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

Dr. Linda Bark Co-Authors New Book “The Art and Science of Nurse Coaching: The Provider’s Guide to Coaching Scope and Competencies”

The nurse coaching profession has gained momentum with the American Nurses Association’s publication and release of “The Art and Science of Nurse Coaching: The Provider’s Guide to Coaching Scope and Competencies” which describes the rapidly emerging role of the nurse coach. This groundbreaking book is written by six nurse coaches, including Wisdom of the Whole Coaching Academy’s founder, Dr. Linda Bark, PhD, RN, MCC, NC-BC.Click to Read the Press Release

Master Classes Are a Big Hit!

We want to thank all of you for your incredible support of our brand-spanking new Master Classes! We successfully launched 5 new classes in Fall of 2014 including Changing the Paradigm, Motivational Interviewing, Nurse Coach Exam Prep Course, Nutritional Coaching, and Organic Practice Building. This is an exciting step forward for us and we look forward to even more exciting additions to our curriculum!