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Who doesn’t love free books? Due to the generous donations of these authors, you are able to download several entire books at no cost for the digital, PDF versions.  If you are someone who prefers a physical book and doesn’t want to spend the time and ink and pages to print these out yourself, just look for the links on each free book page for where you can purchase an actual book to be shipped to you.  However, you do it, enjoy!  Watch this space as we will add more books over time.  You may wish to bookmark this page to return to for more free books.

New Johari Window

Why are some people interpersonally smart? Why do other people seem to be interpersonally challenged, if not downright stupid?  Even more fundamentally, why are each of us sometimes geniuses and sometimes idiots in our interactions with people about whom we care deeply? Acknowledged as among the most insightful and useful models of human interaction, the Johari Window continues to be in high demand — yet nothing has been done to update the Johari Window since it was initially formulated more than 50 years ago. The New Johari Window provides the first new, expanded version of the Johari Window, fresh insights and useful concepts regarding human interaction, making use of now-classic concepts to be found in works written by a wide-ranging group of psychologists, psychiatrists and social analysts and incorporating recent findings from the fields of social-cognitive psychology, social-neurobiology and behavioral economics.

Seal the Deal

How do successful coaches and consultants make money and make a difference? You have to be good at networking, marketing and sales. That’s why Seal the Deal belongs on any new or experienced professional’s desk. It will help you avoid pitfalls made in all three of these key areas and increase your effectiveness. In this unique book, you’ll follow the conversations of author and master coach Suzi Pomerantz and several of her coaching colleagues. Get on the proven path to sealing more deals and succeeding in your business. Each chapter is a step in the author’s 10-step proven process for developing new business: · Demystifying selling and distinguishing networking, marketing and sales · The sales process, targeting prospects and branding · Calling prospects and setting up the first meeting · Handling gatekeepers and objections · The client meeting as a chess match · Following-up and tracking · Proposals, pricing and contracting · Networking · Lessons-learned meetings and expanding the sale while serving the client · Building business and the art of referrals Also included are worksheets, templates, samples and tip sheets; the tools anyone who sells services or ideas inside or outside the organization needs to build a successful business through clients and referrals. The book was an Amazon bestseller in 2007.


Love Lingers Here: Stories of Enduring Intimate Relationships


What is the nature of enduring love–and how do we find this type of love? Some valuable lessons are to be found in Love Lingers Here: Stories of Enduring Intimate Relationships. As the subtitle of the book implies, Love Lingers Here concerns enduring intimate relationships that exist in our mid-21st Century world.

Most books about couples are written by those doing couples therapy and are based on the assumption that successful couples are doing whatever the couples in therapy are not doing (called “pathological extension”). Love Lingers Here is based instead on interviews with more than 70 couples who have been together for many years (averaging 20 plus years together). Through thick and thin, these couples (both straight and gay) have remained loyal to one another and have found ways in which to adjust to changing conditions in their own lives and the world in which they reside.

Making use of a model of developmental stages, the author, William Bergquist, has described how his couples have found ways to remain in love over time. Dr. Bergquist introduces new concepts regarding relationship-based covenants, remarriages within a relationship, and marker events (differences that make a difference). Making use of a metaphor regarding the “tectonic plates” that move below the earth’s crust, Bergquist offers inspiring narratives regarding how specific “plates” in the lives of couples are engaged at each of their developmental stages. These plates relate to such critical issues as the couple’s finances, establishing a home, and raising children or initiating a shared project. Both troubling earthquakes and majestic mountains are created by enduring intimate couples when confronting these issues—much as earthquakes and mountains are created by earth-bound tectonic plates.

Finally, attention is given to very long term relationships (from throughout the world) as well as the long-term relationship of some celebrity couples.  A summary of the findings from this twenty-year study is provided for the benefit of those who wish themselves to establish and maintain enduring, intimate relationships—and find love that lingers with one another!

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