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Canfield, J. (2015).  The success principles.  New York, NY: HarperCollins.

Grodzki, L., & Allen, W. (2005).  The business and practice of coaching: Finding your niche, making money, and attracting ideal clients.  New York, NY: W. W. Norton. 

Grudem, W. (2003).  Business for the glory of God: The Bible’s teaching on the moral goodness of business.  Wheaton, IL: Crossway.  

Harkavy, D. (2016).  Living forward: A proven plan to stop drifting and get the life you want.  Grand Rapids, MI: BakerBooks.

Menendez, D., & Williams, P. (2015).  Becoming a professional life coach: Lessons from the Institute of Life Coach Training.  New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company.

Sinek, S. (2009).  Start with why: How great leaders inspire everyone to take action.  New York, NY: Penguin. 

Stanier, M. B. (2016).  The coaching habit: Say less, ask more and change the way you lead forever Toronto, ON Canada: Box of Crayons Press.

Stoltzfus, T. (2008).  Coaching questions: A coach’s guide to powerful asking skills.  Virginia Beach, VA: Coach22.

Stoltzfus, T. (2009).  Christian life coaching: Calling and destiny discovery tools for Christian life coaching.  Virginia Beach, VA: Coach22.

Williams, P., & Menendez, D. (2015).  Becoming a professional life coach: Lessons from the Institute of Life Coach Training.  New York, NY: W. W. Norton.

Other Recommended Books

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Canfield, J., & Chee, P. (2013).  Coaching for breakthrough success: Proven techniques for making impossible dreams possible.  New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education.

Good, S. (2009).  Creative marketing tools for coaches: Use your natural gifts to attract your ideal clients.  New York, NY: Good Life Press.

Grant, A. M. (2013).  The efficacy of coaching.  In J. Passmore, D. B. Peterson, & T. Freire (eds.)  The Wiley-Blackwell handbook of the psychology of coaching and mentoring (pp. 15-39). Malden, MA: John Wiley & Sons.

Hall, C. (2015).  The coaching mindset: 8 ways to think like a coach [Kindle version].  Retrieved from Amazon.com.

Hancox, B., Hunter, R., & Boudreau, K. (2010).  Coaching for engagement: Achieving results through powerful conversations.  Vancouver, BC Canada: Tekara.

Harkavy, D. (2007).  Becoming a coaching leader: The proven strategy for building your own team of champions.  Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson.

Kimsey-House, H., Kimsey-House, K., Sandahl, P., & Whitworth, L. (2011).  Co-active coaching: Changing business, transforming lives (3rd ed.).  Boston, MA: Nicholas Brealey.

Marx, M. J. (2016).  Ethics and risk management for Christian coaches.  Edgar Springs, MO: Mount Tabor Media.

O’Neill, M. B. (2007).  Executive coaching with backbone and heart: A systems approach to engaging leaders with their challenges (2nd ed.).  San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Ogne, S., & Roehl, T. (2008).  TransforMissional coaching: Empowering leaders in a changing ministry world.  Nashville, TN: B&H Publishing.

Orem, S. L., Binkert, J., & Clancy, A. L. (2007).  Appreciative Coaching: A positive process for change.  San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Passmore, J., Peterson, D., & Freire, T. (2012).  The Wiley-Blackwell handbook of the psychology of coaching and mentoring.  Malden, MA: John Wiley & Sons.

Simpson, M. K. (2014).  Unlocking potential: 7 coaching skills that transform individuals, teams, and organizations.  Grand Haven, MI: Grand Harbor Press.

Stober, D. R., & Grant, A. M. (2006).  Evidence based coaching handbook: Putting best practices to work for your clients.  Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Stoltzfus, T. (2005).  Leadership coaching: The disciplines, skills and heart of a Christian coach.  Virginia Beach, VA: Coach22. 

van Nieuwerburgh, C. (2017).  An introduction to coaching skills: A practical guide.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Webb, K. E. (2015).  Coaching in ministry: How busy church leaders can multiply their ministry impact.  Bellevue, WA: Active Results LLC.

Webb, K. E. (2015).  The reflective journal for coaches: Sharpening yoru coaching skills for client results.  Bellevue, WA: Active Results LLC.

Webb, K. E. (2016).  The COACH model for Christian leaders: Powerful leadership skills for solving problems, reaching goals, and developing others.  Bellevue, WA: Active Results LLC.

Whitmore, J. (2009).  Coaching for performance: GROWing human potential and purpose: The principles and practice of coaching and leadership (4th ed.).  Boston, MA: Nicholas Brealey.

Williams, P., & Thomas, L. J. (2005).  Total life coaching: 50+ lessons, skills, and techniques to enhance your practice…and your life.  W. W. Norton.

Williams, J., & Williams, J. (2011).  Marriage coaching: Heart, hope and skills for a great relationship.  Springfield, OH: Grace and Truth Relationship Education.