Coach Mentoring with Dr. Linda Bark

Course Description

Already a coach and want Professional Development? Are you preparing to take the ICF certification exam, the Nurse Coach exam or want CE for NBHWC? Our Mentoring course will help you fulfill mentoring requirements for certification as well as hone your coaching skills. This 4-month, 7-hour Specialty Course is taught by Dr. Linda Bark, PhD, RN, MCC, NC-BC, NBC-HWC, and is available approximately three times per year.

International Coach Federation

Learners wanting to obtain an ICF credential after completion of the Wisdom of the Whole Holistic Mastery Program must also complete a minimum of 10 Mentor Coaching hours through Wisdom of the Whole. Group mentoring may count for a maximum of 7 hours toward this mentoring requirement, and the other 3 hours must be completed with one-on-one mentoring with Dr. Linda Bark. We limit this mentoring group to no more than 10 students so by finishing the mentoring course, you will complete 7 of the 10 ICF required hours. Students can purchase three 1-1 individual mentoring sessions, at a discounted rate, for those taking the mentoring course. See below for details.

Please sign up for the group mentoring course (as well as individual mentor sessions) prior to concluding the Holistic Mastery Program so that you can meet ICF requirements.

Nurse coaches wanting to enhance their skill set

For nurses, any practice hours completed during this course can be counted towards the required 60 supervised practice hours that you submit to AHNCC for the Nurse Coach exam application. All coaches get feedback on coaching skills to take their practice to the next level!

Earn NBHWC Continuing Education

Are you a certified NBC-HWC? Get 7 hours of Continuing Education and enhance your skill set during this interactive course that fits into the busiest of schedules!

Course format

This 7-week program will meet every other week for 1 hour via Zoom Video Conferencing.

At the beginning of the course, Dr. Bark will ask for your learning goals, then design the course around the goals of all students so that you can accomplish your desired skill building and reach your next level of coaching mastery. The classes are interactive, inspiring, fun, and offer the gentle support and feedback customary to the Wisdom of the Whole culture. We also highly recommend out-of-class practice sessions with a classmate to help further develop skills.

Course Details

When: Mondays February 27, March 13, 27, April 10, 24, May 8, 22, 2023 
Time: 4:30- 5:30 p.m. (Pacific)
Location: Video Conference – join from any device, or call in!
Tuition: $495.00 (optional 3 additional 1-1 sessions add $375.00)*
Space is limited – only 10 seats available!
Registration closes February 20, 2022

Learning Objectives

At the completion of the course, the learner will be able to:

1. Identify the 4 major headings of the ICF core competencies of coaching
2. Perform an integral coaching session with clients or patients
3. Analyze an integral approach in a coaching session
4. Classify the integral tools used in an integral coaching session
5. Critique the outcome of an integral coaching session

Coach Mentoring with Dr. Linda Bark

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Still have questions? Call us at 510.864.2006 or email for more details

on our Summer and Fall 2023 sessions.

*See registration page for completion requirements. Qualifying students will receive an ICF certificate of completion for 7 ICF group mentoring hours. Additional individual hours will be validated by ICF. Nurses may submit a log for validation of supervised practice hours.

Approved by the NBHWC for the continuing education and training of National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coaches (NBC-HWC).

Cancelation Policy: No refunds on cancelations. Tuition will be held on account for an alternate course.

Linda Bark has pioneered new professional health pathways by starting a nursing private practice in 1970 and by bringing holistic nursing to hospitals in the 1980s. During the 1990s she led medical tours to China, lived in China to discover how to help Westerners create a context for Eastern healing and consulted to organizations nationwide to start healing centers. She has two nursing degrees, a masters in life transition counseling, and a PhD in philosophy and religion. She combined her education and experience to create the Wisdom of the Whole Coaching Academy, a home for discovery and exploration of a new way of coaching that creates wholeness and benefits the coach, the client, and the world.

Dr. Bark has almost 30 years of experience coaching in private practice and almost 25 years of training coaches internationally in such organizations as Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, as well as KPMG and Welji in India. Linda received first place for professional development for her textbook The Wisdom of the Whole: Coaching for Joy, Health, and Success. She has been instrumental in coach certification for Nurse Coaches through the AHNCC and Health and Wellness Coaches through the National Consortium for the Certification of Health and Wellness Coaches. Her passion about holistic/integral coaching not only focuses on individual work, but also on how teams and organization can use coaching skills and principles to build and grow a healthy culture.

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