About David Whyte

Poet David Whyte grew up among the hills and valleys of Yorkshire, England. The author of five books of poetry, he is one of the few poets to take his perspectives on creativity into the field of organizational development, where he works with many American and international companies. He holds a degree in Marine Zoology, and has traveled extensively, including working as a naturalist guide and leading anthropological and natural history expeditions. He brings this wealth of experiences to his poetry, lectures and workshops. In organizational settings, using poetry and thoughtful commentary, he illustrates how we can foster qualities of courage and engagement; qualities needed if we are to respond to today's call for increased creativity and adaptability in the workplace. He brings a unique and important contribution to our understanding of the nature of individual and organizational change. In addition to his five volumes of poetry, David Whyte is the author of The Heart Aroused: Poetry and the Preservation of the Soul in Corporate America, published by Doubleday/Currency, and Crossing the Unknown Sea: Work as a Pilgrimage of Identity, published by Riverhead Books, an audio cassette lecture series, and an album of poetry and music. His fifth volume of poetry, Everything is Waiting for You, was published in October, 2003. He lives with his family in the Pacific Northwest. You can find more information, read poems, engage in chats about poetry and more at

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