One of our favorite features of our Academy is our thriving Alumni Community! This is a worldwide community that celebrates individuality and what we have in common. We are growing stronger together, and we invite you to join this amazing group of people. 

Keep up to date on the latest happenings with WOW. As a special gift for signing up, we’ll send you our exclusive Holistic Assessment.

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 for call topics and schedule
  • 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.

Linda’s new Change book! Cover Image What Would You Like to Change?

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.

Become a Certified Coach through Wisdom of the Whole!

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!

Alumni Call Schedule: 

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

Thursday, April 25th, 2019, at 2:00pm to 3:00pm Pacific time. Susan Ezra and Terry Reed will join us to talk about Integrative Imagery.

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019, at 4:00pm to 5:00pm Pacific time. Graduate Lillian Farrell will join us to talk about her experiences with coaching in her school nurse role.

Check back again soon for more dates or see our Events page for a full list of goings on at Wisdom of the Whole.

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].

Important Call Recordings
One of the ways we try to support our alumni is by offering recordings of our most important Alumni calls. Keep checking back for more of these valuable recordings.

Nurse Coach Exam – July 2016 (Fast forward to 24 mins to skip the music).
Margaret Erickson PhD, RN, CNS, APHN-BC has been the CEO of the American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation since May 2000. She joined us in July 2016 for an alumni call to answer questions our graduates had on the Nurse Coach Exam. If you are pursuing the Nurse Coach Certification feel free to listen in on what was discussed!

Audit the Courses

Alumni can now brush up on their coaching skills by auditing our core group of courses (30-Hour Core Competency, Advanced Tools, Practicum or All Three) Go to any of our course pages and click on the Register Now! Then select the “Audit” option in the registration menu. Click here for more details.

You can also audit any of our in-person 30-Hour courses at Rochester, San Francisco, Cleveland, and Asheville, NC!

Introducing Wide Awake Business

As many of you learned on our January Alumni call, Wisdom of the Whole is beginning an affiliation with Wide Awake Business to bring you a business course that will support you in your endeavors as a new coach.

Gain access for one year or only 6 months depending upon your needs. Wisdom of the Whole grads get a special rate too! Here are a few of the exciting resources the Business Mastery Course has to offer. (Registration info to follow).

  • Content rich member portal
  • Weekly live sales group coaching calls
  • Once-a-month live marketing group coaching call
  • Once-a-month live business development group coaching call
  • Once-a-month Customer Rally
  • Business tools 
  • Customer Generator Workshop
  • Access to every WAB recorded webinar and workshop


Coaching Reunions:
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Our reunions have been great successes! Join us for a wonderful evening connecting, reconnecting, and sharing your latest coaching and life updates.

Check our Facebook page or join our newsletter so you don’t miss any of Linda’s impromptu reunions like the dinner she had during the ICF conference in Washington DC.

Date & Location:  future events to be determined
Please write in the “question/area of interest” box: “I’m coming to The _______ Area Alumni Reunion”

Photos from past alumni/student gatherings:

WOW faculty and alumni at Assisi Heights.
WOW faculty and alumni at Assisi Heights.

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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.
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