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A Glance At My Coaching Library

Updated: May 1

When I made the decision to become a Life Coach and invest in my career path, I was overwhelmed with how many books there were on the subject (and that’s not including all the personal development books out there)!

I spent a wee fortune on buying coaching related books that would support me in understanding my clients challenges, goals and mindset or would guide me to build an ethical and professional coaching practice.

Sitting on my bookshelves I have approximately 70 coaching books! Many I have read from cover to cover and over again. Some, I dip into for relevant information. One or two I struggle to follow and there are a few yet to be read.

Here is a list of my 'go-to' and 'love 'em' books that helped me grow personally and professionally and been the topic of many interesting conversations!

To help you on your coaching path I have linked them to for easy access.

The HeART of Laser-Focused Coaching: A Revolutionary Approach to Masterful Coaching by Marion Franklin

The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever by Michael Bungay Stanier

Coaching for Performance Fifth Edition: The Principles and Practice of Coaching and Leadership by Sir John Whitmore

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson

Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear

Coaching Questions: A Coach's Guide to Powerful Asking Skills by Tony Stoltzfus

Becoming a Professional Life Coach: Lessons from the Institute of Life Coach Training, 2nd Edition by Patrick Williams, Diane S. Menendez

Coach the Person, Not the Problem: A Guide to Using Reflective Inquiry by Marcia Reynolds

Professional Coaching Competencies: The Complete Guide by Damian Goldvarg; Patricia Mathews; Norma Perel and Jeffrey E. Auerbach

Co-Active Coaching, Fourth Edition: The proven framework for transformative conversations at work and in life by Karen Kimsey-House, Henry Kimsey-House

Law and Ethics in Coaching: How to Solve and Avoid Difficult Problems in Your Practice by Patrick Williams and Sharon K. Anderson

Adaptive Coaching: The Art and Practice of a Client-Centered Approach to Performance Improvement by Terry R. Bacon PhD and Laurie Voss PhD

Positive Intelligence: Why Only 20% of Teams and Individuals Achieve Their True Potential AND HOW YOU CAN ACHIEVE YOURS by Shirzad Chamine

Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. by Brené Brown

The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children by Dr. Shefali Tsabary

Find Your Why: A Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team by Simon Sinek

30 Days - Change Your Habits, Change Your Life: A Couple of Simple Steps Every Day to Create the Life You Want by Marc Reklau

Humankind A Hopeful History & Utopia for Realists And How We Can Get There By Rutger Bregman 2 Books Collection Set

Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis’s Bradberry

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