Coaching Reading List

There are currently well over 50,000 books on Amazon related to the topic of coaching! Of course, I’ve not read them or even claim to know what the entirety of the coaching universe holds. I can, however, offer the following curated list of books. I have read nearly all of them; for the ones I haven’t, either I have worked directly with the authors, or another leader in the field, around their topics. I hope you enjoy finding ones that pique your interest and deepen your understanding of the amazing possibilities of coaching and related topics 😉 -kevin


Co-Active Coaching by Karen and Henry Kimsey-House on amazon

Helping People Change by Richard Boyatzis, Melvin Smith, and Ellen Van Oosten on amazon

Executive Coaching With Backbone and Heart by Mary Beth O’Neill on amazon

The Art of Somatic Coaching by Richard Strozzi-Heckler on amazon


Daring Greatly on amazon OR Dare to Lead on amazon by Brené Brown

Fierce Conversations by Susan Scott on amazon

Dialogue by William Isaacs on amazon


From Contempt to Curiosity by Caitlin Walker on amazon

Humble Inquiry by Ed Schein on amazon

A More Beautiful Question by Warren Berger on amazon

Nonviolent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg on amazon

Accessing the “System”

Reading the Room by David Kantor on amazon

How You Learn Is How You Live by Kay Peterson and David Kolb on amazon

Systemic Coaching & Constellations by John Whittington on amazon

Deep Democracy by Arnie Mendel on amazon

Coaching and Leadership

Becoming a Resonant Leader by Annie McKee, Richard Boyaztis, and Frances Johnston on amazon

Leadership Agility by William Joiner and Stephen Josephs on amazon

Switch by Chip and Dan Heath on amazon

The Progress Principle by Teresa Amabile on amazon

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey on amazon


Complexity by Chris Mowles on amazon

Cynefin by Dave Snowden & Friends on amazon