Mentoring for ICF or Professional Development


Mentoring for ICF or Professional Development

Course Description

Already a coach and want Professional Development? Or, are you preparing to take the ICF certification exam? This Master Course will help you fulfill mentoring requirements for certification as well as hone your coaching skills. This 4-month, 8-hour Master Class is taught by Dr. Linda Bark, PhD, RN, MCC, NC-BC, NBC-HWC.

Why do ICF students need this course? 

To sit for the ICF Associate Certified Coach exam (ACC), students require 8 hours of mentoring outside of class from an ICF Certified Coach. Seven (7) hours of the ten hours can be accomplished in a group setting with 10 or less students.

We limit of 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.

To complete the other 3 out of 10 required hours, ICF stipulates those to be a 1-1 interaction with a  ICF Certified Coach. For an additional fee, Dr. Linda Bark offers three 1-1 individual hours for people that take the mentoring course (please contact [email protected] for individual mentoring fees). 

Can nurses and other non-ICF students take the class? 

Yes, this class is open to all coaching students. For nurses, any practice hours completed during this course can be counted towards your required 60 supervised practice hours that you submit to AHNCC for the Nurse Coach exam application. Or, attend for feedback on your coaching skills and take your practice to the next level!


What is the format and content for this course?

At the beginning of the class, the faculty will ask you for your learning goals. The faculty will design the course around the goals of all students so that you can accomplish the 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 develop skills.

Learning Objectives

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.

Faculty: Image of Dr. Linda Bark 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. 

Course Details

When: Mondays May 17, June 21, July 19, August 23, 2021
Time: 4:30- 6:30 p.m. (Pacific) 
Location: Video Conference – join from any device, or call in!
Tuition: $495

Space is limited – only 10 seats total!
Registration closes May 10, 2021


Qualifying students will receive an ICF certificate of completion for  7 of 8 total ICF group mentoring hours. Nurses may request a non-accredited certificate of completion.

Please Note: This class is offered as a Master Class separate from the Wisdom of the Whole Coaching Academy’s 60-hour core program and is not approved for ICF coach training hours.

Cancellation Policy:  No refunds, no cancellations.

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