Recommended Reading

Succeeding Against All OddsThese books will help you identify your purpose, innate abilities and strengths so you can become a better leader. I strongly recommend these books, and even use them in my coaching sessions and workshops.

Succeeding Against All Odds by Sandra Yancey and Anjanette Harper, with contributions from Diana Gabriel.  This book was a number-one best seller and is an excellent resource that will help you learn to take on life’s challenges, learn from them and find greater success.


  • Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box by Arbinger Institute
  • Leadership on the Line: Staying Alive Through the Dangers of Leading by Martin Linsky and Ronald A. Heifetz
  • Inspire! What Great Leaders Do by Lance Secretan
  • The Speed of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything by Stephen M.R. Covey
  • Leadership from the Inside Out: Becoming a Leader for Life by Kevin Cashman

Diana Gabriel, SSCC, PCC


  • Strengths Based Leadership: Great Leaders, Teams and Why People Follow by Tom Rath and Barry Conchie
  • Strengthsfinder 2.0 by Tom Rath
  • Go Put Your Strengths to Work by Marcus Buckingham
  • The One thing You Need to Know by Marcus Buckingham
  • Now, Discover Your Strengths by Marcus Buckingham and Donald O. Clifton
  • Discover Your Sales Strengths: How the World’s Greatest Salespeople Develop Winning Careers by Benson Smith & Tony Rutigliano


  • The Power of Purpose: Creating Meaning in Your Life and Work by Richard Leider
  • Claiming Your Place at the Fire: Living the Second Half of Your Life on Purpose by Richard J. Leider & David A. Shapiro
  • The Second Half of Life: Opening the Eight Gates of Wisdom by Angeles Arrien


  • Taming Your Gremlin: A Surprisingly Simple Method for Getting Out of Your Own Way by Richard D. Carson

Possibility and Attitude

  • The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life by Rosamund Stone Zander & Benjamin Zander
  • The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz
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  • The Hidden Messages in Water by Masaru Emoto


  • The Freedom Formula: How to Put Soul in Your Business and Money in Your Bank by Christine Kloser
  • The Money Keys: Unlocking Peace, Freedom & Real Financial Power by Karen Russo
  • The Soul of Money: Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Life by Lynne Twist