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This is my Dream Program

Wisdom of the Whole graduate Heidi Ochtrup-DeKeyrel, BSN shares how she found her dream program in our 60-hour coach training program: www.wisdomofthewhole.com

The Freedom to Live & Work Anywhere

Wisdom of the Whole Coaching Academy graduate and faculty member Courtney King, ACC, Life + Biz Coach, Shamanic Practitioner, shares how coaching has provided her with an independent location lifestyle with the freedom to live and work form anywhere.

A Passion for Coaching

Wisdom of the Whole Coaching Academy graduate and faculty member, Laura Wentworth, DNP, ACNS-BC, HWNC-BC, AHN-BC, describes her passion for coaching and why she would recommend the Wisdom of the Whole coaching model to others.“Coaching resonates with people. It gets them in connection with what’s important in their life.” –Laura Wentworth

A New Way of Approaching Old Health Problems

Wisdom of the Whole Coaching Academy graduate and faculty member, Laura Wentworth, DNP, ACNS-BC, HWNC-BC, AHN-BC, shares her perspective on how coaching can help improve the health of our nation as a new way of approaching old problems.

Regaining Parts of Yourself

Wisdom of the Whole Coaching Academy graduate and faculty member, Barb Schroeder, MS, RN, APN- BC, CSCP, HC-BC, Grief Coach, shares personal guidance for those who are considering our 60-hour coach training program.

Shift to the Integral

Wisdom of the Whole Coaching Academy’s founder, Linda Bark PhD, RN, MCC, NC-BC, talks about how the practice of coaching has started to shift more towards an integral perspective.

Integrating Coaching within a Healing Arts Practice

Wisdom of the Whole Coaching Academy graduate Diane Anderson, Reiki Master/Teacher, Certified Energy Medicine Practitioner, shares how she has integrated coaching tools within her healing arts practice.

Therapy and Coaching

Estelle Brodeur, MS, PMHCNS-BC, ACC Therapy and Coaching  After working as a nurse in various settings, then as a public mental health therapist, and next as a designer of stress management education groups for corporate health care employees, I wanted to move into a different conversational framework that embraced all of my professional experiences, that was grounded ...

Dr. Linda Bark Co-Authors New Book “The Art and Science of Nurse Coaching: The Provider’s Guide to Coaching Scope and Competencies”

The nurse coaching profession has gained momentum with the American Nurses Association’s publication and release of “The Art and Science of Nurse Coaching: The Provider’s Guide to Coaching Scope and Competencies” which describes the rapidly emerging role of the nurse coach. This groundbreaking book is written by six nurse coaches, including Wisdom of the Whole ...

International Coaches Week 2015

 International Coaches Week 2015 begins Monday May 18th! Join in the weeklong global celebration of professional coaching! We are so privileged to be a part of this incredible profession, and we are happy to help spread the word about it.

NCCHWC Research Resources

Check out all the great coaching research summarized on NCCHWC’s website. Thank you NCCHWC for doing such an extraordinary service and compiling these invaluable coaching resources! View the website at: at: www.ncchwc.org/index.cfm?page=research

Recently published: Self-Determination Theory and Autonomy Align with the Nurse Coaching Culture

Our faculty member Charlotte Nielsen and founder Dr. Linda Bark published an article in the February 2014 of Beginnings magazine titled “A Closer Look at Self-Determination Theory and Autonomy in Nurse Coaching.” The article introduces Self Determination Theory (Deci, Ryan, et al., 2013,www.selfdeterminationtheory.org) and discusses Dr. Richard Ryan’s keynote presentation at the September 2013 Coaching in Leadership ...

Building a Coaching Culture

A growing number of organizations recognize the value in building a coaching culture that offers employees at all levels the opportunity to grow their skills, enhance their value and reach their professional goals. Still, questions remain: What does a successful coaching culture look like? What’s more, how can organizations design a coaching culture that is ...

