The books below have inspired me, taught me, and encouraged me in my work as a professional life coach. They've connected me with vital new perspectives about the nature and value of making conscious career and life changes that deeply matter to us in our lives.  In this way, they've enabled me to grow my ability to help others make positive changes that have transformed the quality and impact of their own lives and the others that they touch.  I highly recommend all of them for providing a collective source of the emotional, somatic, social, spiritual, and intellectual wisdom we need to keep grounded in, successfully navigate, and transform an increasingly complex world.

Creating Transformative Change

The Art of Possibility by Rosamund Zander and Benjamin Zander

Co-Active Coaching: Changing Business, Transforming Lives by Henry Kimsey-House and Karen Kimsey-House

Education and Ecstasy by George Leonard

Feng Shui Your Mind: Four Easy Steps to Rapidly Transform Your Life! by Jill Lebeau and Maureen Raytis

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck

Success with Soul— Loving Your Livelihood, Living in Balance by Eve Siegel

Transitions: Making Sense Of Life's Changes by William Bridges

Wishcraft— How to Get What You Really Want by Barbara Sher

Working from the Heart— A guide to Cultivating the Soul at Work by Jacqueline McMakin with Sonya Dyer


A Mountainous Journey— A Poet's Autobiography by Fadwa Tuqan

Callings: Finding and Following an Authentic Life by Gregg Michael Levoy

Hand-Me-Down Dreams: How Families Influence Our Career Paths & How We Can Reclaim Them by Mary H. Jacobsen

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain

The Three Marriages: Reimagining Work, Self and Relationship by David Whyte

Yes, Chef: A Memoir by Marcus Samuelsson and Veronica Chambers

Moving out of Limitation

Art and Fear by David Bayles & Ted Orland

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brené Brown

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Still Here: Embracing Aging, Changing, and Dying by Ram Dass

The Way Of Transition: Embracing Life's Most Difficult Moments by William Bridges

What Would You Do If You Had No Fear? Living Your Dreams While Quakin' in Your Boots by Diane Conway and Anne Lamott

Accessing Body Energy

Care of the Soul by Thomas Moore

Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma by Peter A. Levine and Ann Frederick

Your Body Is Your Brain by Amanda Blake

Awakening Self-Compassion

The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

My Grandfather's Blessings: Stories of Strength, Refuge, and Belonging by Rachel Naomi Remen

Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself by Kristin Neff

Passionate Presence

The Art of Pilgrimage— The Seeker's Guide to Making Travel Sacred by Phil Cousineau

The Book of Awakening: Having the Life You Want by Being Present to the Life You Have by Mark Nepo

The Essential Rumi by Coleman Barks

Vital Signs: The Nature and Nurture of Passion by Gregg Levoy