Join internationally acclaimed poet, author and philosopher David Whyte to explore the art of shaping and articulating the questions that help us re-imagine ourselves, our world and our part in it.
Beautiful questions are often asked in very un-beautiful moments. These are the questions that shape our identity as much by asking them as by having them answered, calling us to become larger, more generous and more courageous. They help us to know when to take shelter and when to come out of hiding, as well as how to become equal to the deeper and increasingly fierce invitations extended to us as we grow and mature.
Poet David Whyte grew up with a strong, imaginative influence from his Irish mother among the hills and valleys of his father’s Yorkshire. He now makes his home in the Pacific Northwest of the United States.
The author of eight books of poetry and four books of prose, David Whyte holds a degree in Marine Zoology and has traveled extensively, including living and working as a naturalist guide in the Galapagos Islands and leading anthropological and natural history expeditions in the Andes, the Amazon and the Himalaya. He brings this wealth of experience to his poetry, lectures and workshops.
His life as a poet has created a readership and listenership in three normally mutually exclusive areas: the literate world of readings that most poets inhabit, the psychological and theological worlds of philosophical enquiry and the world of vocation, work and organizational leadership.
An Associate Fellow at Templeton College and Said Business School at the University of Oxford, he is one of the few poets to take his perspectives on creativity into the field of organizational development, where he works with many European, American and international companies. He holds honorary doctorates from Neumann College, Pennsylvania and Royal Roads University in Victoria, British Columbia.
In organizational settings, he works with the principles of Conversational Leadership, bringing a unique and important contribution to our understanding of the nature of individual and organizational change.