While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Life Coaching books.
- The Life Coaching Handbook (2002)
- Coaching Questions: A Coach’s Guide to Powerful Asking Skills (2008)
- The Prosperous Coach: Increase Income and Impact for You and Your Clients (2013)
- Who The F*ck Am I To Be A Coach?!: A Warrior’s Guide to Building a Wildly Successful Coaching Business From the Inside Out (2018)
- Activate Your Life: 50 Transformational Exercises From Coaches Around The World (Volume I) (2018)
- Co-Active Coaching, Fourth Edition: The proven framework for transformative conversations at work and in life (2018)
- Gutsy Glorious Life Coach: How to Turn Your Life Coaching Practice into a Soulful Money-Making Business (2016)
- The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever (2016)
- Co-Active Coaching: Changing Business, Transforming Lives (2011)
- Life Coaching Activities and Powerful Questions: A Life Coaching Activities Workbook (2010)
- Christian Life Coaching Handbook: Calling and Destiny Discovery Tools for Christian Life Coaching (2009)
- Make Money As A Life Coach: How to Become a Life Coach and Attract Your First Paying Client (2018)
The Life Coaching Handbook (2002)
This complete guide to life coaching reveals what life coaching IS, how to coach yourself and others effectively, and how to create and sustain a successful coaching practice. Leading you through a comprehensive programme of Advanced Life Coaching Skills, it contains key NLP-based techniques that include: State Control Rapport-building Spiral Coaching Meta-programs Meta-languages The Milton Model.
Coaching Questions: A Coach’s Guide to Powerful Asking Skills (2008)
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, models and exercises, then illustrates these coaching strategies with over 1,000 examples of penetrating questions.
The bestselling book for coaches looking to build a practice with a small number of high-performing, high-paying clients. With over 50,000 copies sold, The Prosperous Coach has helped thousands of coaches and consultants build their businesses by invitation and referral only. This book has been in the top 10 books on coaching on Amazon for over 3 years.Show your clients what they cannot see.
Who The F*ck Am I To Be A Coach?!: A Warrior’s Guide to Building a Wildly Successful Coaching Business From the Inside Out (2018)
Why isn’t your coaching business thriving? Why are you feeling so damn stuck?! This book is the missing link to turning your calling into a thriving business. What would it be like to finally understand why you’re not making money and to know how to stop doubting yourself?
A single great coaching exercise can transform your future. Activate Your Life brings you 50(!!!) exercises from some of the top coaches to be found anywhere.
Co-Active Coaching, Fourth Edition: The proven framework for transformative conversations at work and in life (2018)
The book that changed the field of professional coaching forever. The wait is over! This is the new 4th edition of the cultural and business phenomenon that helped launch the professional practice of coaching!
Gutsy Glorious Life Coach: How to Turn Your Life Coaching Practice into a Soulful Money-Making Business (2016)
Ready to turn your coaching practice into a thriving business? IT’S GOING TO TAKE GUTS, COACH! It takes a lot of hard work and dedicated practice to become a coach who can help people change their lives. It also takes a lot of guts to turn a coaching practice into a glorious and kickass coaching business.
The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever (2016)
In Michael Bungay Stanier's The Coaching Habit, coaching becomes a regular, informal part of your day so managers and their teams can work less hard and have more impact. Drawing on years of experience training more than 10,000 busy managers from around the globe in practical, everyday coaching skills, Bungay Stanier reveals how to unlock your peoples' potential.
Co-Active Coaching: Changing Business, Transforming Lives (2011)
THE FULLY REVISED THIRD EDITION OF THE BOOK THAT CHANGED THE COACHING FIELD FOREVER This third edition includes fresh coaching examples, the latest in coaching terminology and an expanded, web-based ‘Coach’s Toolkit’.
Life Coaching Activities and Powerful Questions has been designed for a dual purpose; first and foremost it is a working book for the life coach; it is also designed for the individual who wishes to make changes in their life using the Life Coaching Process. Parents, managers, teachers, career coaches, school counselors and anyone involved in human or personal development, this book is a great asset.
Christian Life Coaching Handbook: Calling and Destiny Discovery Tools for Christian Life Coaching (2009)
Coach life purpose discovery with this practical, in-depth look at the tools and techniques of Christian life coaching. This sequel to the acclaimed book “Leadership Coaching” is filled with sample coaching dialogs, real-life examples, practical models, and over 60 formal destiny discovery exercises, all from a master coach trainer.
Imagine if you could start your dream business, work from home, and make a real difference in people's lives.
Best Life Coaching Books: The Ultimate Collection
We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some life coaching books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.
Mental Toughness Training: How to be Emotionally Strong, Overcome Adversity and Start Controlling Your Life
Author(s): Tuhovsky, Ian
ID: 2798926, Publisher: , Year: 2020, Size: 1 Mb, Format: pdf
Mental Toughness Training: How to be Emotionally Strong, Overcome Adversity and Start Controlling Your Life (Positive Psychology Coaching Series Book 23)
Author(s): Tuhovsky, Ian
ID: 2798928, Publisher: , Year: 2020, Size: 341 Kb, Format: azw3
Helping People Change: Coaching With Compassion For Lifelong Learning And Growth
Author(s): Ellen Van Oosten; Melvin L. Smith; Richard Boyatzis
ID: 2402457, Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press, Year: 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub
Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are absolutely hot items according to USA Today, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.