Read a Book Day, 2019 with CoachMe Vancouver

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For Read A Book Day, 2019…

I’ve asked the CoachMe Vancouver Featured Coaches what books they are currently reading and can recommend to you. As always, our objective is supporting you to thrive and achieve your career and life goals, and these book recommendations will help you learn new things in life.

Blog compiled by CoachMe Founder Nadine Stille

Without further ado, please find your next best read below:

Debbie Jones (CPCC), Career and Leadership Coach

Is currently enjoying Tara Mohr’s “Playing Big - Practical Wisdom for Women Who Want to Speak Up, Create, and Lead

Tara is a coach and the founder of a leadership program called “Playing Big”. The program and book are focused on women. She encourages women to play big, instead of “playing small and hiding their talents.”

I have read the first three chapters of this book and have been impressed so far. Each chapter uses real life examples taken from Tara’s coaching practice over the years. Chapters end with visualizations, practical exercises, and journaling prompts.

One thing that resonated with me, is the need to be too focussed on external mentors without looking internally. We all have our own inner mentor (voice of wisdom), and we need to listen to what that voice is telling us as well.

I feel strongly that everyone should have a mentor. I have in fact signed up to be a mentor through the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources (CPHR) this year. Reading this book made me realize that I need to ensure my assigned protégé will not just blindly follow what I say, but will look inside of themselves too, and listen to their inner mentor. I am looking forward to reading the rest of this book!

This book is for all coaches and any woman who wants to make a change, particularly in their career.”

Hellen Yang (CPCC, PCC), Professional Life & Financial Wellness Coach

Keeps referring to Bari Tessler’s “Art of Money: A Life-Changing Guide to Financial Happiness

“How would you like your relationship to be, if money were your date.

A thoughtful book called "Art of Money" by Bari Tessler can be used as your money date manual.

I love Bari's gentle and holistic approach to sharing how you can co-create a healthy relationship with money through both a practical and an emotionally intelligent way.

This is a must read for anyone who is curious about how to create an intimate relationship with money while being real and compassionate with themselves.”

*Check out our CoachMe Reading Nook for more book inspirations including previous recommendations from other coaches.*

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Ingrid Timmermans, Co-Active Life Coach

Is currently preparing for her second big run, and finds “Absolute Beginner Guide – Half-marathon training by Heather Hendrick, M.S., R.D. very helpful for goal setting.

“First steps into achieving my goal of running the half marathon in May! Setting goals is all about envisioning your outcome and getting support and accountability.

If you are struggling with achieving goals, dig really deep and ask yourself why this goal is important to you.

Start to create a vision of how you want to achieve your goal, tell all your friends and family your intentions and GO!!!! You got this.”


Lara Marchionni-Jones - Leadership, Career and Life Coach - The Body Keeps the Score - Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma - Bessel A. van der Kolk

Lara Marchionni-Jones, Leadership, Career & Life Coach

Is currently reading “The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma” by Bessel A. van der Kolk

This book covers, in the most tactful way, the impact of trauma in human beings and how we can best support individuals who have experienced traumatic events.

It offers powerful insights in understanding the effects of trauma and plenty of solutions to facilitate the healing process.

As a Leadership Coach I sometimes meet clients who might not be able to progress with their goals due to personal traumatic experiences. I am interested in understanding how I can best support my clients and help them find a sense of safety and clarity.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in human psychology and wishes to find some tangible answers around this topic.”

Nadine Stille, CoachMe Vancouver Founder

Recommends “Entrepreneurial You” by Dorie Clark.

Dorie Clark’s bestseller “Entrepreneurial You” is high on my list of books I recommend (as an openly declared bibliophile, it’s difficult to recommend just one book).

This book in particular had been on my radar even before I officially started CoachMe Vancouver, and it’s an amazingly practical and insightful workbook on everything from building your own brand, monetizing your expertise, and making an impact online.

I’ve also come to adore everything Dorie Clark writes or speaks about. This book is a must-read for entrepreneurs, would-be entrepreneurs, side-hustlers, and intrapreneurs.”

What books have you read recently that have left a lasting impression? We’d love to hear from you and add to our CoachMe Reading Nook so we can all thrive together.

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