In the same way that musicians have their influences, course creators have theirs too ... Over the years I’ve read some amazing books that have helped me come through some tough times, and each has added to the person I am. In bringing Juggling Care and Catching the Smiles into being, I drew inspiration from my Coaching Academy foundations, own experience, and the views of many other writers of a wide range of topics to confirm, inform, inspire and develop my own ideas. If limited to naming my top 20 influences, I’d choose these books - more details of which are accessed by clicking on the picture.
In writing Juggling Care and Catching the Smiles every effort has been made to trace and acknowledge the source wherever another person's material has been referred to. However, coaching is an evolving subject, and as a result, it’s sometimes difficult to identify who first described a new concept or designed a particular exercise. So, in addition to those mentioned in the References, I’d like to pay tribute to all the coaches who have developed and promoted ethical coaching principles that have helped raise the levels of respect coaching receives.