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…

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…

Global Coaching Study

{{unknown}}The ICF Global Coaching Study has just been released and has some very interesting information. If you would like to read the summary, click the link below. Let us know your own thoughts on the findings by leaving a comment. Do you want the details? Instructions for ordering the full report are at the end of the pdf. http://www.coachfederation.org/files/FileDownloads/2016ICFGlobalCoachingStudy_ExecutiveSummary.pdf

AHNA SF Chapter Conference

Wisdom of the Whole is happy to announce that Dr. Linda Bark will be speaking at the AHNA SF Chapter Conference this year on March 26th at Stanford Health Care – Valley Care 5725 West Las Positas #240, Pleasanton CA See below for details and registration information, but don’t delay, early bird registration ends 3/1.Please join us for the 6th Annual Conference of the San Francisco Chapter of the American Holistic Nurses Association. We will be meeting in the East Bay for a half day…

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…

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…

Talking Turkey Over Turkey

Death & Dying: Talking Turkey Over Turkey There is a movement here in the United States to become more open and accepting about the death and the dying process. One way we can bring these topics into our own lives in a healthy way is to open up a conversation as we are gathered together for the holidays. If you are looking for ways to talk with your loved ones about the end of life, we have found the following two resources that you might…

Textbook Named an AJN 2012 Book of the Year

Our course companion, “The Wisdom of the Whole: Coaching for Joy, Health, and Success,” has been recognized as one of the most valuable nursing texts—a panel of nurse experts judged it to be a 2012 AJN Book of the Year in the Professional Development and Issues category. Written by Linda Bark, PhD, RN, MCC (ICF), NC-BC (AHNCC), it is the foundation for the Wisdom of the Whole® model, which is a holistic and integral approach to professional coaching.Click to Read the Press Release