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Dr. Christian van Nieuwerburgh



Christian van Nieuwerburgh is an academic, consultant and executive coach. He is Professor of Coaching and Positive Psychology at the Centre for Positive Psychology and Health at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Fellow of the Centre for Wellbeing Science at the University of Melbourne (Australia) and Global Director for Growth Coaching International, a provider of coach training and consultancy for the education sector. He has written extensively in the fields of coaching and positive psychology and is the author of “An Introduction to Coaching Skills: A Practical Guide” (now in its third edition). Christian is passionate about the integration of coaching and positive psychology to improve outcomes and enhance wellbeing in educational, health and corporate settings. He enjoys spending time with family, travelling, writing and riding his Harley Davidson (@coachonamotorcycle on Instagram).

What inspires you?

Kindness. People who live according to their values. People who achieve despite injustice.

What relationship has been most influential in your life?

Many important relationships have influenced my life.

What’s on your bookshelf?

Humble Inquiry: The Gentle Art of Asking Instead of Telling, Edgar Schein & Peter Schein

Coaching for Performance: The Principles and Practice of Coaching and Leadership, Sir John Whitmore

Time to Think: Listening to Ignite the Human Mind, Nancy Kline

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