Featured Graduate: Kate Lockhart
The Emotion of Awe
Do you ever have the impulse to share a beautiful or amazing sight with someone else? Lately I’ve been noticing how much I love sharing my enthusiasm for the natural world. When I do this with other people around me, I get a lot of different responses. Some people avidly ...
5 Reasons Why Coaching is a Hot Topic
Twenty years ago not very many people had even heard of “coaching” outside of its traditional sports application. These days, this new profession, which could very well be the answer to many of our current problems, is experiencing incredible growth and quickly becoming a hot commodity throughout many industries, such as business, education, and healthcare.
What Does our Logo Mean?
As some of you may remember, in 2014 we changed our name from the Bark Coaching Institute, to the Wisdom of the Whole Coaching Academy. Along with this came a complete overhaul of our logo and website. Linda didn’t want the name of the coaching school to sound like it was about her. ...
Featured Graduate: Michele Uhl
Michele Uhl is a diploma graduate of Mount Carmel School of Nursing and obtained her BSN from Northern Kentucky University. She is a licensed massage therapist and is trained in CranioSacral Therapy, Reflexology, Healing Touch, Reiki and Guided Imagery. Most of her clinical career included maternal-child health and hospice as well as community nursing as ...
Happy Interdependence Day!
HAPPY INTER DEPENDENCE DAY!
Yesterday in the United States we observed Independence Day. This day commemorates our adoption of the Declaration of Independence, which states the thirteen American colonies regarded themselves as an independent nation, The United States of America, and was no longer part of the British Empire.
The day is often filled ...
Rest and Relaxation
Last month we talked about our Holistic Assessment as a tool to consider when taking action, and we thought while we were at it, lets look at the Holistic Assessment in terms of rest and relaxation; it is summer after all!
Americans typically are really good on the activity section of the Holistic Assessment, ...
Congratulations to our newest Nurse Coaches
The following Wisdom of the Whole Coaching Academy graduates have passed their certification examination through the American Holistic Nurses Certification Corporation (AHNCC). We congratulate you on your accomplishment and look forward to hearing great things from our graduates about their continued growth as Nurse Coaches!!
Fall 2016 Exam
Featured Graduate: Romina Portas
Romina Portas is an International Coach Federation (ICF) Associate Certified Coach (ACC). She is a project manager and entrepreneur currently developing a program about cross-cultural coaching. She was born in Italy, and works in Italy, Spain, and Pakistan.
Here is more about Romina and her story:
Three years ago, I decided to move ...
ACTIVITY & TAKING ACTION
Last month we talked about our Holistic Assessment as a tool to consider when cleansing/spring cleaning, and this month we thought it would be a great opportunity to look at the Holistic Assessment in terms of activity and taking action.
Here in the Northern Hemisphere it’s springtime; a time of activity and things coming to life, ...
The Art & Science of Coaching
We are excited for our inaugural Wisdom of the Whole (WOW) coaching conference to take place in Rochester, Minnesota, September 9-10.
The conference theme is “The Art and Science of Coaching: Wholeness for Transformation.”
Coaches and health care professionals from all over the world are invited to join us at ...
Last month, we talked about our Holistic Assessment as a great tool when considering nourishment, and this month we thought it would be perfect timing to discuss aspects of cleansing as part of the same Holistic Assessment.
Why is it that we start cleaning in the spring? It’s tradition in many cultures, almost like it is ...
Lynda Berger: A Featured Graduate
Lynda Berger is a Registered Nurse, and Board Certified Holistic Nurse.
She is currently working toward a Holistic Health and Wellness Nurse Coach Certification and has nearly completed the 60-hour Wisdom of the Whole coach training program. She is on a holistic care team at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Durango, Colorado. Her department ...
Part of our Holistic Assessment is a great tool when considering nourishment because feeling nourished is not just about the food we eat, but about all kinds of things that “feed” us, as well as how it is balanced with cleansing, activity, and rest. Many of us tend to think about taking ...
Compassion and Coaching
February often brings up thoughts of love, hearts, and Valentine’s greetings; it’s the perfect time to talk about compassion…and more specifically, compassion and coaching.
Compassion is a very useful coaching tool; it can help a coach be in a place of non-judgement during a coaching session.
What might compassion look like for a coach, before or ...
ZOEY WREN – A FEATURED GRADUATE
Zoey Wren is a Business Coach, Life Purpose Coach, Reiki Master, Sound and Vibrational Healer, and Musician who has produced 3 CDs: Light on the Water, Make Me a River and Sounding The Chakras. Through her 6 step transformational program, Courage to Thrive, Zoey supports healer-entrepreneurs to find their voice, build confidence, attract ideal clients ...
PURPOSE AND MEANING IN 2017
Have you set your compass for 2017? Many things are changing. What about your intentions for 2017? And sense of purpose for being here at this time, on the planet? Setting intentions can help create the outcomes you want, and knowing your life purpose can fuel you.
Now, if you don’t know your life purpose, how ...
A Path to a Nurse-Owned Business – A Featured Graduate
Karen Sanders, MSN, RN, AHN-BC, HWNC-BC, works as adjunct nursing faculty and a clinical coordinator at South College in Asheville, NC. She is also an instructor for the North Carolina Board of Nursing, teaching an ethical/legal decision-making course to disciplined nurses.
In addition, Karen is a faculty assistant and student advisor for Wisdom of the Whole ...
Build Better, More Integral Relationships
Relationships don’t have to be hard. They can be fun and easy too!
Facing a challenging relationship during the holidays? These three powerful tools can quickly shift a relationship from difficult to collaborative and cooperative.
