How to Become a Business Coach

14 Book Recommendations for Beginning Business Coaches

By on August 1, 2018

If you want to become a business coach, one of the most important things you can do is to start a lifetime love affair with learning. And you don’t have to spend tens of thousands of dollars to do it. You can head over to Amazon or even take a trip to your local library. That’s because one of the first things I tell coaches who are starting out is to ask for book recommendations for beginning business coaches from entrepreneurs and coaches they trust.

You can shortcut months and even years of struggle and heartache by learning from people who have been there, done that–and done it well.

If you want to succeed as a business coach, it’s up to you to invest in your continuing education–and the reprogramming of your thought patterns. This can be difficult, even painful. But since your results are only as good as the thoughts in your head, the more energy you invest to tighten your thinking, the better off you’ll be.

Since your results are only as good as the thoughts in your head, the more energy you invest to tighten your thinking, the better off you'll be.

To this day, I read voraciously on business leadership, management, investing, and economics. And not just business-related information. I know that in order to be the most effective and well-rounded person I can be, I have to learn from the best in all fields. So I study politics, real estate, theology, philosophy, and spirituality, too.

Here are fourteen of the most influential books I’ve read–and where I’d recommend you start on your journey.

14 Book Recommendations for Beginning Business Coaches

  1. E-Myth Revisted, Michael Gerber
  2. Rich Dad, Poor Dad, Robert Kiyosaki
  3. The Ultimate Sales Machine, Chet Holmes
  4. Mastering the Rockefeller Habits, Verne Harnish
  5. Instant Cash Flow, Brad Sugars
  6. The War of Art, Steven Pressfield
  7. Guerilla Marketing 101, Jay Conrad Levinson
  8. The Flip Side, Flip Flippen
  9. E-Myth Mastery,  Michael Gerber
  10. The Richest Man in Babylon, George S. Clason
  11. Cash Flow Quadrant,  Robert Kiyosaki
  12. Unlimited Wealth, Paul Zane Pilzer
  13. God Wants You to be Rich, Paul Zane Pilzer
  14. Test Advertising Methods, John Caples

As a bonus, might I suggest one more for your list? Our FREE ebook, How to Become a Business Coach. The books I’ve listed above will help you get your mind right…and How to Become a Business Coach will help you discover the actionable steps and strategies you can take to begin building your business coaching practice.

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Eric Dombach

About Eric Dombach

Eric Dombach is the Founder of Coaches’ Coach. In 2001, he founded a business coaching firm that, by 2005, was generating more than $1 million USD in revenue, 23% operating profit, and average annual growth rate of 140% per year. In 2005, he sold the firm to 4 of his employees for $1 million U.S. dollars, generating a return on capital of more than 800%. Since then he has trained more than 1,300 independent and franchise business coaches in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, and Australasian markets.

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