Who we are
At Furst Group, we are in our fourth decade of providing talent and leadership solutions to the healthcare and insurance industries. We invite you to learn more about our respected team.
Veronica S. Harvey, PhD
Veronica S. Harvey, PhD is an industrial-organizational psychologist who has partnered with hundreds of organizations to translate organizational strategy into talent management and leadership development processes. She supports organizations in building strong, healthy leadership pipelines through assessment, coaching and design of holistic leadership development processes. This innovative thought leader has a passion for helping leaders exponentially impact their own organizations by developing their own learning habits and the acumen to create a pipeline of other leaders.
She brings more than 25 years of experience in leadership assessment and development and designing and implementing processes for developing leaders. Veronica is a strong advocate for the science of executive development, using data and evidence to support leadership solutions for senior executives.
Veronica’s focus is on increasing organizational effectiveness through competency modeling, talent and organizational assessment, identification of high-potential leaders, leadership development and succession planning.
During her 18 years as a partner in Aon Hewitt’s Leadership Services Practice, Veronica directed and executed large-scale, high-impact talent management initiatives in Fortune 500 companies. Her clients have included Johns Hopkins, MD Anderson Cancer Center, St. Francis Health System, BNSF Railway, Dell Computer, ExxonMobil, United Airlines, FedEx and many others.
Veronica is a frequent conference speaker and has been published in journals such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, HRMagazine, and Personnel Psychology. She is co-editor of the book The Age of Agility: Building Learning Agile Leaders and Organizations, published in 2021 by Oxford University Press. She earned a doctorate in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, a master’s in Counseling Psychology and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, all from Iowa State University.