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List of the Best Coaching & Mentoring Books

This is a growing list of the best coaching & mentoring books. Please add your favorites ! Credit to Dr. Jon Warner who compiled a previous list with 20 of the books below.

Challenging Coaching: Going Beyond Traditional Coaching to Face the FACTS: John Blakey, Ian Day: 9781904838395: Amazo...

Challenging Coaching: Going Beyond Traditional Coaching to Face the FACTS [John Blakey, Ian Day] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. Foreword by Sir John Whitmore PhD, author of Coaching for Performance This books breaks the mould of traditional coaching approaches to challenge coaches and their clients to achieve courageous goals that sustainably transform bottom line performance. Challenging Coaching is a real-world

Transformational Executive Coaching: Ted M. Middelberg: 9781938416040: Amazon.com: Books

Transformational Executive Coaching [Ted M. Middelberg] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. In Transformational Executive Coaching, Dr. Ted Middelberg outlines a comprehensive, innovative approach to coaching leaders at the executive level. His unique system is built on a structured and goal-focused process that gives coaches the ability to eff ect and sustain the dramatic change that leaders want from a coaching engagement. Based on building relationships and using high-quality colleague feedback

The Heart of Coaching: Using Transformational Coaching to Create a High-Performance Coaching Culture: Thomas G. Crane...

The Heart of Coaching: Using Transformational Coaching to Create a High-Performance Coaching Culture [Thomas G. Crane, Lerissa Nancy Patrick] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. This 4th edition makes the coaching process between colleagues even more powerful. The elements of the Roadmap are enhanced to ensure they are easier to grasp and apply. More and more leaders and their organizations are becoming convinced in the business case for creating a "coaching culture". This book provides the tools for leaders and teams to develop a common language and shared protocol and a learning and development orientation towards people. These critical dynamics support the entire culture becoming a "feedback-rich

Amazon.com: The Mentor's Guide: Facilitating Effective Learning Relationships (9780470907726): Lois J. Zachary: Books

The Mentor's Guide: Facilitating Effective Learning Relationships [Lois J. Zachary] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. Thoughtful and rich with advice, The Mentor's Guide explores the critical process of mentoring and presents practical tools for facilitating the experience from beginning to end. Now managers

Becoming an Exceptional Executive Coach: Use Your Knowledge, Experience, and Intuition to Help Leaders Excel: Michael...

Becoming an Exceptional Executive Coach: Use Your Knowledge, Experience, and Intuition to Help Leaders Excel [Michael H. Frisch, Robert J. Lee, Karen L. Metzger, Judy Rosemarin, Jeremy Robinson] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. Coaching is more than simply learning a process and set of skills. Exceptional coaches draw on their professional experience

Practicing Positive Psychology Coaching: Assessment, Activities and Strategies for Success: Robert Biswas-Diener: 978...

Practicing Positive Psychology Coaching: Assessment, Activities and Strategies for Success [Robert Biswas-Diener] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. Discover proven strategies for applying positive psychology within your coaching practice Written by Robert Biswas-Diener

Amazon.com: Coaching for Performance: GROWing Human Potential and Purpose - The Principles and Practice of Coaching a...

Coaching for Performance: GROWing Human Potential and Purpose - The Principles and Practice of Coaching and Leadership, 4th Edition [John Whitmore] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. Completely Revised 4th Edition of the 500, 000 Copy Bestseller! Coaching is a way of managing, a way of treating people

Amazon.com: The Psychology of Executive Coaching: Theory and Application (9780415993418): Bruce Peltier: Books

The Psychology of Executive Coaching: Theory and Application [Bruce Peltier] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. With the first edition of this text, Peltier drew on his extensive experience in both the clinical and business worlds to create a comprehensive resource that brought psychological and coaching concepts together.  It quickly became a practical and invaluable guide for both mental health practitioners looking to expand their practice into coaching and business professionals interested in improving their own coaching skills.  In this updated edition

Coaching Questions: A Coach's Guide to Powerful Asking Skills: Tony Stoltzfus: 9780979416361: Amazon.com: Books

Coaching Questions: A Coach's Guide to Powerful Asking Skills [Tony Stoltzfus] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. The single most important skill in coaching is asking powerful questions. In this volume, master coach trainer Tony Stoltzfus joins with 12 other professional coaches to present dozens of valuable asking tools

Amazon.com: Masterful Coaching (9780470290354): Robert Hargrove: Books

Masterful Coaching [Robert Hargrove] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. When the first edition of Masterful Coaching was published, it quickly became the standard resource for anyone who was a coach

The Five Minute Coach: Improve Performance Rapidly: Lynne Cooper, Mariette Castellino: 9781845908003: Amazon.com: Books

The Five Minute Coach: Improve Performance Rapidly [Lynne Cooper, Mariette Castellino] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. The Five-Minute Coach offers a simple, step by step guide to how to coach quickly and effortlessly and get amazingly better results at work. Short

50 Top Tools for Coaching: A Complete Toolkit for Developing and Empowering People: Gillian Jones, Ro Gorell: 9780749...

50 Top Tools for Coaching: A Complete Toolkit for Developing and Empowering People [Gillian Jones, Ro Gorell] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. The coaching market is still growing, and as it matures clients are becoming demanding buyers of coaching services. The need for coaching to demonstrate credibility and competence is increasing. This book sets out to help professional coaches achieve more with their clients. The new edition of 50 Top Tools for Coaching provides an updated broad range of techniques that can be easily applied to many situations along with new tools for today's coaches and trainers. The book will help coaches assess the needs of their clients

Guerrilla Marketing for Coaches: Six Steps to Building Your Million-Dollar Coaching Practice: Jay Conrad Levinson, An...