ICF Consumer Research Illustrates High Value of Coaching Credentials

Global study shows consumers seek out, are more satisfied by, credentialed coaches. New research released by the International Coach Federation (ICF) shows growing consumer awareness of the professional credentials and certifications held by Business and Life Coaches. Commissioned by the ICF and conducted by the International Survey Unit of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, the 2014 ICF Global Consumer Awareness Study tapped ...



Grief Coaching Call

Coping with Grief During the Holidays As a way of honoring the Grief Process, we have put together a 1 hour recording with some of our Faculty members who are coaches and grief coaches.  Access to this recording is free and it is yours to keep. We also hope you will share it with others who you know are ...

We Can Go So Much Further Together

Wisdom of the Whole Coaching graduate, Heidi Ochtrup DeKeyrel, BSN shares what she loves most about coaching.

This is my Dream Program

Wisdom of the Whole graduate Heidi Ochtrup-DeKeyrel, BSN shares how she found her dream program in our 60-hour coach training program: www.wisdomofthewhole.com

The Freedom to Live & Work Anywhere

Wisdom of the Whole Coaching Academy graduate and faculty member Courtney King, ACC, Life + Biz Coach, Shamanic Practitioner, shares how coaching has provided her with an independent location lifestyle with the freedom to live and work form anywhere.

Making Authentic Decisions

Wisdom of the Whole Coaching Academy’s founder, Linda Bark, PhD, RN, MCC, NC-BC, describes how coaching is something everyone can use.

A Passion for Coaching

Wisdom of the Whole Coaching Academy graduate and faculty member, Laura Wentworth, DNP, ACNS-BC, HWNC-BC, AHN-BC, describes her passion for coaching and why she would recommend the Wisdom of the Whole coaching model to others.“Coaching resonates with people. It gets them in connection with what’s important in their life.” –Laura Wentworth

A New Way of Approaching Old Health Problems

Wisdom of the Whole Coaching Academy graduate and faculty member, Laura Wentworth, DNP, ACNS-BC, HWNC-BC, AHN-BC, shares her perspective on how coaching can help improve the health of our nation as a new way of approaching old problems.

Partnering with My Patients

Wisdom of the Whole Coaching Academy graduate and faculty member, Laura Wentworth, DNP, ACNS-BC, HWNC-BC, AHN-BC, describes how our 60-hour coach training program has taught her how to partner with her clients.

Alongside the Client

Wisdom of the Whole Coaching Academy graduate and faculty member Susanne Cutshall, RN, DNP, APRN-CNS, APHN, HWNC, describes how she partners with patients in a variety of settings, journeying alongside and empowering patients to tap into their own inner wisdom to find the next step in their journey.

Nurse Coaching Across the Continuum

Wisdom of the Whole Coaching Academy graduate and team member Ruth Tongen Eaton RN, NC-BC, LAc, SPHR describes how she has used her coaching skills with a variety of clients, including those with chronic illness.

Integrating Diverse Training

Wisdom of the Whole Coaching Academy graduate and team member Ruth Tongen Eaton RN, NC-BC, LAc, SPHR explains how to integrate multiple approaches within coaching.

From Problem Solver to Being Present

Wisdom of the Whole Coaching Academy graduate Ann Loth DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, APHN-BC, HWNC-BC shares how coaching has allowed her to be more present with her family.

Giving Voice to the Process

Wisdom of the Whole Coaching Academy graduate Ann Loth DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, APHN-BC, HWNC-BC describes how our 60-hour coach training program has helped her define the way she works with patients.

Regaining Parts of Yourself

Wisdom of the Whole Coaching Academy graduate and faculty member, Barb Schroeder, MS, RN, APN- BC, CSCP, HC-BC, Grief Coach, shares personal guidance for those who are considering our 60-hour coach training program.

Good, Solid, Effective Communication in Relationships

Wisdom of the Whole Coaching Academy graduate and faculty member Michelle Bozeman RN, BSN, HNB-BC, shares how coaching has changed the way she communicates with others.

Deeper Relationship with my Patients

Wisdom of the Whole Coaching Academy graduate and faculty member Susanne Cutshall, RN, DNP, APRN-CNS, APHN, HWNC, explains how coaching has provided her with greater job satisfaction in her role as a nurse.

