I'm delighted. We are of the same mindset. You want to be a coach and you'd like to see how others are doing it. Welcome to my site. Please check my about page for more info on my background. After that, I think it's a good idea to see the reading list of someone who's doing what you'd like to do. One quote that I remember vividly from Tony Robbins' book AWAKEN THE GIANT WITHIN is:
"Readers are leaders"
That's one of the reasons I think books are so important for our professional development. Anyway, here is my reading list to date:
Achor, S. (2010) The happiness advantage: The seven principles of positive psychology that fuel success and performance at work. New York: Crown Publishing Group.
Bandler, R. (1984) Magic in Action. Cupertino, CA: Meta Publications.
Bandler, R. (1985) Using Your Brain: For a Change. Edited by Steve Andreas and Connirae Andreas. United States: Real People Press,U.S.
Bandler, R. (1993) The adventures of anybody. United States: Meta Pubns, Capitola, California, U.S.A.
Bandler, R. (1996) Persuasion engineering. Capitola, CA: Meta Publications.
Bandler, R. (2010a) Get the life you want. United Kingdom: Harper Element.
Bandler, R. (2010b) Richard Bandler’s Guide to Trance-formation. United Kingdom: Harper Element.
Bandler, R. and B, R. (2008) Get the life you want: The secrets to quick and lasting life change with Neuro-Linguistic programming. United States: Health Communications.
Bandler, R., Delozier, J. and ler, J.G. (1975) Patterns of Hypnotic Techniques of Milton H. Erickson, M. D. 1st edn. Cupertino, CA: Meta Pubns, Capitola, California, U.S.A.
Bandler, R. and Grinder, J. (1981) Reframing: Neuro-Linguistic Programming and the Transformation of Meaning. United States: Real People Press,U.S.
Bandler, R. and Grinder, J. (2015) The Structure of Magic: v. 1: A Book About Language and Therapy. Palo Alto, CA: Science and Behavior Books.
Bandler, R., Grinder, J. and DeLozier, J. (1997) Patterns of the Hypnotic Techniques of Milton H. Erickson, M.D, Vol. 2. Portland, OR: Master distributor, Metamorphous Advanced Product Services.
Bandler, R., Grinder, J., Satir, V., B, R. and ler, J.G. (1989) Changing with families a book about further education for being human. Palo Alto, CA: Science and Behavior Books.
Bandler, R., ler, J.G. and Grinder, J. (1990) Frogs into Princes: Introduction to Neurolinguistic Programming. United Kingdom: Eden Grove Editions.
Bateson, G. (1980) Steps to an Ecology of Mind. United States: Ballantine Books.
Bateson, G. (1984) Mind and Nature: A Necessary Unity. United States: Bantam Books.
Bateson, G., Jackson, D.D., Haley, J. and Weakland, J. (1956) ‘Toward a theory of schizophrenia’, Behavioral Science, 1(4), pp. 251–264. doi: 10.1002/bs.3830010402.
Bennett-Goleman, T. (2003) Emotional Alchemy. Rider & Co.
de Bono, E. (2004) How to Have a Beautiful Mind. London: Vermillion.
Brandler, R. (no date) ‘Treating nonsense with nonsense’. Interview with Online PDF File, .
Chopra, D. (1996) The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams. London: Bantam.
Coelho, P. (2001) The Alchemist: The Alchemist. United States: HarperAudio.
Dilts, R.B. (1998) Modeling with NLP. United States: Meta Publications,U.S.
Doidge, N. (2007) The brain that changes itself: Stories of personal triumph from the frontiers of brain science. New York: Penguin Group USA.
Dudgeon, P. (2001) Breaking Out of the Box: Biogr. HEADLINE.
Erickson, M.H., Rosen, S. and Hoffman, L. (1991) My voice will go with you: the teaching tales of Milton H. Erickson, M.D. New York: W.W. Norton.
Erickson, M.H. and Zeig (1968) Teaching Seminar With Milton H. Erickson (Annual Progress in Child Psychiatry and Child Development). Edited by Jeffrey K. Zeig. New York: Brunner / Mazel.
Ferguson, A. (2013) Alex Ferguson My Autobiography. London: Hodder & Stoughton General Division.
