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7 Great Books from our Guest Authors!

In this article, we're sharing 7 books and eBooks written by our talented guest authors. Plus we've also shared other books our authors have published in case you're interested!

In this article we share the recently published books (2020/2021) from:

  1. Jennifer Britton
  2. Lynda Monk
  3. Dr. Marcia Reynolds
  4. Marion Franklin
  5. Ruby McGuire (eBook)

Plus these two eBooks (from 2017 and 2014 respectively):

  1. Fran Fisher (eBook)
  2. Wendy Buckingham (eBook)


We have some wonderful guest authors who you will have read over the 10+ years this blog has been 'alive'. But did you know some of our guest authors have written books too? Well, we thought it would be fun to share their most recent books with you.

Important thought: whilst we link to Amazon below, and Amazon is a convenient way to learn more about—and purchase—a book, many local bookstores are struggling to stay afloat. If you can, why not order your book from your local bookstore, both boosting your local economy and supporting a fellow small business owner?

Here are 7 Great Books written by our Incredible Guest Authors!

1) Reconnecting Workspaces: Pathways to Thrive in the Virtual, Remote, and Hybrid World

Author: Jennifer Britton

Reconnecting Workspaces is a practical roadmap for leaders, business owners, teams and professionals navigating the virtual, remote and hybrid world. This book explores many of the core skills and practices required to thrive in the evolving workspace. The last year has shattered many of the myths of the remote workplace, creating a paradigm shift around leadership and teamwork. The world of remote work requires that everyone is equipped with the skills, tools, and practices for exceptional work—whether it is virtual, remote, or hybrid.

Who this book is for: Whether you are working from home, working hybrid with some days in the office, or working from anywhere, this book will equip your teams, leaders, and organization with practical tips and ideas and the know-how needed to navigate ongoing change in today's workspaces.

More books by Jennifer: Jennifer Britton is the author of five books including: Effective Group Coaching (Wiley, 2010), From One to Many: Best Practices for Team And Group Coaching, Effective Virtual Conversations (2017), and Coaching Business Builder, and the PlanDoTrack Workbook and Planner for Virtual and Remote Professionals (2019). Effective Group Coaching was the first book in the world to be published on the topic of group coaching.

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2) Transformational Journaling for Coaches, Therapists, and Clients: A Complete Guide to the Benefits of Personal Writing

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Co-editors: Lynda Monk and Eric Maisel

And yes, Emma-Louise, Lynda Monk and another guest author, Jennifer Britton all have chapters in this book - and it's hot off the press!

Who this book is for: This book is for coaches, therapists, and other helping or healing professionals who want to use journaling in their transformational work with others. It also speaks to clients and journal keepers with journaling tips, prompts and exercises in each of the 51 chapters in the book.

More books by Lynda: Lynda Monk is also a co-author of Writing Alone Together: Journalling in a Circle of Women for Creativity, Compassion and Connection (Butterfly Press, 2014) along with Wendy Judith Cutler & Ahava Shira. And coming soon The Great Book of Journaling: 40 Journaling Enthusiasts and Experts Show You Exactly How to Take Your Personal Writing to the Next Level! (Mango, Spring 2022).

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3) Coach the Person not the Problem

Author: Marcia Reynolds

From a founding member of the coaching movement comes a detailed guide to mastering one of a coach's toughest skills: thoughtfully reflecting clients' words and expressions back to them so they see themselves and their world through new eyes.

This book will free coaches from the cult of asking the magical question by offering five essential practices of reflective inquiry: focus on the person, not the problem; summarize what is heard and expressed; identify underlying beliefs and assumptions; unwrap the desired outcome; and articulate insights and commitments. Using these practices, combined with a respectful and caring presence, helps create a space where clients feel safe, seen, and valued for who they are. Coaches become change agents who actively recharge the human spirit. And clients naturally dive deeper and develop personalized solutions that may surprise even the coach.

Who this book is for: This book is for coaches and for anyone interested in learning more about coaching practices.

