I’m happy to share knowledge that might help you.


Many outside resources inform my coaching work, especially books. Here are the books that I value most, prefaced by how they help you:

To learn simple, effective steps and tools to make your business more efficient—so you can work less, stress less, and eventually take a multi-week vacation: Clockwork, Revised and Expanded, Design Your Business to Run Itself, by Mike Michalowicz.

To gain perspective on your role as a business owner (not worker): The E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber (Part I is important, Parts II and III not so much)

To understand how your business is working—or not—in financial terms: Simple Numbers by Greg Crabtree (not Simple Numbers 2.0)

To put all the pieces together—people, metrics, processes, operations, and how to run things well: Traction by Gino Wickman

To improve negotiating skills: Never Split the Difference—Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It by Chris Voss and Start with No by Jim Camp

For solid tools to improve your communication skills: Fierce Conversations by Susan Scott

To cope with stress and work-life balance: Your Oxygen Mask First by Kevin N. Lawrence 

To learn how to uncover and resolve the root causes of workplace tension and conflict: Own Your Own Armor, Revolutionary Change for Workplace Culture by Michelle Brody, PhD (a wonderful person with whom I have worked personally).

For leadership and organizational skills: Start With Why—How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek

To improve your hiring, including defining roles, identifying “ideal” candidates, interviewing the right way, and developing employees to be high performers, Right Seats, Right People, A Leaders Guide to Hiring and Developing Top Performers by Jonathan D. Reynolds.

For selling skills and techniques: You Can’t Teach a Kid to Ride a Bike at a Seminar by David Sandler and Go-Givers Sell More by Bob Burg and John David Mann

To understand and improve team development and teamwork: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni