Developing as a Truly Confident, Professional Coach - Recommended Resources


Developing as a Truly Confident, Professional Coach - Recommended Resources

As part of our commitment at MRA to ‘professionalising the profession of coaching’ we encourage you to read, watch and listen to a range of CPD resources beyond those provided directly to you as part of your EMCC accredited, Level 5 Coaching with Confidence qualification.  Below is a summary of additional resources to ensure you maximise your investment in your learning and become a truly confident, professional coach.

To Read:

  • Blakey, J & Day, I. (2012). Challenging Coaching
  • Bungay Stanier, M. (2016). The Coaching Habit
  • Bungay Stanier, M, (2020). The Advice Trap
  • Cope, A. & Whittaker, A. (2012). The Art of Being Brilliant
  • Dweck, C. (2006). Mindset
  • Green, S & Palmer, S. (2019). Positive Psychology Coaching in Practice
  • Kline, N. (2011). Time to Think
  • Passmore, J (2021). The Coaches’ Handbook
  • Rock, D. (2009). Your Brain at Work
  • Scott, K. (2017). Radical Candor - How to get what you Want By Saying What You Mean
  • Starr, J. (2017). Brilliant Coaching
  • St John-Brooks, K. (2014). Internal Coaching. The Inside Story
  • Watts, G & Morgan, K. (2015). The Coach’s Casebook
  • Whitmore, J. (2009). Coaching for Performance
  • Clear, J (2021). Atomic Habits
  • Grant, A (2022). Think Again
  • Clutterbuck, D. (2017). Powerful Questions for Coaches and Mentors (EMCC)
  • Brown, P & Brown, V (2012) Neuropsychology for Coaches
  • Passmore, J (2021) The Coaches Handbook
  • Kirby, A & Smith, T (2021) Neurodiversity at Work
  • Hougaard, R & Carter, J (2021) Compassionate Leadership – How to do Hard Things in a Human Way
  • Clark, T,R (2020) The 4 stages of Psychological Safety

Harvard Business Review:

A fantastic resource for leadership and coaching articles including:

MRA blog:

A range of articles relating to coaching and leadership are available through the MRA Blog

Useful websites:

To Watch:

To Listen:

We recognise that this isn’t an exhaustive list but one we will be regularly updating!  Please do contact us with any of your own recommendations either through your course tutors or email us directly:


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