Bringing the Power of the Wisdom of the Whole® to Coach Training
Our centerpiece is the 30-Hour Core Competency Wisdom of the Whole® Coach Training program, which you can take in person and via teleclasses. There is also an option to add on another 30 hours of coach training for a total of 60 hours to fulfill requirements for Nurse Coach (NC-BC) and ICF Coach Certifications. We also have Master Classes to expand your coaching horizons and the mini-WOW, which offers a taste of integral/holistic coaching. Tuition payment plans are also available for many courses.
Our Coach Training Program offers…
• ICF core competency skill training
• A holistic/integral foundation
• Energy concepts
• Step-by-step coaching guidelines
• A personal constitution framework
• Transition and transformation concepts
• Time-tested, evidence-informed practices
• A companion text that explains philosophy and tools
• Coaching practice with faculty feedback
The real power and uniqueness of this time-tested coaching model comes from the multidimensional foundation and methods that invite coaches and their clients to look through multiple windows for exploration and action. This facilitates faster and more authentic change and reduces false starts and wrong turns.
This program invites and teaches you to function from an expanded awareness, which allows for a rich partnership to develop between you and your clients, fostering more joy, health, and success for both of you. Our multidimensional approach is not a hodgepodge of applications, but is based on a succinct, theoretical foundation that gives form to an extensive array of coaching interventions. Sometimes seeing a big picture is overwhelming; however this approach helps organize and connect the pieces. Dr. Linda Bark’s model has applied the concept of Structures of Consciousness from philosopher Jean Gebser in a way that creates a user-friendly, structured yet flexible framework to learn both the “being” and “doing” of coaching.
Courses & Training Options
This live teleclass or in-person course covers time-tested core coaching skills based on evidence-informed practices that are embedded in our holistic/integral foundation. Using Jean Gebser’s Structures of Consciousness as a map, you will journey through the lands of the Mental, the Mythical, the Intuitive, and the Archaic to discover tools that invoke the richness of different ways of being, thinking, and doing for those you coach.
This course strategically utilizes an interactive online platform for basic content allowing you the freedom to work at your own pace before each class. Faculty led class time provides an opportunity for application and deep learning.
As you practice coaching with students and volunteers in and outside of class, your confidence will grow and you will begin your coaching career.
This course, available in online and live teleclass options, will present you with advanced tools, skills, and sensitivities based on our Wisdom of the Whole coaching model, which will enable you to carefully co-create an interactive, embodied conversation that will invite and encourage growth and progress for your clients.
You will learn how to use over 20 coaching tools embedded in our integral model as well as group coaching which is a method so popular in the coaching field now.
Our unique perspective will allow you and your clients to look through multiple windows that facilitate deep exploration and facilitate clear and successful action.
If you want to have practice and mentoring in using these advanced tools, sign up for our Practicum course, which is a live teleclass or in-person course.
This live teleclass is all about practicing coaching in a carefully created, safe, and nurturing environment. Faculty, all senior coaches, listen in class to students coach each other, to role plays, or to recorded coaching sessions that students bring in from their coaching experience. You will learn how to work with resistive, stuck, and ambivalent clients, along with other client and coaching challenges.
Practice, practice, practice with valuable and meaningful mentoring is the best way that coaches become more confident and learn to become better coaches. During this interactive course, you will enhance your ability to create the living, breathing, art and science of coaching and the interactive conversation that will invite and encourage your client’s growth.
Previous coach training is a prerequisite.
We are so excited to have launched a series of Master Classes to meet the needs of coaches beyond our 60 hour program. These courses dive deep into special areas of interest and come from the rich integral/holistic perspective that you have come to expect from us. We regularly rotate and add new Master Classes so please check back here for the full schedule.
These courses are open to anyone unless stated otherwise.