Seeing others as strong and capable, and trying not to “fix” them
Naming “old” patterns to put “new” patterns in place
As you ...
In our Mission and Vision statements for Wisdom of the Whole Coaching Academy, we talk about multiple perspectives and how this will help create a different and better world. Well, what do we mean by “multiple perspectives”? And how would that make a better world?
It’s about looking at something from different angles, ...
In the days following our recent election, I have cycled through a whole range of emotions. I have been quiet, listening to and trying to make sense of what I have been feeling. I have been asking myself, “What do I need to change?” As I listen inwardly, I find myself growing more challenged ...
One Coach’s Story-A Featured Graduate
MARIAN LONG RN, MSN, AHN-BC, HWNC-BC, ND, CHTP/I
Marian has a long history of using holistic nursing concepts and practices in hospital and community settings. She has been a nurse for more than 30 years in ambulatory care, long term care, home care, hospice, hospital and private practice settings. She has a MSN in ...
Fun and Easy!
FUN AND EASY FALL SEASON
Our Founder and CEO Dr. Linda Bark often shares a motto of “fun and easy” in the classes she teaches. It doesn’t necessarily mean the subject matter is lightweight, but that it can be enjoyable, and doable within the context of our busy lives. Educators often look at ...
What Does It Mean To Be Integral?
As you can see from the picture above, Linda met with close friends and colleagues in Asheville, NC this summer after presenting her integral coaching model at an MAHEC continuing education event. They talked about Duncan’s social venture Trusted Sharing and how it can help Wisdom of the Whole Coaching Academy as an organization be ...
Is Coaching Part of Your Encore?
Is Coaching Part of Your Encore?
by Ruth Tongen
Encore career is the term used for second half of life work that has greater personal meaning and creates social impact. Are you considering an encore career in your future?
The number of people choosing to pursue encore careers is growing rapidly. In 2011, Penn Schoen Berland found ...
What is Integral Coaching, REALLY?
How can we talk about Integral Coaching with Others?
How can we talk about an integral coaching model with others in a way that makes sense? To start a conversation describing Jean Gebser’s Structures of Consciousness might not help keep it simple either, particularly when some people aren’t very clear about what coaching is in general!
Where in the world is Linda Bark?
If you subscribe to our newsletter, you might already know about our Where In the World is Linda? column. Linda attends many events across the US (and sometimes across the globe), spreading the word about holistic coaching. Since not everyone subscribes to our newsletter, we wanted to share this fun article with our blog followers! ...
Summer Days of Renewal
Here in coastal Virginia, summer brings early sunrises and late sunsets, an onslaught of lightening bugs in the evening, the lingering scent of honeysuckle, and of course, heat and humidity! As life slows down, albeit briefly, I begin to take time to enjoy those things that nourish and renew my spirit – kayaking, backyard barbecues ...
Do you know what Nutritional Coaching Is?
Nutritional Coaching & the Wisdom of the Whole Coaching Model
by Paula Szloboda, RN, MA, MBA, NC-BC
What is nutritional coaching?
It is a whole-person approach to helping clients make the dietary changes they desire to support their health and wellness goals. It is a blended model of coaching and consulting in which the coach and client collaborate ...
Words versus Pictures
“Use a picture. It’s worth a thousand words.” ~ Arthur Brisbane, 1911
Recently, on a cold, rainy spring afternoon, I curled up on the couch with a warm cup of homemade chicken soup, a thick slice of homemade bread, and a 2014 movie, “Words and Pictures” – an intriguing title, I thought. The soup and bread ...
The Energy of Coaching
Experiencing a coaching session from an energetic perspective provides a client with many opportunities for exploration and discovery. It’s hard to put into words, but the energy of a coaching session can range from stagnant, quiet, or calm, to meandering, vibrant, or fresh. Who knows, maybe the coach and client both sense a “suffocating” energy ...
Nurse Talk Radio with Dr. Linda Bark
For the nurses out there, our Founder and CEO Dr. Linda Bark was recently interviewed on Nurse Talk radio to discuss how combining medicine and holistic care opens up new ways for patients to heal. Listen now or hear Dr. Bark in person at the AHNA SF Chapter conference on Saturday March 26th in Pleasanton, ...
The Rhythm of Coaching
The Rhythm of Coaching
Our biological rhythms are the symphony of the cosmos, music embedded deep within us to which we dance, even when we can’t name the tune. ― Deepak Chopra
We all move to our own rhythm, and accomplish goals in our own time and at our own pace. Lets consider for a moment some ...
A New Year, A New You
A New Year, A New You!
2016 has arrived! What New Year’s resolutions did you place on your list? Eat healthier? Drink a green smoothie daily for breakfast? Go to the gym every day?
Clichés aside, many of us intend to create new healthy habits at the start of a new year, and as coaches, we often ...
Wisdom of the Whole Coaching Academy and IM Health partner to change healthcare
We share a vision of forming healthcare around an integrative model
I have worked with many companies and as the years progress, I have become extremely selective about my alliances. When I met acupuncturist, Geoff DePaula and his team, I was very impressed. Of course, I was enthusiastic about his vision: To completely transform ...
The Magic of April Fools Day
By Diane Shaver
Happy April Fool’s Day! I believe that April Fool’s Day provides an excuse to do silly things to make other people laugh! Thinking ahead to April Fool’s Day 2015, I did some early reconnaissance on various internet sites during February to find ideas for April Fool’s Day jokes to use on my family ...
Happy April Fools Day!
Believe it or not, this is my very favorite day of the year. Yes, even more fun and special for me than Christmas, Thanksgiving, or New Years. The way I think about it is that April Fools Day is the day of the fool and the fool is often described as having no fear. So, ...