Foundations of Great Coaching
David B. Peterson and the 7 Paths Forward team
Recommended Readings and Resources

Participant Picks

“What are the 2-3 most useful books, readings, and resources you’ve found on coaching?” 36 responses, January 2019

Nominated by 4 coaches

  • Conversational Intelligence - Judith Glaser [book and WBECS sessions]

  • Narrative Coaching - David Drake [book and WBECS sessions]

Nominated by 3 coaches

  • Co-Active Coaching - Whitworth, Kimsey-House, Kimsey-House, & Sandahl

  • Executive Coaching with Backbone and Heart - Mary Beth O’Neill

  • Presence-Based Coaching - Doug Silsbee

  • The Prosperous Coach - Steve Chandler & Rich Litvin

  • What Got You Here Won’t Get You There - Marshall Goldsmith

5 or more nominations for different resources, including their WBECS sessions

  • Marshall Goldsmith

  • Peter Hawkins

  • David Peterson

Other recommended resources

  • 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Stephen Covey

  • A Guide to Third Generation Coaching - Reinhardt Stelter

  • A More Beautiful Question – Warren Berger

  • Alchemy of Coaching - David Peterson & Jennifer Millier

  • Challenging Coaching - Blakey & Day

  • Change your Question, Change your Life – Marilee Adams

  • Changing on the Job - Jennifer Garvey Berger

  • Clean Language:  Revealing Metaphors and Opening Minds – Sullivan & Rees

  • Coach Model for Christian Leaders – Keith Webb

  • Coaching for Leadership – Goldsmith, Lyons, & McArthur

  • Coaching for Meaning – Vincent Lenhardt

  • Coaching for Performance - John Whitmore

  • Coaching Skills Foundation – Payne & Bennett

  • Coaching the Narcissist – Angela Mansi

  • Coaching with ROI – Lisa Ann Edwards

  • Coaching, Mentoring and Organizational Consultancy – Hawkins & Smith

  • Coaching:  Evolving Excellence in Others – James Flaherty

  • Dancing Between Cultures – Tina Stoltzfus Horst

  • Disrupt Yourself – Whitney Johnson

  • Drive – Daniel Pink

  • Evolutionary Coaching – Richard Barrett

  • Executive Coaching Handbook – Jeff Auerbach

  • Getting Naked - Patrick Lencioni

  • Global Mindset Coaching – Ranker & McLeod

  • Good to Great Coaching:  Accelerating the Journey - David Peterson

  • Handbook of Coaching Psychology – Palmer & Whybrow

  • Helping:  How to Offer, Give, and Receive Help – Edgar Schein

  • High Performance Team Coaching – Peters & Carr

  • Immunity to Change – Robert Kegan

  • Inner Dynamics of Coaching - Atkinson & Chois

  • Introduction to Type and Coaching – Hirsh & Kise

  • Just Listen – Mark Goulston

  • Leader as Coach - David Peterson

  • Leadership Team Coaching – Peter Hawkins

  • Measuring the Return on Character – HBR, 2015

  • Measuring the Success of Coaching – Phillips, Phillips, & Edwards

  • Metaphors in Mind – Lawley & Tompkins

  • Now Discover Your Strengths – Buckingham & Clifton

  • On Becoming a Person – Carl Rogers

  • Organizational Development using the Cape Cod Model – Ingrid Klinth

  • Primal Leadership – Goleman, Boyatzis, & McKee

  • Psychological Dimensions of Executive Coaching – Peter Bluckert

  • Quiet Leadership – David Rock

  • Senior Leadership Teams - Wageman, Nunes, Burruss, & Hackman

  • Servant Leadership – Robert Greenleaf

  • Solution Focused Coaching – Atkinson & Chois

  • Supercoach – Michael Neill

  • Synchronicity:  The Inner Path of Leadership – Joseph Jaworski

  • The Coaching Habit – Michael Bungay Stanier

  • The Complete Handbook of Coaching – Cox, Bachkirova, & Clutterbuck

  • The Conflict Pivot – Tammy Lenski

  • The Discomfort Zone – Marcia Reynolds

  • The Heart of Coaching – Thomas Crane

  • The Information Paradox – John Thorp

  • The Inner Game of Tennis – Timothy Gallwey

  • The Leadership Dojo – Richard Strozzi-Heckler

  • The Mindful Coach – Doug Silsbee

  • The New Alpha – Danielle Harlan

  • The Solutions Focus:  Making Coaching and Change Simple – Jackson & McKergow

  • The Speed of Trust – Covey & Covey

  • The Success Principles – Canfield & Switzer

  • There is Nothing Wrong with You – Cheri Huber & June Shiver

  • Tribal Leadership – Logan, King, & Fischer-Wright

  • Triggers – Marshall Goldsmith

  • Virtuous Leadership:  An Agenda for Personal Excellence – Alexandre Havard

Faculty Favorites

  • Handbook of the Psychology of Coaching & Mentoring - Passmore, Peterson, & Freire

  • Mindset:  The New Psychology of Success - Carol Dweck

  • Simple Habits for Complex Times - Berger & Johnston

  • The Complete Handbook of Coaching – Cox, Bachkirova, & Clutterbuck

  • The Executive Coaching Handbook - Executive Coaching Forum

  • The New Leadership Literacies - Bob Johansen

  • Thinking, Fast and Slow - Daniel Kahneman

  • True Professionalism - David Maister