In this section of the symposium, Professor Nieuwerburgh brings a British, European and multi-cultural perspective to bear on the development of evidence-based approaches to coaching. Christian’s work includes a focus on the use of leadership coaching in educational settings as well as the use of positive psychology principles in enhancing the performance and well-being of students. Born in Lebanon to a Belgian father and a Japanese mother, educated at the American University of Beirut and at the University of Birmingham and the University of East London in the UK, Christian has a rich personal multi-cultural background. This coupled with a wide range of coaching-related research and practice interests including coaching in educational settings, the establishment of positive organisational cultures and executive coaching in European and Middle Eastern contexts, as well as his academic roles in coaching, give him unique and well-informed perspective on the development of evidence-based coaching on a global scale. The emphasis here is on discussing the origins and growth of evidence-based coaching as an applied positive psychology from an interculturally-sensitive perspective.