One of our favorite features of our Academy is our thriving Alumni Community! This is a worldwide community that celebrates individuality and what we have in common. We are growing stronger together, and we invite you to join this amazing group of people.
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Our intention for the alumni group is to strengthen our coaching community, foster a positive and supportive environment, and share our common challenges and resources. With the unique coaching skills of our alumni, we believe our community is helping to change the world!
What we offer Alumni:
- Quarterly e-Newsletters
- Regularly Scheduled Alumni Calls-see below for call topics and schedule
- Continuing Education through our Master Classes
- Private Alumni Facebook Group*
- Bonus for introducing new students to our program**
- Community and Connection
- Job Listings
- Inspiration and Motivation
Admission Requirement: You must be registered and started taking at least one of our 15-hour core courses. Upon verification with our records, you’ll be added to the group.
First International Coaching Conference:
The Art and Science of Coaching: Using Wholeness for Transformation
At this conference, we will unpack first the science and then the art of coaching using the wholeness model. Swami Rama Rudiji (Rudolph) Ballentine, M.D. will be the featured keynote of our conference. Dr. Ballentine, a celebrated author, is considered one of the pioneers of holistic healing. He has also served as a mentor to the founder of Wisdom of the Whole, Dr. Linda Bark.
We will examine the effect of the wholeness model on the brain by looking at electroencephalograms (EEGs) of people when using different perspectives of the brain and thought, and then when integrating those perspectives.
As a Wisdom of the Whole Alumni this conference will:
- Take your learning to a new level. See how the brain and energy systems work when using the wholeness model.
- This is an opportunity to see faculty and students you may or may not have met in your training.
- Deepen your connections to your powerful community of coaches.
- Hear what others are doing in the world with their coaching knowledge.
- Come a day early to attend the Regional American Holistic Nurses Association Conference (AHNA Midwest Regional Meeting).
Become a Certified Coach through Wisdom of the Whole!Just as in coaching, we recognize our students are unique with different preferences for a professional coaching certification. As a graduate of our coach training program, you are eligible to take our certification exam which consists of a multiple choice exam and a submission of a recorded coaching session. Once certified, our credential lasts 3 years and the renewal process is simple and easy! Click here to learn more!
2016 Alumni Call Schedule:
Discussion topics include: Imagery in Coaching, Motivational Interviewing, Nutritional Coaching, Business and Marketing, Sharing Coaching Experiences, Grief Coaching, Intuitive Storytelling, and many others!
Tuesday August 29th 4:30- 5:30 pm PST / 7:30- 8:30 EST Kathy Moehling and Kathleen Colloton will be joining us to talk about Oncology Coaching.
Tuesday September 26th 4:30- 5:30 pm PST / 7:30- 8:30 EST Paula Szloboda will be joining us to talk about Nutritional Coaching.
Check back again soon for more dates or see our Events page for a full list of goings on at Wisdom of the Whole.
Graduates and students are emailed each month (two weeks before the call date) with information on how to register for the upcoming call/video conference that month. For more information on the calls, and/or to check to make sure you are on our email list, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important Call Recordings
One of the ways we try to support our alumni is by offering recordings of our most important Alumni calls. Keep checking back for more of these valuable recordings.
Nurse Coach Exam – July 2016 (Fast forward to 24 mins to skip the music).
Margaret Erickson PhD, RN, CNS, APHN-BC has been the CEO of the American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation since May 2000. She joined us in July 2016 for an alumni call to answer questions our graduates had on the Nurse Coach Exam. If you are pursuing the Nurse Coach Certification feel free to listen in on what was discussed!
Audit the Courses
Alumni can now brush up on their coaching skills by auditing our core group of courses (30-Hour Core Competency, Advanced Tools, Practicum or All Three)– Go to any of our course pages and click on the Register Now! Then select the “Audit” option in the registration menu. Click here for more details.
You can also audit any of our in-person 30-Hour courses at Rochester, San Francisco, Cleveland, and Asheville, NC!
Oncology Coaches Support Group
(led by Kathy Moehling & supported by Kathleen Colloton)
When: 4th Wednesday of each month, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Pacific Time
Group meetings postponed through September 2017. Check back at the end of September for the October meeting dates and times.
How: Call 1-641-715-3580 Pin 277669
In June 2015, Elizabeth Morse invited students and instructors in her Wisdom of the Whole classes that were interested in gathering as a group–to join our hearts and minds to discuss issues related to cancer–having cancer, being a caretaker for those with cancer, and working with people with cancer in a professional work setting. The group has become a heartfelt and meaningful support group for those who have attended–whether for one or two meetings, or on a more regular basis. With Linda Bark’s support–we developed a course called Innovative Approaches for Coaching People Affected by Cancer.
The honesty and depth of the sharing in the group has been amazing. We decided, after developing the course, that we would like to continue to meet as a support group for coaches who are interested in oncology coaching. There will be a time for personal and professional sharing in each group–and the group can also serve as a place for pursuing and launching new ideas.
We would love to have you join us!
~The WOW Oncology Coaches Support Group
Our reunions have been great successes! Join us for a wonderful evening connecting, reconnecting, and sharing your latest coaching and life updates.
Check our Facebook page or join our newsletter so you don’t miss any of Linda’s impromptu reunions like the dinner she had during the ICF conference in Washington DC.
Date & Location: future events to be determined
Please write in the “question/area of interest” box: “I’m coming to The _______ Area Alumni Reunion”
Photos from past alumni/student gatherings:
For questions and/or feedback on our Alumni group or information on how to register for any of the above (free) alumni calls, please email: email@example.com.
*The Alumni Facebook group is a secure, private group for Wisdom of the Whole/Bark Coaching Institute graduates only and students who have completed one of our 15 hour core courses (Core Competency, Advanced Tools or Practicum). We invite graduates to share, connect and ask questions in a supportive environment.
**Note: To receive the bonus, ask the new student to put your name in the “Referred by” section in the registration or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Other restrictions may apply. We will confirm the referral, and once the course starts, we will issue payment of $100 or $200 to the current student or alumnus via PayPal.