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The Virtual Coffee Experience: 52 formats for meaningful connections in teams

Stay connected with your colleagues even while working remotely with ‘The Virtual Coffee Experience – 52 formats for meaningful connections in teams’. Written by former co-workers, this book contains a collection of 52 highly interactive and diverse working formats to provide the ultimate toolkit for organising successful virtual coffee sessions.

With easy-to-follow instructions and best practices, learn to build meaningful relationships with your colleagues and foster collaboration, teamwork, and job satisfaction. Discover how you can create a sense of team. Get to know each other in an online setting and join the authors on their journey of finding new and exciting ways to bond and build their dispersed team. Get ready to experience the power of virtual coffees and how they can keep you and your colleagues connected.

The authors have written the virtual coffee formats in this book based on virtual coffee moments with all former colleague Agile coaches between March 2020 and September 2022.

About the Author(s)

Annemarie Koelewijn-den Heijer, Annette Heijink, Arno Delhij, Bob Kastje, Catharina Adriaans, Derk-Jan de Grood, Elgert Verhoef, Fried Broekhof, Marcel de Groot, Mariëlle Roozemond, Paul van Wijk, Syed Ameenuddin Niaz

As the Coach for Teams, Annemarie Koelewijn den Heijer works with teams facing changes in their team, organisation or environment. Annemarie is a pragmatic, organised and cocreative team coach, who uses structure to achieve sustainable results and build valuable relationships.

With a unique combination of skills and qualities, Annette Heijink brings a refreshing approach to coaching and consultancy. As a passionate and caring professional, she is committed to helping individuals and organisations achieve their full potential.

Arno Delhij is an Agile leadership coach who helps business and educational leaders transform. He wrote the book “Scrum in de Klas” and is the founder of Agile for Education Foundation.

Bob Kastje is an experienced Agile and Lean transition lead, leadership coach, and senior consultant. He brings flow to teams by building trust, connection, interaction, and transparency.

As a lead, consultant, executive coach at ING and board member of the Agile Consortium, Catharina Adriaans brings a visionary perspective to Agile organisational transformations. She is an excellent team builder in diverse, globally distributed teams, and achieves remarkable results.

Derk-Jan de Grood guides organisations on their agile journey. He is a sought-after speaker at international conferences and has written several successful books. His previous book: “The Waves of Agile”, examines agile transformations and value delivery in complex organisations.

Elgert Verhoef is an experienced management consultant and transformation coach, specialised in bridging the gap between business and IT organisations.

Marcel de Groot is an experienced trainer, visual facilitator, and Agile coach, who has worked for over twenty five years with (self-organising) teams. His strength lies in creating and stimulating focus and energy in teams and he achieves results through fun, action learning, and his genuine interest in people.

Author of Scrum in Actie (AtlasContact: 2015), Agile transformation coach, Mariëlle Roozemond has worked for many organisations. She is also a lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences Rotterdam, board member of the Agile Consortium, and founder/ chair of the Agile MarCom Consortium.

Paul van Wijk is an accomplished organisational psychologist and coach, specialised in assisting large corporations in navigating dynamic landscapes. Paul’s expertise empowers organisations to adapt and thrive in an ever-changing environment.

As an Agile Coach, Ronald Schouten helps others imagine their Frankenstein monster and bring it to life. With an inclination for creating transparency and a drive for continuous improvement, Ronald helps guide lasting transformations in today’s dynamic world.

Master of organisation transformations, Syed Ameenuddin Niaz supports the digital future and its methods in banking, telecom, and retail domains. He is committed to unlocking potential and driving success in diverse organisational landscapes.

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