Coaching Reading List

Coaching College Students with AD/HD : Issues and Answers

Patricia Quinn, Nancy Ratey, Theresa Maitland, Advantage Books, 2000

The various issues that face ADD college students are examined closely, then specific recommendations are made about how the coach can help the student/client. Examples of check-ins are provided along with step-by-step outlines that take the coach through the important points.

Coaching, Second Edition: Evoking Excellence in Others

James Flaherty, Elsecier Butterworth-Heinemann, 2005

This book provides the language and operative principles and assessment models and sample coaching conversations necessary to do that. The book is grounded in many different paths of wisdom including time-tested philosophies, sociological premises and psychological discussions.

Coaching for Performance (People Skills for Professionals)

John Whitmore, Nicholas Brealey, 2002

A new edition of the book that took the art of coaching to new heights, this is the definitive guide to mastering the skills needed to help people unlock their potential and maximize their performance.

Co-Active Coaching: New Skills for Coaching People Toward Success in Work and Life

Whitworth, Kimsey-House, Sandahl, Davies-Black, 1998

This book offers a new model of practice for coaches as well as for all those who want to integrate coaching into their consulting practice. With over two dozen instructive coaching dialogues and examples, eighteen skill-building exercises to develop co-active coaching techniques, and a comprehensive coach’s toolkit, this hands-on reference gives you the critical foundation and practical guidance you need to succeed as a professional coach.

First Things First

Stephen R. Covey, Free Press, 1996

A revolutionary guide to managing your time by learning how to balance your life. From the author of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Provides you with a compass-because where you’re headed is more important than how fast you’re going. Paper. DLC: Conduct of life – Time management.

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

David allen, Penguin Books, 2001

Offers a complete system for downloading all those free-floating gotta-do’s clogging your brain into a sophisticated framework of files and action lists–all purportedly to free your mind to focus on whatever you’re working on.

The Inner Game of Work: Focus, Learning, Pleasure, and Mobility in the Workplace

W. Timothy Gallwey, Random House, 2000

This book is about learning how to learn, a critical skill that, in this case, separates the productive, satisfied employee from the rest of the pack.

The Portable Coach: 28 Sure Fire Strategies For Business And Personal Success

Thomas J. Leonard, Scribner, 1998

In his lively book, Leonard 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.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

Stephen R. Covey, Free Press, 2004

With penetrating insights and pointed anecdotes, Covey reveals a step-by-step pathway for living with fairness, integrity, service, and human dignity — principles that give us the security to adapt to change and the wisdom and power to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates.

Taming Your Gremlin: A Surprisingly Simple Method for Getting Out of Your Own Way

Rick Carson, HarperCollins, 2003

Carson blends his laid-back style, Taoist wisdom, the Zen Theory of Change, and sound psychology in an easy-to-understand, unique, and practical system for banishing the nemesis within.