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21 Health Coaching Books on Our Must-Read List This Fall

by: Jenn Maples
Last Updated: June 23, 2022

You’ve probably read James Clear’s best-selling book, Atomic Habits. How about Simon Sinek’s Start With Why? Or Primal Health Coach Andrew Sillitoe’s business strategy book, The 4 Keys? Well guess what—if you need more additions to your reading list, there’s a whole collection of newly released and about-to-be-released titles in health coaching on everything from building your practice to facing your fears.

If you’ve been wondering what to add to your bookshelf next, here are 21 titles that have secured their place on our must-read list for fall.

Entrepreneurial Spirit

1. Chillpreneur

What it’s about: Money mindset coach and best-selling author, Denise Duffield-Thomas, challenges what it means to be successful with counterintuitive millionaire mindset lessons to set you on the path to abundance—without the ‘work harder’ mentality we’re all used to. She also walks you through the smaller details of being an entrepreneur, including how to deal with pricing and awkward money situations.

Where to buy it: Get your copy here.

2. Don’t Keep Your Day Job

What it’s about: Written by the host of the popular podcast, “Don’t Keep Your Day Job,” this book shares much-needed insight, wisdom, and practical tips from successful entrepreneurs (like Jen Sincero, Gretchen Rubin, and Jenna Fischer) about how to turn your passion into profit, and build a life and career you love.

Where to buy it: This one releases November 12, but you can pre-order it here.

3. Loonshots

What it’s about: The author is not only an entrepreneur, he’s a physicist. In his latest release, he reveals a new way of science-based thinking that will turn everything we know about changing the world on its head. This Wall Street Journal bestseller has been recommended by Bill Gates, Tim Ferriss, and Susan Cain, just to name a few.

Where to buy it: Find the hardcover, paperback, or audiobook here.

4. Every Tool’s a Hammer

What it’s about: Called “An imperative how-to for creativity,” this New York Times bestseller gives you the tools to turn your ideas into reality. Authored by Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters, Adam Savage shares his golden rules, including: don’t wait until everything is perfect to start, creativity is a path filled with twists and turns (never a straight line), and slow down to prevent burnout in your work and your relationships.

Where to buy it: Get your copy here.


5. Starting a Business QuickStart Guide

What it’s about: If you’re a student or graduate of the Primal Health Coach Institute, you’ve got all the tools you need to launch your health coaching business. But not every curriculum offers that. So, if you’re looking for a book to help you tackle the ins and outs of starting your practice, give this book a read. You’ll learn how to write a comprehensive business plan, how to create your value proposition, and the very first steps you need to take to get it all off the ground—plus online resources like workbooks, cheat sheets, and reference guides.

Where to buy it: Get the hardcover, paperback, or audiobook here.

6. Instagram Power

What it’s about: If you’ve been wondering how to use Instagram to build and grow your health coaching business, this book is newly updated for 2019, and filled with proven strategies from leading social media experts. You’ll learn the basics like how to set up your account, plus actionable ways to make money and how to use features like Insights, IGTV, Stories, Shop-able Posts, and Instagram ads.

Where to buy it: Order yours here.

7. Social Media Marketing Workbook

What it’s about: This workbook gives you the step-by-step instructions you need to successfully market your business on social media. Used in continuing education classes at Stanford University, the Social Media Marketing Workbook starts with content marketing, then dives into each major platform and helps you make a plan for how to market your business on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.

Where to buy it: Wherever you buy books, including here.

8. Success Is in Your Sphere

What it’s about: Relationship marketing guru, Zvi Band, shows you that the best way to grow your business isn’t by adding friends and followers on social media, it’s by nurturing your existing networks. He says it’s all about strengthening the connections you have now versus acquiring new contacts. In this book, you’ll learn how to build your personal database of contacts, prioritize who will be your best advocates, and engage with them to achieve your business goals.

Where to buy it: Secure your copy here.


9. Super Attractor

What it’s about: Called a manifesto for confidently claiming everything you desire, Super Attractor lays out the methods for manifesting the life you really want by showing you how to tap into the infinite source of abundance, energy, joy, and well-being all around you.

Where to buy it: Newly released on September 24, you can get yours here.

10. The Alter Ego Effect

What it’s about: Want to know the secret that so many top athletes, entrepreneurs, and executives already know? Award-winning performance expert, Todd Herman, reveals how creating a heroic alter ego can help you overcome the self-doubt, negativity, and dreaded imposter syndrome that holds you back so you can be the best version of yourself both personally and professionally.