Guerrilla Marketing for Coaches: Six Steps to Building Your Million-Dollar Coaching Practice [Jay Conrad Levinson, Andrew Neitlich] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. START BUILDING YOUR MILLION-DOLLAR COACHING BUSINESS TODAY! The coaching profession has experienced phenomenal growth over the past decade

Leadership Team Coaching: Developing Collective Transformational Leadership: Peter Hawkins: 9780749458836: Amazon.com...

Leadership Team Coaching: Developing Collective Transformational Leadership [Peter Hawkins] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. Organizations are most effective when the teams accountable for the organization s success are performing to the best of their abilities. When the relationships within the team work well

Amazon.com: Co-Active Coaching: Changing Business, Transforming Lives (9781857885675): Karen Kimsey-House, Henry Kims...

Co-Active Coaching: Changing Business, Transforming Lives [Karen Kimsey-House, Henry Kimsey-House, Phillip Sandahl, Laura Whitworth] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. When Co-Active Coaching was first released in 1998, this pioneering work set the stage for what has become a cultural and business phenomenon and helped launch the profession of coaching. Published in more than ten languages now

Coaching for Leadership: The Practice of Leadership Coaching from the World's Greatest Coaches: Marshall Goldsmith, L...

Coaching for Leadership: The Practice of Leadership Coaching from the World's Greatest Coaches [Marshall Goldsmith, Laurence S. Lyons] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. When it was published in 2000, Coaching for Leadership became an instant classic in the field of executive coaching. This second edition updates and expands on the original book and brings together the best executive coaches who offer a basic understanding of how coaching works

Amazon.com: The Extraordinary Coach: How the Best Leaders Help Others Grow (9780071703406): John Zenger, Kathleen Sti...

The Extraordinary Coach: How the Best Leaders Help Others Grow [John Zenger, Kathleen Stinnett] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. COACH YOUR BUSINESS TO SUCCESS USING THIS “INTERACTIVE” APPROACH FROM TWO OF TODAY’S MOST FORWARD-THINKING LEADERSHIP GURUS “A wonderful and indispensable guide to the practice of coaching. The authors are among the most seasoned practitioners around . . . and it shows! Whether you are coaching subordinates or clients

The Tao of Coaching: Boost Your Effectiveness at Work by Inspiring and Developing Those Around You: Max Landsberg: 97...

The Tao of Coaching: Boost Your Effectiveness at Work by Inspiring and Developing Those Around You [Max Landsberg] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. A bestselling business title on how to unlock the potential of people by applying the techniques of coaching. Coaching is the key to realising the potential of your employees

A Manager's Guide to Coaching: Simple and Effective Ways to Get the Best From Your Employees: Anne Loehr, Brian Emers...

A Manager's Guide to Coaching: Simple and Effective Ways to Get the Best From Your Employees [Anne Loehr, Brian Emerson] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. To stay on top, companies need to do more than just tread water - they need to grow. And that means that their employees need to develop and improve their skills at the same pace. More than ever

The Business Coaching Toolkit: Top 10 Strategies for Solving the Toughest Dilemmas Facing Organizations: Stephen G. F...

The Business Coaching Toolkit: Top 10 Strategies for Solving the Toughest Dilemmas Facing Organizations [Stephen G. Fairley, William Zipp] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. Discover the 10 best Coaching practices for solving problems and implementing change with clients--right away Coaching works

What Got You Here Won't Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful: Marshall Goldsmith, Mark Re...

What Got You Here Won't Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful [Marshall Goldsmith, Mark Reiter] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. America’s most sought-after executive coach shows how to climb the last few rungs of the ladder. The corporate world is filled with executives

Coaching for Improved Work Performance, Revised Edition: Ferdinand Fournies, Ferdinand F. Fournies: 9780071352932: Am...

Coaching for Improved Work Performance, Revised Edition [Ferdinand Fournies, Ferdinand F. Fournies] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. Managing employees in today’s rapidly evolving workplace can sometimes feel like negotiating a minefield. Such recent new trends as flextime

Topgrading: How Leading Companies Win by Hiring, Coaching, and Keeping the Best People, Revised and Updated Edition: ...

Topgrading: How Leading Companies Win by Hiring, Coaching, and Keeping the Best People, Revised and Updated Edition [Bradford D. Smart Ph.D.] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. Great companies don’t just depend on strategies—they depend on people. The more great people on your team

The Business Coach (Instant Success) (Instant Success Series): Bradley Sugars, Brad Sugars: 9780071466721: Amazon.com...

The Business Coach (Instant Success) (Instant Success Series) [Bradley Sugars, Brad Sugars] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. Put yourself in the hands of the Business Coach-and run your business like a champion! Follow along as the Coach demonstrates how to successfully navigate the challenges and recognize the opportunities business owners face every day. The Business Coach uses strategies developed by Sugars and the business coaches at Action International

Amazon.com: Becoming a Professional Life Coach: Lessons from the Institute of Life Coach Training (9780393705058): Pa...

Becoming a Professional Life Coach: Lessons from the Institute of Life Coach Training [Patrick Williams, Diane S. Menendez] on Amazon.com. FREE super saver shipping on qualifying offers. Personal and professional coaching, which has emerged as a powerful career in the last several years