Here we are in 2018…

Maybe we have said this before, but something feels different about this year. Almost like energies are coalescing, and what we create in our coaching community is amplified. This noticeably started near the end of 2017, in fact, a lot of things really came together last year now that we think of it!   Here is a little “year in review”: In 2017, the International Consortium for Health and Wellness Coaching (ICHWC) launched it’s very first certification exam offering an avenue for all types of…

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…

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,…

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…

Featured Graduate: Romina Portas

Romina Portas is an International Coach Federation (ICF) Associate Certified Coach (ACC). She is a project manager and entrepreneur currently developing a program about cross-cultural coaching. She was born in Italy, and works in Italy, Spain, and Pakistan. Here is more about Romina and her story: Three years ago, I decided to move to Pakistan to broaden my horizons and develop an inter-cultural coaching program. After one year living in Pakistan, I then became involved in another project to better understand the culture and country.…

The Art & Science of Coaching

We are excited for our inaugural Wisdom of the Whole (WOW) coaching conference to take place in Rochester, Minnesota, September 9-10. The conference theme is “The Art and Science of Coaching: Wholeness for Transformation.” Coaches and health care professionals from all over the world are invited to join us at Assisi Heights in Rochester.   This conference offers something for everyone!   If you are Wisdom of the Whole Alumni: Take your learning to a new level. See how the brain and energy systems work…