Estelle Doctor

Dr Estelle Doctor

BA(Hons), MA(Rand), PhD(London),
CPsychol, MAC, TLSD(Unisa), LTCL(Trinity)

Dr Estelle Doctor is a Chartered Psychologist, Coach and Team Facilitator. Estelle was born in South Africa, took her PhD at Birkbeck College, University of London and is a psychologist of long experience both as an academic and as a practitioner. She has taught at universities in England and South Africa for over 30 years. In her academic career, she rose to the position of associate professor She then established the Literacy Assessment Centre through which she worked with children and adults with dyslexia and associated disorders, trained teachers and associated professionals, and participated in research aimed at further the understanding of dyslexia.Finding that her wide-ranging expertise in human behaviour gave her a unique insight into guiding people through a process of self-transformation, she began working as a motivational trainer. Estelle now practises as a coach, trainer and YPO-WPO (Young Presidents' Organisation - World Presidents' Organisation) and YEO (Young Entrepreneurs’ Organisation) Forum facilitator, as well as maintaining a successful and highly-respected educational psychology consultancy.

Estelle works with individuals and teams, drawing on her psychology knowledge and experience to achieve dramatic results. As a veteran YPO-WPO facilitator, she has facilitated at every level across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and the USA, delivering successful Taste of Forum, Forum Fundamentals and Forum SuperCharge programmes. Estelle has also frequently facilitated Moderator Development Workshops, Forum Retreats, Womens' Retreats and Couples' Retreats.

In her academic capacity, for eight years she directed a team at a multilingual multidisciplinary Learning Disabilities Centre in South Africa, specialising in the assessment and diagnosis of reading and spelling disorders. She has published extensively on ways of developing assessment and remedial programmes for people with such disorders, and the techniques she developed are now widely used. She continues to pursue her research interests in dyslexia and the role of memory in learning.

Estelle belongs to several professional organizations, including the Association for Coaching and the British Psychological Society. She lectures widely, and in her various appearances on radio and television and at conferences takes the opportunity to convey her ideas to a wider audience.

Estelle is married, and the mother of three sons. She lives in London but travels widely. In her spare time she jogs, plays tennis, and enjoys art, films, plays, opera and ballet.

Underpinning all of Estelle's work is an unflagging enthusiasm to show people how to realize their potential and bring change to their personal and professional lives.