While this is not an exhaustive list, you might be interested in reading the following.
- Coaching Questions: A Coach's Guide to Powerful Asking by Tony Stoltzfus; Coach 22 Bookstore LLC (December 8, 2013)
This book is great for coaches just starting out or for those that would like an abundance of questions. The questions are organized into specific areas of interest or niches. They are very thought provoking and we recommend that you answer the questions yourself. This way you will have a sense of what your clients will experience.
- 50 Top Tools for Coaching: A Complete Toolkit for Developing and Empowering People by Gillian Jones and Ro Gorell; Kogan Page, Second Edition (September 15, 2012)
This book serves as a great reference on professional coaching tools. It gives clarity on what processes to use when, how to use them and the types of questions to ask.
- Coaching for Breakthrough Success: Proven Techniques for Making Impossible Dreams Possible by Jack Canfield and Peter Chee; McGraw-Hill Education, 1 edition (October 19, 2012)
Written by Jack Canfield, America's #1 Success Coach and Best Selling Author with 500 million copies sold of his book series Chicken Soup for the Soul. The book is divided into 3 parts. Part 1 covers the heart of coaching in 30 principles that explain the role and benefits of coaching. Part 2 explains situational coaching model (SCM) that covers 6 paradigms for success: goals, exploration, analysis, releasing, decision, and action. Part 3 offers many techniques for achieving benefits and overcoming barriers. You can use these techniques with a client or as a self-coaching tool if you need ways to build self-esteem or to get yourself motivated towards making action plans and finally achieving goals.
- The Completely Revised Handbook of Coaching: A Developmental Approach by Pamela McLean (Author); Jossey-Bass, 2 edition (July 23, 2012)
This compendium gives a comprehensive overview of the coaching process. It acknowledges that coaching requires a methodology to allow the coach and client to stay oriented in what can be a complicated human interaction between coach and client. Pamela McLean captures the best current thinking on what makes coaching effective, how change occurs, and the necessary skillsto become a masterful coach.
- Discussing Design: Improving Communication and Collaboration through Critique by Adam Connor and Aaron Irizarry; O'Reilly Media, 1 edition (June 17, 2015)
Since you are coaching design professionals, it is important to understand how to use critique to help them strengthen their designs, products, and services. In this practical guide, authors Adam Connor and Aaron Irizarry teach you techniques, tools, and a framework for helping designers to give and receive constructive critique. This book examines the good, the bad, and the ugly of feedback, and suggests strategies for dealing with difficult people and challenging situations.
- Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapyby David D. Burns M.D.; Harper Reprint edition (November 20, 2012)
This book has become a classic on cognitive therapy of depressions. Even though your coaching is not supposed to be a therapy, it will give you a rock-solid approach to overcoming limiting beliefs and emotional blocks of your coaching clients.