Coaching Conference



Announcing our first Wisdom of the Whole International Coaching Conference

The Art and Science of Coaching:

Using Wholeness for Transformation

September 9th and 10th, 2017
Rochester MN

Linda Bark is a Master Certified Coach (International Coach Federation) and a Board Certified Nurse Coach (American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation). She has more than 25 years of coaching experience in her private practice as well as 20 years of training coaches nationwide. Throughout her career, Linda has pioneered new professional health pathways. Linda’s integral/ holistic coaching model is an innovative and unique approach to co-creating learning experiences that empower people and help them feel and maintain a sense of ease, fun and fulfillment.
Swami Ravi Rudra Bharati (Rudolph Ballentine, MD), is a pioneer of the holistic health movement. A graduate of the Duke University School of Medicine, with specialty training in psychiatry, Rudolph Ballentine, MD, established the Center for Holistic Medicine in six cities. He also served as the president of the Himalayan Institute for 12 years and the director of its Combined Therapy Department for 18 years. Author of a number of books, including Radical Healing and the classic Diet and Nutrition, he now lives in an ecovillage near Asheville, North Carolina, where he practices and teaches permaculture and tantra.

At this conference, we will unpack first the science and then the art of coaching using the wholeness model. The wholeness model beautifully integrates and provides structure for all the coaching skills and coaching models you may have already learned and helps you work at an even deeper level with your clients. If you are new to coaching, this is a wonderful opportunity to begin learning a structure that helps you understand more about how people make powerful transformation, while learning specific coaching skills.

Swami Ravi Rudra Bharati (Rudolph Ballentine, M.D.) will be the featured keynote of our conference. Dr. Ballentine, a celebrated author, is considered one of the pioneers of holistic healing. He has also served as a mentor to the founder of Wisdom of the Whole, Dr. Linda Bark. Also featured will be two of Dr. Ballentine’s children, Galen and Beck Ballentine, who are accomplished in their own right in integral thought and practice (see their bio’s below). We will examine the effect of the wholeness model on the brain by looking at electroencephalograms (EEGs) of people when using different perspectives of the brain and thought, and then when integrating those perspectives.

You will be immersed in the experiential techniques that help people explore their world from different perspectives in order to quickly find and move into new, long-lasting solutions. Come home to this model of wholeness you can use for coaching and also simply being with the others in your life. We believe it can change the world through its ability to disarm, invite new insight, and create a profound and lasting shift.

Schedule of Activities
Throughout the entire weekend, we will keep your mind engaged and your body active.
Click here to see The Art and Science of Coaching Schedule of Activities.

Wisdom of the Whole Core Competency Training


Enjoy these other benefits of attending the conference:

  • Learn more about the history of coaching
  • Get an update on the current state of the coaching profession
  • Hear from others about the creative places where coaching is being used and how you can apply it to your own coaching.
  • Unwind on Saturday evening with dinner and opportunities for connecting and healing crystal bowl performance by Rahbi Crawford.
  • Learn turnkey ideas that you can take home and immediately begin using.
  • If you are new to Wisdom of the Whole coaching and would like to pursue coach training, several hours of the conference can be applied toward our Core Competency course at a deeply discounted price. You can complete the classroom portion of the course by staying for four extra hours on Sunday afternoon and completing 4 additional one-hour teleclass sessions!


Additional Presenters

Beck Ballentine
is a physician, educator, and philosopher. She did her undergraduate work at St. John’s College, where she studied the Great Books, her master’s in education at the Jesuit University of Scranton, and her MD at the Latin American School of Medicine in Havana, Cuba. She completed a Master’s degree at the California Institute of Integral Studies in philosophy, cosmology, and consciousness, and is now an Internal Medicine resident at Wyckoff Hospital in Brooklyn, New York.

Galen Ballentine
graduated from College of the Atlantic with a B.A. in Human Ecology with a focus on anthropology and agricultural development. He traveled widely in Latin America as part of his learning. He developed The Anthill Farm, a small-scale organic vegetable farm in northeastern Pennsylvania. Galen completed a two-year apprenticeship in natural building at Earthaven Ecovillage, NC. He is currently studying medicine at Drexel College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA where he is focused on psychedelic medicine, non-ordinary states of consciousness, and medical sociology.


