Books To Read


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Below are books that I have found particularly inspiring, interesting and helpful. I have found them easy to read and digest, and are the ones I find myself most often recommending to others. I hope they inspire you to. They are all linked to amazon.co.uk where you can find out more about the books and buy if you want to.

How to be Free by Tom Hodgkinson - a great book to inspire you if you feel that you want to get away from the corporate world and want a better, freer, happier life. Gave me lots to think about when I was changing careers!
http://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Be-Free-Tom-Hodgkinson/dp/0141022027/

Time to Think by Nancy Kline - this book is for coaches and business people alike. A great book to get people thinking for themselves and have more productive meetings, solve business problems, build stronger relationships...Nancy has also released More Time to Think
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Time-Think-Listening-Ignite-Human/dp/0706377451/

The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron - if you want to unlock your creative self this book provides a course in discovering your creativity. It is inspiring for coaches and individuals alike
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Artists-Way-Discovering-Recovering-Creative/dp/0330343580/

How to Lead by Jo Owen - a straightforward book on leadership that I am constantly recommending to people. It is great for those just starting on their careers, middle managers and senior managers.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Lead-Actually-Manage-Succeed/dp/0273693646/

Strengths Finder by Tom Rath - if you are at a cross roads in your career and not sure what your strengths are and want to find hidden talents, this book, in conjunction with the online test is a great place to start. (Each book contains a unique code for you to access your online test)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Strengthsfinder-2-0-Upgraded-Discover-Strengths/dp/159562015X/

Coaching for Performance by John Whitmore - this is a classic coaching book and introduces the very well known GROW model. A good book if you want to start developing your coaching skills. Read this in conjunction with Time to Think by Nancy Kline and I think you have the makings of a sound starting foundation for coaching
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Coaching-Performance-Principles-Leadership-Professionals/dp/185788535X/

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards - if you don’t think you can draw this book will prove otherwise! An ideal book for anyone who has always wanted to draw and never had the self-belief to do so. Also some great ideas if you want to start unlocking creativity in the work place.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/New-Drawing-Right-Side-Brain/dp/0007116454/

The Coach’s Coach by Alison Hardingham - this was one of my text books when I studied with Henley Business School. For anyone wanting to understand the coaching relationship better and deepen their coaching practice I would highly recommend it.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Coachs-Coach-Personal-Development-Developers/dp/1843980754/