|Books have played a huge role in my own personal and professional growth over the years, and I continue to read at least two books every month to keep exposing myself to new ideas and inspiring material.
Here are some of my old favorites:
Art Of Possibility
-Benjamin and Rosamund Zander
Special thanks to my friend Rich Anderson in Calgary who introduced me to this book, which I would classify as my #1 favorite non-fiction book of all time…
The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream
After seeing Barack Obama interviewed on Oprah, I was so impressed that I went the same day to pick up his book and read the whole thing cover-to-cover over the holidays. An inspired read indeed, and one that provides hope for politics in the future!
Eat Pray Love
Every woman should read this book! Hysterically funny, you will laugh OUT LOUD at some of the anecdotes, as the inner thoughts/dreams/fears she shares are common to us all. Brilliant. Loved it.
The Magic of Believing
-Claude M. Bristol
Special thanks to my friend and mentor, David Chalk, who introduced me to this book.
Reflections of a Peacemaker: A Portrait Through Heartsongs
Himself a ‘poet and peacemaker,’ little Mattie Stepanek left the world too soon in June 2004 at the age of thirteen, dying of complications from a rare form of muscular dystrophy. His spirit and magic touched us all, leaving footprints on our hearts to remember.
-Oriah Mountain Dreamer
Special thanks to my friend, Jason Guille, who brought this book to my attention after I had read the original poem upon which it is based.
How Much Joy Can You Stand?
Special thanks to my Mom who gave me this book on my 32nd birthday. A FANTASTIC read, especially for people creating their dreams & vision, looking to get fired up!
You can if you believe you can
A book written by one of my greatest role models and mentors, Peter Legge, who was the person who first introduced me to the world of professional speaking.
Special thanks to one of my best friends, Richard Lee, who gave me this book many years ago. It still holds a special place in my heart and in my library.
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