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Wisdom of the Whole® Coach Training

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.

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

Imagery International Conference October 24-26 in Menlo Park, CA
October 02, 2014 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 more

Breaking News! New Name- New Logo and More
May 12, 2014 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 more

Recently published: Self-Determination Theory and Autonomy Align with the Nurse Coaching Culture
March 30, 2014 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 more

Dr. Linda Bark: Featured Guest on RNFM Radio July 9, 2014
March 30, 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 more

Dr. Linda Bark to Present at AHNA’s 34th Annual Conference
March 30, 2014 June 8, 2014 Dr. Bark will present at the AHNA (American Holistic Nurses Association)’s conference in Portland, Oregon! Click to learn more. read more

Exclusive Interview with Dr. Linda Bark
May 30, 2013 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 more

New Video! Dr. Linda Bark Discusses the Art and Science of Nurse Coaching
May 01, 2013 View a short video interview with Dr. Bark discussing ANA’s new guide to the scope and competencies of Nurse Coaching.   read more

Springing into Action
April 15, 2013 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 more

Dr. Linda Bark Co-Authors New Book “The Art and Science of Nurse Coaching: The Provider’s Guide to Coaching Scope and Competencies”
February 25, 2013 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 more

Alameda Nurse Wins National Book Award
February 07, 2013 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 more

Course Companion Named an AJN 2012 Book of the Year
January 23, 2013 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 more

Holistic Nurse-Endorsed Programs Combine Whole Health Education
September 02, 2010 Two longstanding American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA)-endorsed programs, Bark Coaching Institute, formerly AsOne Coaching, and the National Institute of Whole Health (NIWH), are working together to provide a comprehensive program ... read more