Christian van NiewuwerburghProfessor Christian Van Niewerburgh is a leading academic in the field of coaching and a practising executive coach. He is Professor of Coaching and Positive Psychology at University of East London and Director of International Partnerships for Growth Coaching International.

He is the author of Coaching in Professional Contexts (Sage, 2016), Coaching in Professional Contexts (2015), 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). He is also the co-author of The Leaders Guide to Coaching in Schools: Creating Conditions for Effective Learning (2017) and Coaching in Islamic Culture: The Principles and Practice of Ershad (2017).

Seen as an international authority in the field, Christian regularly speaks at conferences in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Australia

Jason Pascoe is a Director of Growth Coaching International. He is highly regarded and experienced coach, facilitator and keynote speaker who brings his own experience as a school leader to his role at Growth Coaching International. His dynamic and energetic presentation approach as well as his experience and deep knowledge of professional learning have enabled him to build relationships with leaders in education across all sectors.

His coaching projects, programs and workshops are designed to support people to reach their potential. Recent projects across Australia include coaching school leaders for the BASTOW Educational Leadership Institute in Victoria; coaching training for the NSW Department of Education; the NSW Association of Independent Schools; NSW Secondary Principals Council; as well as projects with indigenous learning.

Dr Antonio Fernando3Dr. Antonio (Tony) Fernando is a psychiatrist, sleep specialist and a senior lecturer in Psychological Medicine at the University of Auckland. In 2015, he received the Chair’s award by the New Zealand Medical Association, the highest recognition given by the association to any doctor in New Zealand for his work on physical wellbeing. In January of 2017, he received temporary ordination as a Buddhist monk. He is in the final stages of his PhD at the University of Auckland, studying compassion in medicine. More recently, he started a weekly mindfulness and emotional balance programme for inmates at Mt Eden Correctional Facility in Auckland.


Coaching for Success & Wellbeing in Education

Date: 23rd August 2018
Time: 8:30am – 3:30pm
Venue: Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, 181 Westhaven Drive, Westhaven Marina, Auckland

The CoachEd Coaching in Education Symposium brings together global coaching in education thought-leader and academic, Professor Christian van Nieuwerburgh, together with Growth Coaching’s executive team and local practitioners for a one-day event, held in Auckland on the 23rd August 2018. The day will include:

  • Keynote addresses by, Professor Christian van Nieuwerburgh, Jason Pascoe and Dr Antonio Fernando
  • Practical breakout sessions
  • Advanced Coaching Masterclass
  • Local schools sharing case study stories – building a learning culture; students as coaches; coaching in Kahui Ako.

This event will not only inspire, but will share best practice, research and practical knowledge on the topic of coaching in education communities

The Benefits of attending: 

  • Hearing about the latest international research and trends in coaching and mentoring
  • Sharing case studies from our local schools about their coaching development
  • Meeting and learning from others in the ‘coaching in education’ world
  • Sharing case studies from Communities of Learning about how coaching is used to enhance student wellbeing and success

Who should attend?

  • Senior leaders, school principals, deputy principals, assistant principals and head teachers
  • Education consultants, HR managers and professional development providers
  • Teachers aspiring to leadership roles
  • Within and across school leaders in Communities of Learning
  • Professional Learning and Development facilitators

Investment: $350+GST

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Contact details for CoachEd Symposium:
Phone:  09 9481791.

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