Dr Paul Wood : Keynote Speaker
Paul is an internationally sought keynote speaker who is known for his energy, humour, and impact. Inspiration is his key deliverable and he is regularly used to get conferences started with a bang or to finish on a high. Paul’s TEDx talk is the most watched and highly rated of any TEDx events in New Zealand and was listed by the New Zealand Herald as one of its top 10 TED talks to watch.
The audience are taken on a journey that positively changes the way they see themselves and their capabilities, but also their world and their work.
People leave with a clear idea of the small actionable steps they can start taking in the pursuit of their potential and in the interests of greater wellbeing.
The audience are fully absorbed, engaged, and inspired during Paul’s talk. They then leave energised and motivated to take action.
Paul adapts his keynotes depending on conference themes and success factors.
Most keynotes use Paul’s own story of the journey from delinquent to doctor as a basis to communicate relevant key messages and insights. These often include:
- turning adversity to your advantage
- the challenge of change
- ensuring that change is change for the better
- taking control of your development
- demonstrating courage in the pursuit of excellence
- living your values
- proactively building and maintaining the emotional fitness (i.e., mental toughness/grit and resilience) required to remain effective and rewarding to deal with.
What past clients have to say
“Paul was absolutely brilliant in his delivery of his presentation. He had a strong message mixed in with enough humour to keep everyone engaged. He also held engagement by telling enough of his background to get a full appreciation of where he has come from and more importantly where he is heading. He had some really powerful messages for people on a professional and personal level. A truly dedicated man with a very secure path in front of him…He was excellent.”
New Zealand Sterile Services Association
“Dr. Paul Wood was an absolute hit, a lot of people mentioned him as the highlight of our programme. He is an incredibly gifted speaker, delivering a powerful message in a very effective and engaging way. And to top it off, he’s a great guy to deal with leading up to an event, by being very approachable and having a clear understanding of the brief given.”
Waikato Regional Council
“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 cant recommend Paul highly enough.”
Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership
“What a fantastic presentation Paul Wood did for our team. We have received extremely positive feedback. In fact Paul got the most favourable feedback from any speaker I have ever used at Conference. I totally recommend him to other prospective people as an inspiring motivational speaker, his message and his experience really struck a chord with our team. They will never forget that story and just how much he endured to reach his end goal. He was a pleasure to work with so a big thank you to you all for helping us organise this.”
Camelot NZ Limited