The keynote presenters at the Teaching Learning Coaching Conference respresent the most inspiring and innovative work happening right now — not just in the field of education, but across all aspects of professional life. Today, it is our pleasure to introduce TLC 2021 keynote presenter, Christian van Nieuwerburgh.

“Christian is a world-renowned leader in coaching and an extremely good friend. We’ve worked together, traveled together, and had countless conversations over the years. I’ve learned an awful lot from him, and his work has deeply influenced mine.”  

Jim Knight, The Instructional Coaching Group


Christian van Nieuwerburgh is Professor of Coaching and Positive Psychology at the University of East London and Director of Growth Coaching International. He is a thought leader in the areas of coaching in education and the integration of coaching and positive psychology. Christian is passionate about the creation of positive learning environments and works with schools, colleges and universities all over the world. 



Christian is the author of the bestselling An Introduction to Coaching Skills: A Practical Guide (Sage, 2014) and the editor of Coaching in Education: Getting Better Results for StudentsEducators and Parents (Karnac, 2012) and Coaching in Professional Contexts (Sage, 2016). He holds the role of Editor in Chief of Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, a leading, peer-reviewed academic journal. He also recently co-wrote with John Campbell The Leader’s Guide to Coaching in Schools: Creating Conditions for Effective Learning (Corwin, 2017).


Can’t wait until the conference to check out Christian’s work? Be sure to visit Growth Coaching International’s website and watch the interview and presentations below:




Don’t miss Christian van Nieuwerburgh’s keynote presentation at this year’s TLC conference. See the full presenter lineup here.

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