We had the good fortune of connecting with Ligia Wills and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Ligia, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
I struggled with recurring panic attacks growing up. I also developed a binge eating disorder after my Mother passed away when I was only twelve. With some mentoring and life tools I was able to overcome those life obstacles. I knew that If I could overcome those struggles other’s could too.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
FulfilledPeople is a Coaching Program that has been inspired by life experiences, observing and connecting with others, reading, and a lot of research. This program is designed to transform an individual’s well-being and ignite their creativity. I specialize in working with people who want more out of themselves, people who are dealing with roadblocks that consist of bodily or mental discomfort. I am so proud of the time, dedication, love, and effort that I’ve put into it to make a unique and effective program. What I am most proud of, however, is that I have resolved never to stop learning; I continue to seek out mentors and find new avenues to explore that I can use to serve my clients better. In 2019 I was inspired to connect with others through stories, so I decided to create a book club called @thebookcult. Every month we choose a new book to read, and we have a meetup to connect and share our perspectives and creativity.
Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
The last bookstore in Downtown Los Angeles. There is so much culture and not only books to check out but music records and nerdy objects. Philz coffee is my ultimate favorite coffee place in downtown. And the Broad museum is a must for tourist.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I was born in Honduras and moved to California when I was seven years old. My mother passed away from cancer when I was twelve, and my sister and I were left in custody of my aunt…who lived in Arkansas. Growing up in Arkansas, I often felt invisible and very uncomfortable in my skin. I developed a binge eating disorder and suffered severe anxiety, which often led to emergency hospital visits. My name got continuously butchered, and I didn’t particularly appreciate discussing my feelings or my past. During college, hospital bills were adding up, and I realized that changes had to made in my life. I started going for hikes regularly and invested my time in books. My anxiety reduced when I started hiking and reading, which led me to fall in love with stories. In 2015, I read the book ‘Big Magic,’ by one of my favorite authors, Elizabeth Gilbert, and I decided to move back to Los Angeles, where my passion for wellness and creativity grew. I enrolled in HCI, a six-month Health Coaching Program. After completing my certification, I began working with my first clients. It has been challenging and incredibly rewarding, but I found myself stuck not knowing what my next step was. Then I found yoga. I started practicing regularly and was amazed that not only had it boosted my confidence, but it expanded my creativity as well. So I enrolled in a 200-hour program at YogaWorks and became certified in November 2019. Now yoga is a powerful tool that I have in my arsenal for my coaching sessions. It has been a bumpy road, especially in my teen years. However, the older I get, the more enlightened I become, and the smoother the journey seems to be.
Instagram: @fulfilledpeople & @thebookcult
Facebook: Ligia Wills