Where in the World is Linda?

Dr. Linda Bark is just getting home from the Preeti Rao Weljii Center in India. Preeti Rao is the first healthand wellness coach training company in India, and Linda was very excited to be teaching there! Her trip was incredible, and she made some wonderful connections during her two week visit. She spoke at the Weljii Dialogs for dignitaries and others in India and said “It was an extraordinary experience!” Preeti Rao gave Linda a going away party after the Weljii coach training. It is a…

FEATURED GRADUATE: Colleen Delaney

Dr. Colleen Delaney is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Connecticut where she is the coordinator of the RN-MS program and founding director of the Graduate Certificate Program in Holistic Nursing. Her clinical specialty area is community/public health nursing. She is currently the Treasurer of the American Holistic Nurses Association and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Holistic Nursing. Dr. Delaney conducts clinical and health outcomes research with the major goal of improving the health status and healthcare…

The Importance of Coaching Research

WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT TO HAVE COACHING RESEARCH?    We hear such inspiring stories from students and graduates about meaningful coaching sessions that impact the health and well being of their clients in so many positive ways. We want the world to know about the good work you are doing, and the value coaching has not only in healthcare, but also the world at large. Research is what convinces others that coaching is a viable interaction that can produce lasting change by engaging clients…

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 agree, “Yes, the clouds are amazing today!” while others merely grunt or outright ignore my commentary. I feel disappointed when I attempt to recruit a companion into reverie and they greet…

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.   Business coaching and life coaching were the first coaching specialties to really take off and emerge as distinct professions over the last few decades. Because of their success, coaching…

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 a health educator. She also has a private nursing practice at her home. Michele lives outside of Cincinnati, Ohio, at a quiet, peaceful lake with fabulous views of sunrises and…

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 with parties, picnics, great food, and fireworks. Today, July 5th, Dr. Linda Bark likes to call “Interdependence Day,” a day to celebrate connection, collaboration, and working together to form…

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, however rest and relaxation is an area Americans need a little help with. The rest and relaxation section in the Holistic Assessment can be quite useful for coaches too, not just…

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 Kim Compton Honor Edwards Kathryn Head Lauren Lucas Rosalyn Reynolds Kim Thompson Teresa Walding Spring 2017 Exam Glenn Gangano Angela Hamm Rose Hosler Rhonda Kantor Sherri Mathews Annette Meinzer Elaine Neiberding Leslie Ruprecht Jane Wengert Teresa…