Where to buy it: Find it here.

11. The Fast Forward Mindset

What it’s about: If you’re feeling like you should be further along in your career, your relationships, or your life, the Fast Forward Mindset will get you stepping out of your comfort zone so that you can have the impact you really want. You’ll learn the author’s three-step formula for becoming fearless and focused to break through those mental walls that seem to hold us all back.

Where to buy it: Get your copy here.

12. Everything Is Figureoutable

What it’s about: She’s an entrepreneur, philanthropist, writer, and award-winning host. And in her latest book, Marie Forleo shares her wisdom about how to become an unstoppable force in your own life. She’ll help you retrain your brain to think creatively and positively in the face of setbacks, so you’ll be successful in whatever ventures you pursue.

Where to buy it: Order yours here.

13. Positively Unstoppable

What it’s about: Got any WWE fans out there? Pro wrestler turned fitness guru, Diamond Dallas Page, wants to transform your life. His new book is called ‘a bible for anyone who needs to be re-inspired to follow their dreams…” and is filled with real-life lessons from his own struggles, plus powerful transformation stories, goal-setting guides, a sample workout, and even a few of his go-to recipes.

Where to buy it: Get the hardcopy or audiobook here.

14. Connect First

What it’s about: In this action-oriented book, business psychologist, advisor, and leading corporate advisor Dr. Melanie Katzman reveals the key to creating meaningful and valued relationships. You’ll learn 52 things you can do right now to have a deeply rewarding and prosperous work life by connecting to yourself, your clients, and the world around you.

Where to buy it: This one releases October 22, but you can pre-order your copy here.

Overcoming Fears

15. Do It Scared

What it’s about: Described as equal parts inspiration and tough love, Ruth Soukup’s go-to guide gives you practical, easy-to-implement strategies for getting past the fears and resistance in your life, plus the motivation and encouragement to start make real changes. You’ll identify your unique Fear Archetype™ and learn how to take focused action so you can create the life you’ve always dreamed of.

Where to buy it: Find it here and everywhere you buy books.

16. The Leap of Your Life

What it’s about: If you’ve been dragging your feet about starting your health coaching business, this book is for you. Author and high-performance coach Tommy Baker has interviewed hundreds of the world’s most powerful entrepreneurs, experts, and athletes and discovered a common theme that can help you let go of fear and create a life you’re excited to wake up for.

Where to buy it: Get your copy here.

17. Be Fearless

What it’s about: Philanthropist and technology pioneer, Jean Case, set out to investigate the core qualities of our world’s greatest change-makers. What she found was 5 common traits that she calls ‘Be Fearless’ principles. In her book, you’ll learn how to put these principles into action to spark the kind of breakthroughs that can change the world.

Where to buy it: Order yours here.

To Share with Your Clients

18. Super Human

What it’s about: Guiding your clients away from the Standard American Diet is a great first step. But if they want to follow in the footsteps of Bulletproof founder, Dave Asprey, and reverse the clock, send this book their way. In Super Human, Dave shares his Seven Pillars of Aging as well as simple interventions and hacks to supercharge your body’s ability to heal.

Where to buy it: Pre-order your copy here.

19. The Carnivore Diet

What it’s about: Have your clients asked you about the Carnivore Diet? In this book, Dr. Shawn Baker reviews the evolutionary, historical, and nutritional science behind this way of eating, and highlights the real-world transformations people are having—not to mention the chronic diseases that can be reversed. He also includes common misconceptions about the diet and troubleshooting tips for integrating it into your life.

Where to buy it: Available November 19, but you can pre-order it now.

20. The Self-Care Prescription

What it’s about: With stress at an all-time high, self-care practices are needed now more than ever. This book will show you and your clients how to create an actionable plan that combats anxiety and demotivation by bringing self-care to the physical, spiritual, emotional, intellectual, and social areas of your life.

Where to buy it: Order the audiobook or paperback version here.

21. Keto Answers

What it’s about: Author Dr. Anthony Gustin is one of the leaders in the keto community. In his newly released book, he breaks down misinformation and explains the complex research surrounding ketogenic diets in a simple, down-to-earth way that your clients will understand.

Where to buy it: Get your copy here.

Our Must-Read List in Review

There are so many fascinating books being released this year, especially for health coaches. Which will make your must-read list?

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