The Best 5 Mentoring Books You Must Start Reading Now

Making a list on the best titles of a specific subject is a daunting task due to its subjective nature. However is very useful to come up with a guide to navigate the multitude of books that are coming out everyday. This lists is meant for those interested in coaching or being coached, in understanding the complexities and advantages of this leadership style and in facilitating the exploration of needs, motivations, desires, skills and thought processes to assist the individual in making real, lasting change.

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Business coaching is about helping others to become more successful and reach their full potential. These books are about different aspects of what means to be a coach and to challenge employees to develop their skills and achieve the best results they can produce.

The Pressure Principle: Handle Stress, Harness Energy, and Perform When It Counts
Dr Dave Alred MBE

Dave Alred has helped not only businesses but also athletes achieve goals they thought to be beyond their expectations. Alred is a forerunner in performance psychology; Jonny Wilkinson and Luke Donald are some successful athletes in the world of rugby and golf respectively, who have worked closely with Dr Alred and benefited from his coaching experience. The book analyzes what pressure to perform means and how to harness stress in order to turn it into a driving force for success. Pressure is a constant of life; the pressure to meet deadlines, the pressure to speak in front of others, the pressure to exceed expectations and the pressure in general to work and live in this ever-changing world. The book focuses on principles outlined by the author and working through his tried and tested method to turn pressure into the fuel that motivates you and those you manage through the road to greatness.

The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way Your Lead Forever
Michael Bungay Stanier

Michael Bungay Stanier is mainly famous for his 90,000 copies sold of Do More Great Work and also his book End Malaria, a collection of essays by 62 of American’s favorite business authors. This title helped raise $400,000 in funds for the organization Malaria No More. In The Coaching Habit, the author teaches how to create an environment in which coaching comes as an automatic attitude that is part of your everyday routine. The book revolves around seven questions that are fundamental in building a strategy to develop coaching methods that produce great results. The questions are named as such: The Kickstart, The Awe, The Lazy, The Strategic, The Focus, The Foundation and The Learning Question. The book combines insider knowledge with research focused in neuroscience and behavioral economics, along with interactive training tools to turn real-world advice into proficient habits.

The Coaching Mindset: 8 Ways to Think Like a Coach
Chad Hall

This short but interesting e-book outlines 8 specific methods to change the way you see coaching and find new approaches and perspectives to approach it. The book is a must read for those new into coaching, is a fast read and with easy to process concepts that will help you find your way in the world of coaching.

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Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time
Keith Ferrazzi

Keith Ferrazzi is a known expert in the areas of professional relationship development and networking. This book in particular, revolutionized the way people see networking in general and highlights the way successful people build relationships focusing in success.

At first this may not seem too closely related to the subject of coaching, but nothing could be farther from the truth. Truly understanding how to connect to others makes a world of difference in coaching and motivating those around you to reach their full potential.

The book outlines some key principles to consider when establishing a relationship with co-workers, family, friends, colleagues and business partners alike. Some of these concepts are evident when we look at famous personalities that are characteristically well connected, such as Bill Clinton, Winston Churchill and the Dalai Lama.

The Prosperous Coach: Increase Income and Impact for You and Your Clients
Steve Chandler

Steve Chandler is a man with more than 20 years of experience in coaching professionals helping them improve their success in every aspect of their life. He is not the author of more than 30 books translated into 25 different languages and he is also a motivational speaker and consultant to many Fortune 500 companies and universities.

The Prosperous Coach is an excellent book, highly recommended due to its revolutionary approach to coaching, always geared towards an one-on-one approach and pursuing your goals and success in the career you love. How do you make life-changing choices? How do you offer the best of yourself to your clients? How do you set yourself apart from other coaches and make sure their setbacks do not become your own? The answers to these questions and more can be found in the pages of this wonderful title.