Books change your life. I have loved books since I could first read. Books opened up magical places and ideas for me and have served me well for my whole life. As an avid reader (I often read a book a day), I know the value of books and how a suggested book from a friend or colleague can be a game-changer. I wanted to share seven powerful books that will help you grow your health coaching business. Whether you are a startup or if you have been growing your biz for awhile, you will learn and get motivated by any or all of the books in this list. These books are also great for anyone wanting to change their lives for the better. They will help you grow as a coach, a person, and a business owner. All of these books are available on Amazon. These are listed- not in a ranked order. Enjoy. Note: the purchase links are Amazon Affiliate links.
The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More, and Change the Way You Lead Forever by Michael Bungay Stanier
Michael Bungay Stanier reveals seven essential coaching questions to demonstrate how–by saying less and asking more–you can develop coaching methods that produce great results.
– The Kickstart Question
– The Awe Question
– The Lazy Question
– The Strategic Question
– The Focus Question
– and The Foundation Question
– The Learning Question
Principles by Ray Dalio
“Ray Dalio, one of the world’s most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he’s developed, refined, and used over the past forty years to create unique results in both life and business—and which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goals.”
Emergence: Seven Steps for Radical Life Change
Our answers lie within us. We have our own intuitive wisdom that leads us to what we need and want. Learn how to find your own answers through your inner genius. “Backed by an ancient truth that has largely been lost, Derek Rydall changes the conversation around how to achieve your potential by showing you how to activate the genius already in you and empower your purpose in life. If you are struggling to improve something about yourself—your health, your mindset, your relationships, then Emergence is the book and Derek is the teacher you have been waiting for.”
Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself by Dr. Lissa Rankin
This book demonstrates the power of your thoughts and your body to heal itself. I found this to be true in my own healing journey after I nearly died in 2015. “Through her research, Dr. Rankin discovered that the health care she had been taught to practice was missing something crucial: a recognition of the body’s innate ability to self-repair and an appreciation for how we can control these self-healing mechanisms with the power of the mind. To better understand this phenomenon, she explored peer-reviewed medical literature and found evidence that the medical establishment had been proving that the body can heal itself for over 50 years.
Using extraordinary cases of spontaneous healing, Dr. Rankin shows how thoughts, feelings, and beliefs can alter the body’s physiology. She lays out the scientific data proving that loneliness, pessimism, depression, fear, and anxiety damage the body, while intimate relationships, gratitude, meditation, sex, and authentic self-expression flip on the body’s self-healing processes.”
The Biology of Belief 10th Anniversary Edition: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter & Miracles by Bruce H. Lipton
Bruce H. Lipton Ph.D. makes the connection between thoughts and cell biology, that indeed our thoughts impact our biology. Our thoughts play a powerful role in our health and every aspect of our lives. “In this greatly expanded edition, Lipton, a former medical school professor and research scientist, explores his own experiments and those of other leading-edge scientists that have unraveled in ever greater detail how truly connected the mind, body, and spirit are. It is now widely recognized that genes and DNA do not control our biology. Instead, they are controlled by signals from outside the cell, including energetic messages emanating from our thoughts.”
You are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth by Jen Sincero
“A cheerful manifesto on removing obstacles between yourself and the income of your dreams.” —New York Magazine
Written with a great sense of humor, Jen Sincero reveals time-honored wisdom on how to up-level your money setpoint and make the money you are meant to make. She takes theories and ideas and makes them real and practical. The book reveals her own personal struggles and victories. She includes many case studies and examples from others to demonstrate her points. I bought a copy for twenty-something daughters. I know from all of the years I have devoted to coaching people that we all pick up limiting beliefs about money as we go through life and great freedom is ahead when we finally set them down.
Wellpreneur: The Ultimate Guide for Wellness Entrepreneurs to Nail Your Niche and Find Clients Online by Amanda Cook
Wellpreneur by Amanda Cook will help you define your niche and find more clients online, written just for you. You are in the health coaching/wellness biz because you want to make a difference, but you are in biz. Learn how to run your practice like a biz so you can be profitable and help even more people. If you’re a health coach, yoga teacher, personal trainer, nutritionist or other wellness professional, you’ll:
- Get total clarity on your target market, so you know exactly who you’re serving (and why).
- Learn the proven five-step Organic Growth System to attract ideal prospects to your website and turn them into paying clients.
- Peek inside the businesses of successful wellpreneurs, to learn how they grew successful wellness businesses online.
- Streamline your online marketing, so you can spend less time marketing, and more time doing work you love!
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Sheri Kaye Hoff
Coach, Trainer, and Author, Sheri Kaye Hoff, is a Business and Life Coach known for inspiring massive action and a catalyst for personal and business growth, joy, and profits in a way that is fun, relaxing, and fulfilling, Sheri inspires people to the do work they love and make more money. Sheri helps business owners and professionals to relax into success. She uses both spiritual and practical techniques to obliterate blocks and create dramatic change. She is a business, leadership, happiness, and inner game expert. She has overcome nearly dying, and the loss of her brother at an early age. She has made it her life mission to discover the keys to happiness and success and then share them with her clients and community. Learn more about Sheri.