Christian Pankhurst is a world-leading authority on heart-centered communication and heart-intelligent relationships. He is the creator and founder of Heart IQ™, a revolutionary new language of the Heart designed to help individuals, couples, families and communities reconnect and heal at the deepest levels possible.
In 2009, he was awarded the title of “Britain’s Next Top Coach” after winning a national coaching competition with a majority of votes from ninety-two countries. Following this success, Christian opened the Heart IQ™ Academy in 2011, creating a professional training organization that has certified over 300 personal and small group coaches as well as large event facilitators in over twenty-five countries around the world.
Graduating as a chiropractor in 2002, Christian has worked closely with many world-leading experts in the field of personal transformation. In 2006, after extensive study with mentors from multiple disciplines, he began developing a new approach to coaching individuals and couples that integrates practices from natural healing philosophies, various spiritual teachings, therapeutic psychology, dance and movement modalities, martial arts, embodiment practices, nonviolent communication, circling, and numerous healing arts disciplines.
Christian lives in the Netherlands with his partner, Sumir, at the Heart IQ™ Retreat Centre — a stunning four-hectare residential conference facility near Groningen, Netherlands. Together, they lead the dedicated Heart IQ™ Network team to spread the work of Heart IQ™ around the world.