Recommended Reading

Here is my recommended reading list to help you learn even more about emotional intelligence, leadership, communication, and more.

Check out some of my favourite books below!


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Carolyn’s Top Picks

You will find all of these riveting books right by my bedside, in the drawer of my night table. Every time I pick one of these gems, I am illuminated and inspired all over again. They motivate me to step up, learn more and be better. All of them are must-reads – brilliant, educational and entertaining.

Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence skills are essential ingredients to achieve success in business and life. These books will help you develop meaningful relationships, boost your confidence and optimism, communicate more effectively, and respond to challenges with enthusiasm. Learning to lead with emotional intelligence is one of the best tools I have ever come across, and it is the foundation for having more fulfillment and happiness in your life.

Business Psychology

Business Psychology combines an understanding of the science of human behaviour with experience from the corporate world to improve the work environment for employees and productivity for employers. Learning about business psychology will help you gain a deeper understanding of yourself, improve employee performance, enhance morale, motivate your teams and accomplish incredible goals. All of these books encourage us to live a life of significant and enduring purpose, transforming ourselves for the better.


Great communicators can lead change, deepen relationships, inspire creativity, and transform organizations as a whole. Unfortunately, many people struggle with communicating their thoughts, beliefs and feelings, and for most of us, we need to learn how to communicate with empathy and impact. There are a lot of books on the market on the art of effective communication. Each of them can assist you in getting your ideas across and communicating more compellingly, but these are some of my favourites.


Whether you’ve just started your career, are leading a team, or are a C-level executive, all of these leadership books will help guide you on a path to long-term success and fulfillment for both you and your colleagues. Each perceptive and practical book sheds light on different areas of leadership while capturing the same magic – they will change how you see the world and transform how you lead yourself and others.


Successful teams communicate and collaborate well, respect diverse opinions and ideas, recognize and appreciate each other’s contributions, and have leaders who create an environment in which the team thrives. Many teams want to accomplish great things but can get stuck along the way from time to time. These books will help your leaders and team members take teamwork to the next level. They provide a base of knowledge to draw from to overcome your team challenges quickly.