Anna Harvey, Retirement Transition Specialist
My specialty and my joy is igniting the potential in people. I do this by guiding them through an in-depth exploration of their values, interests, strengths and passion.
My approach is different: it’s a blended model of coaching, teaching, facilitating and consulting. My model is different: it’s an integration of head and heart through a multi-layered program I created called Retirement Clarity.
I believe this depth of self-awareness is essential knowledge and best before an important life transition like retirement; that said, it’s essential at any time.
Retirement Clarity is part of my Integrated Retirement Wellbeing approach which connects the life + finance pieces of retirement.
I am a Retirement Coach as well as a Certified Facilitator of both Lumina Spark and The Passion Test, and a graduate of the Chelaume Healing Arts Centre.
Before launching Boost, I held career positions as the Sales & Marketing Director of Page One Publishing and the Communication Manager for the Victoria Hospitals Foundation and Travelodge Canada. My years in advertising, sales, public relations and magazine publishing have included being Associate Publisher for Canada’s Wedding Bells magazine.
My life is full and satisfying by being a mom to a marathon-running son, friend to some wonderful people, and a mentor to my “Little Sister” Cassidy (now a mom herself!).
I volunteer as Board Chair with Unity Victoria church, and for many years enjoyed varying roles including President of Soroptimists International, Victoria Westshore; and a 10-year facilitator for Junior Achievement.
After more than 15 years as a Host Mom for international students, I’m now an Airbnb host, and welcome guests from all over the world.
My top 3 passions? Inspiring others, being mentored by masters, and experiencing joy in all I do.
The accuracy of Lumina Spark is remarkable. Its 3-persona perspective provides insights into how you show up at ‘work’ (whether paid or unpaid), when relaxed, and when stressed – important insights for retiring couples, individuals and their families. You’ll also see qualities of your personality that are both introverted and extroverted – hidden strengths that could serve you well.
Time and again I am impressed with the clarity my clients receive when I bring them into a conversation with their heart through the Passion Test. Often offered as a ‘quick-fix’, my use of this powerful tool is slower and customized for the client. Years after clients have worked with me, they can produce a well-worn Passion Card which is still present in their life.
Retirement readiness can be measured both pre-transition and after retirement. Two assessment tools plus specialized coaching help you explore Career & Work, Health & Wellness, Family, Relationships, Leisure & Social, and Personal Development plus 15 retirement ‘success factors’. It’s a powerful way to create and launch a fulfilling retirement.