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Recommended Reading
Resource Hub Overview  Recommended Reading

Compiled by the Association for Coaching®
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Book Author(s)
50 Top Tools for Coaching Gillian Jones and Ro Gorell
101 Ways to Generate Great Ideas Timothy Foster
A Path to Wisdom Tony J Selimi
A Whack on the Side of the Head, how to be more creative Roger von Oech
Achieving Excellence in your Coaching Practice Gladeana McMahon, Stephen Palmer, Christine Wilding
Achieving your TAQA Assessor and Internal Quality Assurer Award Ann Gravells
An Introduction to Coaching Skills: A Practical Guide Christian van Nieuwerburgh
Armstrong's Handbook of Reward Management Practice, 5th Edition Michael Armstrong
Behavioural Coaching Skiffington and Zeus
Best Practice in Performance Coaching: A Complete Guide to Best Practice Coaching and Training Carol Wilson
Better Thinking for Better Results Cathy Lasher
Beyond Goals Susan David, David Clutterbuck and David Megginson
Book Yourself Solid Michael Port
Brand You John Purkiss and David Royston-Lee
Brilliant Coaching: How to be a Brilliant Coach in Your Workplace (Brilliant Business) Julie Starr
Bull's Eye, The Power of Focus Brian Tracy
Career Coaching: An Insider's Guide Marcia Bench
Challenging Coaching - Going beyond traditional coach to face the Facts John Blakey and Ian Day
Choices - From Confusion to Clarity Sarah Lane
Clean Language Revealing Metaphors and Opening Minds Wendy Sullivan and Judy Rees
Coaching Across Cultures Philippe Rosinski
Coaching: Evoking excellence in others James Flaherty
Coaching for Performance John Whitmore
Coaching for Schools J.Tolhurst
Coaching, Mentoring and Organizational Consultancy P. Hawkins and N. Smith
Coaching Presence, Building consciousness and awareness into coaching interventions Maria Iliffe-Wood
Coaching with NLP: How to be a Master Coach Joseph O'Connor
Coaching Women to Lead Averil Leimon, François Moscovici and Helen Goodier
Coaching skills: a handbook J. Rogers
Co-active Coaching Laura Whitworth, Henry Kimsey-House & Phil Sandahl
Cognitive-Behavioural Coaching Techniques for Dummies Helen Whitten, Wiley
Confidence Works, Learn to be your own Life Coach Gladeana McMahon
Conquer your Stress Palmer & Cooper
Cope with Change at Work Sue Stockdale and Clive Steeper
Cultures and Organizations: Software for the Mind Geert and JanGert Hofstede
Dealing with People problems at work Palmer and Burton
Dialogue: The Art of Thinking Together William Isaacs
Diversity in Coaching by the Association for Coaching, edited by Jonathan Passmore
Don't Just Do Something, Sit There Bob Thomson
Edge. A Leadership Story Bea Fields, Corey Blake, Eva Silver Travers
Effective Coaching: Lessons from the Coach's Coach Myles Downey
Embodied Leadership Pete Hammil
Emotional Intelligence Daniel Goleman
Emotions at work Cary Cooper & Roy Payne
Employee Engagement Toolkit Emma Bridger
Essential Business Coaching Averil Leimon, Gladeana McMahon, Francois Moscovici
Excellence in Coaching by the Association for Coaching, edited by Jonathan Passmore
Executive Coaching R. Kilburg
Executive Coaching with Backbone and Heart M.B O'Neill
Focusing Eugene T. Gendlin
Get Everything Done and Still Have Time to Play Mark Forster
Get Ready for Coaching Caroline Taylor
Get That Job with NLP and Clean Language Jackie Arnold
Global Coaching Philippe Rosinski
Handbook of Leadership Training Activites Dennis Kinlaw
How to Coach with NLP Robbie Steinhouse
How to Coach a Woman - practitioner's manual Lynette Allen and Meg Reid
Human Resources Kit for Dummies Max Messmer
Keeping Your Spirits Up Sarah Dale
Kid Pro Quo - Essential Parent-Coaching Skills for Growing Confident, Cheerful Children James Mackenzie Wright
Leadership Coaching by the Association for Coaching, edited by Jonathan Passmore
Life Coaching – A Cognitive-Behavioural Approach Neenan & Dryden
Life Coaching A - Z, the ultimate guide to becoming a LifeCoach Patrisha Anne
