Resources and books

Below is a list of the some of the books I have read over the last couple of years and have found particularly interesting and/or useful.  Let me know about your favourites!

 Coaching/Life Design

  • David Rock - Personal Best, Coaching for Creating the Life you Want
  • David Rock - Quiet Leadership, Six Steps to Transforming Performance at Work
  • Bill Burnett & Dave Evans - Designing Your Life, How to Build and Well-Lived Joyful Life

Positive Psychology

  • Martin Seligman - Learned Optimism
  • Martin Seligman - Authentic Happiness
  • Christopher Peterson - A Primer in Positive Psychology


  • Richard Bolles - What Colour is your parachute?
  • Nigel Beckford and Michael Fitzsimons - You Don't Make a Big Leap Without a Gulp
  • Stephen Conway and Paul Meyer - The Naked Career, Your Journey to Emotional and Financial Fulfillment
  • Dalai Lama and Howard C Cutler - The Art of Happiness at Work
  • What are Old People For? How Elders will Save the World - William H Thomas, MD
  • Avoid Retirement and Save Your Life - David Bogand & Keith Davies
  • Ernie J Zelinski - How to Retire Happy, Wild and Free (Retirement wisdom you won't get from your financial advisor)
  • Rick Steiner - Retirement Different By Design, Six Building Blocks Fundamentally Changing How Life After Work is Viewed, Planned for and Lived

  • Donald Pink - A Whole New Mind, Moving from the Information Age to the Conceptual Age
  • Robert Fritz - The Path of Least Resistance, Learning to be a Creative Force in Your Own Life
  • Susan Jeffers - Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway, 
  • John Kotter - Our Iceberg is Melting
  • Johann Hari - Lost Connections, Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression - and the Unexpected Solutions


  • Michael Henderson - Finding True North, Discover your Values, Enrich your Life, Michael Henderson &

Personal Effectiveness and relationships

  • Daniel Goleman - The New Leaders
  • Daniel Goleman - Social Intelligence, the New Science of Human Relationships
  • Daniel Goleman - Working with Emotional Intelligence
  • Victor Frankl - Man's Search for Meaning
  • Stephen Covey - The Seven habits of Highly Effective People


  • Rita Golden-Gelman - Tales of a Female Nomad
  • Rolf Potts - Vagabonding

Confidence and Self Esteem

  • Bruce I Doyle 111, Before You Think Another Thought
    Social Change
    • Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone - Active Hope, How to Face the Mess We're in Without Going Crazy
    • Barbara Marx Hubbard - Conscious Evolution, Awakening the Power of our Social Potential

    Spirituality, Quantum Physics and other thought provoking reading
    • Robert A Monroe - Ultimate Journey
    • Penney Peirce - Frequency, the Power of Personal Vibration
    • Lynne McTaggart - The Field, the Quest for the Secret Force in the Universe
    • Gregg Braden - The Turning Point, Creating Resilience in Times of Extremes
    • Gregg Braden - The Divine Matrix, Bridging Time, Space, Miracles and Belief
    • Joe Dispenza - Breaking the habit of Being Yourself - How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One
    • Joe Dispenza - Becoming Supernatural - How Common People are Doing the Uncommon
    • Atul Gawande - Being Mortal, Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the End