The following are recommended reading and watching for the Crossing Thresholds programme. Some of these will be used in the modules and others will be suggested for Peer Group discussion or individual assignments.  Feel free to suggest articles, links and videos for us to add.

Suggested reading/listening


Playing Big - Tara Mohr

This book helps you to identify and address your internal barriers. Tara covers things like your internal critic and the undermining language that women tend to use.

Dare to Lead - Brene Brown

A great book for anyone already in a leadership role or looking to take on a leadership role. Brene talks about leading with a whole heart, with vulnerability and having those tough conversations.

The Happiness Project - Gretchen Rubin

Perfect for anyone who wants to bring a little more happiness in to their daily lives. Gretchen demonstrates how small changes can make a big difference

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Stephen Covey

Essential reading for anyone who wants to be more effective in life and achieve their goals without compromising on their health. This book is a classic and is as relevant today as when it was written in 1989.

The Path of Least Resistance - Robert Fritz

Fritz shows us that the principles and process for creating a work of art can also be applied to our own lives to create anything from a meaningful event to the working life we want.


The Guilty Feminist

The perfect weekly reminder that you are not alone, with plenty of giggles to accompany it.

Happier with Gretchen Rubin

You can listen to this alongside or instead of reading her book (above) - this podcast is packed with really practical tips for creating more happiness in your life.

She’s Got Drive: black women talk about success and how they achieved it

While aimed at black women, this podcast is relevant to everyone. It is very aligned with Crossing Thresholds principles - her strapline is ‘How women can live their lives by design and not default’.

Brene Brown

Dare to Lead Conversations with change-catalysts, culture-shifters and more than a few troublemakers who are innovating, creating, and daring to lead

Unlocking Us Conversations that unlock the deeply human part of who we are, so that we can live, love, parent, and lead with more courage and heart