Linda Bark
Transformational Change Through a Multidimensional Coaching Approach 


Date: Friday, June 10, 2016

Time: 11 am ET/8 am PT

BArk_headshotLinda Bark, PhD, RN, MCC, NC-BC, is founder and president of the Wisdom of the Whole Coaching Academy, which is a home for discovery and exploration of a new way of coaching that creates wholeness and benefits the coach, the client, and the world. She has been a coach for 25 years and has been teaching coaching for 20 years. Dr. Bark’s model works effectively in leadership and management arenas, and she trains leaders internationally, especially in India. She is fascinated by how integral coaching principles can change organizational culture and is involved in pilot studies to look at those types of outcomes. The Wisdom of the Whole textbook for her course won first place in professional development by the American Journal of Nursing. Another book she co-authored entitled The Art and Science of Nurse Coaching was published by the American Nursing Association and has set standards internationally for a coaching role in nursing. She has been working on the Leadership Committee of the National Consortium for the Certification of Health and Wellness Coaches since 2010 with other leaders from Duke, Harvard, UMN, and other education centers. After the consortium was incorporated in 2014, she has served on the executive committee.

Dr. Bark has pioneered new professional pathways by starting a nursing private practice in 1970 and by bringing holistic nursing to hospitals and working as a holistic health coach in the 80s. In the 90s she lead medical tours to China for New Dimensions Radio, CIIS and her own company. She lived in China for over a year in 1996 to discover how to facilitate Westerners’ creating a context for Eastern healing. During that decade she consulted to organizations nationwide to start integral healing centers. She continues to teach integral coaching internationally and to work in her private practice as an integral life/health/business/mentor coach. Besides teaching through her own school, she has taught coaching at JFK and NIWH, and currently in the master’s program at the University of Minnesota in the Center for Health and Spirituality.

Her formal education includes 2 nursing degrees, a master’s degree in Life Transition Counseling, a certificate in Integral Health Studies, a PhD in Philosophy, and post-graduate studies in Indian Spirituality. She currently lives in the San Francisco Bay area although she travels widely presenting training and providing keynote speeches about her coaching model at such organizations as the Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, and KPMG in India.