Coaching Conference



Our first Wisdom of the Whole International Coaching Conference

The Art and Science of Coaching:

Using Wholeness for Transformation

September 9th and 10th, 2017
Rochester MN

Thank you to everyone who attended and made our first Wisdom of the Whole Coaching conference in September, 2017, a grand success!
We had a phenomenal two days at Assisi Heights in Rochester, Minnesota. The energy in the room was magical! We are so grateful to everyone who participated, our conference planning committee, and speakers for making this magic happen. For those who couldn’t join us, we are planning to have conference recordings available soon. We hope to have our next conference in a couple of years, so keep an eye out in our eNewsletter for future conference announcements. 

Linda Bark is a Master Certified Coach (International Coach Federation) and a Board Certified Nurse Coach (American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation). She has more than 25 years of coaching experience in her private practice as well as 20 years of training coaches nationwide. Throughout her career, Linda has pioneered new professional health pathways. Linda’s integral/ holistic coaching model is an innovative and unique approach to co-creating learning experiences that empower people and help them feel and maintain a sense of ease, fun and fulfillment.
Swami Ravi Rudra Bharati (Rudolph Ballentine, MD), is a pioneer of the holistic health movement. A graduate of the Duke University School of Medicine, with specialty training in psychiatry, Rudolph Ballentine, MD, established the Center for Holistic Medicine in six cities. He also served as the president of the Himalayan Institute for 12 years and the director of its Combined Therapy Department for 18 years. Author of a number of books, including Radical Healing and the classic Diet and Nutrition, he now lives in an ecovillage near Asheville, North Carolina, where he practices and teaches permaculture and tantra.

At this conference, we unpacked the science and then the art of coaching using the wholeness model. We then discussed how the wholeness model beautifully integrates and provides structure for all core coaching skills.

Swami Ravi Rudra Bharati (Rudolph Ballentine, M.D.) was the featured keynote of our conference. Dr. Ballentine, a celebrated author, is considered one of the pioneers of holistic healing. He has also served as a mentor to the founder of Wisdom of the Whole, Dr. Linda Bark. Also featured will be two of Dr. Ballentine’s children, Galen and Beck Ballentine, who are accomplished in their own right in integral thought and practice (see their bio’s below). We examined the effect of the wholeness model on the brain by looking at electroencephalograms (EEGs) of people when using different perspectives of the brain and thought, and then when integrating those perspectives.

We were immersed in the experiential techniques that help people explore their world from different perspectives in order to quickly find and move into new, long-lasting solutions. This is a model of wholeness you can use for coaching and also simply being with the others in your life. We believe it can change the world through its ability to disarm, invite new insight, and create a profound and lasting shift.

Schedule of Activities
Click here to see The Art and Science of Coaching Schedule of Activities.

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Additional Presenters

Beck Ballentine
is a physician, educator, and philosopher. She did her undergraduate work at St. John’s College, where she studied the Great Books, her master’s in education at the Jesuit University of Scranton, and her MD at the Latin American School of Medicine in Havana, Cuba. She completed a Master’s degree at the California Institute of Integral Studies in philosophy, cosmology, and consciousness, and is now an Internal Medicine resident at Wyckoff Hospital in Brooklyn, New York.

Galen Ballentine
graduated from College of the Atlantic with a B.A. in Human Ecology with a focus on anthropology and agricultural development. He traveled widely in Latin America as part of his learning. He developed The Anthill Farm, a small-scale organic vegetable farm in northeastern Pennsylvania. Galen completed a two-year apprenticeship in natural building at Earthaven Ecovillage, NC. He is currently studying medicine at Drexel College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA where he is focused on psychedelic medicine, non-ordinary states of consciousness, and medical sociology.


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Event Photos

Here are a few highlights and we hope there will be more photos to come. Also, please check out our Facebook page to view some live reactions to the power of our first holistic conference.