Speakers Profile - Wolfgang Wolf










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When Wolfgang woke up after ten days in a coma, his life had changed but he didn't know it yet. After 4 months he was released from hospital, which saw him swap his BMW for a wheelchair and his comfortable pay packet for handouts.

Wolfgang had a successful career in Advertising and Direct Marketing. Having studied Graphic Design, Visual Communication and Semiotic Theory in Germany, he worked for some prestigious Advertising agencies around the world including Ogilvy & Mather Direct, as well as setting up his own agency in Auckland. In 1990, a stroke completely changed his life leaving him barely able to walk, stand or talk. While adjusting to life in a wheelchair, he wrote the book 'I'm not Stupid, Just Disabled'. He then went on to establish a registered charity called 'Computers Against Isolation' and later studied and completed a Bachelor of Social Practice (majoring in Counselling) and a Diploma in Community Development. Wolfgang also enjoys painting oil landscapes in his spare time.

PRESENTATION TOPICS

Involuntary Change
I used to drive a BMW, now I get around in a wheelchair

Welcome to my World
Strokes from A to Z - causes, consequences and obstacles

'I'm not stupid, just disabled'
Some serious chit-chat about life after stroke

Computers Against Isolation
Past, present and future of a non-for-profit organisation