Here is a list of books and websites that we recommend for guiding you in career change, career mastery, business start-up, and personal development.  We hope that you enjoy them!

Career Change


Career Success and Mastery (General)


Career Success and Mastery (Specific Careers)


Entrepreneurship and Business


Personal Development

  • Get Out of Your Own Way: Overcoming Self-Defeating Behavior by Dr. Mark Goulston and Philip Goldberg. A practical and easy to understand guide to determining and overcoming those self-defeating behaviors that are getting in the way of you having the life you truly want. Great tips, great quotes, and a great read. Do yourself a favor and just buy it!

  • What to Say When you Talk To Yourself by Shad Helmstetter. Negative self-talk holding you back? This book provides the perfect antidote.

  • Zillience! How to Succeed in Business without Really Frying by Sandy Davis. A truly extraordinary and practical guidebook on developing resilience to deal with pressures and stress of everyday living, especially when you are not in a career that is aligned with your passions, values, and strengths. Order directly from Sandy's website, (and he offers a complimentary newsletter and monthly accountability log).

  • The Art of Possibility, Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander. The Zander’s hit all the right notes to inspire and teach others how to lead a life of infinite possibility.

  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephan R. Covey. Practice these 7 habits regularly to improve your business and personal relationships.


Books About Michelangelo

Pope John Paul II, in a 2002 poem, urged the cardinals who would choose the next Pope to take inspiration from Michelangelo -- the nine biblical scenes from the book of Genesis on the ceiling and The Last Judgment on the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel.  He wrote:

“It is here, beneath this wondrous Sistine profusion of color that the cardinals assemble -- the community responsible for the legacy of the keys of the Kingdom.”

“During the conclave Michelangelo must teach them -- Do not forget: all things are naked and opened before His (God’s) eyes.  You who see all, point to him!  He will point him out.”

We recommend the following books about Michelangelo’s art and his life, which might inspire you as it did for the conclave of cardinals who elected Pope Benedict XVI.