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David Whyte Tour 2016




The tour has sadly come to an end. To find out more about how it went, head over to our blog. Or, you can buy some of David’s books on our Shop page.

For any queries, please feel free to contact the Talking Sticks staff on +61415575816 or email info@talkingsticks.com.au.

“Courage is the measure of our heartfelt participation with life, with another, with a community, a work; a future. To be courageous is not necessarily to go anywhere or do anything except to make conscious those things we already feel deeply and then to live through the unending vulnerabilities of those consequences. To be courageous is to seat our feelings deeply in the body and in the world: to live up to and into the necessities of relationships that often already exist, with things we find we already care deeply about: with a person, a professional future, a possibility in society, or with an unknown that begs us on and always has begged us on. To be courageous is to stay close to the way we are made”. From Courage, in Consolations: The Solace, Nourishment and Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words.


David Whyte has been bringing his poetry and philosophy to people and the world of work for over 20 years.  He is a truly unique global thought leader on conversational leadership, and is equally respected in literary circles as a poet of note.

Through the language of metaphors, and the urgent necessities of conversational leadership, David Whyte takes us on a literary journey of self-discovery and reflection. The result: a deeper understanding of our relationships and how to maintain and develop powerful leadership skills and a derivative set of tools to inspire and elevate our performance at work and workplace culture.

He performs and speaks to people all over the globe from festivals to some of the world’s great corporations. His impressive client list includes Mattel, Standard Chartered Bank, The Gap, The Boeing Company, Thames Water, Novartis, Chanel and the Royal Air Force. His work speaks deeply to the individual as well as to the challenges within leadership and organisations. David Whyte’s work makes an enormous contribution to the development of emotional intelligence, mindfulness, narrative awareness, conversational leadership and corporate culture.

His work is a necessity of our time, for both individuals and organisations – in finding meaning amidst the pursuit of money, and connecting in relationship to ourselves, others and the world around us for a deeper conversation with life.


David’s Whyte’s work is followed and loved by many around the globe, including the following sponsoring and partnering organisations. We’re so grateful to be in collaboration with these likeminded organisations and we’d like to formally thank each of them for helping us bring David back to Australia. We look forward to working with them more in the future, and hopefully in brining you more events like this one.


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