A Critical Introduction to Coaching & Mentoring by David E Grey, Bob Garvey and David A Lane SAGE Publications ISBN: 978 14462 7228 2 4 out of 5 stars I was pleased to have the opportunity to review this critical exposition of the basic elements of coaching and mentoring theory and practice. The authors demonstrate a […]


BOOKS Coaching for Health: Why It Works and How To Do It Jenny Rogers and Arti Maini Open University Press/McGraw-Hill 978 03352 6230 4 4 out of 5 In Coaching for Health, the authors offer the exciting prospect of improving healthcare practitioner outcomes using coaching approaches. Healthcare practitioners ought to be able to do a […]


Embodying Authenticity: A Somatic Path to Transforming Self, Team & Organisation by Dr Eunice Aquilina Published by Live It Ventures Ltd, ISBN: 978 19105 6582 7 5 stars out of 5   Dr Eunice Aquilina is an unsung guru of the coaching world. Her book, Embodying Authenticity, is infused with her wisdom, courage, vulnerability and warmth […]


The Trusted Executive – Nine Leadership Habits that Inspire Results, Relationships and Reputation By John Blakey Kogan Page 978 07494 7422 5 Usefulness: 5 out of 5   This is a book about “looking forward to a future where trustworthiness defines leadership”, says Blakey in the foreword. What it does so beautifully is to help leaders […]


Work With Me: The 8 Blindspots Between Men and Women in Business By Barbara Annis and John Gray Palgrave Macmillan – 978 11372 7911 8 Rating: 3 out of 5 This is a very readable book about understanding, appreciating and valuing gender differences. Work With Me offers a great combination of gender-related facts, anecdotes and case studies around […]


Coaching in Times of Crisis & Transformation by Liz Hall Kogan Page 978 07494 6830 9 5 stars out of 5 In my experience, crisis is often what initially brings individuals and organisations to coaching, or indeed to any kind of helping conversation. And yet, both coach and client can be tempted to shy away […]


The Neuroscience of Leadership Coaching By Patricia Bossons et al Bloomsbury Information ISBN 978 14729 1112 4 Usefulness 5/5   We are seeing a wave of popularity for neuroscience in the talent industry with many new titles appearing on bookshelves. As someone who uses coaching in a learning design context, I eagerly awaited publication of […]


BOOK Coaching for Innovation: Tools and Techniques for Encouraging New Ideas in the Workplace Cristina Bianchi and Maureen Steele Palgrave Macmillan 978 11373 5325 2 4/5 stars This book is a comprehensive resource for managers who want to incorporate coaching techniques in order to encourage new ideas and bigger thinking in the workplace, and for […]


Title: Resilience: A Practical Guide for Coaches Author: Dr Carole Pemberton Series Editor: Jenny Rogers Publisher: OUP ISBN: 978 03352 6374 7 Usefulness: 5 stars Carole Pemberton’s doctoral thesis on resilience coaching and what coaches can do to help their clients develop or regain their resilience, is captured in this elegantly written, no-nonsense book. It […]

Emotional Resilience: Know How to be Agile, Adaptable and Perform at Your Best

Author Geetu Bharwaney Publisher Pearson ISBN978 12920 7366 8 Usefulness  5 Stars   This definitive guide provides a comprehensive framework for handling emotion in a business context and is written by an experienced practitioner with 16 years’ experience in the field of emotional intelligence and over 25 years’ in leadership development. The author defines emotional […]