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…

Shifting into Fall and Winter

Here in the Northern Hemisphere we have had our summer and are now shifting into fall and winter. Some of you have let us know that it is already snowing where you are! The summer seemed easier to keep up with a healthy diet and lifestyle; it was the perfect weather to fix a light healthy salad for supper, and to actively enjoy the great outdoors. It’s now the perfect time to start thinking about the upcoming holiday season. Let’s start planning for the holidays…

Nutrition Tips: The How and Why of Making your Own Salad Dressing with Paula Szloboda

Making a salad dressing is easy, and fresh salad dressing brings out all of the flavors in your salad. To make a salad dressing that tickles the taste buds, combine all of the flavors: sour, sweet, spicy, savory, and salty. Use both sweet and bitter greens to get all of the tastes in each bite. Use roasted vegetables and crunchy fresh vegetables along with seeds and nuts to add the textures of creamy and crunchy to your salad. When you bring together spicy, savory, sweet,…

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…