Our mission is focused: We transform lives, leaders and organizations by building learning agile leaders and organizations through evidence-based assessment and development. We exist to create a significant and lasting impact on the leaders we develop, the lives of individuals we touch and the organizations we serve. We are committed to:
Dr. Veronica Schmidt Harvey
Psychological Consultant • Coach • Learning Agility Specialist • Author • Leader
Dr. Veronica Schmidt Harvey supports organizations in building strong, healthy organizations and leadership pipelines through assessment, inclusive coaching, and the design of holistic leadership development processes. She has deep expertise in assessing and developing the learning agility needed to not only survive but thrive during the dynamic times we live and lead in.
Over the course of her 35-year career, Veronica has been privileged to partner with many renowned organizations and their leaders across all levels and a diverse range of industries. She has assisted some of the most respected organizations in the world including Bank of America, BNSF Railway, Cargill, Ecolab, ExxonMobil, FedEx, Hershey’s, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Lurie Children’s Hospital, Merck, Murata, Nestle, Occidental Petroleum, Procter & Gamble, Syngenta, The FBI, Underwriter Labs, Union Pacific, University Health Systems, and many others.
Veronica received a Doctorate in Industrial Organizational Psychology, a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, all from Iowa State University. In acknowledgment of her contributions to the science and practice of organizational psychology, she was elected Fellow in the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP).
Veronica is co-editor of the book - The Age of Agility: Building Learning Agile Leaders and Organizations, published by Oxford University Press in 2021. In 2022, she co-edited a special issue of the peer-reviewed Consulting Psychology Journal on the science and practice of learning agility, which received recognition from the Society of Consulting Psychologists. Dr. Harvey has also published in journals such as HRMagazine, Personnel Psychology, and the Journal of Applied Psychology.
Some of Veronica’s most influential learning experiences have been creating and leading a corporate leadership development function, operating her own talent consulting business and serving as a Partner with Aon Hewitt for more than 18 years. These experiences, as well as interviewing contenders for Aon Hewitt's Top Companies for Leaders research, have provided her a unique window to some of the most learning agile leaders and organizations in the world.
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“Veronica is an exceptional and inspirational leader who balances a strategic/market orientation with a can-do attitude to execute and get things done. She is a terrific mentor and has years of experience coaching executives in companies, both large and small, across industries. She is caring, passionate, and considerate, and is an overall pleasure to work with."
- Rafi Prager, Ph.D., Vice President, Talent Assessment and Development, Walmart
"I've worked closely with Veronica for the past three years and have enjoyed every minute of it! She puts her clients in the forefront and finds creative solutions to best meet their needs."
- Jennifer Cavanaugh, Ph.D., Vice President, Assessment CoE, JPMorgan Chase & Co
"Veronica is a thoughtful 1/0 psychologist who strives to recommend the best business solution, taking into account both legal and business needs in mind. Veronica is a true partner to clients and an advocate for the development and growth of her colleagues."
- Maria Arboleda, Ph.D., Scaled Assessment Solutions Manager, People Ops, Google
“I worked with Veronica for several years as she was consulting my internal team on our selection program. I found her to be very knowledgeable of selection practices, and she always seemed to be up to date on current trends. I really felt she did a nice job of helping us find robust yet practical solutions to the problems we were facing."
- David Oliver, VP, Talent Management and Development at Frito-Lay North America (a division of PepsiCo)
“Veronica is an extraordinary mentor and leader. She builds a collaborative and inspiring work environment through strong communication and honesty. Veronica provides expertise and sensible advice that leads clients to elegantly practical solutions. She demonstrates a level of humility that builds trust with clients and colleagues. I hope to work with her again in the future.”
- Jessica Brown, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist, Amazon
"Veronica collaborated with me on BNSF Railway selection testing and validation projects for over 8 years in her role at Aon. I truly valued her expertise and integrity as a business partner. I trusted her judgment and always felt that her recommendations were win-win propositions for Aon and BNSF. She addressed problems head-on and expedited common-sense solutions. On a personal note, Veronica is a pleasure to work with – she has an optimistic and pleasant demeanor. Her collegial approach was a refreshing change from the intense, sales-focused approach of her counterparts at other vendors. All in all, I would highly recommend Veronica."
- Curtiss Hansen, Retired Director, Organization Effectiveness at BNSF Railway
"Veronica has been a trusted partner for many years. She consistently thinks around corners and generates solutions that integrate the latest research with realistic implementation plans. She has a solid record of positively impacting her clients' business results."
- Patrick R Powaser, PhD, former client at Occidental Petroleum and Founder & President, Ho'ohana Partners LLC
"Time after time, Veronica impressed me with her keen ability to forge strong, trusted partnerships with her clients. In addition, Veronica is willing and able to recognize the limits to her vast expertise. If she's not the right person to answer a question or weigh in on a topic, she looks to those who are. To me, that's a key aspect of being a great leader. Finally, Veronica's presence in the room cannot go unnoticed. She brings life and energy to the room and has a way of making others feel important, respected, and appreciated."
- Brad Chambers, Ph.D., Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer at Polaris Assessment Systems, Inc. (Now BTS)
''Veronica is a wonderful business partner. She has been flexible to business needs and works hard to maintain relationships with her business clients. She has worked closely to ensure mutually beneficial agreements."
- Jessica Dean, SPHR, former client at Dell
"I been associated with Veronica for many years and have had the privilege to work with her for almost 15 years. During that time, I worked with her on a variety of Human Capital Consulting projects. Veronica consistently provided outstanding results as a project leader as well as a consultant."
- Lisa Bordinat, Senior Vice President, SVP SkillCheck a Symphony Talent Company