Building A Coaching Culture by Andreas von der Heydt
How Managers As Coaches Can Include And Develop New Employees Successfully
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I’ve been working as a coach for over 20 years. As a business and people leader with various leading organizations around the globe as well as a formally trained and certified business and leadership coach. My doctoral research and dissertation focused on how managers can become impactful coaches. I’ve coached more than 1,000 individuals in formal coaching sessions over the years. Both as an inhouse and an external coach. Senior executives, young professionals, entrepreneurs, and others. From very big organizations to small companies. In industries such as consumer goods, retail, technology, services, media, entertainment, and healthcare. In Europe, Asia, and the U.S. I was a founding member at Amazon Germany's inhouse coaching program and a founding member of L'Oréal's mentoring program in Germany.
I had the pleasure and privilege to train and work with some of the best coaches both in Europe and the U.S. My most recent book Building A Coaching Culture proposes an empirically researched and validated model of eight dimensions of inhouse coaching as well as a five-step implementation plan which can be used by any organization as an effective framework to embed coaching skills to create a sustainable and growth-generating coaching culture.
— Andreas von der Heydt
The speed and complexity of change in business practice has never been greater than today. Navigating this “new and lasting norm” requires for any organization, besides other factors, two principal elements: Managers and leaders who are capable of coaching their team members as well as a new type of workforce that can quickly adapt to changing environments, can acquire new skills necessary to be successful in the future, and is willing and capable of stepping up to take over responsibility. The book argues that internal coaching is an excellent tool to onboard, integrate, and develop (new) employees. Successful coaching will result in higher job satisfaction (for both coach and coachee), better work and business results, and superior retention levels: A long-term win for both the organization, its employees, and customers.
Based on extensive interviews with both tenured leaders and new employees, focus groups with learning & development experts, and a comprehensive literature research as well as the author ́s own in-depth coaching knowledge and expertise, this book proposes an academically researched, developed, and validated model of eight dimensions of successful coaching as well as a five-step implementation plan which can be used as an impactful framework to embed coaching skills in organizational settings to create a sustainable and growth-generating coaching culture.