Linda Bark, Ph.D., R.N.mbg Contributor
Linda Bark, Ph.D., R.N. is founder and CEO of the Wisdom of the Whole Coaching Academy. She has trained almost 1000 coaches internationally in such organizations as Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, AWARE Recovery Care as well as KPMG and WeljiI in India. Her model helps build a new world that has more kindness and justice, increased healing for the planet, more wholeness, and deeper knowledge that we are all connected.
Linda has two nursing degrees, a master's in life transition counseling, and a Ph.D. in philosophy and religion. Dr. Bark received first place for professional development for her textbook The Wisdom of the Whole: Coaching for Joy, Health, and Success. She has been very instrumental in coach certification for Nurse Coaches through the American Holistic Nursing Credentialing Corporation as well as Health and Wellness Coaches through the National Board of Health and Wellness Coaching.
The efficacy of the coaching model she created has been demonstrated in several peer-reviewed articles. In the past, Linda pioneered new professional pathways in health integration. She started a holistic nursing private practice in psychotherapy in 1970 and brought holistic nursing to hospitals in the 80s. During the 90s, she led medical tours to China for New Dimensions Radio, CIIS, and her own company. To better understand Chinese Traditional Medicine, she lived and studied in China and discovered how to help others combine Western and Eastern approaches. For seven years she helped conceptualize, plan, and build holistic healing centers nationally such as Wege Center in Minnesota and Swedish American Healthcare System in Illinois. Her healing center work is part of her current practice.
She currenly lives at Earthaven in Black Mountain NC, one of the oldest ecovillages in the US.