Graduate Q & A: Jacquelyn Atkins

This month, we are featuring Wisdom of the Whole graduate Jacquelyn Atkins. Jacquelyn supports women entrepreneurs to discover and communicate their true message. A natural healer, her career has spanned from physiotherapy to energy healing, positive living coordinator in aged care to holistic life coach. Her passion is connecting women with their true essence and helping them to express that to the world.      Jacquelyn completed her Wisdom of the Whole Coach Training last year, here is what she had to say in a recent…

Transparency

  Linda has been thinking about something she heard years ago: that there are no secrets. Do you think that’s true? It’s an interesting question to ponder…    If there really were no secrets in this world, there would be no need to manipulate; people simply wouldn’t do it because the truth/facts would be in front of everyone and we would have better, open, direct communication. Our energy could then go to solving problems and creating solutions to the issues we face. “Backroom deals” would be…

Experiencing Opposition

    Our Founder and CEO Dr. Linda Bark remembers seeing a quote on a bumper sticker many years ago: “All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.” -Arthur Schopenhauer. It is a quote that has stuck with her ever since; it helps whenever she feels discouraged about what is happening in the world.   When Linda was living in Nevada (also many years ago!), she remembers great ideas being implemented…

Featured Graduate Dorothy Broomall

Dorothy Broomall dwells in symbolism and narrative, digs conversation, values family and community, and loves helping others find more fulfilling ways of doing and being in the world. In her coaching work with women in the helping and healing professions, she draws on her training from Wisdom of the Whole Coaching Academy, a BA in Anthropology, Sociology, and Religion from Kalamazoo College; a MA in Sustainability from Arizona State University; and her experience teaching sustainability, guiding wilderness retreats, and leading women’s spirituality groups. Knitting, kneading,…

Featured Graduate Lillian Farrell

Lillian Ryan Farrell RN, BSN, MS, CHES, CSWN-NJ, HN-BC, NC-BC lives and works in Sussex County, New Jersey. Lillian, better known as Nurse Lil, graduated from Rutgers University, College of Nursing in 1979. Ten years of hospital nursing on the post-op neurosurgical, pediatric, and hemodialysis units paved the way for her future nursing endeavors. While raising her four daughters, Nurse Lil spent 11 years managing and providing nursing services at a summer camp for blind and visually impaired children.        Nurse Lil received certification…

International Coaching Week 2018

Mark your calendar: International Coaching Week (ICW) has been scheduled for May 7-13, 2018! ICW is an annual week-long global celebration of the coaching profession. At Wisdom of the Whole, we are celebrating by offering a free one-hour webinar! In honor of International Coaching Week, Dr. Linda Bark and Lisa Benner have put together a presentation on how our personal needs can sometimes get in the way of really listening to our clients. Stay tuned for more information! How can you leverage Coaching Week to…

Shift Happens! Palate shift, that is…

By Paula Szloboda RN, MA, MBA, BC-NC Have you ever heard a client say, “I wish I just craved healthy foods!”? Food scientists use formulas to strike the right note causing the food products they make to hum with flavor that entices the taste buds. When moving away from processed food products and toward real whole food, one of the challenges is finding healthy foods and meals that are enjoyable. Being able to adjust the flavor of foods and finding ways to combine foods in…

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…