Inspirational Speaker, Coach, and Change Agent

Dr. Paul Wood

Dr. Paul Wood
B.A. Philosophy & Psychology; M.A. Psychology; PhD Differential Psychology

His presentation at TEDxAuckland, the largest event of its kind in the world, has received more than 78,000 views on YouTube and was named one of the Top 10 TED talks by the New Zealand Herald.

With a presentation style that is dynamic, humourous, and deeply authentic, Dr. Paul Wood speaks to the human experience and provides practical insight on topics such as:

  • Recognising our capacity for change
  • Learning to cope with uncertainty
  • Building mental toughness and hope
  • The importance of self-reflection and personal accountability in growth
  • How to identify and maximize our potential
  • How to turn adversity to your advantage

Dr. Wood is the director of Switch Coaching and Consulting and What’s Your Prison? He is a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), Positive Psychology Association, and serves as a steering committee member for the Coaching Psychology Special Interest Group (CPSIG). He spends most of his time working with senior leaders and organisations across both the Private and Public sectors to help them reach and maintain peak performance. He also works with troubled teens to help them identify and successfully pursue their dreams. As a keen athlete himself, he also assists sports people more consistently and effectively maximize their potential.

If you would like Dr. Wood to speak to your audience, please get in touch with us for more information.

What organizers are saying

“Paul connected with the crowd very quickly and had them captivated with his remarkable story. His deep knowledge of psychology and coaching was woven through his presentation which appealed to the audience. The true testament to his keynote is not so much that I was more than happy with it, but the amount of unprompted feedback I received from delegates both in person straight after the presentation and then after the conference closed via email. I can’t recommend Paul highly enough.” – John Raymond PC, Coaching Expert – Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership (IECL), Co-Chair of the 2013 ICF Coaching Conference

What audiences are saying

“Dr Paul Wood was amazing and inspirational, what an incredible speaker, has impacted how I feel about my job in a positive way.”

“Dr Paul Wood – awesome guest speaker, best part of the whole conference.”

“Great speaker, Dr Paul Wood – inspiring, motivating and down to earth.”