The Calling

True vocations (fully customisable)

"A calling is a conversation between our physical bodies, our work, our intellects and imaginations, and a new world that is itself the territory we seek." David Whyte

The Irish poet David Whyte wrote a short treatise "The Dream of Ambition" in which he contrasts having ambition with having a vocation, or a calling. I first heard it read aloud by Whyte himself, on Sam Harris's Waking Up meditation app at the start of Covid. I have listened to it many times and it's made me see my life quite differently, and inspired decisions I may otherwise not have made.

Dave DeMartini | Teacher





Dr. Gottlieb | Psychotherapist




Leah Joy | Energy Worker
"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." (Rumi)




Jennifer Holm | Writer




Nora Fellas | Instagram Activist



Deborah Colella | Circus School for Dogs




Lana Cho | Hollywood Screenwriter




Olga Lorencin-Northrup | Skincare specialist




Trond Skramstad | Norsk decathelte Los Angelos 1984 Olympics




Stacey Mindich | Producer of Dear Evan Hansen



Kerry Glazer | Past President, Women in Advertising and Communications, Leadership (WACL)



Patty Shimek | President, Partners in Prevention


Joan Cusack | Actress
Everyone's favourite redhead... with particular reference to her role in the TV show 'Shameless' (2013)



Tiu de Haan | Celebrant
Whyte writes that following one's calling is a "creative conversation" that leads to "a secret surprising flow...generosity... maturity...compassion... " It's no wonder that the original inspiration for "The Calling" series, was my dear friend Tiu - striding out here in her famous white trouser suit.