Life Coaching change your life in 7 days E. Mulligan
Life Coaching: Connecting you to your inner wisdom Gina Harris
Book Author(s)
Make a Great Speech Hodder Ed
Mastery in Coaching by the Association for Coaching, edited by Jonathan Passmore
Mastering the Art of Solution-Focused Counselling J.T. Guterman
Mindful Coaching Liz Hall
Neuroscience for Learning and Development Stella Collins
NLP at Work Sue Knight
On Dialogue David Bohm
Pearls Within Samina Ali
Performance Coaching Carol Wilson
Performance Coaching for Dummies Gladeana McMahon and Averil Leimon
Personal Best David Rock
Psychoanalytic Essays on Power and Vulnerability Halina Brunning
Psychometrics in Coaching by the Association for Coaching, edited by Jonathan Passmore
Reflective Practice: Writing and Professional Development Gillie E J Bolton
Safety at the Sharp End: A Guide to Non-Technical Skills Rhona Flin, Paul O'Connor and Margaret Crichton
Serendipity Secret Samantha Babington
Smart Trust Stephen Covey
Strengths Cards - 'At my best' 1st Edition atmybest.com/inspiration
Success as a Coach Stephen Newton
Supercoach Graham Alexander
Supercoach Michael Neill
Supervision in Coaching by the Association for Coaching, edited by Jonathan Passmore
Swings and Roundabouts Anna Golawski, Agnes Bamford and Irvine Gersch
Systemic Coaching and Constellations: An Introduction to the Principles, Practices and Application John Whittington
Take time for your Life Cheryl Richardson
The Art of Mentoring Shirley Peddy
The Big Book of Customer Service Training Games Peggy Carlaw, Vasudha K Deming
The Bigger Game: Why Playing a Bigger Game Designs Who You Want to Become Laura Whitworth
The Brain and Emotional Intelligence: New Insights Daniel Goleman
The Career Coaching Handbook Julia Yates
The Case for Coaching Jessica Jarvis, David A Lane, Annette Fillery-Travis
The Coaching at Work Toolkit: A Complete Guide to Techniques Suzanne Skiffington and Perry Zeus
The Coaching Manual: the Definitive Guide to the Process, Principles and Skills of Personal Coaching Julie Starr
The Coaching Pocketbook Fleming & Taylor
The Coaching Dance Bob Thomson
The Complete Guide to Coaching at Work Suzanne Skiffington and Perry Zeus
The Complete Handbook of Coaching E. Cox, , T. Bachkirova, and D. Clutterbuck
The Complete Time Management System Christian H.Godefroy & John Clark
The Five Languages of Appreciation Paul White and Gary Chapman
The Five-Minute Coach - Improve performance rapidly Lynne Cooper and Mariette Castellino
The Fork Model Rudy Vandamme
The Good Listener Hugh Mackay
The Inner game of Work: Overcoming Mental Obstacles for Maximum Performance Timothy Gallwey
The Inner Game of Tennis Timothy W. Gallwey
The Life Coaching Handbook Curly Martin
The Little Book of Coaching: Motivating People to be Winners Kenneth Blanchard, Don Shula
The Mentoring Manual Whitaker & Cartwright
The NLP Coach I. McDermott and W. Jago
The One minute Manager Ken Blanchard
The Path of Least Resistance Robert Fritz
The Reflecting Glass - Professional Coaching for Leadership Development L. West, M. Milan
The Secrets of Successful Coaches Karen Williams
The Seed Handbook Lynne Franks
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People Steven Covey
The Snowball - Warren Buffett and the Business of Life Alice Schroeder
The Solutions Focus Paul Z Jackson
The Sourcebook of Coaching History Vikki Brock
The Stress Management Kit Alix Needham
The Tao of Coaching: Boost Your Effectivenes at Work by Inspiring and Developing Those Around You Max Landsberg
The Tao of Motivation: Inspire Yourself and Others Max Landsberg
The Wiley-Blackwell handbook of the Psychology of Coaching and Mentoring Passmore, Peterson and Freire
Therapist as Life Coach Williams & Davis
Touchpoint Leadership: Creating collaborative energy across teams and organisations Hilary Lines
Understanding Yourself and Others: Practical Ideas from the World of Coaching Bob Thomson
With No Attachment to the Answer Bob Thomson