Already a coach or preparing to take the ICF or Nurse Coach Certification Exam? This Master Class will help you fulfill mentoring requirements for certification as well as hone your coaching skills. This 3-month, 8-hour Master Class will be taught by founder and CEO of Wisdom of the Whole Coaching Academy, Dr. Linda Bark, PhD, RN, MCC, NC-BC.
Aligning Your Business with Your Heart
Vision to Action helps you first get clear about what’s important to you as a person so you create your business in alignment with what lights you up. Once you know that, then we cover the foundations of starting and growing a business. You will build as you go. This live, online course is a blend of participative classes, writing assignments, and one-on-one consulting help.
Do you appreciate the power of imagination?
Looking for formal training in Guided Imagery?
This course will teach you powerful tools and techniques you can use with your clients and for yourself. Each 2 hour teleclass consists of 1 hour of instruction and 1 hour of demonstration. Join instructors Susan Ezra and Terry Reed for this rich and exciting course!
A Healing Place for End of Life Planning Are you concerned if something were to happen to you or someone you love? Do you feel prepared for the future? Have you shared your request/desires with your family members? Are you looking for formal training in end of life planning? Do you want to develop your resource toolkit to prepare for end of life planning?
This Master Class is both interactive and reflective. Each 2 hour teleclass will consist of instruction, discussion and reflective opportunities.
This online course is designed to help you get your business launched and growing! Learn how to turn your degrees and trainings into a money-making business that supports you. Our focus is on building smart and sustainable (not super expensive) foundations that you can develop in creative ways to grow organically and authentically. This course is jam-packed with information, exercises, resources and inspiration that you get to keep for life! *The live version of this course was called Organic Practice Building.
Are you looking for some evidence-driven coaching tools that motivate your clients towards change?
Add powerful motivation coaching to your skill set! The widely used approach of Motivational Interviewing offers evidence-informed, person-centered communication skills and techniques for achieving successful outcomes with clients that encourages growth and progress. Skills learned in this course can be applied to clinical, organizational, & leadership settings.
Participants are invited to more fully understand the nature of their client’s being: body, mind, and spirit, through the science of Ayurveda. With this knowledge, the practitioner is greater prepared to understand how and why their client moves in the world in the way she/he does, her/his natural abilities and tendencies, and the unique ways that she/he can be best supported to make active, sustainable changes leading to improved outcomes, awareness, and health.
Coaches and Nurse Coaches are very much needed to help clients effectively make diet and lifestyle changes that support health. This is an impactful and lucrative field of coaching, and you will be well-positioned to make a difference with this work.
Studying for the Nurse Coach Exam?
Let us help you with that. Led by WOW Faculty members Kathy Moehling and Marian Long, these Board Certified Nurse Coaches will help you prepare for the exam with resource materials that were created based on the core competencies of Nurse Coaching. The pass rate of our course participants is extremely high, so you can walk into the exam with confidence!
During this course, skills are practiced to create and live in the integral paradigm. We will explore how people can move from a mental, logical, individual way of being to a way of living in which everyone is more collaborative, come from a systems viewpoint, and feel more connection. Learn how to recognize changes that demonstrate a shift toward the integral paradigm.
Explore innovative approaches to oncology coaching from a holistic, integral perspective that is drawn from our collective interest and experience in the oncology field. Experience, for some of us coaches, garnered through surviving cancer. We will explore each phase of a cancer journey (diagnosis, treatment, post-treatment) and link major tools to use for each structure of consciousness. This transformational journey is led by Kathy Moehling & Kathleen Colloton. Offering 12 CNE units
“What is a mini-WOW?” you might be asking. It’s a 4 hour taste of our Integral/Holistic Coach Training which also highlights how our graduates are successfully implementing coaching into their own professional careers and personal lives.
Curious about coaching and wondering what makes our program different from others? Please join us for a free one-hour introduction to our teleclasses. Our founder, Linda Bark, holds a lively class that will be fun and informative. A highlight of the Free Class is the coaching session between Linda and one of the participants.