Coaching Books

  • Coach Yourself To Books
    For those new to the idea of coaching, the book provides a great overview of the value of simplifying your life so you can have time to address what is really important to you.
  • Life Makeovers
    What do you need to change to make your life work better and make you happier? Top-level personal coach Cheryl Richardson, shows you how to make your life over, one week at a time, using her philosophy of “extreme self-care.”

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  • ‘What Is Coaching Excellence?’ eBook
    Top coaches comes together to share their views on coaching excellence. This excellent FREE e-book has been created by the Association for Coaching Excellence (ACE). Article about what coaching excellence means to me written by Deborah Brown-Volkman is included.
  • The Portable Coach: 28 Surefire Strategies for Business and Personal Success
    Thomas Leonard, Master Coach, presents 28 principles to help you shape your life, career, and relationships so that they are satisfying and profitable, with 10 ways to accomplish each principle, and additional tips and self-tests.
  • Co-Active Coaching: New Skills for Coaching People Toward Success in Work and Life
    The theory of co-active coaching is when the interaction between coach and coachee is equal, both parties feel less constrained by pre-assigned roles, and thereby freed to learn from another.
  • The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It
    Michael Gerber’s The E-Myth Revisited should be required reading for anyone thinking about starting a business or for those who have already taken that fateful step.
  • Power Networking: 55 Secrets for Personal and Professional Success
    Packed with 55 proven networking methods for achieving success in all areas of your life. This inspiring book helps you to discover key networking skills to show you how to get the results you want.
  • Speak and Grow Rich
    This money-making guide explains the techniques and shortcuts used by today’s top speakers; tells how to identify paid speakers’ venues; how to pick good topics for speeches, gives guidelines for setting fees; how to book oneself, explores the ins and outs of working with speakers’ bureaus; and more. Included are sample forms, such as fee schedules, audience survey sheets, brochures, speakers agreements, and engagement reminders.
  • Think and Grow Rich
    Napoleon Hill’s philosophy teaches you what you were never taught. Specifically that the most powerful instrument we have in our hand is the power of our mind.
  • The Everything Selling Book
    This book is an excellent resource. It has helpful tips and pointers, as well as forms you can photocopy. It is a great tool if you need help or a start in selling. It’s fun to read and very informative.
  • Closing Techniques: (That Really Work!)
    Must have book for every coach. You cannot grow your business without this.
  • 9 Steps to Financial Freedom
    In her nine-step program, Suze Orman covers the ingredients to financial success–confronting our beliefs and fears, learning the nuts and bolts (and insiders secrets!) of savvy management, and finding the spiritual trust that leads to abundance.
  • Self-employed Tax Solutions: Quick, Simple, Money-Saving, Audit-Proof Tax and Recordkeeping Basics for the Independent Professional
    Whether you call yourself a sole proprietor, freelancer, subcontractor, or free agent, if you’re self-employed or planning to start your own business, this is a good book. With straightforward language, concrete examples, and easy-to-use worksheets, author and accountant June Walker tackles the most vexing problems facing the self-employed: inadequate recordkeeping and tax ignorance.
  • How to Get Control of Your Time and Your Life
    Learn how to build your willpower, how to stop wasting time, and how to work smarter, not harder.
  • Let Go of Clutter
    This book about clutter is written in a humorous style which will inspire you to clean up the clutter in your life. There are overviews at the beginning of each chapter, summaries at the end, and checklists all over to make it easy for you to understand.
  • Living Without Procrastination: How to Stop Postponing Your Life
    Procrastination is a problem which can be difficult to solve: use this interactive workbook to address the issues, helping you understand why you procrastinate and how to stop. Examples, self-assessment exercises, and tips on how to change are included.
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