Marching Forward

Marching Forward When You Get Bumps in the Road When you hit a bump, a big bump, a bigger bump, or a bump of any size, what is your response? Do you get angry? Impatient? Do you want to quit? Do you want to find a coach? Nowadays, it’s hard to find one person that isn’t dealing with challenges. It’s a time in history when there are extra bumps in the road; the old ways are collapsing as the new construction gets underway. It’s a…

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…

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…

Rest and Relaxation

Last month we talked about our Holistic Assessment as a tool to consider when taking action, and we thought while we were at it, lets look at the Holistic Assessment in terms of rest and relaxation; it is summer after all! Americans typically are really good on the activity section of the Holistic Assessment, however rest and relaxation is an area Americans need a little help with. The rest and relaxation section in the Holistic Assessment can be quite useful for coaches too, not just…

Nourishment

NOURISHMENT           Part of our Holistic Assessment is a great tool when considering nourishment because feeling nourished is not just about the food we eat, but about all kinds of things that “feed” us, as well as how it is balanced with cleansing, activity, and rest. Many of us tend to think about taking care of others and feeding others, but how do we really feed ourselves? How much time do we allow to feed ourselves? On April 4th our Nutritional Coaching Masterclass begins,…

One Coach’s Story-A Featured Graduate

FEATURED GRADUATE: MARIAN LONG RN, MSN, AHN-BC, HWNC-BC, ND, CHTP/IMarian has a long history of using holistic nursing concepts and practices in hospital and community settings. She has been a nurse for more than 30 years in ambulatory care, long term care, home care, hospice, hospital and private practice settings. She has a MSN in Holistic Nursing from Tennessee State University and is an active member of the American Holistic Nurses Association. She has a Naturopathic Doctoral degree (ND) and holds certifications as a Healing…

What is Integral Coaching, REALLY?

How can we talk about Integral Coaching with Others?  How can we talk about an integral coaching model with others in a way that makes sense? To start a conversation describing Jean Gebser’s Structures of Consciousness might not help keep it simple either, particularly when some people aren’t very clear about what coaching is in general!Here is one way we describe it:Our integral coaching model collects the more subtle information we all get as human beings. Sometimes we don’t know how to collect that information, name…