Conference Goal

Explore how integrating the whole person can create a powerful new shift and direction with your clients and with the world.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this conference, the participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the current state of the profession of coaching.
  2. Compare and contrast different models of coaching in use today.
  3. Identify the Structures of Consciousness that combine to create the whole.
  4. Name three benefits of using a model for coaching that utilizes the wholeness model.
  5. Discuss how the concept of the integral can help in their coaching practice.
  6. Create 1-2 ideas for utilizing the wholeness model in their coaching practice.
  7. List 3-4 places people are currently utilizing wholeness coaching.

Regardless of your experience level, this conference has something unique to offer you.

If you are Wisdom of the Whole Alumni:

  • Take your learning to a new level. See how the brain and energy systems work when using the wholeness model.
  • This is an opportunity to see faculty and students you may or may not have met in your training. Deepen your connections to your powerful community of coaches.
  • Hear what others are doing in the world with their coaching knowledge.
  • Come a day early to attend the Regional American Holistic Nurses Association Conference (AHNA Midwest Regional Meeting)

If you are a coach who did not graduate from Wisdom of the Whole:

  • Discover a model for coaching that helps you put together and organize everything you’ve learned and to take it to the next level to deepen and accelerate the transformative change your clients will make.
  • Come learn a method that gets the brain into a state where it draws on deeper and more subtle parts of the self. These techniques work fast and your clients can create unexpected and innovative solutions to make more profound and lasting changes.

If you are thinking of becoming a coach, take advantage of this unique cost-saving opportunity and learn from the best:

  • Become a coach and do the work you love with career flexibility and a variety of employment options.
  • Come learn a method that gets the brain into a state where it draws on deeper and more subtle parts of the self. These techniques work fast and your clients can create unexpected and innovative solutions to make more profound and lasting changes
  • Discover what’s involved in the practice of coaching and the state of the coaching profession in 2017.

And a unique cost-saving opportunity you will be really excited about

  • Several hours of this conference will be applied toward the completion of the Wisdom of the Whole’s Core Competency course. You can stay and complete the course at the end of the weekend. Completing the course will put you well on your way to becoming a coach.
  • This is a great time and cost-saving opportunity! Get immersed in our coaching methodology to a depth many have waited to experience. The cost of the conference will also count toward the cost of the course.

If you are not  a coach: 

  • Join other like-minded people to learn about using wholeness to create a better life and a better world.
  • Hear the pioneer of the holistic health movement, Swami Ravi Rudra Bharati (Rudolph Ballentine, MD), and learn how our brains can integrate and make powerful change.
  • Spend the weekend in a nourishing, nurturing environment including a singing bowls performance for healing. 

Wisdom of the Whole Core Competency Training

Location Details

Assisi Heights Spirituality Center 1001 14th St NW. Rochester, MN (507) 282-7441

Our conference is being held at Assisi Heights, a lovely, relaxing and majestic setting for learning in Rochester, MN. This setting is ‘a sacred space for individuals or groups. Come, withdraw from the cares, concerns and responsibilities of ordinary life to find quiet, rejuvenation and peace.’

Travel Information:
For less expensive air travel, fly into Minneapolis and take one of the “Go Rochester” buses that leave from the terminal every 30 minutes. Many people from the Minneapolis airport go to Mayo Clinic in Rochester so they have it down to an easy science. View and download our Travel pages for more details on how to get here and where to stay and eat!

Event Photos

We had such a great time at the conference. Here are a few highlights and I hope there will be more photos to come. Also, please check out our facebook page to view some live reactions to the power of our first holistic conference.

*This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the American Holistic N
urses Association (AHNA), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation

**The 30-Hour Core Competency course will qualify for Coach Specific Tra
ining hours through ICF ONLY if all 60 hours of the Wisdom of the Whole Coach Training Program are completed and including 15 hours of optional voice-to-voice teleclasses for the Advanced Tools course.