Photo of Linda Bark Linda Bark

Adjunct Faculty
Integrative Health Studies
School of Professional Health and Psychology

PhD Philosophy and Religion, California Institute of Integral Studies

MA Life Transition Counseling, Fielding Institute; BS Nursing, University of Nevada, Reno

Linda has created new professional pathways in communication, coaching, and health. In 1970, she was a pioneer in starting a nursing private practice; in the 1980s, she brought holistic nursing to hospitals . During the next decade, she led medical tours to China, and lived in China to discover how to help Westerners create a context for Eastern healing; she also consulted to organizations nationwide to start integral/holistic healing centers. Using her Wisdom of the Whole coaching model principles, she still works with organizations to build healthy cultures. She also uses this coaching model through her Academy internationally, at such institutions as Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, and KPMG in India, and to work in her private practice as a life/health/business/executive/mentor coach. She has an award-winning coaching textbook and new book about change. She has been instrumental in setting up certifications for both the Nurse Coach and the Health and Wellness Coach.

Her formal education includes two 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.

Linda will be teaching Advanced Wellness Coaching in Spring 2019.

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