Your health coach will be assigned to you when you sign up for the program. You will communicate with your coach through secure messaging (confidential email) so you can write to them within the program. The relationship you develop with your coach will provide a strong foundation of support, accountability, education, and additional tools necessary to help you reach your goals. Your VLM coach is an experienced healthcare professional chosen by VLM because of his or her experiences, skills and commitment to helping individuals lose weight and improve their health. They come from a variety of health-related backgrounds such as nursing, nutrition, and physical therapy.