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S-T-R-E-T-C-H! Becoming the Incredible Coach You Truly Are
Connecting Paradigms by Matthew Bennett

Skillful Means: The Coaching Skill Set
Co-Active Coaching: New Skills for Coaching People Toward Success by Laura Whitworth
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck
Helping People Change: Coaching with Compassion for Lifelong Learning and Growth by Richard Boyatzis, Melvin Smith, and Ellen Van Oosten

Right Speech: Listening Deeply, Speaking Truth
Co-Active Coaching: New Skills for Coaching People Toward Success by Laura Whitworth
Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life by Marshal Rosenberg, PhD.
Rising Strong: The Reckoning. The Rumble. The Revolution. by Brene Brown, PhD, LMSW

The Art of Engaged Mindfulness: Settling the Mind for Intuition to Emerge
• Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body – by Daniel Goleman and Richard J. Davidson
• The Mind’s Own Physician: A Scientific Dialogue with the Dalai Lama on the Healing Power of Meditation – by Zara Houshmand, Richie Davidson, and John Kabat-Zinn

Business Alchemy: Create Abundance & Live Your Vision
Twelve Months to Your Ideal Private Practice: A Workbook by Lynn Grodzk

The Dynamic Trio: EMDR, Positive Psychology & Somatic Coaching
EMDR Solutions II: For Depression, Eating Disorders, Performance and More edited by Robin Shapiro
• Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck

Body Electric
The Awakening Body: Somatic Meditation for Discovering Our Deepest Life by Reginald A. Ray
• Co-Active Coaching: New Skills for Coaching People Toward Success by Laura Whitworth
Diving Deep: Into One Life Awareness by Catherine Weser

Coaching Leaders for Today’s Challenges: Moral Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, and Diversity
• Moral Leadership: Integrity, Courage, Imagination by Robert Michael Franklin
• HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Emotional Intelligence by Harvard Business Review

Deeper than Words
Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life – Marshal Rosenberg, PhD.

Group Coaching: Unleashing the Transformative Potential of Community
Emergent Strategy by adrienne marie brown.
• One of the following (the other becomes a “suggested text”):
• Effective Group Coaching: Tried and Tested Tools and Resources for Optimum Coaching Results by Jennifer J. Britton
• Group Coaching: A Comprehensive Blueprint by Ginger Cockerham

Mentor Coaching
Altruism: The Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and the World by Matthieu Ricard
Self as Coach, Self as Leader: Developing the Best in You to Develop the Best in Others
by Pamela McLean


Navigating Trauma​: Mindful Skills to Enhance Safety & Regulation
Waking the Tiger – Healing Trauma by Peter Levine (1997) | North Atlantic Books.
Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness: Practices for Safe and Transformative Healing by David Trevlevan (2018) | W.W. Norton & Company
Anchored: How to Befriend Your Nervous System Using Polyvagal Theory Sounds True by Deb Dana (2021)

Writing, Creativity & The Mindful Coach
Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within by Natalie Goldberg
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
• Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck

Mindful Eating: Mindful Life
• Mindful Eating: Mindful Life, How to Change the Habits That Sabotage Your Life by Mary Ann Wallace (Iyer), MD
• Welcoming the Unwelcome: Wholehearted Living in a Brokenhearted World by Pema Chodron
How To Eat by Thich Nhat Hanh (Recommended)
Savor by Thich Nhat Hanh and Dr. Lilian Cheung (Recommended)

If Harriet Tubman Were Your Coach: Mindfulness, Race, and Courageous Coaching
• The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities Through Mindfulness by Rhonda V. Magee
• Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation by Rev. angel Kyodo Williams
• Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism from the Inside Out by Ruth King
• Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom by Catherine Clinton

Leadership Qualities to Live By
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
• Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck

If Georgia O’Keeffe Were Your Coach: Following in Her Footsteps
Georgia O’Keeffe, A Life by Roxana Robinson
Miss O’Keeffe by Christine Taylor Patten and Alvaro Cardona-Hine
Portrait of an Artist, A Biography of Georgia O’Keeffe by Laurie Lisle
O’Keeffe & Stieglitz, An American Romance by Benita Eisler

Where Mind Goes, Qi Goes: Somatic Coaching with Qigong


Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself by Kristin Neff
Go Put Your Strengths to Work: 6 Powerful Steps to Achieve Outstanding Performance by Marcus Buckingham
StandOut 2.0: Assess Your Strengths. Find Your Edge. Win at Work by Marcus Buckingham
Good Business: Leadership, Flow, and the Making of Meaning by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
A Life Worth Living: Contributions to Positive Psychology edited by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and Isabella Selega Csikzentmihalyi
Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness by Jon Kabat-Zinn
Handbook to Higher Consciousness by Ken Keyes, Jr.
• How to Relax by Thich Nhat Hanh
• A Primer in Positive Psychology by Christopher Peterson
Pursuing the Good Life: 100 Reflections on Positive Psychology by Christopher Peterson
Character Strengths and Virtues: A Handbook and Classification by Christopher Peterson and Martin E. P. Seligman
The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less by Barry Schwartz
Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being by Martin E. P. Seligman
Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body by Daniel Goleman & Richard J. Davidson
The Upside of Stress: Why Stress Is Good for You, and How to Get Good at It by Kelly McGonigal
Diving Deep: Into One Life Awareness by Catherine Weser
Writing as a Path to Awakening by Albert Flynn DeSilver
The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van der Kolk, M.D.
Touching Enlightenment: Finding Realization in the Body by Reginald A. Ray
 The HeartMath Solution: The Institute of HeartMath’s Revolutionary Program for Engaging the Power of the Heart’s Intelligence by Doc Lew Childre, Howard Martin, and Donna Beach (Recommended)
Why Meditate? Working with Thoughts and Emotions by Mattieu Ricard
Most Intimate: A Zen Approach to Life’s Challenges by Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck, PhD.
• Why Meditate? by Matthieu Ricard
• Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People by Mahzarin R Banaji
Polyvagal Exercises for Safety & Connection: 50 Client-Centered Practices by Deb Dana (2020) | Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology
Seth Speaks: The Eternal Validity of the Soul – Jane Roberts