Interesting Books

Below is a list of the some of the books I have read over the last couple of years and have found particularly interesting and/or useful.  Let me know about your favourites!


  • David Rock - Personal Best, Coaching for Creating the Life you Want, Simon and Schuster

  • David Rock - Quiet Leadership, Six Steps to Transforming Performance at Work, HarperCollins

  • John Whitmore - Coaching for Performance, Nicholas Brealey Publishing

Positive Psychology

  • Martin Seligman - Learned Optimism, Random House 

  • Martin Seligman - Authentic Happiness, Random House

  • Christopher Peterson - A Primer in Positive Psychology, Oxford University PressBooks


  • Richard Bolles - What Colour is your parachute?  Ten Speed Press

  • Nigel Beckford and Michael Fitzsimons - You Don't Make a Big Leap Without a Gulp, Fitzbeck Publishing

  • Stephen Conway and Paul Meyer - The Naked Career, Your Journey to Emotional and Financial Fulfillment, Tate Publishing

  • Dalai Lama and Howard C Cutler - The Art of Happiness at Work, Hodder

  • Enjoy Retirement - Janet Butwell, Infinite Ideas

  • What are Old People For? How Elders will Save the World - William H Thomas, MD, VanderWyk and Burnham

  • Your Money Personality - Liz Koh

  • Avoid Retirement and Save Your Life - David Bogan and Keith Davies


  • Donald Pink - A Whole New Mind, Moving from the Information Age to the Conceptual Age, Allen & Unwin

  • Robert Fritz - The Path of Least Resistance, Learning to be a Creative Force in Your Own Life, Fawcette Columbine

  • Susan Jeffers - Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway, 

  • John Kotter - Our Iceberg is Melting, St Martins Press

  • CS Lewis - The Great Divorce


  • Michael Henderson - Finding True North, Discover your Values, Enrich your Life, HarperCollins

  • Michael Henderson & Douglas Thompson - Values at Work, HarperCollins

Personal Effectiveness and relationships

  • Daniel Goleman - The New Leaders, Little, Brown

  • Daniel Goleman - Social Intelligence, the New Science of Human Relationships, Hutchinson London

  • Daniel Goleman - Working with Emotional Intelligence, Bloomsbury

  • Victor Frankl - Man's Search for Meaning

  • Stephen Covey - The Seven habits of Highly Effective People, The Business Library


  • Rita Golden-Gelman - Tales of a Female Nomad

  • Rolf Potts - Vagabonding

  • Patricia Schultz - 1000 Places to See Before you Die

Confidence and Self Esteem

  • Bruce I Doyle 111, Before You Think Another Thought, Hampton Roads

  • Matthew McKay and Catherine Sutker- The Self Esteem Guided Journal, a 10-week program, New Harbinger Publications

Social Change

  • Carl Honore - In Praise of Slow, Orion

  • Gail Sheehy - Passages, Predictable Crises of Adult Life, Ballantine Books

  • Gail Sheehy - New Passages, Mapping your Life Accross Time, Random House Publishing Group

  • Bernard Salt - The Big Picture, Hardy Grant Books

  • Malcolm Gladwell - The Tipping Point, How little things can make a big difference , Abacus

  • Philip Ball - Critical Mass, How One Thing Leads to Another

  • Paul Bailey - Think of an Elephant, Combining Science and Spirituality for a Better Life