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Welcome to our library!

Here we have collected our favourite books on effectiveness, psychology, personal growth and of course, coaching. Every one of these books is studied by our coaches and trainers and are recommended by them as an important part of anyone's learning and development.
Have a look around, we are certain you will find some good read.
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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

This book is so fundamental, a must-read for anyone interested in becoming truly effective in many different areas of life, beginning from personal effectiveness to business, to family.
It can be read over and over again uncovering new wisdom and new pieces of truth. It is about a healthy attitude and deep connections, about empowerment and self-awareness. Stephen Covey is one of the first who emphasised the ideas of synergy, collaboration and prioritization. Based on this book's ideas many new are written and many training programmes are developed. He is probably one of the most quoted authors.
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People Skills by Robert Bolton

One of the best books to learn about communication skills. Robert Bolton describes the twelve most common communication barriers, showing how these “roadblocks” damage relationships by increasing defensiveness, aggressiveness, or dependency. He explains how to acquire the ability to listen, assert yourself, resolve conflicts, and work out problems with others. This book will show you how to get your needs met using simple assertion techniques, how body language often speaks louder than words, how to use silence as a valuable communication tool. Applicable for all life situations.
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Coaching for Performance by Sir John Whitmore

"Coaching is a way of managing, a way of treating people, a way of thinking, a way of being." - the core belief of Sir Whitmore which we passionately share. This book is almost a Bible for many coaches, and Sir John Whitmore is the father of commonly used GROW model (G-goal; R-reality, O-options, W-will). In this book, he describes not only how and when to use GROW but also fundamental principles of coaching - awareness, learning and responsibility. If you want to become a coach, a better leader, a better team member, this book is a must for you.

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The Inner Game of Work by W. Timothy Gallwey

This book is in the sequence of Inner Game books (Inner Game of Tennis, Inner Game of Stress) and focused primarily on the corporate environment. Timothy Gallwey offers principles and methods to help us control negative influences such as fear of failure and self-criticism. These principles have been adopted by managers and employees of some of the world's largest companies, and are a powerful tool for overcoming the obstacles to a fulfilling and rewarding career. Contains plenty of tools to facilitate your growth or growth of your coachee.
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Time to Think by Nancy Kline

Over the past 15 years, Nancy Kline has identified 10 behaviours that form a system called a Thinking Environment, a model of human interaction that dramatically improves the way people think, and thus the way they work and live. In this book, she describes the way of effective facilitation of any kind of meetings where everyone is given space to think and to contribute, and the magical effect such environment provides on performance and morale of people involved. Whether you want to have more productive meetings, solve business problems, or build stronger relationships, this book offers you a new world of possibilities.
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The Coaching Habit by Michael Bungay Stanier

The Coaching Habit is both a quick and a keen read, suggesting that impeccable thought has been given to every word in the book. It is an empowering book for all kinds of readers. This book does not only explains how to develop a coaching habit, but it also provides 7 essential coaching questions to run deep and focused conversations. The approach of the author towards developing coaching habit is applicable to developing any habit. But when it comes to coaching it is about unlearning old behavioural patterns like interrupting, interpreting, judging, advising. 
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Super Coaching by Graham Alexander and Ben Renshaw

The book demonstrates how to follow coaching principles that have made the new and very popular phenomenon of coaching the most powerful personal and professional development approach in the world today. It is for anyone wanting to succeed in a frenetic and unpredictable world. To be a Super Coach means to be authentic, flexible, intention-lead, being an enabler with the right attitude, being confident, being comfortable with the unknown and comfortable with discomfort. The important idea of the book is that the quality of a coach's being determines the quality of coaching.
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The Art of Coaching by Jenny Bird and  Sarah Gornall

This book is compelling, it is fun, and it is comprehensive. The Art of Coaching is an invaluable companion for coaches looking for new ways of developing awareness with clients, coaching students and trainees, coach supervisors, learning and development professionals and those working in human resource departments. Authentic and artistic diagrams accompany described models, tools and techniques, making it easier to refer to, to remember and to learn. It provides tried and tested methods that allow you to roll your sleeves up, get the right perspective and encourage effective change.
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Coaching skills by Jenny Rogers

This book is a fundamental read for new coaches. In a very accessible way, Jenny Rogers explains key coaching principles, values and skills. The main intent of the book is to understand what coaching is, how it works and how to do it. If you take coaching training, this book is great support for your developmental journey. It does not matter in which coaching niche you envision your self to serve in the fiture, this fundamental knowledge will give you a good platform and a greater understanding of coaching discipline.
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Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

This book is a great read to understand how our brain works, based on what we make our choices and decisions and how important it is to be aware of the fact how easy we are to get manipulated. Two systems drive the way we think and make choices, Kahneman explains: System One is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System Two is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman's seminal studies in behavioural psychology, behavioural economics, and happiness studies have influenced numerous other authors.
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The Drama Triangle by Catherine Holden
The Drama Triangle has been developed by Stephen Karpman, a student studying under Eric Berne, the father of transactional analysis. It demonstrates that in any disfunctional interaction with other people we play one of three characters a Rescuer, a Persecutor or a Victim. The dinamics of these interactions are explained in this book. It is a simple and easy read, with clear examples and stories. The drama triangle is everywhere - in families, in business, in politics, it is even in our own heads. It is addictive, comforting and (to many of us) irresistebly seductive. The why should we break this vicious triangle?
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Clean Language by Wendy Sullivan and Judy Rees

In coaching, we learn how powerful metaphors could be. In this book, the authors describe a coaching style for deep exploration through metaphors. The book contains a practical application of around 10-15 question, like "What kind of... is that... ?", "What else about...?" and has a lot of practical exercises to develop the skill of asking powerful clean questions in combination with listening for metaphors. The basic perspective is straightforward. You should keep your opinions and advice to yourself. You should Listen attentively and ask clean questions to explore metaphors.
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The Responsibility Process by Christopher Avery

This book is about taking ownership of our lives, becoming a leader to yourself, self-mastery and going "above the line" of denial, blaming, justification, shame and obligation. It is a book which is about us taking freedom, power and choice as one of our core beliefs. It has some practical tools which could be used for letting go of limiting thoughts/beliefs and developing empowering beliefs in practical ways. One example of such a tool is "Catch Yourself Sooner" game, which can be given as a practice to coachees to let go of limiting thoughts sooner and sooner until they can catch themselves before acting on this belief.
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The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin realized that by asking the seemingly dry question "How do I respond to expectations?" we gain explosive self-knowledge. She discovered that based on their answer, people fit into Four Tendencies: Upholders, Questioners, Obligers, and Rebels. Our Tendency shapes every aspect of our behaviour, so using this framework allows us to make better decisions, meet deadlines, suffer less stress, and engage more effectively. More than 600,000 people have taken her online quiz, and managers, doctors, teachers, spouses, and parents already use the framework to help people make significant, lasting change.
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