Dr. Linda Bark Co-Authors New Book “The Art and Science of Nurse Coaching: The Provider’s Guide to Coaching Scope and Competencies”

The nurse coaching profession has gained momentum with the American Nurses Association’s publication and release of “The Art and Science of Nurse Coaching: The Provider’s Guide to Coaching Scope and Competencies” which describes the rapidly emerging role of the nurse coach. This groundbreaking book is written by six nurse coaches, including Wisdom of the Whole Coaching Academy’s founder, Dr. Linda Bark, PhD, RN, MCC, NC-BC.Click to Read the Press Release

Recently published: Self-Determination Theory and Autonomy Align with the Nurse Coaching Culture

Our faculty member Charlotte Nielsen and founder Dr. Linda Bark published an article in the February 2014 of Beginnings magazine titled “A Closer Look at Self-Determination Theory and Autonomy in Nurse Coaching.” The article introduces Self Determination Theory (Deci, Ryan, et al., 2013,www.selfdeterminationtheory.org) and discusses Dr. Richard Ryan’s keynote presentation at the September 2013 Coaching in Leadership and Healthcare Conference in Boston. Click here to read the article*  This article is provided for personal and educational use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American…

Master Classes Are a Big Hit!

We want to thank all of you for your incredible support of our brand-spanking new Master Classes! We successfully launched 5 new classes in Fall of 2014 including Changing the Paradigm, Motivational Interviewing, Nurse Coach Exam Prep Course, Nutritional Coaching, and Organic Practice Building. This is an exciting step forward for us and we look forward to even more exciting additions to our curriculum!

Building a Coaching Culture

A growing number of organizations recognize the value in building a coaching culture that offers employees at all levels the opportunity to grow their skills, enhance their value and reach their professional goals. Still, questions remain: What does a successful coaching culture look like? What’s more, how can organizations design a coaching culture that is impactful, sustainable and aligned with strategic goals? Building a Coaching Culture explores these questions by investigating the components of a successful coaching culture and the state of organizational coaching today. Building a Coaching…

ICF Consumer Research Illustrates High Value of Coaching Credentials

Global study shows consumers seek out, are more satisfied by, credentialed coaches. New research released by the International Coach Federation (ICF) shows growing consumer awareness of the professional credentials and certifications held by Business and Life Coaches. Commissioned by the ICF and conducted by the International Survey Unit of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, the 2014 ICF Global Consumer Awareness Study tapped directly into the minds and motivations of consumers around the globe to ascertain awareness of the coaching profession and of ICF and to gain insight both from those who…