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60-hour coach training program.

This program has been peer-reviewed and is endorsed by the
American Holistic Nurses Association and approved by the
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*This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the
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Wisdom of the Whole® Coach Training

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Join us for a journey of personal transformation & professional development in a fun and healing environment!


Coach training is for anyone who is seeking to make a real difference in their life and in the lives of others. People from all backgrounds and professions are welcome to learn and grow with us. Click here for our class schedule.


Take advantage of our Happy Holidays Sale and SAVE $500.

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Register by Dec 15th:
Jan 29th 2015th Teleclass or In person Rochester Class

 Interested in Certification? Deepen your awareness while learning new skills to apply to your current profession or to starting your own coaching practice. The Wisdom of the Whole® 60-hour Coach Training Program offers:

♦  60 hrs toward all levels of ICF Coach Certification 
♦  60 hrs of ICF Continuing Coach Education (CCE)

♦  60 CNE hrs* that can be applied toward:

  • Nurse Coach Certification
  • Holistic Nurse Certification

The Wisdom of the Whole Coaching Academy (formerly Bark Coaching Institute) is an international organization on the leading edge of holistic coaching, bringing the Wisdom of the Whole® model to transform and expand the coaching and learning paradigm. We are a school with heart and integrity led by our visionary leader, Dr. Linda Bark, PhD, RN, MCC, NC-BC,  a pioneer in the field of professional coaching and nurse coaching.

Recent News

Hurry! Happy Holidays Sale Ends December 15th ”     2015 is Your Year to Become a Certified Coach!   Take advantage of our Happy Holidays Sale and get 60 hours of Coach Training for only $2995! That’s a savings of $500 off ... ”read

Imagery International Conference October 24-26 in Menlo Park, CA ” Please check out all about the 6th annual Imagery International Conference this October 24-26 at the Vallombrosa Retreat Center in Menlo Park, CA. As always, there will be exceptional workshops, amazing presenters, ... ”read

Breaking News! New Name- New Logo and More ” We are excited to announce that we are officially changing our name to the Wisdom of the Whole Coaching Academy. This is the first part of the big makeover we ... ”read

Recently published: Self-Determination Theory and Autonomy Align with the Nurse Coaching Culture ” Our faculty member Charlotte Nielsen and Dr. Linda Bark published an article in the February 2014 of Beginnings magazine titled “A Closer Look at Self-Determination Theory and Autonomy in Nurse ... ”read

Dr. Linda Bark: Featured Guest on RNFM Radio July 9, 2014 ” Dr. Linda Bark will be  interviewed on “RNFM Radio: On The Pulse of Nursing!”, the most popular Internet radio station for nurses. Her LIVE interview is on Wednesday, 7/9/14 at 3pm EST / 12pm PST. This ... ”read

Dr. Linda Bark to Present at AHNA’s 34th Annual Conference ” June 8, 2014 Dr. Bark will present at the AHNA (American Holistic Nurses Association)’s conference in Portland, Oregon! Click to learn more. ”read

Exclusive Interview with Dr. Linda Bark ” Check out this exclusive interview with Dr. Linda Bark on RNFM radio (aired May 13, 2013 and hosted by Kevin Ross and Keith Carlson). Click to Listen ”read

New Video! Dr. Linda Bark Discusses the Art and Science of Nurse Coaching ” View a short video interview with Dr. Bark discussing ANA’s new guide to the scope and competencies of Nurse Coaching.   ”read

Springing into Action ” It has been a busy Spring for Dr. Bark! In April she presented at the ICF and AHNA chapter meetings in Houston, TX. She also presented at the Mayo Clinic ... ”read

Dr. Linda Bark Co-Authors New Book “The Art and Science of Nurse Coaching: The Provider’s Guide to Coaching Scope and Competencies” ” The nurse coaching profession has gained momentum with the American Nurses Association’s publication and release of “The Art and Science of Nurse Coaching: The Provider’s Guide to Coaching Scope and ... ”read

Alameda Nurse Wins National Book Award ” This article featured in the Oakland Tribune features Dr. Linda Bark’s award-winning book “Wisdom of the Whole: Coaching for Joy Health and Success.”  This interview offers unique insight into Dr. Bark’s coaching ... ”read

Course Companion Named an AJN 2012 Book of the Year ” Bark Coaching Institute’s course companion, “The Wisdom of the Whole: Coaching for Joy, Health, and Success,” has been recognized as one of the most valuable nursing texts—a panel of nurse ... ”read