Dr Woolf Solomon holds a PhD in Psychology. He has over 20 years of hands on experience in the "people business." He has run a corporate and clinical practice, hosted both radio and television shows and has lectured and facilitated workshops both locally and internationally. He is well-known by his media name "Dr Paul".
Woolf is a multi-dimensional speaker and facilitator. He has worked with some of South Africa's leading corporations.
His success lies in his professional, down to earth approach, his energetic presentation style, depth of knowledge and wonderful sense of humour. He radiates a high energy that immediately engages people.
He has worked in the areas of team development, managing change, executive coaching, stress and lifestyle management, and living with purpose and passion.
Letter from Derick Ferreira Old Mutual (received following the Old Mutual National Investment Roadshow)
Dear Dr Woolf Solomon,
Thank you for the huge part you have played in taking Old Mutual’s new Retirement Income product to market during our national broker business interventions.
We considered two critical elements in delivering the message: the end customers and their needs during this most important phase of their lives; and the financial advisor providing qualified and holistic financial advice to his/her customers.
I believe that as an industry we are well-equipped to consider the financial needs of customers. But advice is often given without understanding the personal side of human behaviour, responses, emotions and changes that the retiree faces at the time.
Your presentation certainly equipped the financial advisor with key insights regarding the relevant, appropriate and sometimes difficult conversations to have with a customer.
Your approach, insights and presentation dealing with the three critical phases - pre-, at and post retirement – covered the most important aspect of an individual’s retirement needs. The feedback received from our guests was very positive and they enjoyed the balance between facts, psychological aspects and the reality.
Again, many thanks for sacrificing family and work time. We at Old Mutual sincerely appreciate the great partnership.
National Marketing Manager
Broker Distribution Marketing
“We have had nothing but good reports from Woolf’s talk on Thursday. Woolf is an incredibly entertaining and energetic speaker, and was very well received. I'm certain that every person in the audience learnt something from him.
We will definitely have him back during the course of the year.”
Pam Golding Properties