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Books are an incredible source of knowledge and inspiration. There are ideas, strategies and teachings available that will dramatically enhance your quality of life. But if you don’t know about them what use are they?

Whatever you are interested in you can bet there is a wealth of fabulous information available. We have chosen a few books that are all best sellers with wide appeal, we hope you enjoy them. 

Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace: Developments in Theory, Research, and Practice, Second Edition by Stale Einarsen , Helge Hoel , Dieter Zapf , Cary Cooper

An updated volume of their previous work on bullying and emotional abuse in the work environment. Includes information on how to measure your exposure to bullying in the workplace.

Bully in Sight: How to Predict, Resist, Challenge and Combat Workplace Bullying by Tim Field

An excellent resource that provides strategies to deal with unacceptable behaviours in the workplace.

This is a fascinating book that leaves the reader feeling, well, optimistic. Optimism means having a strong expectation that, in general, things will turn out all right in life, despite setbacks and frustrations. Dr. Seligman goes further and defines optimism in terms of how people explain to themselves their success and failures. Everyone experiences failure at some point in their lives. What differentiates the optimist from the pessimist is a person's ability to see their failures as due to some factor or circumstance that is changeable rather than as a result of some personal defect that they feel powerless to change.
The 8 Best Practices of High-Performing Sales People by Norm Trainor

Norm Trainor raises some interesting and helpful insights into the fear of success that could be preventing salespeople from achieving their goals. I believe in his approach to building trust in client relationships and the importance of helping your clients buy vs. traditional "selling". This is an easy to read book laden with practical easy to implement strategies for success.

The Brain That Changes Itself by Norman Doidge

"Doidge tells one spell-binding story after another as he travels the globe interviewing the scientists and their subjects who are on the cutting edge of a new age. Each story is interwoven with the latest in brain science, told in a manner that is both simple and compelling. It may be hard to imagine that a book so rich in science can also be a page-turner, but this one is hard to set down."
-- Jeff Zimman, Posit Science, e-newsletter

A Whole New Mind by Daniel H. Pink

Gone is the age of "left-brain" dominance. The future belongs to a different kin of person with a different kind of mind:  designers, inventors, teachers, storytellers - creative and emphatic "right-brain" thinkers whose abilities make the fault line between who gets ahead and who doesn't.  Drawing on research from around the advanced word, Daniel Pink outlines the six fundamentally human abilities that are essential for professional success and personal fulfillment - and reveals how to master them.

Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi

"Your network is your net worth.  This book shows you how to add to your personal bottom line with better networking and bigger relationships.  What a solid but easy read!  Keith's personality shines through like the great (and hip) teacher you never got in college or business school. Buy this book for yourself, and tomorrow go out and buy one for your kid brother!"
Tim Sanders, author of Love Is the Killer App: How to Win Business and Influence Friends​

There's an old saying that hindsight is 20/20. Most people need distance to attain perspective. That old adage does not apply to Thomas Friedman. He has the keen ability to see directly into the heart of current issues. He researches, organizes and writes about such complex issues as triple convergence and off shoring in a way that us mere mortals can understand. The World is Flat is a fascinating work that does have some chilling undertones, however Thomas Friedman's optimistic and proud view of America's ambitious role in global improvements leaves the reader feeling excited about the future. 


Many people think of intelligence as being equated with IQ but it’s emotional intelligence (EQ) that will have far greater impact upon your quality of life. Read his best selling book and Dan Goleman will help you gain greater understanding of the consequences of your emotions how to make them work to your benefit. For anyone who wants to expand their knowledge and understanding of themselves and people in general this is essential reading.


Stephen Covey, author of ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People’ said “Tony Robbins is one of the great influencers of this generation”. This is a passionate call to action, challenging you to remember who you really are and to make a unique contribution with the rest of your life”


On the cover it says ‘why most small businesses don’t work and what to do about it’.

If you want to learn more about creating a successful business you cannot fail to learn from this book. Your attention is drawn to the distinction between working in your business and working on your business. As you work more on your business you will begin to experience the benefits of a ‘turn-key’ business.

Executive Diversity Coaching (DEIB)

SparkTaC realised that members of Executive Team and organizational leaders often have a dire need for strategic guidance and assistance by an experienced professional in navigating the complex, turbulent and often hostile challenges of the DEIB environment. For this reason, SparkTaC offers coaches that could (1) assist transformation executives in coming to terms with their role and in strategically crafting a transformation journey for their organisations, and (2) team leaders who needs to operationally manage a diverse team and who needs to initiate processes and practices that create an inclusive team environment.

We provide personalized, practical and in-depth coaching services to develop a leader’s diversity acumen and inclusive leadership skills.


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