Celebrating Our Thriving
Alumni Community

US Map.jpgOur Alumni can be found across the US and all over the world!

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Our intention for the alumni group is to strengthen our coaching community, foster a positive and supportive environment, and share our common challenges and resources. With the unique coaching skills of our alumni, we believe our community is helping to change the world!

What we offer Alumni:

  • Quarterly e-Newsletters
  • Regularly Scheduled Alumni Calls - see below
  • Private Alumni Portal - see below
  • Continuing Education through our Master Classes
  • Private Alumni Facebook Group*
  • Bonus for introducing new students to our program**
  • Community and Connection
  • Resources
  • Job Listings
  • Inspiration and Motivation

Admission Requirement: You must be registered and started taking at least one of our 15-hour core courses*. Upon verification with our records, you’ll be added to the group.

Free Alumni/Student Calls and Alumni Portal

Alumni call discussion topics include: Imagery in Coaching, Motivational Interviewing, Nutritional Coaching, Business and Marketing, Sharing Coaching Experiences, Grief Coaching, Intuitive Storytelling, and many others!

Graduates and students are emailed each month (two weeks before the call date) with information on how to register for the upcoming call/video conference that month. For more information on the calls, and/or to check to make sure you are on our email list, please send an email to: [email protected]. Calls are regularly scheduled every 6 to 8 weeks.

Alumni Portal
Graduates and current students may now access our previous alumni/student call recordings by clicking this link. (Note: The portal is a secure website for graduates and students only.) The portal also contains an alumni/student calendar of events, a bulletin board with important announcements, a member directory to connect with other graduates/students (ex. to find coaching partners etc.) and potential job listings in the field of coaching. The portal is updated weekly.

Linda's Change Book!

Linda and artist Bob Boisson have been working on this innovative project for a few years and excited to finally share it with you.

Click here to learn more and buy the book.

Refresh Your Skills

Graduates of our core coach training program can now brush up on their coaching skills by "sitting in" on our 30-Hour Core Competency (or All Three). Go to any of our course pages and click on the "Register Now!" button, then select the “Refresher” option in the registration menu.

Click here for more details.

Become a Certified Coach!

Just as in coaching, we recognize our students are unique with different preferences for a professional coaching certification. As a graduate of our coach training program, you are eligible to take our certification exam which consists of a multiple choice exam and a submission of a recorded coaching session. Once certified, our credential lasts 3 years and the renewal process is simple and easy!

Click here to learn more!

For questions and/or feedback on our Alumni group or information on how to register for any of the above (free) alumni calls, please email: [email protected].

*The Alumni Facebook group is a secure, private group for Wisdom of the Whole/Bark Coaching Institute graduates only and students who have completed one of our 15 hour core courses (Core Competency, Advanced Tools or Practicum). We invite graduates to share, connect and ask questions in a supportive environment.

**Note to current students and graduates: If you introduce a friend/colleague to our coach training and they sign up for either our 30-Hour Core Competency Course, or all three of our core coach training courses (60-hour training program), you will receive a $100 cash bonus for a 30-hour course sign-up, or $200 if they sign up for all three courses (30-hour Core Competency, Advanced Tools, and Practicum)! To receive the cash bonus, the new student must put your name in the "Referred by" section in their registration or send us an email: [email protected]. After we've confirmed the introduction/referral, and after the course starts, we will issue the cash bonus via mailed check to the current student or graduate that made the referral. One introduction bonus per student that is referred. Other restrictions may apply.