Reviews

Getting Real

Getting Real

Getting Real: 10 Truth Skills You Need to Live an Authentic LifeIntroduction Getting Real by Susan Campbell was the first book I read when I started coaching school. Of the scores of self-help, psychology, neuroscience, coaching theory, and coaching practice books I...

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Personal Development (Self-Help) Book Reviews

Personal Development (Self-Help) Book Reviews

Personal Development (Self-Help) Book ReviewsIntroduction There is an extraordinary number of self-help and personal development books written each year to help you lead a better life and be a better you. Some are pragmatic and how-to, others wise and insightful, and...

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Atomic Habits

Atomic Habits

Leaders Develop their PeopleI read Atomic Habits, James Clear’s book on how to break bad habits and create new ones, out of desperation. Few of my clients come to me to reform their habits, but reforming them is often essential if they want to move forward on their...

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The Evolution Of Beauty

The Evolution Of Beauty

The Evolution Of BeautyWhat is this book doing here? What is a book on evolutionary theory doing on a life coaching website? Or, how could this book possibly make a difference in your life? Well, it might not. But then again, it might. We, humans, tend to forget that...

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Feel The Fear–And Do It Anyway

Feel The Fear–And Do It Anyway

Feel the Fear. . .and Do it AnywayFear can stop you cold. It is maddening—because the fears that stop you will not draw blood or put you in the emergency room. Asking for a raise, giving a presentation, telling your spouse how you feel, returning a broken product,...

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Fierce Conversations

Fierce Conversations

Fierce ConversationsFierce Conversations is one of a small handful of books that I consistently recommend to my clients. This book is best suited to managers and leaders in profit and nonprofit organizations, but any person who lives and works with other humans—which...

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The Power of Vulnerability

The Power of Vulnerability

The Power Of Vulnerability Brené Brown’s TED talk is the story of everyone’s life path—whether you know it or not. For those who mourn the fact that life didn’t come with an operating manual, this short talk is your answer. Millions have watched her talk, and I have,...

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Responsibility Rebellion

Responsibility Rebellion

Responsibility Rebellion Background Ramsay provides a good overview of the current thinking about what makes for a happy, productive, and fulfilled life. He argues that to achieve a good life, one must develop personal mastery. Personal mastery requires that we learn...

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