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Recommended Books


Below is a small selection of the books that I find useful and frequently recommend to clients and coaches in training.

If you click on the book image then this should take you to the appropriate page at Amazon UK where you can find out more about the book and buy it if you want to.

For your convenience, I have listed books under different categories -- although many of them, like my own book, The Self Factor, will have far reaching implications that apply across the board. The categories I have used are:

  • Coaching skills
  • Life coaching
  • Self development and inspiration
  • Personal effectiveness and time management
  • Relationships and communication
  • Business and marketing
  • Leadership and organizations
  • Career development
  • Developing a coaching practice
  • The Alexander Technique


    Click on the first image if you want to buy The Self Factor, for yourself or a friend.

       Duncan Coppock

   The Self Factor



Other books listed by category


Coaching skills

   John Whitmore

   Coaching for Performance    

   Laura Whitworth and others

   Co-Active Coaching


   Timothy Gallwey

   The Inner Game of Work


   Nancy Kline

   Time to Think


   Steve Levinson & Pete Greider

   Following Through



Life coaching

   Making the Big Leap

   Suzy Greaves


   Carole Gaskell

   Transform Your Life



Self development and inspiration

   Viktor Frankl

   Man's Search for Meaning


   Susan Jeffers

   Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway


   Rosamund and Benjamin Zander

   The Art of Possibility


   Thomas Lewis, Fari Amini, Richard Lannon

   A General Theory of Love


   Barbara Sher



   Dina Glouberman

   Life Choices, Life Changes: Develop Your Personal Vision with Imagework


   Dina Glouberman

   The Joy of Burnout


   Richard Carson

   Taming Your Gremlin


   Ram Dass

   Still Here: Embracing Aging, Changing and Dying



Personal effectiveness and time management

   Stephen Covey

   7 Habits of Highly Effective People

   Mark Forster

   Do it tommorow - and other secrets of time management



Relationships and communication

   Manuel J Smith

   When I Say No I Feel Guilty: Assertiveness Skills


   Sarah Litvinoff

   The Relate Guide to Better Relationships


   Douglas & Naomi Moseley

   Dancing in the Dark: The Shadow Side of Intimate Relationships



Business and marketing

   Michael Gerber

   E- Myth Revisited


   Jon Spoelstra

   Marketing Outrageously


   Malcolm Gladwell

   The Tipping Point



Leadership and organizations

   Peter Senge & Others



   Richard Barrett

   Liberating the Corporate Soul


   Jeffrey Pfeffer & Robert Sutton

   The Knowing-Doing Gap


   John Kotter

   Leading Change


   James Kouzes & Barry Posner

   The Leadership Challenge


   The Arbinger Institute

   Leadership and Self Deception


   Diana Whitney & Amanda Trosten-Bloom

   The Power of Appreciative Inquiry



Career development

   Richard Bolles

   What Color is Your Parachute?


   Max Eggert

   The Perfect CV



Developing a coaching practice

   Stephen Fairley & Chris Stout

   Getting Started in Personal and Executive Coaching



The Alexander Technique

   Joanthan Drake

   The Alexander Technique in Every Day Life

   Michael Gelb

   Body Learning


  Steven Shaw, Armand D'Angour

   The Art of Swimming ... with The Alexander Technique





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