Library of Professional Coaching
Coaching Assessment Tools
Coaching Bookstore (Free Book Chapters) (link)
Selling Your Coaching Services ($99)
International Coaches Federation (ICF)
Innovative Leader (link) ????
MBO Consulting Recommended Books:
A couple of articles from Mariposa Leadership
Teleconferences from Mariposa:
Lead Change Group:
The Coach Exhcange
The Coaches Show podcast–(???)
Coaching Programs in a Box:
Center for Creative Leadership publications:
• Immunity to Change by Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey
My next recommended title is Primal Leadership by Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis and Annie McKee. The authors are titans in the field of Emotional Intelligence (E.I.). And even if you never intend to coach a leader, this book will share the latest practical findings on a wide range of topics including; E.I., neuroscience, leadership styles, and the impact of stress. These are all areas that greatly influence the ability of our clients to make progress on many of their social, relationship and career agendas.
Finally, since so many of our clients come to us wanting to be happier or more fulfilled, I think it is a great idea to understand what the rapidly growing field of positive psychology has to teach us about happiness. There are many good books in this area, however I believe The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt (University of Virginia) does a great job of outlining the wisdom and science of creating more meaning and happiness in your life, and the lives of your clients.
If I was allowed to expand beyond five titles, I would definitely recommend coaches have an understanding of a range of topics including; The Work, by Byron Katie (basic cognitive processing for moving clients past their inevitable blocks), personality typing (choose your favorite, I like MBTI), strengths work (Seligman or Buckingham), transitions (Bridges) relationship dynamics (Gottman and Hendrix) developmental psychology (Laske, Spiral Dynamics and Integral Theory) and most definitely a whole host of business topics that would allow every coach to find their niche, brand themselves, choose the best client contact strategies, and create an online presence that attracts a steady stream of ideal clients. (What’s the point of being a great coach if you can’t share your gifts with a full practice of clients?) Happy reading everyone.
• Note: integral & spiral dynamics is a bit on the new age side. (its spiritual & not kind to religion)
Servant Leadership (Ning Social Network):
WSJ article on business & career coaching:
Kesslin List of Recommended books:
Thought Leaders & Trust (aka Leadership):
Hero, Desire, Challenge….
Action/Advancement & Character Development
Jack Kerouacs are decent:
Videos on Youtube (book reviews & individual professions)
A couple articles…reasonably helpful:
Books on Amazon too.
Interesting biz author talks (perhaps more consulting, but also coaching):
Vaguely interested in the idea of spiritual psychology (I assume this is rather new-agey)
Group Coaching & some curriculum content suggestions as well:
Including dynamic inquiry
Mostly his books & perhaps his products.
Emotional Intelligence & training links:
Coaching Resources (Training, Marketing, & Technology)
This isn’t the usual fare for coaching, but:
A related book:
They have a recommended reading area as well
Also a number of decision making, strategy, & negotiation resources here:
Coaching intake forms & assessment forms & reflection forms & other forms. You have to pay for them–not sure how good they are.
And Thomas Leonard:
Amazon list of coaching books #1:
Amazon list of coaching books #2:
Leadership Group/Association (although not sensing its for entrepreneurial leaders as much–not sure):
Possible resources for org. dev. consulting & coaching (also overall for training & teaching):
HCI. The org itself is pretty interesting. Not so sure how much they cater to consultants and/or coaches (my guess is their focus is on Fortune 2000 with some discussion of SMBs):
Gazelle’s recommended reading:
Business growth tools *****
Jack Daly (new to him, may check out his books)
7 Essentials of Growth from the Blueprint for Growth Institute
See also Conrath, Whales, & various other resources.
Semi-relevant to coaches & consultants–presentation tools:
Time management, etc..:
Planners aggregated by Charlie Gilke:
There are also some planners from Jack Canfield
David Seah planner
Marketing for B2B:
Also–the related company:
I haven’t fully checked this out. It just seemed cool. Unfortunately he has 2 books on amazon, but this book is like $150.
I mentioned Gazelles before:
Here’s another link which has perhaps a focused list of the Gazelle forms:
Traction is a systemic program as well:
Partners in Leadership (Accountability):
Possible heuristics….or advice on thinking & communication:
This probably belongs under “startups” but given that this is supposed to include some marketing coaching:
Infographic on top marketing automation tools:
More sales stuff:
More sales stuff online:
Kind of interesting.
