I have known Vítor Coelho for 5 years now as a well-respected member of the International School Psychology Association ISPA.

He has not only organised a successful ISPA Conference in July 2013 in Oporto, Portugal, but is also the chair of the Conference Conveners’ Committee and an active contributor to the Social and Emotional Learning Interest Group of ISPA.

Vítor Coelho is a man with a clear vision. He is committed to strengthen the position of psychologists in society,
and with his many talents he is able to address the challenges effectively:
– he can listen to others and is sensitive to the issues that need to be addressed
– he is a gifted communicator and motivates stakeholders to join forces
– he is able to set the right priorities and is aware of what is financially feasible
– he works efficiently and involves others in order to reach the common goals.

I can recommend Vítor Coelho to any professional organisation of psychologists as president of an association, as a coach or in the function of a manager.

Jürg Forster, Dr. phil.
Past President 2011 – 13, International School Psychology Association, and Director, Zurich School Psychology Services, Switzerland