Featured Graduate: Svetlana Dimovski

  Three Moments that Touched My Life I grew up in former Yugoslavia. Tucked away in a quaint country town, surrounded by endless sunflower fields, my early childhood was happy and carefree. But, my early twenties were a struggle; the country was torn by civil war. I was a student, my parents were retired, and my sister was still in middle school. My college town was a gateway to safety for many directly affected by conflict. Whenever I’d go to the train station, I’d see…

May Showers

Just as we discussed last month, spring is often a time of change, and change can bring up emotions that are difficult for us to process. Even though it’s useful for us to feel feelings, the problem comes when we get stuck in the same “loop” and aren’t processing the feelings…at that point, learning to shift out of that “loop” becomes important. Let’s discuss coaching tools to prevent a healthy shower of emotions from turning into a deluge and dragging you down a mudslide. First,…

Spring Energy Emerging

  There are finally signs of spring emerging here in the Northern Hemisphere. Spring is about newness and growth, and you can tune into this energy to support your forward movement. How can you leverage this new earth energy for personal and professional growth? Take a peaceful moment to yourself free from all distractions. Sit in a comfortable chair, keep your back supported, and feel both feet firmly on the floor. Take a few deep, cleansing breaths, and feel your connection to the earth. Imagine…

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…

Featured Graduate: Laura Dvorak

Laura Dvorak, RN, BSN has been a nurse with UCHealth for 10 years. She is very passionate about helping individuals learn the tools and skills they need to keep themselves healthy. Laura has training in chronic disease self-management and wellness coaching. Laura graduated from Colorado State University with a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies and from the University of Northern Colorado with a bachelor’s degree in Nursing. In her free time she loves hanging out with her family. She and her husband…

Happy Interdependence Day!

HAPPY INTER DEPENDENCE DAY!       Yesterday in the United States we observed Independence Day. This day commemorates our adoption of the Declaration of Independence, which states the thirteen American colonies regarded themselves as an independent nation, The United States of America, and was no longer part of the British Empire. The day is often filled with parties, picnics, great food, and fireworks. Today, July 5th, Dr. Linda Bark likes to call “Interdependence Day,” a day to celebrate connection, collaboration, and working together to form…

Compassion and Coaching

February often brings up thoughts of love, hearts, and Valentine’s greetings; it’s the perfect time to talk about compassion…and more specifically, compassion and coaching. Compassion is a very useful coaching tool; it can help a coach be in a place of non-judgement during a coaching session.  What might compassion look like for a coach, before or during a coaching session? It could be: expressing kindness to oneself and to your client, replacing negative inner dialog with positive dialog, or experimenting with a loving kindness meditation.…

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”,…