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Websites of Interest
Top Leadership Books for Executives, Managers, and Leaders
Top Business Books for Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs
Top Books for Coaches, Consultants, and other Professional Service Companies


Websites of Interest

Getting Started In Coaching Book –Stephen Fairley's new book, Getting Started in Personal and Executive Coaching, has become a national best seller in less than 2 months and sold out of the first printing in 120 days. He reveals for the first time the results from his nation-wide survey of more than 300 professional coaches and answers the questions:

  • What separates highly successful coaches (who make $100K+) from unsuccessful ones?
  • How do top coaches effectively price and package their services for maximum profits?
  • What are the top 12 markets where coaches are making real money right now?
  • What does it really take to start, build, and sustain a financially successful coaching practice?

MYOB for Coaches Business Development Program –The only business development program developed by coaches for coaches based on real-world research. The principles and strategies revealed in this 3-month, intensive practice building program are based on Stephen's ground-breaking research with 300 professional coaches. Click here to find out more information on how to fill your coaching practice.
 


Stephen Fairley-Professional Speaker –Stephen Fairley is not only a best-selling author, a business coach, and the president of Today's Leadership Coaching, he is also a professional speaker. Stephen regularly speaks at regional and national conferences on:

  • Strategic business development
  • Next generation leadership
  • Performance Improvement
  • Practice Building Strategies for Coaches and Consultants

Click here to visit StephenFairley.com
 


CoachVille.com –The largest coaching organization in the world with more than 30,000 members. The vast website contains a large amount of free information about coaching, as well as offering dozens of products you can purchase, conducting live coach training and weekend seminars across the USA. Membership is FREE to all coaches. 


The International Coach Federation –The largest professional organization of professional coaches in the United States. ICF has over 3,500 members, dozens of local chapters, certifies coach training organizations, and holds annual conferences. They also have a for-fee coach listing service.


The Worldwide Association of Business Coaches --WABC is one of the only professional coaching organizations just for business and executive coaches. Membership is selective and requires an application and interview. Select members are able to offer advanced business coaching certification through WABC.

Both Stephen Fairley and Biff Roman, our Vice-President, received their Registered Corporate Coach certifications through WABC. Wendy Johnson, the CEO of WABC is one of the experts Stephen Fairley profiled in his new book Getting Started in Personal and Executive Coaching.


Red Zone Marketing, LLC is a marketing services firm devoted to dramatically increasing business through the powerful Red Zone Marketing strategies.

Improve your marketing strategies, develop a consistent Marketing Game Plan, increase referrals and delight your current clients.  Move from the Red Zone to the End Zone with less effort and increased success.


http://www.chicagocoaches.com/ --The local Chicago chapter of the International Coach Federation. Has excellent monthly meetings. Tom Horne, the CEO of TLC, is on the board.


CoachVille Referral --Here you can submit your coaching profile for free. See Stephen Fairley’s profile by searching for him by name.


Peer Resources is an exceptional free resource on all things coaching, including:

  • the only objective guide covering all 143 coach training programs around the world
  • comprehensive listing of coaching conference, events, and seminars
  • free articles
  • coach listing service

Rey Carr, Ph.D., the founder of Peer Resources, is one of the experts Stephen Fairley profiled in his new book Getting Started in Personal and Executive Coaching.


The Institute of Life Coach Training –Led by Patrick Williams, Ed.D, MCC this coach training organization offers top-notch training for psychologists, therapists, and human service professionals who want to move into life coaching. They have a great monthly newsletter that Stephen recently wrote an article for. Pat Williams is one of the experts Stephen Fairley profiled in his new book Getting Started in Personal and Executive Coaching.


Sig Taylor – Is an excellent couples coach and marriage counselor who conducts regular relationship seminars around Canada. “Don’t UnDo Your ‘I Do’ Until You Do His Couples Course.”


International Association of Coaches –A new certifying organization for coach training programs. Started by, but independent from, CoachVille.com.


