Grace Judio-Kahl was selected on February 2014 at the 52nd International Selection Panel in Jakarta, Indonesia
Building on her background in behavioral science and weight management, Grace founded LightHouse Indonesia (formerly Shape Up Indonesia ) in 2009 to address the growing percentage of Indonesia’s population suffering from obesity. The clinics offer patients a comprehensive selection of drug regimens, quick fat-reduction treatments, group therapy programs, sessions with personal trainers, and healthy meal plans. By expanding to clinics outside of Jakarta, and by growing its treatment offerings to include stay-in facilities, LightHouse Indonesia has grown its customer base and reach outside of Greater Jakarta.
As the first medically-supervised health care service focusing on obesity and weight loss in Indonesia, LightHouse Indonesia has helped over 13,000 men and women through treatments combining medical, psychological, and cosmetic therapies. LightHouse patients lose 3.5 times more weight than the average patient trying to lose weight. The clinics see ~116 patients daily, 79% of whom return for additional treatments. LightHouse Indonesia has also developed a downloadable mobile app to enable patients who live far from a LightHouse clinic to continue their treatments remotely.
In addition to her weekly radio show, Grace contributes regularly to journals, newspapers, and magazines. She has published three books on weight management and health and appears on television frequently as a weight loss expert. With over 80% of patients learning of LightHouse Indonesia through word of mouth, Grace’s media visibility will help make LightHouse Indonesia a household name.