Progress

    At the core of coaching is respect and empowerment…and historically, the political system in the United States has been very slow to demonstrate a lot of respect or empowerment, particularly toward women. As we look to the future, at least politically, there seems to be progress. More than 100 women have been newly voted into Congress, along with more young people, and more diversity.   This holiday season, we can at least feel grateful for moving toward more respect, embracing more diversity, and…

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,…

Congratulations to our August Giveaway Winners!

Thank you all for entering our August Giveaway! Michele Uhl, Jane Wengert and Tana Steiner have each won a totally awesome Wisdom of the Whole mug and Dr. Linda Bark’s new book “What Would You Like to Change?”. Our next giveaway will be in the New Year! Stay tuned… 😀  Warmest regards, Wisdom of the Whole Coaching Academy ps. Would you like a copy of Dr. Linda Bark’s new book? It’s available on Amazon!

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…

Tipping Points

  What exactly are tipping points? Tipping points demonstrate how a small group of people can influence the majority if they hold a strong attitude or belief and stick with it. A study done by the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute found that only 10% or more of a population that held a steadfast opinion could quickly create a “tipping point” in a society that held a different opinion. Here is the article if you would like to read more: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1102.3931.pdf    For example, Linda recalls a…

Trusting the Process

    Watching the news these days can make us feel like this world is falling apart, descending into chaos, or at the very least, stepping backwards on equal rights and social justice. When faced with challenging times such as these, it’s a bit tricky to understand what’s really going on. Is this a process of our evolution to become a better society? Or is that wishful thinking?   Linda remembers Ram Dass speaking at her graduation from the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS).…