A Year Since the Election

It’s hard to imagine a year has gone by since the election here in the United States. It’s been called a disruptive election; an election that would no doubt shake things up. Was the election part of our world paradigm changing? Here are some coaching questions we hope you find helpful: What have you noticed going on in the world since this election? What have you learned from this election? What would you like to change, and what is one small easy next step toward…

Featured Graduate: Laura Dvorak

Laura Dvorak, RN, BSN has been a nurse with UCHealth for 10 years. She is very passionate about helping individuals learn the tools and skills they need to keep themselves healthy. Laura has training in chronic disease self-management and wellness coaching. Laura graduated from Colorado State University with a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies and from the University of Northern Colorado with a bachelor’s degree in Nursing. In her free time she loves hanging out with her family. She and her husband…

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…

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…

Lynda Berger: A Featured Graduate

Lynda Berger is a Registered Nurse, and Board Certified Holistic Nurse. She is currently working toward a Holistic Health and Wellness Nurse Coach Certification and has nearly completed the 60-hour Wisdom of the Whole coach training program. She is on a holistic care team at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Durango, Colorado. Her department is in Integrative Care Services, and they are known as the TLC Team (Touch, Love and Compassion).   Here is more of Lynda’s story: The TLC team goes everywhere in the…

Nourishment

NOURISHMENT           Part of our Holistic Assessment is a great tool when considering nourishment because feeling nourished is not just about the food we eat, but about all kinds of things that “feed” us, as well as how it is balanced with cleansing, activity, and rest. Many of us tend to think about taking care of others and feeding others, but how do we really feed ourselves? How much time do we allow to feed ourselves? On April 4th our Nutritional Coaching Masterclass begins,…

A Path to a Nurse-Owned Business – A Featured Graduate

Karen Sanders, MSN, RN, AHN-BC, HWNC-BC, works as adjunct nursing faculty and a clinical coordinator at South College in Asheville, NC. She is also an instructor for the North Carolina Board of Nursing, teaching an ethical/legal decision-making course to disciplined nurses.  In addition, Karen is a faculty assistant and student advisor for Wisdom of the Whole Coaching Academy, and she speaks and presents on self-care strategies for nurses, healthcare providers, and seniors.  In 2016, she founded her own company, RNPatientAdvocacyNC.com. Having been born with a…

Build Better, More Integral Relationships

Relationships don’t have to be hard. They can be fun and easy too!Facing a challenging relationship during the holidays? These three powerful tools can quickly shift a relationship from difficult to collaborative and cooperative. Reflective listeningSeeing others as strong and capable, and trying not to “fix” themNaming “old” patterns to put “new” patterns in placeAs you navigate your way through this holiday season, we invite you to consider these three keys to make your relationships fun and easy.People often sign up for our coach training because…

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…

One Coach’s Story-A Featured Graduate

FEATURED GRADUATE: MARIAN LONG RN, MSN, AHN-BC, HWNC-BC, ND, CHTP/IMarian has a long history of using holistic nursing concepts and practices in hospital and community settings. She has been a nurse for more than 30 years in ambulatory care, long term care, home care, hospice, hospital and private practice settings. She has a MSN in Holistic Nursing from Tennessee State University and is an active member of the American Holistic Nurses Association. She has a Naturopathic Doctoral degree (ND) and holds certifications as a Healing…