Dr. Bark Publishes New “CHANGE” Book

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 3, 2018 “This is not your mother’s self-help book.” Acclaimed Coach Publishes Interactive ‘Change 2018’ Book Alameda, Calif. – Dr. Linda Bark’s first award-winning book,  “Wisdom of the Whole” laid the foundation for her newly published “What Would You Like to Change?”. The innovative book presents a unique groundbreaking process for change in 2018. Dr. Bark explains, “Our times call for change, so we were inspired to create a user-friendly tool to support people who want to learn a new way to…

The Election

Greetings Friends,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 and compelled to fully step into the role I can take for shaping how the world experiences the shift ahead.The election laid bare for all of us the vast differences…

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…

Sounds of Silence

“When the silence falls upon us, we can hear the voices of the Gods pointing out in the quiet light of divine law, the true path for us to follow.”   – H.P. Blavatsky, This quote resonates with me on many levels, as I’m sure it does with many of you. Life for most of us in today’s society is busy and noisy. My daily morning walks often take place against a backdrop of traffic, sirens from emergency vehicles, and human chatter. This noise ends…

Time Management

With June being the beginning of summer and the end of an academic year for me, I found it to be a particularly busy month. I am grateful to have finally made it to July! Finishing up my first few months as a new part-time instructor brought forth an overwhelming “to do” list that seemed to never end, and in the third week of June, I found myself sitting with my list feeling somewhat discouraged, and not very motivated to address any of the tasks…

Word Power

Word Power By Diane Shaver My  parents were avid readers, and I believe, instilled in all five of their children, the love of reading and learning. Growing up in the 1960’s, our house was littered with recent copies of Reader’s Digest. I remember eagerly awaiting my turn to read the latest issue once it arrived at our house. Being the youngest, I was usually the last one to have a chance to look through the little magazine.  I liked to turn to the Word Power…

Season of Discovery

By Diane Shaver  The season of discovery has arrived! In southeastern Virginia where I live, the trees and flowers are in bloom or leafing out, warm sunny days are now the norm, and the fresh clean fragrance of moist earth and cut grass wafts into the house through the open windows . . . these are definite signs that spring is now in progress. I feel that spring truly is a season of discovery; for me, this is a time when everything feels fresh and…

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 in health­care and the development of sustainable healthy lifestyles across clinical, corporate, government and consumer fields. Our founder and CEO, Linda Bark, has been a member of the NCCHWC since…