dedicated to providing businesses and professional leaders solutions through coaching, leadership assessments, and experiential training.

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Justin A. Sitron, Ph.D.


Justin A. Sitron, PhD is associate professor Center for Human Sexuality Studies in the College of Health and Human Services at Widener University where he also serves as the director of the Interdisciplinary Sexuality Research Collaborative. Dr. Sitron has been a sexuality educator since 2005; prior to his career in sexuality education, he was a public school teacher. As a teacher, he recognized the incredible need for teachers and other human service professionals to better understand and serve their students, especially their students of color, LGBTQ+ students, and students from other marginalized and oppressed populations. He is an intercultural sexologist who practices as a researcher, educator, and coach.

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Khary Hornsby


Khary Hornsby has a passion for empowering people to skillfully connect across real and perceived cultural differences through cultivating cultural intelligence, emotional intelligence and mindfulness skill-sets. He has over 14 years of experience in international relations leadership positions and has conducted workshops and presentations in over 40 countries. He is a certified trainer in: EQ-i 2.0 (Emotional Intelligence); EQ 360; Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI); and CQ Level 2 (Cultural Intelligence). Khary is a certified Budokon yoga instructor and is an avid social dancer. He earned a bachelor of science degree in cellular and molecular biology from the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, and is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School.

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Deanna Moffitt


Deanna is a hyphenate coach-speaker-facilitator who has worked with some of the largest companies in the world helping them elevate their conversations. She focuses on the heart, mind, and body of great leadership and firmly believes the term “soft skills” should be renamed POWER skills. She’s an award-winning speaker, teaches a class on powerful questioning through JRNI, she's been certified in Appreciative Inquiry, and holds a certificate in the Science of Wellbeing through Yale. Oh, also...she's funny having built her humor muscle performing improv comedy for eleven years on all of the great stages in Chicago.

Coaching is a powerful tool that our clients have taken out into the world and implemented in a variety of sectors including education, law, non-profits, corporations, tech, business and more. We are experienced in virtual live training and coaching implementation and are well-equipped to bring powerful programs to your organization.
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The brains behind Lumia have formed successful partnerships with many organizations, most memorably with ViiV Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals to implement coaching as a means of creating massive shifts in the healthcare system for individuals who need it most.

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