Ed Shea, LCSW, Marriage Coach. Ed is one of the top Marriage/Relationship Coaches in the country. He specializes as a “Near Divorce Specialist.”


Dr. Luann Linquist –The founder of DeleteStress.com, Luann has developed a powerful way to rapidly and permanently delete your anxiety over experiencing panic attacks, fear of flying, phobias, and depression.

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Top Leadership Books for Executives, Managers, and Leaders

6 Keys for Successful Leaders (2003)
by Stephen Fairley

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Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't
by Jim Collins
Product Cover Now, Discover Your Strengths
by Marcus Buckingham
Product Cover First, Break All the Rules: What the World's Greatest Managers Do Differently
by Marcus Buckingham
Product Cover Primal Leadership: Realizing the Power of Emotional Intelligence
by Daniel Goleman
Product Cover Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done
by Larry Bossidy
Product Cover The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable
by Patrick Lencioni
Product Cover Working With Emotional Intelligence
by Daniel Goleman
Product Cover The Leadership Challenge, Third Edition
by James M. Kouzes
Product Cover Leading Geeks: How to Manage and Lead the People Who Deliver Technology
by Paul Glen
Product Cover The Future of Leadership: Today's Top Leadership Thinkers Speak to Tomorrow's Leaders
by Warren Bennis (Editor), Gretchen M. Spreitzer (Editor), Thomas G. Cummings (Editor)
Product Cover Why Smart Executives Fail: And What You Can Learn from Their Mistakes
by Sydney Finkelstein
Product Cover Thinking for a Change: 11 Ways Highly Successful People Approach Life and Work
by John C. Maxwell

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Top Business Books for Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

 
Practice Made Perfect: 10 Principles For Marketing Your Services (2001)
by Stephen Fairley
Getting Started in Personal and Executive Coaching : How to Create a Thriving Coaching Practice
by Stephen Fairley & Chris E. Stout
Product Cover Endless Referrals: Network Your Everyday Contacts Into Sales, New & Updated Edition
by Bob Burg
Product Cover Getting Started in Consulting
by Alan Weiss
Product Cover Getting Everything You Can Out of All You'Ve Got: 21 Ways You Can Out-Think, Out-Perform, and Out-Earn the Competition
by Jay Abraham
Product Cover Selling To VITO (The Very Important Top Officer)
by Anthony Parinello
Product Cover Million Dollar Consulting: The Professional's Guide to Growing a Practice
by Alan Weiss
Product Cover Selling the Invisible: A Field Guide to Modern Marketing
by Harry Beckwith
Product Cover The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing : Exposed and Explained by the World's Two
by Al Ries

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Top Books for Coaches, Consultants, and other Professional Service Companies

Practice Made Perfect: 10 Principles For Marketing Your Services (2001)
by Stephen Fairley

Getting Started in Personal and Executive Coaching : How to Create a Thriving Coaching Practice
by Stephen Fairley & Chris E. Stout
Product Cover Co-Active Coaching: New Skills for Coaching People Toward Success in Work and Life
by Laura Whitworth, et al.

Career Coaching: An Insider's Guide
by Marcia Bench
Product Cover The Heart of Coaching: Using Transformational Coaching to Create a High-Performance Culture (2nd Edition)
by Thomas Crane
Product Cover Coaching Evoking Excellence in Others
by James Flaherty
Product Cover Executive Coaching with Backbone and Heart : A Systems Approach to Engaging Leaders with Their Challenges
by Mary Beth O’Neill
Product Cover Executive Coaching: Practices & Perspectives
by Catherine Fitzgerald
Coach 2 the Bottom Line: An Executive Guide to Coaching Performance, Change and Transformation in Organizations
by Mike Jay
Product Cover Executive Coaching: Developing Managerial Wisdom in a World of Chaos
by Richard Kilburg
Product Cover Getting Started in Consulting
by Alan Weiss
Product Cover The Handbook of Coaching: A Comprehensive Resource Guide for Managers, Executives, Consultants, and HR
by Frederic M. Hudson

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