Meet CEO Janet M. Harvey, MCC
Janet M. Harvey is a vanguard thinker, speaker, author, and the CEO of inviteCHANGE, a coaching and human development organization that shapes a world where people love their life’s work. With nearly 30 years of executive experience, Janet passionately believes in liberating each leader’s potential to optimize organizational performance.
Janet holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics with a minor in Finance from San Francisco State University, as well as a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Development and Human Resource Management from the University of San Francisco. She is also an International Coaching Federation, ICF, credentialed Master Certified Coach, with 12,000-plus hours of experience, primarily in organizational and executive leadership engagements.
Janet served as a board director for the ICF Thought Leadership Institute (2020 & 2021), on the ICF Global Enterprise Board (2009-2013), as the ICF Global President in 2012, and as the Chair for the ICF Foundation Board (2010-2015).
Books by Janet
From Tension to Transformation
The modern working world doesn’t leave much time for reflection. Leaders, in particular, are encouraged to speed ahead, make quick decisions, and seek swift solutions to any problem that may arise. However, the full-speed-ahead approach can backfire.
Executive coach Janet M. Harvey has worked with leaders and teams around the world to explore the common tensions that arise in the workplace.
Invite Change: Lessons from 2020
Janet M. Harvey’s, Invite Change, is born from her decades of work coaching C-suite, people managers, and leaders who care deeply about solving personal, professional, and social changes at their very root. The purpose of this book is to challenge the status quo, provoke discussion, and quench a thirst for something different in the way people contribute and influence their workplaces and their communities.
Janet Harvey on Generative Wholeness™
Generative Wholeness™ means adopting the dynamic capacities to originate, create, learn, and produce results, so we live sovereign, with the freedom to express personally and professionally from our inner, authentic self.
Living in a state of Generative Wholeness™ empowers a person to sustain excellence, from the inside out. Wholeness arises from being generative. It’s what allows a person to step into life in new ways consciously and to change. By living in the state of being that is Generative Wholeness™, it’s possible to consistently choose positive changes that nurture vitality.
The word 'generative' is a puzzle to many people, but if you look at the dictionary, it's pretty straightforward: it simply means continuously producing results.
Where do you think creation comes from? It comes from new, original thinking. You let yourself use your imagination and your intuition to bring something forward that is a variation on a theme or is something nobody has ever thought of before. That original idea gets created and tested so that you can learn what's most useful and satisfying, and then produce that product, solution, or experience.
That flow I've just described is being generative.Janet Harvey
I’ve witnessed and experienced Janet's gift of soulful wisdom in her many roles as leader, teacher, coach, and mentor. She moves masterfully, stepping in with provocative questions pointed at the heart of an insight I had not yet detected; offering kind yet direct observations or experiential context that helped me move with more confidence as I created my own learning.Graham Segroves, The Boeing Company
Janet's qualities of directness, dedication, and wisdom set the conditions for a breakthrough to be able to happen. I am astonished by who I've allowed myself to become. The degree of strength and health that two years ago felt to be aspirational impossibilities—are simply today's lived reality.Heather Johnson, Coach (formerly Executive Director, Whidbey Institute)
Janet’s an exceptional coach who asks important questions, listens well, and is skilled in working with inspiring and empowering methodologies for promoting exploration and clarity. The words that best describe her are integrity and creativity.Lorene Flaming, Team Leader, Innovator, Storyteller, (former World Bank leader)
Janet is a masterful leader and a gifted teacher of coaches and leaders. Her presence illuminates the room without speaking a single word and her passion for the coaching profession is palpable. I am honored to endorse her as teacher, change agent, leader, coach, and friend.Tammy J. Bond, Founder Bond Group Enterprises
Janet offers a brand of coaching that is straightforward, intense, and intuitive. She is a person who is authentic and practices what she preaches. She can distill and find the diamond in any conversation.CJ Liu, Corporate Training and Professional Development | Radio Host
Janet is gifted with a rare combination of artfulness, expertise, patience, and fun. I am amazed by how much I have fallen in love with coaching again as a methodology and approach that can respectfully disrupt and support transformational change in others. I believe I have been transformed and continue to be disrupted as I work with Janet.Tara Nolan, MCC Managing Director Tara Nolan Limited