Build Better, More Integral Relationships

Relationships don’t have to be hard. They can be fun and easy too!Facing a challenging relationship during the holidays? These three powerful tools can quickly shift a relationship from difficult to collaborative and cooperative. Reflective listeningSeeing others as strong and capable, and trying not to “fix” themNaming “old” patterns to put “new” patterns in placeAs you navigate your way through this holiday season, we invite you to consider these three keys to make your relationships fun and easy.People often sign up for our coach training because…

Multiple Perspectives

MULTIPLE PERSPECTIVES       In our Mission and Vision statements for Wisdom of the Whole Coaching Academy, we talk about multiple perspectives and how this will help create a different and better world. Well, what do we mean by “multiple perspectives”? And how would that make a better world?It’s about looking at something from different angles, viewpoints, windows, or glasses, where each person makes an effort to see and understand things in more than one way. When we talk about this in terms of the “Integral”,…

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…

Is Coaching Part of Your Encore?

Is Coaching Part of Your Encore? by Ruth Tongen Encore career is the term used for second half of life work that has greater personal meaning and creates social impact. Are you considering an encore career in your future?The number of people choosing to pursue encore careers is growing rapidly. In 2011, Penn Schoen Berland found that 4.5 million Americans between the ages of 50 to 70 are in encore careers and 21 million will join them in the next five years. Studies by Babson College…

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…