Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Best books and resources for continued education?

Posted on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by International Coach Federation

Last month, we asked our Facebook fans to share the best books and resources for continued education for experienced coaches. Take a look below to see how our Facebook fans responded:

“Robert Kegan and Lisa L. Lahey: Immunity to Change.” (Tomas Misiukonis)

“There is a book I am reading right now that from my perspective is great. It teaches us how to connect with people. The name is: Everyone Communicates, Few Connect: What the most Effective People do Differently from John Maxwell.” (CoachCarlos J. Caballer Díaz)

Co-active Coaching by CTI” (Alison Smith)

Create a World that Works by Alan Seale (as well as his other books).” (Katrien Rommens)

Coaching with Spirit (Teri-E Belf)” (Davide Tambone)

Philosopher Notes has a summary of over 150 great books. It will make you want to read them all.” (Li-Mor Raviv)

The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle.” (Ellinor Sandsund)

HAAPPi Me coaching system.” (Britt Bjøgård)

Getting our Bodies Back by Christine Caldwell.” (Maria Cussell Humphries)

The Wisdom of the Enneagram by Don Riso and Russ Hudson. This is a complete guide to psychological and spiritual growth for all nine personality types.” (Louise Stoltz)

“Tatiana Bachkirova’s Developmental Coaching.” (Tomas Misiukonis)

The War of Art by Steven Pressfield. Another take on the saboteur/critical inner voice.” (Travis Wilson)

Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting out of the box by Arbinger Institute.” (Youngjune Park)

Coaching with the Brain in Mind by David Rock.” (Kristina Bähr)

Sourcebook of Coaching History by Vikki Brock, PhD.” (Pat Barlow)

The Voice of Knowledge by Don Miguel Ruiz.” (Lucio Andrés Pérez)

7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. The audio book is great for listening to on the move.” (Alan Gladman)

Coaching to the Human Soul by Alan Sieler, I love it!” (Claudia Cerna)

Toolful Coach might be something to consider to regularly update your toolbox.” (Brigitta Banhidi)

Evidence Based Coaching by Anthony Grant.” (Annalise Roache)

Daring Greatly by Brené Brown of course!” (Sally Vanson)

What about you? What are your go-to books and resources for ongoing development? We’d love to know—leave a response below or join the conversation at Facebook.com/ICFHQ.


  1. A books which have greatly influenced my coaching is "Coaching Evoking Excellence in Others" by James Flaherty and "The Inner Game of Work" by Timothy Gallwey.

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