Better Never Stops - Paul Wood

My services are for people who believe in the pursuit of excellence. I focus on those who are prepared to get out of their comfort zone to grow. I promise that by engaging my services you will be able to mobilize yourself and others to tackle tough challenges and flourish.

Credibility and Competence - Paul Wood

When it comes to being better than you are I know what I am talking about from personal experience – you get more than just the theory. Yet this credibility is powerfully combined with the highest level of professional competence when it comes to building the self-awareness and personal accountability required to reach and maintain peak performance as you grow in capacity.

Speaking

Authentic, insightful, engaging, and humorous. People will laugh, people will cry, and everyone will leave feeling both challenged and inspired to do more and be more.

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Workshops

Active, engaging, challenging, and fun. My insight and accountability building workshops don’t just provide tools, they grow the participant’s capacity to deal with ambiguity, change, and complexity.

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Coaching

The ultimate approach to behavior change and growth. A laser beam focus on what matters most and how to most achieve it. Individualized, personal, and exclusive.

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What past clients have to say

“Paul’s insights into everything from shifting to more positive mindsets, dealing with challenges and coping with stress are unique, engaging, and delivered with a perfect blend of pragmatism & humour. Paul is able to adapt his message to the audience, and he has helped our people respond to the personal and work-related challenges of Covid-19 and equally has supported our network of financial advisers to develop their business and professional practices. The reaction from our team – whether experiencing Paul in person or online – has been universally positive and deeply appreciative. Everyone can benefit from Paul’s philosophies, openness, positiveness and passion for what he does.”

Blair Vernon – Chief Executive AMP

“We highly recommend Paul Wood. Paul exceeded expectations and left staff with a wonderful long-lasting sense of appreciation for themselves as they are, yet the motivation to do more and achieve more. A very real, entertaining and inspiring character. A+++”

NZMA

“Paul was a great way to finish our conference. He was energetic, interesting and made great references to what we had been talking about throughout the day.”

Fire and Emergency

“Paul has been the most effective facilitator I have ever experienced – real, raw, and gentle! Paul can read a room, push people’s buttons, challenge mindsets and recognise the value of every individual – naturally growing individuals within the capacity of their reality.”

Annie McDowell – Oranga Tamariki

“Really inspirational. The most credible and authentic speaker I have perhaps ever heard.”

AUT

“Paul was fantastic, friendly, funny and had an amazing story which he told from his heart. It was really motivating and he was the highlight of our conference. Thank you.”

Auckland Council

“Paul arrived early and was full of energy. The presentation was engaging, inspirational and informative; one of the best keynote speakers I have seen. I highly recommend Paul. 93% of delegates rated his presentation excellent or very good.”

Conferenz

“Yesterday I had the privilege of attending a webinar facilitated by Dr Paul Wood and organised by the Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce, in particular to address post lockdown challenges for people involved in the Covid19 situation.  Paul’s delivery was very professional, real, and human, especially as many of us move into the sometimes challenging world of Zoom and video conferencing.  I have attended many webinars like this, as well as workshops over the years, and for me this was one of the more significant learning experiences I’ve had for a very long time.  Despite the limitations of Zoom/webinars Paul easily made the connections and had me fully engaged from the outset.  The depth of his knowledge and ability to translate it into practical, everyday language meant I came away with many new insights and tools that I can use immediately.  It will help me to significantly improve personally and to contribute even more to the betterment of others.  A very memorable experience, and I could not write fast enough.  Thank you Paul.”

Theo (Ted) Feldbrugge – Director of Total Training

“Paul was brilliant, he had clearly researched us and listened to our story and desired results from his talk and tied in what he said beautifully with our message. Paul was personable and stayed and chatted with our guest who all wanted to talk to him. His talked was totally engaging but also had some comic relief and an overall key message that came through loud and clear.”

Pathway Charitable Group

“We engaged with Paul after a friend shared the impact that he had had at a large corporate training day. We weren’t sure if Paul would want to work with the staff of a primary school, but Paul took up the challenge to work with an age and ethnically diverse group of educators eagerly! Our staff are used to professional development based around various educational foci, however Paul was able to quickly capture everyone’s attention and engage us all throughout our session. The clarity and concise nature that Paul was able to deliver complex and powerful messages to our staff was admirable, everyone in attendance from caretaker to teacher aide to new entrant teacher continues to share key messages that they took away from our time with Paul.
Thanks Paul, we are looking forward to hopefully work with you again soon!”

Chris Theobald – Principal

“Paul has a very confronting yet interesting story to tell, and while not everyone will be able to identify with his specific journey, all should be able to use to it reflect and give perspective to one’s own life challenges. The strongest theme however was that no matter how much strife you get yourself into, there is a silver lining if you are prepared to make positive change and challenge yourself. A lesson here for everyone!”

PF Olsen

“I consider the coaching workshops that Dr.Paul ran for out team at Vodafone NZ one of the most inspiring and memorable highlights in my working career. Such an amazing speaker, coach and facilitator – i would highly recommend him to any organisation or client that is wanting to up-skill its leaders , i always look forward to watching short videos posted by Paul on LinkedIn , they never fail to get me through a tough day!”

Amira Moaz – Vodafone Scrum Master

Make The Escape - Paul Wood Speaking

“When I was 18 my mother died and three days later, I chose to catch up with a drug dealer. That fateful meeting would conclude with him dead and me in prison for the first night of what would be the next ten years plus.”

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AS SEEN IN

Dr. Paul Wood At TEDx Auckland

In October 2012, Dr. Paul Wood presented the Five Steps to Freedom to an audience of more than 2,000 people at TEDxAuckland. Watch the video

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