Performance Coaching: by Angus McLeod


I have read and re-read this book and now use it as a reference.

The STEPPA Process is the model devised by Angus and explained in his book.

Coaching Books

Some very experienced and knowledgeable coaches have written books that can help you understand coaching more. There are also books to help coaches to build their coaching practice, find clients and run their business.

This is not an exhaustive list - I only list books I have read and used!

Here are some examples:

Coaching for Performance


John Whitmore
Among other things, John explains his GROW model in his book, Coaching for Performance.

The Coaching Manual


Julie Starr
The first book I ever read about coaching. Julia explains in simple terms all aspects of becoming a life coach, including the business and ethical perspectives.

Coaching with NLP


How to be a Master Coach
Joseph O'Connor and Andrea Langes
A very good and detailed book describing how to coach using the principles and practices of NLP.

Strengthsfinder 2.0: A New and Upgraded Edition of the Online Test from Gallup's Now Discover Your Strengths (Hardcover)


This book includes an access code to an online test to help you discover your strengths.

The Irresistible Offer: How to Sell Your Product or Service in 3 Seconds or Less (Hardcover)

by Mark Joyner (Author)
Mark Joiner explains a simple formula for making money from your knowledge, skills and capabilities.

The Great Formula: For Creating Maximum Profit with Minimal Effort (Hardcover)

by Mark Joyner (Author)
A good ideas book for entrepreneurial thinking.

NLP Workbook: A Practical Guide to Achieving the Results You Want

by Joseph O'Connor (Author)
This has become my favourite, and most referred to, NLP book. It is a very good general overview of almost all of the key areas of NLP study and practice, and a good launch-pad for deeper investigation once you know the particular areas you are interested in.

NLP The New Technology of Achievement

by Steve Andreas (Author)
A good introduction to NLP with many practical exercises for you to have a personal experience of the benefits of NLP, and how NLP works in personal change.