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Gayle Karen Young

Gayle Karen Young has focused throughout her career on being a catalyst for human and organizational development. She has a rich organizational consulting background with both corporate and nonprofit clients, and was in the process of becoming a monk when she became an executive instead. She joyously took on the role of Chief Culture and Talent Officer at the Wikimedia Foundation until early 2015, when she decided to return to private practice. Born in the Philippines to Chinese parents and raised in the United States, she carries a multicultural perspective, an adventurous spirit, and a deep commitment to expanding human freedom.

Events with Gayle Karen Young

The Invitational Leader
April 5 - 7, 2024

A Bridge Between Singing a Separate Self and Learning to be Selfless A weekend for both new and seasoned practitioners. This weekend will have an emphasis on making and receiving radical and transformative invitations. Whether you’re an Invitas Alumni, or a newly interested leader, coach or consultant, or simply wishing to shape your organizations and communities with more aplomb: if you would like a weekend that involves both open conversation and careful guidance, we invite you to join David Whyte, Craig Fleck, and Gayle Karen Young for a weekend at the beautiful Whidbey Institute. We will work collaboratively and intensively…