I've been very lucky to be coached by (curated list)



transforming life and business

  • Brené Brown: Rising Strong (and others)
  • Charles Duhigg: Smarter Faster Better & The Power of Habit
  • Liz Wiseman, Greg McKeown: Multipliers: How the best leaders make everyone smarter
  • Amy Ahlers and Christine Arylo: Reform Your Inner Mean Girl (don't skip this one, okay?)
  • Steve Chandler: Reinventing Yourself (and others)
  • Arianna Huffington: Thrive
  • Gary Keller and Jay Papasan: The One Thing
  • Barbara Stanny: Overcoming Underearning (and others)
  • Seth Godin: Linchpin (and others)
  • Sam Bennett: Get it Done 
  • Tony Robbins: Unlimited Power
  • Olivia Fox Cabane: The Charisma Myth
  • Brian Tracy: Eat That Frog!
  • Stuart Diamond: Getting More: How you can negotiate to Succeed...
  • Susan Jeffers: Feel The Fear and Do it Anyway
  • Mary-Elaine Jacobsen: The Gifted Adult: A Revolutionary Guide for Liberating...
  • Simon Sinek: Start with Why
  • Brené Brown: Daring Greatly
  • Tim Ferriss: The 4 Hour Chef (about learning anything, btw)
  • Josh Kaufman: The First 20 Hours: How to Learn Anything...
  • Dan Roam: Blah, Blah, Blah: What to do When Words Don't Work
  • Ari Meisel: Less Doing, More Living
  • Alexander Kjerulf: Happy Hour is 9 to 5: How to Love your Job...
  • Kelly McGonigal: The Willpower Instinct
  • Derek Sivers: Anything You Want
  • Hugh MacLeod: Ignore Everybody: and 39 other Keys to Creativity
  • R.S. and Benjamin Zanders: The Art of Possibility
  • Sir Ken Robinson: Finding Your Element: How to Discover Your Talents...
  • Dan Pink: A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the World

and many, many more! But that's a nice start ;-)

thriving with kids

  • Kim John Payne: Simplicity Parenting

I have a different worldview from him but I did find very useful points in his book which I didn't see elsewhere, and it helps a lot to think that I'm fostering peace and creativity when I'm ordering (again) the kids' stuff... The list of 10 categories to get rid of a particular toy is a must. website | 

  • Thomas Gordon: Parent Effectiveness Training

Huge classic, prompted a lasting change in me, popular, accessible yet amazingly efficient and loving : if you read only one, this one could go a very long way toward great family dynamics. website | get the book

  • Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish: How to talk so kids will listen & how to listen so kids will talk.

    And their workshops look great, the way they enabled everyone to set them up too! A rare but noteworthy exception, they do use cartoons as well. website | get the book

  • Ellen Galinsky: Mind in the making

    Great research, very useful angle to make informed choices or understand learning or 'behavioral' issues website | get the book

  • Christine Carter: Raising happiness

    Great research made simply actionable, on what a huge topic! website | get the book

  • Laura Grace Weldon: Free range learning

    The ultimate and delightful sum about unschooling, despite its subtitle website | get the book

  • Alfie Kohn: Unconditional Parenting

    That book is enough to remove any doubt of mine about the value of positive parenting, drawing upon a huge base of meaningful research website | get the book

  • Jean Liedloff: The Continuum Concept

    Classic describing the parenting style of an Amazonian tribe and how our society can benefit from their practices website | get the book

  • Jan Hunt: The natural child

    Lovely inspiring and informative book for bonding website | get the book

  • Sara McGrath: Unschooling, a lifestyle of learning

    One of my favorite unschooling books, intimate, profound website | get the book

  • Lawrence J. Cohen: Playful Parenting

    So useful in many ways, even a play-impaired like me could learn and apply from it website | get the book

  • Richard Louv: Last child in the wood

    So rich and convincing that I didn't need to finish to act upon or recommend website | get the book

  • Tammy Takahashi: Deschooling gently

    A different perspective and reflexion about moving away from the compulsory learning model to a fresh free worldview, exploring emotions get the book

  • Elaine Aron: The highly sensitive child

    Very helpful with some differences though if yours is also 'gifted' - I strongly encourage you to figure that out. For us, it has prompted a great leap in daily satisfaction website | get the book [/list]