Recommended Reading


There’s nothing like a good book to keep your brain cells dancing, stimulate your thoughts and experiencing embedded learning and change. We’ve read a few books over our time and still continue to pick up our favourites. We’ve highlighted our “best of the bunch” in red. If you have read any of these books and wish to share your thoughts get in touch via our blog or

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

Behavioural Coaching – Skiffington and Zeus

Best Practice in Performance Coaching – Carol Wilson

Brand You - John Purkiss and David Royston-Lee

Brilliant Coaching: How to be a Brilliant Coach in Your Workplace (Brilliant Business) – Julie Starr


Career Coaching: An Insider’s Guide – Marcia Bench

Clean Language Revealing Metaphors and Opening Minds – Wendy Sullivan and Judy Rees

Coaching: Evoking excellence in others - James Flaherty

Coaching for Performance – John Whitmore

Coaching for Schools – J.Tolhurst

Coaching Women to Lead - Averil Leimon, François Moscovici and Helen Goodier

Coaching skills: a handbook – J. Rogers

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

Effective Coaching: Lessons from the Coach's Coach – Myles Downey

Emotional Intelligence – Daniel Goleman

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 Ready for Coaching – Caroline Taylor

Get That Job with NLP and Clean Language – Jackie Arnold

Global Coaching - P. 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

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

Make a Great Speech – Hodder Ed

Mastering the Art of Solution-Focused Counselling - J.T. Guterman

NLP at Work (3rd Edition) – Sue Knight


On Dialogue - David Bohm

Personal Best – David Rock

Psychometrics in Coaching- by the Association for Coaching, edited by Jonathan Passmore

Reflective Practice: Writing and Professional Development – Gillie E J Bolton

Smart Trust - Stephen Covey

Supervision in Coaching - by the Association for Coaching, edited by Jonathan Passmore

Systemic Coaching and Constellations: An Introduction to the Principles, Practices and Application - John Whittington

The Art of Mentoring – Shirley Peddy

The Big Book of Customer Service Training Games – Peggy Carlaw, Vasudha K Deming

The Brain and Emotional Intelligence: New Insights - Daniel Goleman

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 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 Little Book of Coaching: Motivating People to be Winners – Kenneth Blanchard, Don Shula

The Mentoring Manual – Whitaker & Cartwright

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

With No Attachment to the Answer – Bob Thomson


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