Lean Startup/Tech Startup Sales & Marketing
Get Clients Now Resources:
Here’s an interesting framing:
Performance = Potential – Interference
* Note: that can be internal or external interference.
The $30 book: The Business Coaching Toolkit: Top 10 Strategies for Solving the Toughest Dilemmas Facing Organizations
Introduction. The Evolution of Professional Coaching.
Chapter One. Developing a Leadership Vision (It’s NOT What You Think!).
Chapter Two.The One-Percent Solution.
Chapter Three. Getting Things Done Through Others.
Chapter Four. Making Goals SMART.
Chapter Five. The Power of Positive Praise.
Chapter Six. Making Feedback Effective.
Chapter Seven. A New Twist on SWOT.
Chapter Eight. The Life Leadership Dashboard.
Chapter Nine. The Sixth Suitcase.
Chapter Ten. What Color is Your Team?
Chapter Eleven. Using the Ten Tools.
Coaching stuff from Dale Carnegie:
I haven’t gone through the ROI Institute Workshops or Tools, but in order to best assess your services calculating using their tools is probably THE BEST way to find out how much your services are worth:
They’ve published a number of books on the topic, if you want to just spend $20 to $30 to find out.
It may be better to look at other checklists–but this is probably a decent place to start.
Capitalization by Malcomb Gladwell at Poptech:
Same talk on vimeo:
Maximizing human potential–in community.
There is a shorter version on YouTube (11 minutes versus 19 minutes).
Tilt leadership model:
This is more on the technical side:
Infographics Marketers (supposedly) need to see:
Yet another one–may decide to follow the B2b nurturing process:
Coaching/consulting tools (want to look again at the USP stuff)
In Reality in Advertising (Reeves 1961, pp. 46–48) Reeves laments that the U.S.P. is widely misunderstood and gives a precise definition in three parts:
Each advertisement must make a proposition to the consumer. Not just words, not just product puffery, not just show-window advertising. Each advertisement must say to each reader: “Buy this product, and you will get this specific benefit.”
The proposition must be one that the competition either cannot, or does not, offer. It must be unique—either a uniqueness of the brand or a claim not otherwise made in that particular field of advertising.
The proposition must be so strong that it can move the mass millions, i.e., pull over new customers to your product…!
There is an excellent list by Ogilvy that is quite good–although its more on writing/copywiring in general versus USP.
Speaker Mix…..social networking for speakers, thought leaders & event planners:
The Power of Storytelling (12 easy steps)
(Print works better than video for this)
Free courses on entrepreneurship:
There is also one on critical thinking, which seems to apply (its in the context of global challenges)
This is interesting to me and perhaps in advocacy in some sense–
Not sure how they deal with course beginning times.
Its probably just easier to go here:
Charlie Tremendous Jones
Psalms & New Testament on MP3 (?)
Business as missions resources:
Theory of constraints: possible weak points:
Effectuation–Research Papers, etc..
Very interesting research.
Interview that looks interesting:
By the way, Big Think has a political and ideological bias thats atheist in nature–my guess is that this interview won’t surface those values or ideologies.
Elements of storytelling
This looked like a helpful peer group by name….but it seems like the content isn’t on point:
I think the Gazelles option or the Vistage option or another CEO peer group might be better.
Change Management Online Guide…..ADKAR model:
This is more sales, sales training, & sales management:
Caring & nurturing tonality.
Tonality is 3 or 4 more important than the words. ****
Mirror tonality. People like & trust people that sound like themselves.
Interesting process or model from Mark Palmer:
In terms of publishing:
And there are a number of others that also deal with the writing component.
Negotiation topics from negotiator magazine:
My list of keywords to search later:
Anchoring, Credibility, Framing, Leverage/Power, Price, Reputational Effect, Team Organization, Trust, Emotions v. Logic, Option Generation, Positioning, Remedies, Time, Techniques, Warranties, Conflict management, first move, information management, preparation, stalemate, style, and terms.
Copied/Borrowed liberally fro a prof at Stanford.
