Who We Are

Design Your ThoughtsTM (DYT) is a military spouse owned boutique Learning & Development Coaching & Consulting firm whose work is dedicated to empowering the wellbeing of others. We deploy our expertise in brain-based coaching and applied neuroscience modalities, to assist you in optimizing your growth and development through the acquisition & execution of advanced skillsets across a dedicated area of focus strategically designed to meet your specific need(s) as the Client.

About DYT

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Founder & Chief Experience Officer

Charleta Harvey, MAML

As the Principal of Design Your Thoughts, our Founder, Charleta Harvey, MAML, has been professionally coaching, consulting and developing business & academic programming since 2004.

Her coaching skill rests in her strong intuition and powerful questioning in tandem with the use of her top three CliftonStrengths®  (Input/Connectedness/Strategic) to create a solid pathway toward positive transformation in the life of the client.  She has served in a variety of roles including Corporate Advisor to the United Services Automobile Association (USAA), Resident Goal Coach for the H.E.R. Shelter of Portsmouth, VA, and more recently as a Committee Member for the Envision Lead Grow®  Seeds of Promise College Prep Committee, as well as having previously served as Administrator for the Hodge Institute for Entrepreneurship at Norfolk State University.

Ever the proud military spouse, Charleta is also committed to helping provide professional support to those who serve our country.  In 2022, she became a coach with The Honor Foundation, a national MBA-level career transition and leadership development program for U.S. Special Operations Forces personnel entering the civilian workforce.  And, believing in the power of “paying it forward”, she works in her community as a member of the Patient & Family Advisory Council (PFAC) at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in gratitude for the care she received after a life-threatening health emergency in 2018. She is also a podcaster and a 2x best-selling author, having contributed to a women’s wellness anthology in 2020, and an exciting new women’s financial literacy book project which launched in January 2023!

Charleta holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC), a Master’s degree in Business with an emphasis on Management & Leadership from Liberty University, as well as a professional certificate in Women’s Entrepreneurship from Cornell University, supplemented by formal training as a life coach.

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We're here for you

As a trusted partner in your personal and professional development, we deploy our expertise in brain-based coaching and applied neuroscience modalities to help support your growth and wellbeing.

Our Mission

To improve our client’s personal & professional capacity to conceptualize and successfully execute the goals that align with the fulfillment of their life’s purpose.

Our Vision

Design Your ThoughtsTM strives to be top of mind for our clients when delivering high impact learning & development training and coaching solutions.

Our Values

Education, Empowerment, Execution