Yvette Angelique Hyater-Adams, MA-TLA, is a poet and essayist and runs Narratives for Change, an “all things narrative” project-based business. Her current projects focus on teaching creative writing, facilitating personal leadership development programs, teaching scholar-practitioners autoethnography, and leading cultural activism as Southeast Regional Envoy for the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture (USDAC). Yvette has a rich history as a top executive in banking, CEO of two organizations, and as a multidisciplinary artist. Yvette earned an MA in Transformative Language Arts studying Creative Writing for Personal and Social Change at Goddard College and a Graduate Certificate studying Creative Writing at the University of Denver. Recent published work includes: “Kitchen Table Discussion on Transformative Language Arts” in Teaching Transformation (2017); “OD Consultants and Friends: A Narrative About Women and Race,” in The OD Practitioner Journal (2016); “Female Leadership: Girl Scouts and Girlhood Dreams,” in Anchor Magazine (2016); “Women’s Self-Leadership Through Transformative Narratives,” in Changing the World With Words: A Transformative Language Arts Reader (2014), and a Haiku poem in Sonia Sanchez’s anthology, Peace is a Haiku Song (2013). In 2016, Yvette received The ArtsVentures award from the Community Foundation of Northeast Florida acknowledging her work as an essayist and poet and a grant toward her book project, and The Graduate Institute at Goddard College selected Yvette as Visiting Scholar where she presented her transformative narratives model and autoethnography writing-research method. Fuse Literary Agency in San Francisco represents Yvette’s work.