Holistic RN Patient Advocacy Training Institute launching in October 2019 – Learn More

“Tell me, what is it you wish to do with your one wild and precious life.”

~ Mary Oliver

Coaching For Nurses & Healthcare Professionals

Coaching For Nurses & Healthcare Professionals

The process of coaching is relationship centered, skilled, purposeful, structured, nurturing and promotes the attainment of client goals. I utilize a variety of coaching and communication tools to help clients access intuition and wisdom.

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Patient Advocacy

Patient Advocacy

An RN Patient Advocate supports, intercedes on behalf of, or lends assistance to patients and their families. I can assist anywhere along the healthcare continuum, for patients of any age, in any setting.

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"Karen's intervention on my behalf may well have saved my life."
-Steve Taylor
Oakland, California

Meet Karen


Karen C. Sanders,MSN, RN, AHN-BC, HWNC-BC

Karen has been working in nursing and healthcare since 1975; beginning as a Staff Nurse, growing through multiple positions as Director/Administrator, and culminating at the level of Director of Acute Care Services and the Healing Arts Program at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard, NC. She is currently serving as Adjunct Nursing Faculty at South College in Asheville, NC, an Instructor for the NC Board of Nursing, Faculty Assistant for Wisdom of the Whole Coaching Academy, as well as speaker and lecturer at many other venues. For full details on Karen’s experience and contributions, follow this link.

Having been born with a gift for understanding and navigating through darkness, Karen is able to, and has a deep passion for supporting others as they deal with crises and life challenges. A nurse is in this position when the demands of work and life become overwhelming. A patient or their family faces this when in pain and can’t, or doesn’t know how to, get the care they need.

As a Holistic Transitions Coach to Nurses, she understands and has deep compassion for the challenges of offering support to patients in crisis while dealing with the undervaluation of nursing and walking through your own life challenges. Her approach to coaching involves helping you understand the connection between mind, body, spirit and emotions to awaken the best of Who You Are and to help you step into the signature of your own soul.

As an RN Patient Advocate, Karen can help you maneuver through a convoluted, complex Healthcare system with nurturing tips on how to care for yourself. Karen offers you vast experience in nursing and healthcare administration, a gift for clearly communicating complex medical information, and an ability to intuitively know the best practices for guiding you through whatever health challenge you are facing.

“I am stepping into the signature of my soul by working as an RN Patient Advocate and a Holistic Transitions Coach.”