9 Great Books For Life Coaches

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9 Great Books for Life Coaches

You may also like Books for the Business, Career, Leadership or Executive Coach and Books on Coaching and your Coaching Practice. Have we missed an important book? We'd love you to email us here!

Recommended Reading for Life Coaches: Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway by Susan Jeffers. This book title pretty much says it all. And yet there's so much more to it! The fear thoughts cause us so much more suffering than just doing it! Business Career Executive Personal Spiritual Youth (selectively) Take Time For Your Life by Cheryl Richardson. Read More...

Soulful Coaching Questions For You: Happy Valentines Day! | By Guest Author Ben Dooley

Johnny-Depp

In the movie, in "Don Juan DeMarco" (1994), Johnny Depp as Don Juan says, "There are only four questions of value in life, Don Octavio. What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for, and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same - only love."

In truth, this is one sexy movie, full of romance and sweetness. And the quote says it all.

Imagine for a moment that you're really clear on what is important to you. I mean, so important that it's not only worth dying for, but worth Read More...

Books on Coaching and your Coaching Practice

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Books on Coaching and Your Coaching Practice

You may also like Books for the Business, Career, Leadership or Executive Coach and Books for Life Coaches. Have we missed an important book? We'd love you to email us here!

Recommended Reading on Coaching and Your Coaching Practice: Co-Active Coaching by Laura Whitworth et al. An amazing book about the true dance of coaching. It has tips, ideas, advice and suggestions - wrapped in a coach-like writing style that both soothes and inspires. All Coaches Coaching for Performance by John Whitmore. An excellent book that summarises the art of coaching in Read More...

Books for Business, Career, Leadership or Executive Coaches

Woman Reading a Book

Books for Business, Career, Leadership or Executive Coaches

You may also like Books for the Life Coach and Books on Coaching and your Coaching Practice. Have we missed an important book? We'd love you to email us here!

Recommended Reading for Business, Career, Leadership or Executive Coaches: Difficult Conversations by Douglas Hatton, Bruce Stone & Sheila Heen. Quite a left-brained but hugely helpful book on conflict and how to deal with it effectively Business Career Executive Parent Personal How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie. A business classic. The author tells (story after story) of how Read More...

It's Showtime! Powerful Lessons in Authenticity From Two Movies | By Guest Author Ben Dooley

Yellow Brick Road Movie

It's wonderful when we can learn powerful lessons from movies. The experience can be so visceral that we feel tremendously impacted. So, there are two wonderful documentaries out there that I highly recommend you rent.

"What? What is this? I'm reading this to be a better coach. Not to build my DVD collection."

Bear with me. The first movie is "Children Will Listen" where 100 students from Inner City schools all converged to perform a production of Stephen Sondheim's "Into the Woods". The other movie is "Yellow Brick Road," which follows a production of "The Wizard of Oz" with a Read More...

Book Review - The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown

The subtitle of this book really says it all: "Let go of who you think you're supposed to be and embrace who you are."  

Brene Brown has a Ph.D. She's a researcher and academic in the realms of emotion, shame and authenticity. And while the author presents 10 guideposts to living what she calls "a wholehearted life", she illustrates each with personal examples from her own journey. So it's also a memoir, the author's very personal story of coming to terms with being herself.  And as she struggles with her own lack of worthiness and shame, she turns a Read More...

Book Review - "Difficult Conversations"



"Difficult Conversations - How to discuss what matters most" by Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, Sheila Heen

In business and life we often avoid difficult conversations like asking for a hard-earned raise, confronting a family member who has been undermining us, giving feedback to a touchy colleague or raising a difficult subject with our partner. Is sweat trickling down your brow just thinking about it?

Conflict is inevitable and yet some people still try to avoid conflict - at all costs! Most of the rest of us keep doing our best but struggle or wish it was easier.

This book Read More...