I’m also curious about:
• strategy and tactics of integrative negotiation
• generate alternative solutions integrative negotiation
This is at the University of Colorado–it deals more with conflict resolution & international issues:
Various forms of templates:
Sales Brain & motivation:
Kind of interesting. How to build apps (this technically should go under star-tups….alas)
Direct marketing & copywriting:
I seem to remember someone telling me about one of Halbert’s letters also talking about the classic books one should read.
A number of business videos, etc..:
Multiplying the impact of experts
Need to read over this. Sounds interesting. Seems like its describing a new function perhaps.
Exercise & Health:
Looking for individual examples of business plans:
1. One page business plan
2. Business Model Innovation (the template…or rather the “canvas”)
Haven’t worked through this…its on mediation & negotiation:
The Art of Money getting:
* Haven’t read this. Could be interesting.
Simple advice. Very helpful:
Goals & discipline:
Haven’t had a chance to listen. But I’m quite sure its quality.
This isn’t exhaustive…but an ok place to start:
See also: business problem solving tools
More systems & process & goals:
Start with Why:
UK Consulting Institute:
Entrepreneurial Journey & Growth:
Its $99 a month. 2 week free trial.
Customer map in the online media/technology space:
The case for cupcake versus MVP:
Learning organization diagnostic tool:
Why change fails:
Best practices for professional development
This probably belongs in startups (its about online funnels & growth hacking):
Trello for time management/personal project management:
Interviews–the Good Life Project:
Lean Startup Class at Udacity:
I believe its free.
A number of entrepreneurship courses her, including Growth Hacking, which is specific to digital startups:
Classes from Harvard:
Management (nonprofit & for profit)–this includes all the Harvard Extension business classes:
Harvard Online (Extension):
Nonprofit strategic frameworks:
Steve Blank Business Model Canvas:
Business growth/small business checklist:
See also SCORE.
Toliet Paper Entrepreneur Templates:
Book summaries, etc..
IC = Human Capital + Relationship Capital + Structural Capital + Strategic Capital – See more at:
Communication Studies articles, etc…
Probably a bit more useful:
Speakers on info overload:
For research purposes.
Culture of creativity:
I need to look around here as well as the Harvard Clearinghouse (aka resources you can purchase):
Susskind’s work is in mediation I believe, but has some application in negotiation as well:
Also the difficult conversation people…
Story Corp questions–short list of questions–for story generation:
Top articles from Six Minutes:
Copyblogger on Negotiation for Freelancers:
On negotiating alliances:
The value of peer coaching on education:
Nice bibliography/resource center for negotiations:
Research at Northwestern (mostly on teams & negotiations)
Cone of learning:
Dales Cone of Experience or Cone of learning
* I think I still prefer the Constructivist version–the name of which escapes me.
Search on YouTube & you should find demo videos.
HBR Employee Motivation (2008):
On the 10,000 Hour Rule & Deliberate Practice: Seek Resistance:
(Scan to the bottom of the article)
Not sure how good this list is–top sales blogs
Might be helpful on negotiation:
Need to check this out:
Specifically his 2 books.
15 Lessons Learned from 15 Years In Business
Not complete per se, but a pretty good start.
Creativity as #1 business skill:
Social Triggers Podcast:
This might be interesting:
Also Big Austin’s partnership for their learning platform.
Leadership by Patrick L.
Should find a couple different versions.
Jack Welch Strategy model:
* See also NPO & Government KPIs book. Or other versions.
Weapons of the modern consultant:
Speaking Tips for Introverts–Power of Introverts:
10 Things to Do at Work:
Inside Sales Org:
Fixed versus Flexible Mindset:
For interview questions and business model tools.
Various tools available on the website:
* Should probably do a search on this one. Visual Website Optimizer & similar WYSIWYG tools are quite popular and helpful.
This is uber-simple, but helpful:
These are like outlines basically (no audio)
Hmmm….. organization that does/supports entrepreneurial education or events:
* I believe they focus on ecosystems/communities.
Business model canvas (interesting ways to think about it)
Here for a reminder:
For (bulls-eye customer), Who (purchase motivation), Our product is a (customer language), That (benefit), Unlike (competitors), Ours (differentiators), At a price (vs. competitors).
