Professor Christian van Nieuwerburgh

Christian is a leading academic and thought-leader in the field of coaching, as well as a practising executive coach. Regarded as an international authority in the field, Christian regularly speaks at conferences, facilitates training, and consults in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Australia.

Particularly passionate about the application of coaching and positive psychology in education, Christian is the author of An Introduction to Coaching Skills: A Practical Guide (Sage, 2014) and the editor of Coaching in Education: Getting Better Results for Students, Educators and Parents (Karnac, 2012) and Coaching in Professional Contexts (Sage, 2016). He also recently co-wrote with John Campbell, The Leader's Guide to Coaching in Schools: Creating Conditions for Effective Learning (Corwin, 2017).

His new book, co-authored with David Love, Advanced Coaching Practice: Inspiring Change in Others (Sage) was launched in 2019.

He has published many articles in peer reviewed journals and until March 2019 he was Editor in Chief of Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, a leading, peer-reviewed academic journal.

Through his role as Executive Director at Growth Coaching International, Christian continues to enjoy delivering training and professional learning opportunities in schools, colleges and universities around the world.

Christian holds a PhD from the University of Birmingham (UK), an MSc from the University of East London (UK) and an MA and BA from the American University of Beirut (Lebanon).

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Why coaching should be part of your school's wellbeing strategy for students and staff

Wellbeing is rightly gaining a higher profile within education institutions globally. Schools, colleges and universities should be places that enhance the wellbeing of the students and staff. In this keynote address, Prof. Christian van Nieuwerburgh will discuss how the latest thinking about the integration of coaching and positive psychology can inform the current debate about wellbeing in educational institutions. After making the case for the use of coaching to support the wellbeing of students, educators and staff, Christian will share some practical ideas and strategies that can be implemented immediately.