Some of the best life coach books won’t be found in the life coach books section of the library. But there are a lot of books that we can borrow from other fields that would be great for business coaching training. If you want to turn reading into business coaching training, make sure you put what you read into action as soon as possible. Some great “life coach books” that you can use to get some business coaching training are:
The E-Myth by Michael E. Gerber
This “E” stands for Entrepreneurial. Gerber points out that most small businesses fail because the owners are working in their business as technicians, rather than on working on business development and growth. While it doesn’t really fit securely inside the life coach books category, it is a classic that provides some great business coaching training tips.
Selling the Invisible: A Field Guide to Modern Marketing by Harry Beckwith
This could just as easily be called a life coach book for marketing. The strategies are written specifically for people in the service industry.
Rich Dad, Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach their Children that the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! by Robert Kiyosaki
Kiyosaki believes that our educational system prepares the children in our society to become good employees who get locked into the “rat-race”. He suggests that we learn accounting and investing skills, so we can have financial freedom.
The 4 Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss
This one is true to life as life coach books go. It explains modern business strategies that would be especially valuable to share with clients who are having difficulty balancing work and leisure.
Eat That Frog! 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time by Brian Tracy
Most people struggle with not having enough time in their day. Brian Tracy uses a clever metaphor to describe how to stop procrastinating, and get the most important tasks done first. This is great business coaching training material that can be put into action right away.
I’m sure there are a lot of other great references that apply to business coaching training that I haven’t mentioned. If you want to share your favorite life coach books, feel free to add them to the list in the comments section.
Accountability Coach, JTS Advisors