Between stimulus and response there is a space.
In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.

– Victor E. Frankl

What’s Your Prison? is a unique personal development approach created by Dr. Paul Wood that helps people identify and break out of their mental prisons.

Through his experience in prison, Paul became aware of the fundamental issues that people face when trying to create real change. His subsequent academic study in the fields of human behaviour, development and industrial and organizational psychology led him to establish a way of thinking about who we are as individuals and our capacity to overcome our greatest challenges. This is known as the Five Steps to Freedom.

Paul is a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF) and Positive Psychology Association, and is the director of Switch Coaching and Consulting. He has extensive experience working with leaders and consulting across Private and Public Sectors, and strongly believes in the value of personal choice and accountability. Paul asks the tough questions and addresses the core issues.

Paul’s academic focus has been on the relationships between people’s personalities and attributes, and how this knowledge can be used to better understand the complexity of human behaviour. The combination of personal experience and academic study has enabled Paul to identify and understand the universal steps towards achieving sustained and successful change.

In addition to coaching, Paul has also been published academically and in human resource industry publications. He has also guest lectured at the University of Auckland, the University of Canterbury, Massey University, and Victoria University on topics as such emotional intelligence, effective leadership, best-practice psychometric use, and professional development.