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Nurse's Holistic Coaching Text Earns AJN Book of the Year Award

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 experts judged it to be a 2012 American Journal of Nursing (AJN) Book of the Year in the Professional Development and Issues category.

Written by Linda Bark, PhD, RN, MCC (ICF), NC-BC (AHNCC), it is the foundation for the Bark Coaching Institute model, which is a holistic and integral approach to professional coaching. The book also incorporates contributions from 38 of Bark's colleagues from a variety of disciplines, who describe applications of the model in nursing, dentistry, leadership, equine training and more.

An interdisciplinary resource for nurses and other healthcare professionals, the book offers multidimensional coaching tools for helping clients along their personal health journeys. AJN calls the book "creative, innovative . and quite fun to read," adding that "Nurses in any aspect of the discipline can use coaching skills to enhance practice and promote improved patient outcomes, cultivate leadership skills, and offer realistic models for finding career fulfillment."

Merging scholarly, theoretical, and practical information, the book provides a tool kit for customizing the use of coaching in one's practice and also personal life. The integrated framework of the model incorporates powerful tools such as prioritizing, storytelling, imagery, and the use of affirmations to enable people to travel forward on a path to their wellness goals. 

A Master Certified Coach (International Coach Federation) and a Board Certified Nurse Coach (American Holistic Nurses Certification Corporation), Bark has more than 20 years of coaching experience in her private practice as well as 15 years of training coaches nationwide. She currently teaches through Bark Coaching Institute, JFK University, and the National Institute of Whole Health. She also offers customized coach training programs for managers, faculty, hospitals, clinics and healthcare organizations.

Release Date:  09/15/11
344 pgs.
ISBN/EAN13: 1463636679 / 9781463636678 
List Price: $29.95
eBook Price:  $9.99
Print copies may be purchased online at
New eBook now available for Kindle at   

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