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Paul Jongmin Woo

SIY Certified Teacher


  • Seoul, South Korea, Korea, Republic of

Languages Offered

  • English, Korean


Paul Woo has a professional background in medicine and mental healthcare, with focus on building healthier, happier, and more productive organizations and society at large. He is a board-certified psychiatrist and brings profound clinical experience and extensive knowledge of neuroscience to his SIY teaching. He has delivered mindfulness and emotional intelligence programs to over 100 organizations. He provides executive coaching to individual leaders and compassionate leadership training to various level of managers to transform workplace culture.
He graduated from Seoul National University to become a medical doctor (MD) and holds a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from Johns Hopkins University. He had worked for Mood & Anxiety Program at the University of Maryland in USA. Currently, he is a director of Mental Fitness Institute & Seoul Mental Health Center. He teaches mindfulness skills everyday in his practice and now delivers workshops on reducing stress and promoting resilience in fast-paced business environments.
He has published over 150 articles in peer-reviewed academic journals and authored 20 books and chapters. He also has robust consultation experiences such as designing wellness program at Winter Olympic 2018 sites and stress assessment Apps in Samsung Galaxy mobile phone series. He speaks and facilitates both in English and Korean. Paul believes in the power of self-inquiry.