Below are my favorite books that have provided me with motivation, inspiration and the tools necessary to lead a successful coaching and consulting practice. I hope you enjoy these books as much as I have!
BOOKS BY BRENE BROWN, PHD, LMSW
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. A timely and important new audio book that challenges everything we think we know about cultivating true belonging in our communities, organizations, and culture,
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Brené Brown has taught us what it means to dare greatly, rise strong, and brave the wilderness. Now, based on new research conducted with leaders, change makers, and culture shifters, she’s showing us how to put those ideas into practice so we can step up and lead.
In The Gifts of Imperfection, Brené Brown, a leading expert on shame, authenticity, and belonging, shares 10 guideposts on the power of Wholehearted Living - a way of engaging with the world from a place of worthiness.
The quest for perfection is exhausting and unrelenting. We spend too much precious time and energy managing perception and creating carefully edited versions of ourselves to show to the world. As hard as we try, we can't seem to turn off the tapes that fill our heads with messages like, Never good enough! and What will people think?
"When we deny our stories, they define us. When we own our stories, we get to write the ending -- Brene Brown"
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. Social scientist Brené Brown has ignited a global conversation on courage, vulnerability, shame, and worthiness. Her pioneering work uncovered a profound truth: Vulnerability - the willingness to show up and be seen with no guarantee of outcome - is the only path to more love, belonging, creativity, and joy.
Is vulnerability the same as weakness? “In our culture,” teaches Dr. Brené Brown, “we associate vulnerability with emotions we want to avoid such as fear, shame, and uncertainty. Yet we too often lose sight of the fact that vulnerability is also the birthplace of joy, belonging, creativity, authenticity, and love.”
BOOKS BY MEL ROBBINS
How to enrich your life and destroy doubt in five seconds. Throughout your life, you've had parents, coaches, teachers, friends, and mentors who have pushed you to be better than your excuses and bigger than your fears. What if the secret to having the confidence and courage to enrich your life and work is simply knowing how to push yourself?
Listen to private sessions between Mel and eight people whose problems range from simple to serious, hilarious to heartbreaking. The problems they think they have are actually symptoms of the underlying issues holding them back.
With humor and wisdom, Mel Robbins expertly tackles the fear of change, rejection, and being alone as well as impostor syndrome and feeling trapped in the wrong career. Each session is a gold mine of discovery as Mel guides you to find your purpose, improve your relationships, and ultimately take control of your life.
Right now, over 100 million Americans secretly feel frustrated and bored with their lives. If you've come to regard yourself as your own worst enemy; if you constantly daydream and wonder, "Is this all there is?"; if you have a tendency, when asked how you're doing, to just say "Fine," you may be one of them. If this sounds familiar, there's clearly something missing from your life. This book will help you discover what it is, and how to win it back.
BOOKS BY LISA NICHOLS
There's no diet, no push-ups, no treadmill. But Lisa Nichols has got a plan that will move you, flex your "bounce-back" muscles and empower you to realize your dreams no matter what.
New York Times best-selling author, personal transformation guru, and life coach for the Steve Harvey Show and Today Lisa Nichols shares her journey from scarcity to abundance, outlining steps everyone can take to create abundance in career, relationships, self, and finances - while creating a legacy for others to follow.
BOOKS BY STEVEN R. COVEY
Stephen R. Covey's book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, has been a top seller for the simple reason that it ignores trends and pop psychology for proven principles of fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity. Celebrating its 15th year of helping people solve personal and professional problems, this special anniversary edition includes a new foreword and afterword written by Covey that explore whether the 7 Habits are still relevant and answer some of the most common questions he has received over the past 15 years. self development self help books consulting