The faculty of the Leadership Coaching Program consider the following books and articles to be foundational in the development of leadership coaches. They provide an understanding of the language, distinctions and methodology we feel is important in the field of Leadership Coaching.

Please purchase the following books and articles, which will be used throughout the program. All books are available through major booksellers and online retailers. Links to books and articles that can be found online in our Georgetown library are provided.

Co-Active Coaching, Fourth Edition: The proven framework for transformative conversations at work and in life

By Henry Kimsey-House, Karen Kimsey-House, Phillip Sandahl, Laura Whitworth, 2018. 4th Edition ISBN: 978-1-47367-498-1 ($29.00)

Navigating Polarities – Using Both/And Thinking to Lead Transformation

By Brian Emerson and Kelly Lewis. 2019. ISBN-13: 978-1733382830 ($9.99-16.95)

Coaching: Evoking Excellence in Others By James Flaherty, 2010. 3rd Edition ISBN-13: 978-1-85617-816-7

Free through Georgetown online library

Language and the Pursuit of Happiness

By Chalmers Brothers, 2005

ISBN-13: 978-0-9749487-7-5 ($9.99 – $24.95)

On Becoming a Leadership Coach

Edited by Chris Wahl, Clarice Scriber and Beth Bloomfield, 2013, 2nd Edition ISBN: 978-0-9749487-0-6

Free through Georgetown online library

Changing on the Job: Developing Leaders for a Complex World

By Jennifer Garvey Berger, 2012 ISBN: 978-0-8047-8286-9

Free through Georgetown online library

Your Body is Your Brain

By Amanda Blake, 2018

ISBN 978-0-993861-1-4 ($10.99 – 29.99)

Helping People Change: Coaching with Compassion for Life-Long Learning and Growth

By Richard Boyatsis, Melvin Smith, Ellen Van Oosten ISBN: 978-1-63369-656-3 ($17.99 – 18.99)

Revised 02/28/2021

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