As a coach, I use my skills to help people reach their personal and professional potential.  Often, it’s necessary to have a partner act as a sounding board or to provide guidance when you feel “stuck” on your journey.  However, part of a coach’s job is to help you find the tools you need to be successful on your own.

I’m an avid reader.  I always have stacks of dog-eared journals on my desk, pages that I reference over and over and pieces that I love to share with clients and friends. Now, I’d like to share a few of my favorite personal development resources with you.  These materials can always be there to help you, whether you need a little inspiration at 2am, or just a pick-me-up during the regular workday.

Personal Development is an exciting journey that takes time and commitment.  The good news is that you’re on a journey that so many thoughtful experts have also taken. What they’ve discovered awaits you also…the individual greatness that lies within.  These books and articles are ones that I believe can inspire and motivate you. Some are practical, while others are more philosophical; all are intended to move you in some way.

  1. Feel the Fear …. and Do it Anyway, By Susan Jeffers
  2. Energy Leadership: Transforming Your Workplace and Your Life from the Core, By Bruce D. Schneider
  3. Think and Grow Rich, By Napoleon Hill
  4. Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work and in Life One Conversation at a Time, By Susan Scott
  5. The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom, By Don Miguel Ruiz
  6. Happiness and The Human Spirit: The Spirituality of Becoming the Best You Can Be, By Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski, MD
  7. The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy, by Jon Gordon
  8. Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap … and Others Don’t, By Jim Collins

Though I love books, others get more value from different development opportunities-podcasts, motivational speakers, blogs, even social media pages designed to motivate and encourage. I challenge you to make spring 2015 a season of growth.  Commit to spending some time each week engaging with tools that help you get closer to reaching your goals.

Do you have a favorite personal development resource?  Let me know . . . I love to hear about things that move people to action.