Foer, J. (no date) Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything. United States: Penguin Putnam.
Frankl, V.E. (1985) Mans Search for Meaning. Washington Square Press.
Gladwell, M. (2006) The Tipping Point. New York: Little, Brown and Company.
Gladwell, M. (2007) Blink. New York: Little, Brown and Company.
Gladwell, M. (2009) Outliers. London: Penguin Group UK.
Godin, S., Hagy, J. and MacLeod, H. (2011) Linchpin: Are you indispensable? New York: Penguin Group (USA).
Goleman, D. (1996) Emotional intelligence. New York: Bantam Books.
Gordon, D.C. (1978) Therapeutic metaphors: Helping others through the looking glass. 1st edn. Cupertino, CA: Meta Publications,U.S.
Gottman, J.M. and Silver, N. (1999) The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work. New York: Crown Publishing Group.
Grinder, J. (2013) The origins of Neuro linguistic programming. Edited by John Grinder and Frank R. Pucelik. United Kingdom: Crown House Publishing.
Grinder, J. and Bandler, R. (1976) The Structure of Magic: v. 2: A Book About Communication and Change. United States: Science and Behavior Books.
Grinder, J., Bandler, R., Andreas, C. and B, R. (1981) Trance-formations: neuro-linguistic programming and the structure of hypnosis. United States: Real People Press,U.S.
Haley, J. (1969) ‘The art of being a failure as a therapist.’, American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 39(4), pp. 691–695. doi: 10.1111/j.1939-0025.1969.tb02463.x.
Haley, J. (1978) Problem-solving therapy. United States: Joanna Cotler Books.
Haley, J. (1986) Uncommon therapy: the psychiatric techniques of Milton H. Erickson, M.D. New York: Norton.
Haley, J. (1997) Leaving home: the therapy of disturbed young people. New York: Brunner/Mazel.
Haley, J. (no date) How to Have an Awful Marriage. Available at: http://www.jay-haley-on-therapy.com/How_to_Have_an_Awful_Marriage.pdf (Accessed: 18 August 2015).
Healy, D. (2013) Pharmageddon. United States: University of California Press.
Kahneman, D. (2011) Thinking, Fast and Slow. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Klein, G.A. (1998) Sources of Power: How People Make Decisions. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
Madanes, C. (1981) Strategic Family Therapy. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Madanes, C. (1990) Sex, love, and violence: strategies for transformation. New York: Norton.
Madanes, C. (1994) The secret meaning of money. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Madanes, C. (1995) The Violence of Men. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Madanes, C. (2000) Behind the One Way Mirror. United States: Wipf & Stock Publishers.
Madanes, C. (ed.) (2006) The Therapist as Humanist, Social Activist, and Systemic Thinker... and other Selected Papers. United States: Zeig, Tucker & Theisen.
Madanes, C. (2013) Relationship Breakthrough. United States: Rodale Press.
Minuchin, P., Minuchin, S. and Colapinto, J. (2007) Working with Families of the Poor, Second Edition (Guilford Family Therapy Series). New York, NY: The Guilford Press.
Myers, D. (2006) Exploring Social Psychology with PowerWeb. McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages.
Port, M. (2006) Book Yourself Solid. New York: John Wiley & Sons.
Pressfield, S. (2015) The war of art: Winning the inner creative battle. United States: Recorded Books on Brilliance Audio.
Robbins, A. (1986) Unlimited Power. Simon & Schuster Audio.
Robbins, A. (1992) Awaken the Giant Within You. London: Simon & Schuster.
Robbins, A. and Robbins, T. (2015) Money Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom. United States: Simon & Schuster Audio.
Robinson, K.A. and Aronica, L. (2013) Finding Your Element: How to Discover Your Talents and Passions and Transform Your Life. United States: Tantor Media.
Robinson, K., Aronica, L. and Robinson, P.K.D. (2009) The element how finding your passion changes everything. New York: Penguin USA, Inc.
Seligman, M.E.P. (1992) Learned optimism. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster.
Sinek, S. (2009) Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action. New York: Penguin USA.
Thomson, G. and Khan, K. (2015) Magic in Practice: Introducing Medical NLP: The Art and Science of Language in Healing and Health. United Kingdom: Hammersmith Health Books.