Chris Munro

Managing Director

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Chris leads Growth Coaching International’s Strategic Leadership Team in Australia and New Zealand. He is passionate about teacher growth and leadership, and the powerful catalysing role that coaching can play.

He has extensive experience in supporting and leading the development of teachers and school leaders, drawn from over 25 years in Government and Independent schools, and in Higher Education. In recent years, Chris has applied his experience to the leadership of teacher professional learning strategy and the development of school coaching models. His current role sees him coaching school leaders and developing the coaching capacity of school communities across Australia and beyond. Chris is leading the development and delivery of The Impact Cycle Instructional Coaching program in Australia and New Zealand in collaboration with Dr Jim Knight.

Chris regularly writes about coaching in education and is an active contributor on social media. He has recently co-authored two book chapters on coaching cultures for learning and coaching for teacher agency. He is currently working on a new coaching in education title with Professor Christian van Nieuwerburgh as well as leading a research study into school leaders’ experiences of coaching as part of leadership development programs in Victoria.

Chris is an experienced facilitator and has presented at a number of major conferences in the UK and Australia.

Special Interest Areas
  • Leadership Coaching
  • Instructional Coaching
  • Instructional Leadership & Coaching
  • Teacher Agency
  • Development and implementation of context-specific coaching models
  • Coaching cultures for learning
  • Coaching in Education research
  • Coaching as a leadership stance
Education, Qualifications and Memberships
  • Master of Research (Social and Educational Research)
  • Bachelor of Technological Education (Honours)
  • Accredited Coach (GCI)
  • EMCC Accredited Coach at Senior Practitioner Level
  • Accredited Genos EI Practitioner (Genos International)
  • Everything DiSC Accredited Facilitator
  • Member of Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL)
  • Affiliate Member - Institute of Coaching, McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School