The Quest #170: πŸ“š10 Books to Help You Become an Exceptional Facilitator (and all-round wiser person)

Hello friends,

Many thanks for reading The Quest, your weekly round-up of tips and insights to help you design and lead exceptional online sessions that your group members will love.❀️

Welcome to week 2 of our 4-week series, where I’m sharing my all-time favorite resources for session design and facilitation!

Whether you’re leading team meetings, online courses, group coaching sessions, or trainings, I’ve got some gems that will spark fresh ideas and inspire your work with groups.

Last week I shared πŸŽ™οΈMy Favourite Facilitation Podcasts.

This week I’m sharingπŸ“š10 books that will help you become an exceptional facilitator (and an all-around wiser person).

Let’s dive right in!

πŸ“š10 books that will help you become an exceptional facilitator (and an all-around wiser person)

There are a few books that have led to major breakthroughs in my facilitation practice.

They’ve inspired concepts and activities for my Breakthrough Facilitation course.

And they have taught me a bunch of life lessons that have made me a better person.

The surprising thing is that non of them actually have “facilitation” in the title.

And yet each book reveals the secrets to leading exceptional group experiences.

Things like active listening, asking powerful questions, authenticity, presence, self-awareness, gathering people, creating memorable moments, and more.

πŸ₯Here’s the list …

  1. 🎨The Art of Gathering, Priya Parker
  2. πŸ’‘The Power of Moments, Chip Heath and Dan Heath
  3. πŸ’ͺThe Coaching Habit, Michael Bungay Stanier
  4. πŸ”ŽInsight, Tasha Eurich
  5. πŸ™Thanks for the Feedback, Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen
  6. πŸ”₯Embrace Your Weird, Felicia Day
  7. β­•The Creative Act, Rick Ruben
  8. πŸ’₯The Anatomy of a Breakthrough, Adam Alter
  9. πŸ—£οΈFind Your Voice, Caroline Goyder
  10. πŸͺ„The Surprising Power of Liberating Structures, Henri Lipmanowicz and Keith McCandless

And a bonus book –> 😌Siddartha, Herman Hesse

For a short summary and my favorite insights from each book, check out the full post πŸ‘‰ here.

This isn’t an exhaustive list, and it’s certainly not representative of every great book out there. I’m on a quest to discover more diverse and non-Western perspectives on how to create exceptional group experiences.

What books have impacted the way you design and lead live sessions?

Coming up in our 4-week resource series:

Week 3 –> 🧰Free toolkits I can’t live without

Week 4 –> πŸŽ₯Click-worthy YouTube videos

Stay tuned!

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