Shift to the Integral

Wisdom of the Whole Coaching Academy’s founder, Linda Bark PhD, RN, MCC, NC-BC, talks about how the practice of coaching has started to shift more towards an integral perspective.

Integrating Coaching within a Healing Arts Practice

Wisdom of the Whole Coaching Academy graduate Diane Anderson, Reiki Master/Teacher, Certified Energy Medicine Practitioner, shares how she has integrated coaching tools within her healing arts practice.

Health Education and Health Coaching, the Dynamic Duo!

Paula Szloboda, RN, NI, MA, MBA, Therapeutic Chef Health Education and Health Coaching, the Dynamic Duo!  I’ve provided health education as an expert, in my position as a registered nurse, and also from the position of health educator/health coach and therapeutic chef specializing in nutrition. In this realm I find a combination of coaching and consulting to ...

Organizational Leadership

Susan Spoelma, MBA, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, DNP (student) Organizational Leadership  In my position as chief nurse executive of a hospital I need to directly manage my employees. I say, “The policy in this situation does not allow for that action.” or “If you do X, then the results will be Y, and that’s not acceptable.” This stance ...

Therapy and Coaching

Estelle Brodeur, MS, PMHCNS-BC, ACC Therapy and Coaching  After working as a nurse in various settings, then as a public mental health therapist, and next as a designer of stress management education groups for corporate health care employees, I wanted to move into a different conversational framework that embraced all of my professional experiences, that was grounded ...

Avatar Association and Behavioral Change

Kate Sadowsky, MA Avatar Association and Behavioral Change I facilitate support groups for a weight loss program called Club One Island that takes place in virtual reality, which requires some explaining. Our participants and instructors, in our self-designed avatar bodies, share in an immersive online environment designed to support their behavior changes around weight loss and movement, ...

Coaching in Kindergarten

Ginny Katz, MS, MSS Coaching in Kindergarten   I’m a kindergarten teacher and spend my days with five- and six-year-olds. When they’re in an argument, and really in all aspects of their lives, they’re used to having adults intervene, and to counter this I spend part of my year allowing them to ask powerful questions to learn how ...



NCCHWC – Consortium for National Certification for Health and Wellness Coaches

This past year, alumni from Wisdom of the Whole (WOW) Coaching Academy have been actively participating in the research efforts of NCCHWC, a volunteer organization dedicated to developing a national certification for health and wellness coaches. A national certification is vital to gain recognition for well­-trained health and wellness coaches as experts in supporting client-­centered engagement ...

Talking Turkey Over Turkey

Death & Dying: Talking Turkey Over Turkey There is a movement here in the United States to become more open and accepting about the death and the dying process. One way we can bring these topics into our own lives in a healthy way is to open up a conversation as we are gathered together for ...

Textbook Named an AJN 2012 Book of the Year

Our course companion, “The Wisdom of the Whole: Coaching for Joy, Health, and Success,” has been recognized as one of the most valuable nursing texts—a panel of nurse experts judged it to be a 2012 AJN Book of the Year in the Professional Development and Issues category. Written by Linda Bark, PhD, RN, MCC (ICF), ...

Alameda Nurse Wins National Book Award

This article featured in the Oakland Tribune features Dr. Linda Bark’s award-winning book “Wisdom of the Whole: Coaching for Joy Health and Success.”  This interview offers unique insight into Dr. Bark’s coaching practice and her motivation to make transformative, positive change in people’s lives. Click to Read the Article

Dr. Linda Bark Co-Authors New Book “The Art and Science of Nurse Coaching: The Provider’s Guide to Coaching Scope and Competencies”

The nurse coaching profession has gained momentum with the American Nurses Association’s publication and release of “The Art and Science of Nurse Coaching: The Provider’s Guide to Coaching Scope and Competencies” which describes the rapidly emerging role of the nurse coach. This groundbreaking book is written by six nurse coaches, including Wisdom of the Whole ...

