Nurse Coaching Is Not What I Do: It Informs Who I Am

WOW faculty Linda Bark and Shirley Conrad were recently published in the American Holistic Nurses Association’s Beginnings magazine. The August 2015 issue of the magazine was dedicated to the theme of Nurse Coaching and highlighted a wide variety of thoughts and ideas from leaders in Nurse Coaching. Linda and Shirley’s article, “Nurse Coaching is Not What I Do: It Informs Who I Am,” looked at how coach training can be a transformational experience for the student coach. They pose the question: “What happens in nurse…

Responsibility in Coaching

Work on yourself first, take responsibility for your own progress. ~ I Ching Thoughts About Responsibility in CoachingI have been pondering ‘responsibility’ lately and the different aspects of responsibility within the holistic coaching process. According to the Oxford Dictionary, responsibility can be defined as: The state or fact of having a duty to deal with something or of having control over someone, the state or fact of being accountable or to blame for something, [and/or] the opportunity or ability to act independently and make decisions without authorization. When I first consider ‘responsibility’ in…