“Grow into your ideals so that life will not rob you of them.” – Albert Schweitzer



Seeker. Mother. Idealist. Humanitarian. Musician. Coach. Writer. Speaker. Facilitator.

British-born, raised in Nigeria and the United States, Yvonne Whitelaw is the quintessential idealistic, eclectic, third-cultured Renaissance woman. A wife and mother seeking balance in a driven profession with training as a physician and a master of public health, she soon found herself burned out and disillusioned with a life that was not aligned with her ideals.

Self-described as the “imaginary love-child of Schweitzer and Oprah”, she embarked on a quest to discover what it would take to thrive while living her ideals and making a positive impact in the world. As a Certified Daring Way Facilitator   and Certified Personal, Leadership and Executive coach in Positive Psychology, she is passionate about using writing, music, speaking, coaching and facilitation to inspire a global tribe of wholehearted idealist warriors to “live your ideals, live your calling and change the world.”


Features include:

Chris Guillebeau – Art of Non-Conformity

Barbara Ferrier  – Courageous Women Project

Jonathan Fields – Camp Good Life Project

Danny Joe’s Treehouse – Emotional Guidance after a Tragic Event using Dramatic Play



2 Thoughts.

  1. I love love love this! I drove my friends crazy, for a time, when I posted all of my facebook comments in haiku form. I love the simplicity of them. And keeping in the 5-7-5 box feels a lot like keeping a tweet to 140 characters.
    Keep up the great work!

  2. I saw your quote in the GLP email regarding camp and see you are local to me in NoVa. I hope we connect in at camp. Your work looks fascinating!

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