Yvonne Whitelaw, MD, MPH
Founder, Thriving Ideals
Helper of Helpers ~ British-born, raised in Nigeria and the United States, Yvonne Ator, MD, MPH was the quintessential idealist who wanted to change the world through medical mission. However, she found herself overwhelmed and at a crossroads as a new mother, having to choose between her mental health and burnout in the medical profession she had sacrificed everything for. As the Founder of Thriving Ideals, Yvonne now empowers “helping professionals” to step back from the tunnel of overwhelm and burnout, rediscover their values and strengths with a new lens, and make more aligned and empowered decisions.
Yvonne is a certified Personal and Executive Coach in positive psychology, Certified Daring Way Facilitator, Certified Dare to Lead Facilitator, and a certified Unbeatable Mind Coach. As “helper of the helpers,” she is passionate about serving those who serve, and using writing, music, speaking, coaching and facilitation to inspire a global tribe of Thriving Idealists to “live your ideals, thrive in your calling and change the world.”
Yvonne was the first in her family to become a physician, and is also the first black female to advocate against the abuse and exploitation of the medical community. Learn more about her at YvonneAtor.com and ThrivingIdealist.com.