More books by Marcia: Dr Marcia Reynolds is the author of four books and one eBook including: Outsmart Your Brain: How to Master Your Mind When Emotions Take the Wheel (Covisioning, 2017), The Discomfort Zone: How Leaders Turn Difficult Conversations into Breakthroughs (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2014), Wander Woman: How High-Achieving Women Find Contentment and Direction (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2010), Unexpected Angels: A Six Month Journey Into Light (eBook, Covisioning, 2010) Capture the Rapture (Hathor Hill Pr, 2000).


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4) The Heart of Laser-Focused Coaching

Author: Marion Franklin

This book is designed to not only show you what laser-focused coaching looks, sounds, and feels like, but to show you HOW TO coach for permanent, life-altering change.

A revolutionary, unprecedented approach makes coaching easier while also enhancing your ability to help clients create deep and profound change. Transform your coaching into something so powerful and life-changing that your coaching consistently flows and becomes effortless.

Who this book is for: Any coach, at any level! If you're a beginner, you'll find this book a great "how to" be the best coach you can be. If you're an intermediate coach this book will give you advanced techniques and help you identify areas to work on. And if you're an advanced coach, this book will be both a refresher and energiser - you'll gain lots of tips too, get refocused - and reminded why you decided to be a coach!

Ruby McGuire

5) Ruby's Coaching Gems (eBook)

Author: Ruby Mcguire

The book is broken up into 3 sections, You, Your Biz and Your Clients. You only need to make tiny adjustments to make HUGE differences in your business.

Based on many of the articles Ruby has written for The Coaching Tools Company blog over the last 6 years, this eBook is full of simple strategies and thought-provoking questions (gems) that you can implement/use today to take your coaching business to the next level. We talk about client attraction, focus, procrastination, overwhelm, fear, marketing strategies and so much more.

Who this book is for: Coaches who want to grow themselves and their coaching businesses.

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6) Calling Forth Greatness: Seven Coaching Wisdoms for Transforming Your Life (eBook)

Author: Fran Fisher

Whilst this eBook is not super-recent (published in 2017), it is by one of our awesome guest authors, and we wanted to share it with you here.

Fran imagines a world where there are 7 guiding principles for how all of us are being in our relationships. Whether you're a professional coach or not, each of the Seven Coaching Wisdoms is designed to spark new insights and perspectives for you. And when you practice these principles in relationship with others, you will tap into your deepest, most innate wisdom and call forth your own greatness and the greatness of others around you.

Who this book is for: Anyone who wants to transform their lives. As a coach, recommend or gift this book to your clients, or use it to approach your own life in new ways!

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7) Mastering the Art of Goals Coaching (eBook)

Author: Wendy Buckingham

Mastering the Art of Goals Coaching is an eBook by one of our wonderful guest authors. It's a step-by-step guide for coaches to help clients achieve their goals with confidence, ease and certainty.

Wendy's extensive experience as a coach has led her to refine goal-setting principles into a proven system in this new book.

Who this book is for: Coaches who want a fresh approach to goals.


We hope you enjoyed this article with all these books from our wonderful Guest Authors.

We hope that these books inspire your coaching practice - and that they give you lots of new ideas to use with your clients, groups, in your own lives - and more.

If you liked this article with books from our very own guest authors, you may also like:

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Contributing Author:

Emma-Louise Elsey has been coaching since 2003 and is the Founder of The Coaching Tools Company and Fierce Kindness.com. She's passionate about coaching and personal development. Originally a project and relationship manager for Fortune 500 companies she combined her love of coaching, creativity and systems to create over 100 brandable coaching tools, forms and exercises including 30+ completely free coaching tools. She now serves coaches and the coaching world through her exclusive newsletter for coaches, Coaches Helping Coaches Facebook Group and many other great tools for coaches, plus resources and ideas for your coaching toolbox. The Coaching Tools Company is an official ICF Business Solutions Partner.

Learn more about Emma-Louise & see all their articles here >>

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