* from Rocketwatcher
** I don’t like the pricing. Although it might provoke another layer of conversion.
I think it assumes a product/service competing on price. If you do have a higher
price it probably does mean that it separates the buyers and non-buyers pretty
* I think I covered this above, but maybe not.
A number of sales charts/spreadsheets:
Not sure the quality of all these interviews, but looks to have a decent set
of people they’ve interviewed:
Note: I believe you have to pay for them individually.
Mixergy is probably a better overall deal.
Probably should file under “startups”–Early stage SaaS KPI dashboard
Types of biases (not super extensive, but interesting)
Interesting sales model:
Rapport/Trust/Relaitonships + SPIN ????
Philosophy, theory, etc…
A little esoteric perhaps. This is a placeholder to perhaps return. Mostly interested
in the article on “hybrid” business models.
Keith Ferrazzi on HBR:
People, Productivity, & Process
Any more P’s for self-managment or leadership? Positioning/Marketing?
Another framework for sales:
Two sliderocket presentations:
The one on Cubie is simple, but quite interesting.
How complex is your world?
• Answer to stereotypes.
•• Faith application–God made them that way.
*** Possible philosophy/debate application
Top Sales Training Companies:
I think Selling Power may have a list too.
I ran across this today:
Complete Guide to Christian Coaching (my next purchase
Gary Collins Book in on fire
The Stofuls book about Questions is also quite good
Also a book about marketing & one about sales & one about persuasion.
I haven’t looked at the exact quotations…but should prove helpful:
Has a number of the key visualization blogs on its blog role.
Interesting stuff covered too…
This Week in VC: (to watch later)
Coaching on an iPhone app (not the same thing, but cool):
Maybe worth checking out:
Particularly the book list.
Emotional archetypes & brand archetypes
(should search for archetypes)
ICF Global Coaching Client Study published in 2009
Keith Rosen webinar from Salesforce:
(haven’t watched this yet….but should be good)
“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated failures. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”
Faulkner on the Human Spirit & literature:
Worlds Shortest Marketing plan: (grid tool)
How to work & not burnout
Warren Bennis Leadership Skills/Qualities:
Not sure how good this is. Interesting (promoting apps):
* Not directly relevant–but could be.
Also: consulting agreement forms:
Framing (Social Science):
Role of storys
Where are stories?
Story Stages/Story Arc
What makes a good story?
What makes a good character?
Creating/finding stories/Discovering stories
Story link to faith
* Visual diagram or worksheets
Civil Rights Movements
An assessment–16 Dimensions of Leadership:
* This probably isn’t very helpful in the abstract. Not like a checklist would be. But it provides guidelines perhaps for a checklist.
The Startup of You Resources:
* Not sure how good they are, but I trust the authors.
Not sure I 100% agree with these, but interesting:
Definite Chief Aim:
Also the E.L. CD.
This is probably more of an FYI than anything (research on professional service firms at Oxford–haven’t found any actual research yet):
Long list of apps for startups:
I’m not sold on this article, but I tend to like Tony Swartz (Full Engagement):
He spoke at Google authors/Google knowledge/Google leaders (whatev)
Chip Conley Interviews–looks like a number of good interviews here:
More from Chip Conley:
Interesting model–based on SE a bit:
Lateral action–creativity & innovation:
Kairos and Exigence:
Vaguely interesting–not quite useful for me:
A little fuller rhetorical resource:
11 Concepts to Being a Better Leader:
Searle posits five illocutionary points: 1) Assertives: statements that may be judged true or false because they purport to describe a state of affairs in the world; 2) Directives: statements that attempt to make the auditor´s actions fit the propositional content; 3) Commissives: statements which commit the speaker to a course of action as described by the propositional content; 4) Expressives: statements that express the “sincerity condition of the speech act”; and 5) Declaratives: statements that attempt to change the world by “representing it as having been changed” (Mind 148-50). That is, when we speak (or write) we are doing one or more of the following: asserting, directing, commiserating, expressing, or declaring.
$49 a month–monthly book club on business & psychology books–also digital accountability & meetups if there is enough interest in your area:
I should check this out at some point:
See also webinar–marketing automation & Linked In.
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