Books for Directors, Coaches and Trainers

Books continue to be the most popular way of learning. Brefi Press specialises in comprehensive and easy access books for directors and boards. When you buy direct from us you immediately receive a link to a download version and in some cases, also an audio version. Books are then despatched post free (including internationally) by UK Royal Mail

Author: Richard Winfield

Paperback 170 pages

Price: £14.99 incl p&p

The New Directors Handbook

"how to become more confident, more effective, more quickly.."

  • Everything you need to do as a director
  • How to run an effective meeting
  • How to understand finance and accounts
  • Strategy planning and decision making techniques
  • The difference between limited liability and director liability
  • How to protect yourself in case things go wrong

Author: Richard Winfield

Paperback 192 pages

Price: £14.99 incl p&p

The NED Directors Handbook

"how to become effective, get noticed and exercise proper due diligence"

  • How to develop a plan to get noticed and attract your first offer
  • ​How to exercise due diligence and decide whether this opportunity is right for you
  • What is involved in the transition to a director role
  • Everything you need to do as a director
  • The roles, responsibilities and risks of being a director

Author: Richard Winfield

Paperback 186 pages

Price: £14.99 incl p&p

The AIM Directors Handbook

"the essential guide for directors before and after an AIM flotation.."

  • Is the AIM right for you?
  • Joining a public market
  • A strong support community
  • Implications for the directors
  • How to protect yourself in case things go wrong

Author: Richard Winfield

Paperback 32 pages

RRP: £9.95

Checklists for Directors and Boards

  • Saving time
  • Avoiding risk
  • Protecting your reputation

These checklists have been compiled as a handy guide to assist you in your performance as a company director. It is a companion to The New Directors Handbook.


Keeping Essential Checklists for Directors and Boards as your constant companion will help you save time, avoid risk and protect your reputation.

Author: Richard Winfield


RRP: £9.95

CPD Guides for Directors and Boards

A series of easy to read guides for directors supplied as part of the CPD for Directors programme


CPD guides to:

  • Becoming a Director
  • Roles & Responsibilities of Directors
  • Corporate Governance
  • Building Your Own Support Network
  • Networking as a Director
  • Running Effective Meetings

Author: Richard Winfield

Paperback 223 pages

RRP: £11.95

Stories from a Corporate Coach

"Every speaker, trainer and coach needs a fund of stories"


Fortunately, there is a wealth of teaching stories stretching back to the Old Testament and Aesop's Fables, through Sufi stories to contemporary stories of the NLP community.


Stories from a Corporate Coach is a collection of 100 stories and more than 100 inspiring quotations designed to be used in a teaching context.


Some of them you will have come across before in different forms. As a story teller you can adapt and develop them as you wish.

Author: Richard Winfield

Paperback and Kindle 240 pages

RRP: £11.95

Reflections of a Corporate Coach

A practical demonstration of the power of storytelling in corporate life


This enlightening collection of anecdotes and observations from Richard Winfield's 30-year career provides an insight into personal development and positive thinking, and is a practical demonstration of the power of storytelling in corporate life.


It is a diary of thinking that has allowed him to express his wisdom with a wide audience. His desire to meet influential people from all over the world is demonstrated with each entry that unfolds, leaving the reader with an array of tales of inspiration and wisdom.

See what some of our readers say about the Directors Handbooks


"This book is an invaluable tool for new directors and for anyone in management or aspiring to be so. It is a concentrated 'one stop shop' of theories, tools and frameworks that will help any individual or organisation. A great aide memoire written in such a way that cuts out unnecessary text and has clear explanations and diagrams." - Paula Fowler, Managing Partner, Fisher Jones Greenwood, solicitors


"This is a practical, no-nonsense guide for both new directors and for those who have been directors for some time. It explains both the responsibilities of directors and how these responsibilities can be approached. The book is well laid out and easy to follow. A particularly useful section is the transition from manager to director - which many people find particularly difficult." - Ann Bentley, Chairman of the Global Board, Rider Levett Bucknall


"We do need to reassure/inspire individuals to become NEDs and this book does just that. reliable read that de-mystifies the role." - Jerry Blackett, Chief Executive, birmingham Chamber of Commerce

Why you should read these books

Clear and easy to read

Content tested in multiple international director development and corporate governance workshops. Easy read with full colour diagrams throughout,

Director roles

Content covers roles, responsibilities, challenges and behaviours based upon practical experience and application of international best practice.

Advanced strategy

Directors need to develop strategy at the highest level. This book covers scenario planning, strategy development, decision making and relations with stakeholders.

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When you purchase a book you will be expected to pay in advance, but if within the first 30 days you decide it is not for you, let us know, return it and we'll arrange a full refund.

You can apply for a refund at any time.​

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