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Are you passionate about literature, eager to explore new worlds through the pages of a book, and excited to engage in thought-provoking discussions? Join our Book Club! 

What to Expect:

  • Stimulating book discussions
  • Meeting like-minded book enthusiasts
  • Welcoming and inclusive atmosphere

Here are the books we have had the privilege of reading together these past few years: 


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Book Study 2024
Neurodiversity Coaching
(Coaching Psychology) (2023)by Nancy Doyle, Almuth McDowall

Neurodiversity Coaching demystifies the themes and assumptions affecting neurodivergent coachee experiences at work, whilst at the same time exploring the necessary safeguards required for working with this vulnerable group.

The book supports existing coaching practitioners, managers and community leaders to understand the essentials of neurodivergence, a term which encompasses ADHD, autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia and Tourette Syndrome, and how these diagnoses require specific coaching approaches to support individuals to thrive at work. This book is practically focused on the “how”, sharing coaching exercises and activities that have been evaluated and researched by authors with extensive experience in the field. Grounded in coaching psychology theory, those with existing knowledge will be able to transfer their skill set to the neurodiversity context and those who are considering learning more about coaching can be signposted to essential knowledge and skills.

Dates: September 12, 2024 through November 14, 2024 (8 weeks)
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Book Study 2024
Breakthrough Coaching: Creating Lightbulb Moments in Your Coaching Conversations 
by Marcia Reynolds

Light bulb moments in coaching are the creative insights that change minds and lives.

A new, highly actionable guide for disrupting the narratives holding clients back from resolving problems and making the changes they want in themselves, Breakthrough Coaching provides methods, resources, and exercises to help you activate immedi­ate and sustainable shifts in perspective and behavior, moving you forward on your path of coaching mastery.

Stop being haunted by doubt and discomfort. Discover how to quickly create safety and connection so your clients accept when you challenge their thinking. Then know what to say that evokes the creative flashes of insight that change their minds and lives forever.

Book Study 2024
How to Know a Person: The Art of Seeing Others Deeply and Being Deeply Seen (2023)
by David Brooks

A practical, heartfelt guide to the art of truly knowing another person in order to foster deeper connections at home, at work, and throughout our lives—from the author of The Road to Character and The Second Mountain

As David Brooks observes, “There is one skill that lies at the heart of any healthy person, family, school, community organization, or society: the ability to see someone else deeply and make them feel seen—to accurately know another person, to let them feel valued, heard, and understood.”

And yet we humans don’t do this well. All around us are people who feel invisible, unseen, misunderstood. In How to Know a Person, Brooks sets out to help us do better, posing questions that are essential for all of us: If you want to know a person, what kind of attention should you cast on them? What kind of conversations should you have? What parts of a person’s story should you pay attention to?

Driven by his trademark sense of curiosity and his determination to grow as a person, Brooks draws from the fields of psychology and neuroscience and from the worlds of theater, philosophy, history, and education to present a welcoming, hopeful, integrated approach to human connection. How to Know a Person helps readers become more understanding and considerate toward others, and to find the joy that comes from being seen. Along the way it offers a possible remedy for a society that is riven by fragmentation, hostility, and misperception.

The act of seeing another person, Brooks argues, is profoundly creative: How can we look somebody in the eye and see something large in them, and in turn, see something larger in ourselves? How to Know a Person is for anyone searching for connection, and yearning to be understood.

Book Study 2023 Q3
The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together by Heather McGhee

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD One of today’s most insightful and influential thinkers offers a powerful exploration of inequality and the lesson that generations of Americans have failed to learn: Racism has a cost for everyone—not just for people of color. 

WINNER OF THE PORCHLIGHT BUSINESS BOOK AWARD ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: Time, The Washington Post, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Ms. magazine, BookRiot, Library Journal.

“This is the book I’ve been waiting for.”—Ibram X. Kendi, #1 New York Times bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracist .

Book Study 2023 Q2
Fearless Feedback: A Guide for Coaching Leaders to See Themselves More Clearly and Galvanize Growth 
by My Kosterlitz, Kathleen Marron, Kelly Ross, Loir Siegworth, Penny Handscomb, Rebecca Glenn*, and Timothy Signorelli
*Rebecca Glenn is an ICF AZ Chapter member

Do you seek a feedback process that can be tailored to equip leaders to accomplish their professional goals? Do you need a practical guide for mining stakeholder feedback and framing it in ways that make leaders hungry for the insights? Are you tired of being constrained by cookie-cutter 360-degree feedback tools used in organizations, tools that can be tone deaf to the underlying emotions? Do you wish you could uncover the fears which inhibit the change a leader needs, so they can design actions for future growth? Then Fearless Feedback is your answer!

Book Study 2022 Q3
The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias
by Dolly Chugh

This book is described as an inspiring and accessible evidence-based, storytelling guide from a Harvard educated, award winning social psychologist and professor at the New York University Stern School of Business, on how to confront difficult issues like sexism, racism, inequality, and injustice in a way that will invoke change in ourselves and the world. The author includes research in unconscious bias as well as her work across psychology, sociology, economics, political science, and other disciplines to offer practical tools to respectfully and effectively avoid being a well-intentioned barrier to equality. The author believes that the only way to be on the right side of history is to be a good-ish rather than good person. This includes being willing to and intentional about always growing.
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