Dr. Linda Bark Discusses the Art and Science of Nurse Coaching

View a short video interview with Dr. Bark discussing ANA’s new guide to the scope and competencies of Nurse Coaching

Master Classes Are a Big Hit!

We want to thank all of you for your incredible support of our brand-spanking new Master Classes! We successfully launched 5 new classes in Fall of 2014 including Changing the Paradigm, Motivational Interviewing, Nurse Coach Exam Prep Course, Nutritional Coaching, and Organic Practice Building. This is an exciting step forward for us and we look ...



International Coaches Week 2015

 International Coaches Week 2015 begins Monday May 18th! Join in the weeklong global celebration of professional coaching! We are so privileged to be a part of this incredible profession, and we are happy to help spread the word about it.

National Nurses Week 2015

National Nurses Week 2015 begins Wednesday May 6! Let’s celebrate nurses! We have so many nurses on faculty, as students and in our alumni group and we want to honor the care and commitment of this special community.



Wellness Coach – Indianapolis

Job Description Full time, 40 hours per week, located in Indianapolis, IN. Are you passionate about wellness and its importance in people’s lives? Are you a persuasive communicator driven to help people make positive changes in their lifestyle? Would you like to work with a growing organization that is committed to promoting and practicing health and wellness? If you answered yes to ...

HR Coach International – Coaching Industry Partner

Company: HR Coach International Position: Coaching Industry PartnerRaleigh-Durham, North Carolina Area Who We Are HR Coach International is an established network of like-minded business professionals providing solutions to organisations across all industries. In addition, HR Coach International is supported by leading professional service providers and mentors. Founded in 2000 we have been leaders in this flourishing industry. We have ...

Provant – Sr. Manager of Health Coaching Operations

Company: ProvantJob: Sr. Manager of Health Coaching OperationsSr. Manager : Rhode Island Clinical Lead and Operations Reports to Executive  Director Oversight of Operations Manager and Onsite Clinical Coaching Team Recruit, interview and hire Assist with onboarding of new off-site  health coaches Deliver performance evaluations Develop career paths Support  Sales and Client Management in implementation of health coaching programs Own projects throughout the entire ...



NCCHWC Research Resources

Check out all the great coaching research summarized on NCCHWC’s website. Thank you NCCHWC for doing such an extraordinary service and compiling these invaluable coaching resources! View the website at: at: www.ncchwc.org/index.cfm?page=research

Recently published: Self-Determination Theory and Autonomy Align with the Nurse Coaching Culture

Our faculty member Charlotte Nielsen and founder Dr. Linda Bark published an article in the February 2014 of Beginnings magazine titled “A Closer Look at Self-Determination Theory and Autonomy in Nurse Coaching.” The article introduces Self Determination Theory (Deci, Ryan, et al., 2013,www.selfdeterminationtheory.org) and discusses Dr. Richard Ryan’s keynote presentation at the September 2013 Coaching in Leadership ...

Building a Coaching Culture

A growing number of organizations recognize the value in building a coaching culture that offers employees at all levels the opportunity to grow their skills, enhance their value and reach their professional goals. Still, questions remain: What does a successful coaching culture look like? What’s more, how can organizations design a coaching culture that is ...

ICF Consumer Research Illustrates High Value of Coaching Credentials

Global study shows consumers seek out, are more satisfied by, credentialed coaches. New research released by the International Coach Federation (ICF) shows growing consumer awareness of the professional credentials and certifications held by Business and Life Coaches. Commissioned by the ICF and conducted by the International Survey Unit of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, the 2014 ICF Global Consumer Awareness Study tapped ...


The Award Winning Book

Named an AJN 2012 Book of the Year

ALAMEDA, CA –Bark Coaching Institute’s course companion, “The Wisdom of the Whole: Coaching for Joy, Health, and Success,” has been recognized as one of the most valuable nursing texts—a panel of nurse experts judged it to be a 2012 AJN Book of the Year in the Professional Development and Issues category… Read Entire Press Release

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