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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 eleven 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 lead-ing anthropological and natural history expeditions in the Andes, Amazon and 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 ar-eas: 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. David Whyte 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 is the recipient of two honorary degrees: from Neumann College in Pennsylvania and Royal Roads University in Victoria, British Columbia. 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 con-tribution to our understanding of the nature of individual and organizational change, particularly through his unique perspectives on Conversational Leadership.