The following is a list of resources that are merely a suggestion based on my clients feedback and my own reading. As your coach, I will not advise on the content of these books, it is purely intended to deepen your own self-exploration and learning.
John Mattone's book provides the true essence of what it means to be a leader in today's world. Understanding that it starts with your own work, not leadership theory is the first step to finding your success and ultimately success for your business.
Emotional Intelligence 2.0 offers the foundations to understanding the concepts of EQ as well as provides you with the assessment as part of the purchase price of the book. Do not buy the book used, as the code is a one-time use only.
The assessment will give you a gauge to determine where your strength are and what it means to have these strengths. It also guides you into the full spectrum of what is possible for you to develop within yourself to strengthen the spectrum of EI.
William Bridges book is the best on the difference between change and true transition. A change in career is a true transition.
We often confuse change with transition and vice versa. Transition is a three stage process; Ending, The Neutral Zone and New Beginning. Each has it's unique characteristics and patterns.
For me, Iyengar is the only comprehensive yoga program that focuses on the individual. Much like coaching, the instructors meet students where they are both physically and mentally.
Find an Iyengar yoga studio near you to experience the difference the practice can make in improving your ability to get in touch with your body and breath. It can help generate a greater sense of wellbeing in all aspects of your life.
If you are local to Austin, TX, join me at Austin Yoga Institute.
While 50% of this book was challenging for me to read, I found the actual Four Agreements to be invaluable. If we remember these simple agreements, life can become much easier to navigate:
- Use your words impeccably
- Do not make assumptions
- Do not take things personally
- Always do your best, whatever your best is at that moment
Making the space to remember these four agreements has changed my perspective. It is could have the same effect on you.
This is my go-to manual for advice on professional life. Its chapters are divided into topics that are easy to navigate and I have bookmarked many sections in my copy.
To learn more about the author Patty Azzarello, visit her website. You can also sign up for her blog posts, free webinars and join the Azzarello Group to attend monthly group support sessions. I was a member of her group for several years while working in the corporate world.
Her new book, Move, about organizational effectiveness and success will be released soon.
A deeper dive on the three principles from Rise (see above). Patty Azzarello dives deeper into:
- Do Better
- Look Better
- Connect Better
Patty Azzarello's next book focuses on effective change in an organization. As in her other books, this is a practical guide. She applies the same powerful simplicity to help you as a leader impact the success of your organization.