Vernon Richards | Quality Coach

Oct 26, 2022

3 Books Everyone Should Read About Communication And Coaching

Over the past 7 years, I have read TONS of books on the subject of communication & coaching.

1 or 2 sucked. Most were pretty good. But some were incredible! I encourage you to give the following 3 a read. They changed my outlook on the topic and made me a more effective communicator.

They're well worth the time.

Book #1: Crucial Conversations: Tools For Talking When The Stakes Are High

by Patterson, Grenny, Mcmillan & Switzler

This book was recommended to me by Abby Bangser. I think everyone should read this book!

And here's why you'll love it: When faced with the choice of giving feedback that will devastate the recipient or keeping it bottled up inside, this book teaches you how to make a third choice.

Book #2: The Coaches Casebook: Mastering The Twelve Traits That Trap Us

by Morgan and Watts

I first read this book in 2020.

Here's why I think you'll love it: It demonstrates how coaching can help people with a variety of different goals in a variety of different situations.

Book #3: Coaching Questions: A Coach's Guide to Powerful Asking Skills

by Stoltzfus

Finally, another book I think everyone should read!

And here's why: It gives practical examples showing when and how to use powerful coaching questions. The context is mainly focused on 1:1 coaching, but it's such a well-written book that it's easy to see where else you can apply the approach.

Vernon Richards | Quality Coach

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