Andreas van der HeydtBuilding A Coaching Culture: How Managers As Coaches Can...

Building A Coaching Culture: How Managers As Coaches Can Include And Develop New Employees Successfully by Andreas van der Heydt Review


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In author van der Heidt’s book “Building a Coaching Culture: How Managers as Coaches Can Include and Develop New Employees Successfully,” the author explores how internal coaching can not only improve but also foster a stronger work environment and enrich new employees.

The summary

The speed and complexity of change in business practice has never been greater than today. Navigating this “new and ongoing norm” requires every organization, in addition to other factors, two main components: managers and leaders capable of coaching their team members, as well as a new type of workforce that can quickly adapt to changing environments, acquire new skills needed for future success. And is willing and able to step up to take responsibility. The book argues that in-house training is an excellent tool for assimilation, integration and development of (new) employees. Successful coaching will lead to higher job satisfaction (both for the coach and the trainee), better work and business results and excellent levels of retention: a long-term victory for both the organization, its employees and its customers.

Based on extensive interviews with both permanent leaders and new employees, focus groups with learning and development experts, and comprehensive literature research, as well as the author’s in-depth training and expertise, this book offers an academic, well-developed, eight-dimensional verified model of successful coaching. A five-step implementation plan that can be used as an impact framework also assimilates coaching skills into organizational frameworks to create a sustainable and growth-creating coaching culture.

The review

It was a fascinating read and carefully researched. The author does an excellent job of writing in a way that conveys the information in a clear and concise manner and writes in a way that readers can engage and understand the material learned by the author and conveyed through research and study.

The research and development that has gone into this book is evident throughout this book, especially when dealing with the five-step program that the author presents to create this training culture. This is the perfect call for those looking to improve their business following the epidemic and hope to grow an environment that encourages new employees to grow and teach them instead of arranging them, highlighting the main differences between boss and coach.


An unforgettable, thought-provoking and educational reading, “Building a Coaching Culture: How Managers as Coaches Can Include and Develop New Employees Successfully” by author Andreas van der Heidt is a must-read book for business reading and reference. The studies and cases presented by the author were not only enlightening and pushed businesses and executives to develop internal training programs that would empower and enrich both the business and the employees. If you have not already done so, be sure to pick up your copy today!

Rating: 10/10

About the writer

Hey, my name is Andreas! I gained extensive leadership experience as Vice President of Commerce at Chewy, Director of Acquisition and Talent Development at Amazon, Kindle Content Manager, CEO of Amazon BuyVIP in Germany as well as various senior positions at L’Oréal. B. I was a co-founder in Amazon Germany’s in-house training program and a founding member of L’Oreal’s mentoring program in Germany. Over the past 20 years I have mentored many executives from large to small businesses, start-up entrepreneurs and young executives. My coaching approach is advanced, goal-oriented and highly effective. I have an Doctor of Education (Ed.D) degree from Northeastern University, USA and an MBA from the Henley School of Management in the UK. Please contact me!



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