Dr. Joel Levey and Michelle Levey
Joel Levey, Ph.D. and Michelle Levey, M.A. are founders of Seattle-based InnerWork Technologies, Inc., a firm that specializes in developing and renewing organizational cultures in which team spirit, community, creative intelligence, life-work balance, and inspired leadership can thrive. The Leveys serve on the national advisory board for the Institute for Health and Productivity Management as Chairpersons for the Center for Corporate Culture and Organizational Health
Over the past 25 years they have worked with over 200 leading organizations including: AT&T, NASA, Advanced Technologies Laboratories, Hewlett- Packard, DuPont, World Bank, NOAA, Petro Canada, Shell, Stanford Research Institute, the U.S. Army Green Berets, many medical centers, professional organizations, world class and Olympic prize winning athletes, community service and youth groups. As faculty for ICOD (International Center for Organization Design), the International Institute for Innovation, the Performance Edge, and members of the World Business Academy, their work with change strategy teams from large organizations focuses on building synergy between personal, professional and organizational change, creativity and development.
Bill Veltrop, the Founder of International Center for Organization Design, has said that, "Deming did Japan an enormous favor by giving them access to Western quality control after WWII. The Leveys are returning the favor by making inner quality control technology available to Western business." Their pioneering work designing and delivering the U.S. Army Green Berets' "Ultimate Warrior Training Program" was described by West Point logisticians as, "the most exquisite orchestration of human technology we have ever seen," and by Esquire magazine editor George Leonard as, "the most extensive and exciting leadership development program to be offered in modern times." Describing the Leveys' work, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, one of their advisors in their work with the U.S. Army Green Berets, once commented that, "You are presently engaged in work that has great prospects for bringing the inner sciences to a very wide section of people who may not under ordinary circumstances come into contact with the inner sciences. I am very pleased about the work that you are doing and send you blessings and prayers for your success."
Joel Levey, Ph.D. has also served as graduate faculty and advisor for Antioch University, Director of Psychophysiological Therapy and Stress Management for the Group Health Cooperative in Seattle, Director of Corporate Education for American Biotec Corporation, and Director of MindBody Fitness Training for SportsMind, Inc. Michelle Levey, M.A. has also served as senior consultant for SportsMind, Inc., and as lead clinician for the Biofeedback and Stress Management Clinic at Childrens' Hospital in Seattle.
The Leveys' work offers a unique synthesis of insights woven from contemporary disciplines and enduring wisdom traditions including: systems thinking; mindbody medicine; social architecture and organization design; community building; peacemaking; quality communications & high performance teamwork; peak performance training; comparative religion and contemplative traditions; global travel and cross cultural study. Their publications are available in seven languages and include their new book, Living in Balance: A Dynamic Approach to Creating Harmony & Wholeness in a Chaotic World (Berkeley: Conari Press, Jan. 1998) and Quality of Mind: Tools for Self Mastery and Enhanced Performance (Boston: Wisdom Publications, 1990) which both speak to the profound synergy between personal and organizational learning & transformation. Their first book, The Fine Arts of Relaxation, Concentration, and Meditation: Ancient Skills for Modern Minds, is a classic now available in seven languages, and is used widely in mindbody medicine education and peak performance programs around the globe. Their 14 part business tape series, The Focused Mindstate is one of Nightingale-Conant's best selling business products. They are also contributing authors for numerous business anthologies including: Learning Organizations: Developing Cultures for Tomorrow's Workplace; Community Building: Renewing Spirit and Learning in Business; The New Bottom Line: Bringing Heart & Soul to Business; Rediscovering the Soul in Business: The Renaissance of Values at Work; and Intuition at Work.
The Leveys are based in Seattle and offer services to organizations around the globe.