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Best Life Coaching Books: The Ultimate Collection

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.

1. The Life Coaching Handbook (2002)

 Best Life Coaching Books: The Ultimate CollectionThis 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. `The Life Coaching Handbook` is the essential guide for life coaches, and a key source-book for NLP practitioners, human resources managers, training professionals, counsellors and the curious. Curly…
Author(s): Curly Martin

2. Coaching Questions: A Coach’s Guide to Powerful Asking Skills (2008)

 Best Life Coaching Books: The Ultimate CollectionThe 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. Covering the gamut from basic techniques like options and actions to advanced concepts such as challenge and reframing, Coaching Questions is a book that will find a home on any coach’s short list of handy references. Coaching Questions: A…
Author(s): Tony Stoltzfus

3. The Prosperous Coach: Increase Income and Impact for You and Your Clients (2013)

 Best Life Coaching Books: The Ultimate CollectionThe 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. Say to your clients what no one else would dare to say.And you will have all the clients you ever desire.Whether you are a new coach or you already have a…
Author(s): Steve Chandler, Rich Litvin

4. 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)

 Best Life Coaching Books: The Ultimate CollectionWhy 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? You can become a wildly successful coach on your own terms.  It’s time to stop asking, “Who the f*ck am I to do this work?!” I’ve shown hundreds of warrior coaches how to serve clients, make a difference, and make a living – all while staying…
Author(s): Megan Jo Wilson

5. Activate Your Life: 50 Transformational Exercises From Coaches Around The World (Volume I) (2018)

 Best Life Coaching Books: The Ultimate CollectionA 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. It's like having a team of coaches come to you wherever you are! The coaches in this book have picked their favorite or most effective exercises that have been refined through many years of use with clients, which means that you are getting the crown jewels of exercises. You will find exercises grouped into five different themes: Mind, Body, Happiness, Goals, and Success. If you are feeling stuck or confused, these…
Author(s): Derek Loudermilk

6. Co-Active Coaching, Fourth Edition: The proven framework for transformative conversations at work and in life (2018)

 Best Life Coaching Books: The Ultimate CollectionThe 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! This extensively revised 4th edition of Co-Active Coaching now offers leaders, managers and other business professionals practical guidance for embracing coaching as a core competency to drive greater workplace engagement.The flexible Co-Active Coaching model showcased in the book has stood the test of time as a transformative communication process that co-workers and teammates, managers, teachers, and students can use…
Author(s): Karen Kimsey-House , Henry Kimsey-House , et al.

7. Gutsy Glorious Life Coach: How to Turn Your Life Coaching Practice into a Soulful Money-Making Business (2016)

 Best Life Coaching Books: The Ultimate CollectionReady 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. In Gutsy Glorious Life Coach you’ll learn… • The exact mindset it takes to build an online business • “Extreme Self Coaching” tactics to deal with the inevitable Self Doubt • A detailed step-by-step, one-to-done process for building an online business from scratch • All the legal steps you need to take in order…
Author(s): Eleoff Esq, Lin M.

8. The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever (2016)

 Best Life Coaching Books: The Ultimate CollectionIn 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. He unpacks sevenessential coaching questions to demonstrate how–by saying less and asking more–you can develop coaching methods that produce great results. A fresh innovative take on the traditional how-to manual,…
Author(s): Michael Bungay Stanier

9. Co-Active Coaching: Changing Business, Transforming Lives (2011)

 Best Life Coaching Books: The Ultimate CollectionTHE 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’. Used as the definitive resource in dozens of professional development programs, Co-Active Coaching teaches the transformative communication process that allows individuals from all levels of an organization – from students to teachers, and direct reports to managers – to build strong, collaborative relationships. #62,865 in Books (See Top 100 in…
Author(s): Henry Kimsey-House , Karen Kimsey-House , et al.

10. Life Coaching Activities and Powerful Questions: A Life Coaching Activities Workbook (2010)

 Best Life Coaching Books: The Ultimate CollectionLife 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. This Life Coaching Activities Exercise Workbook takes you through the Life Coaching process in terms of definitions, quotes, activities or exercises and Coaching Questions as…
Author(s): Phyllis E Reardon

11. Christian Life Coaching Handbook: Calling and Destiny Discovery Tools for Christian Life Coaching (2009)

 Best Life Coaching Books: The Ultimate CollectionCoach 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. By incorporating calling (“an external commission from God for others”)into the heart of the life coaching process, Tony has crafted a biblical approach to destiny that encompasses all of life–including suffering and servanthood as well as passion and gifting—that moves destiny…
Author(s): Tony Stoltzfus

12. Make Money As A Life Coach: How to Become a Life Coach and Attract Your First Paying Client (2018)

 Best Life Coaching Books: The Ultimate CollectionImagine if you could start your dream business, work from home, and make a real difference in people's lives. When you become a life coach all of this is possible.But perhaps you've already thought about becoming a life coach and then found yourself thinking:"What if I fail or am not good enough?""What kind of coaching can I do?""Where should I even start?"If so, you're in the right place.The authors of Make Money as a Life Coach get it. They know what it's like to navigate the world of online business and coaching….
Author(s): Sally Miller, Melissa Ricker

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 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.

Helping People Change: Coaching With Compassion For Lifelong Learning And Growth

Author(s): Ellen Van Oosten; Melvin L. Smith; Richard Boyatzis
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press, Year: 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2402457

Theory, Research, and Practical Guidelines for Family Life Coaching

Author(s): Kimberly Allen
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2016, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1580003

The code of the extraordinary mind 10 unconventional laws to redefine your life and succeed on your own terms Lakhiani Vishen Rodale Books 2016

Author(s): Vishen Lakhiani
Publisher: Rodale Books, Year: 2016, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2402524

Tree of Life Coaching: Practical Secrets of the Kabbalah for Coaches and Hypnosis and NLP Practitioners

Author(s): Carson, Shawn
Publisher: Changing Mind, Year: 2015, Size: 433 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2071315

The Yankee Way: Playing, Coaching, and My Life in Baseball

Author(s): Willie Randolph
Publisher: It Books, Year: 2014, Size: 6 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1173414

The Coaching Questions Handbook: 150 Powerful Questions for Life Coaching and Personal Growth (powerful questions, coaching questions, life coach, life coaching ) (Volume 1)

Author(s): Tim Hanson, Sara Stephens
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Year: 2014, Size: 373 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 1360296

Life is Management: Coaching Extraordinary Performance from Everyone

Author(s): Gary L. Ford
Publisher: Insomniac Press, Year: 2013, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1101998

Lifestyle wellness coaching

Author(s): James Gavin; Madeleine Mcbrearty
Publisher: Human Kinetics, Year: 2013, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1197018

Life Coaching: A cognitive behavioural approach

Author(s): Michael Neenan, Windy Dryden
Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2013, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1640265

Coaching Skills Training Course - Business and Life Coaching Techniques for Improving Performance Using NLP and Goal Setting

Author(s): Kathryn Critchley, Margaret Greenhall
Publisher: Universe of Learning Ltd, Year: 2013, Size: 1 Mb, Download: azw3
ID: 2187710

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.

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