Watch Jan being interviewed about her book by webcasters Britt-Helene Bonnedahl and Kim Wonders at the 2010 Sweet Adeline International Convention in Seattle, WA.


"Reading Harmony from the Inside Out by the Indian Ocean"
photo credit: Kali Caramia

Jan Carley's New Book Now ON SALE!

"Jan Carley's engaging book is filled with actionable will spur your creativity and curiosity, and help you become the person you want to be." — Marshall Goldsmjith, New York Times bestselling author, Thinkers50 #1 Leadership thinker in the world

Live Your Life on a High Note!
A proven, step-by-step system to maximize personal and organizational success


On sale in print and electronic formats at your favorite book retailer.

First published as Finding Your Overtone

The Book Barbershoppers are Raving About!
3rd Edition comes with Bonus 50-page Action Guide download


by Jan Carley

Inspired by the extensive coaching work she has done globally with high level a cappella choruses, Jan has created easily-applied principles, and possibility-rich concepts and exercises so that anyone can begin to immediately access and maximize their peak performance potential.

HARMONY FROM THE INSIDE OUT champions the taking of an "appreciative approach" by identifying what is working, and building on those strengths, imagining and creating what could be, and then implementing the actions toward those new possibilities. With chapters such as: The "A" Game - Living in Possibility; Why Not? Eliminating Your Limiting Beliefs; and Getting in Tune - Clearing your Inner Static, Harmony from the Inside Out inspires individuals, leadership teams and choruses to create and live their best life both on and off stage. Author, Jan Carley, is an avid barbershopper, singing lead since 1994 with the championship Lions Gate Chorus and since 1999 with her quartet, Fandango.

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Praise for Harmony from the Inside Out:

"The more I see what incredible results Jan's program produces, the more convinced I am of how important her book is to any ensemble's success." — Clay Hine, Director, Atlanta Vocal Project

"Jan does a great job of taking the 'Inner Game of Music' theory and blending it with other behavioral and psychological theories to come up with a unique perspective on realizing your full potential. Highly Recommended." — Kevin Keller, Chairman, Barbershop Harmony Society Contest and Judging Committee

"These inner coaching principles will positively change you and your chorus culture (or any team you might work with) forever." — Sandy Marron, Master 700 Director of 2012 International Bronze Medalists, Lions Gate Chorus

"Moving from an approach of 'fixing what's wrong' toward 'building on what's right' has transformed my weekly rehearsals and the singers' attitudes toward themselves and each other. I recommend Harmony from the Inside Out for all directors!" — Julie Starr, Master Director, Bay Area Showcase Chorus

"I highly recommend Jan Carley's Harmony from the Inside Out. An avid and championship level performer as a Barbershop singer, Jan has put together a fascinating approach to achieving your full potential." — Dr. John J. Scherer, Author, 5 Questions that Change Everything

"Your book helped me in so many ways, from a daily philosophical approach to life, to a wonderful new adventure which has broadened my experiences. Your idea of living life with an appreciative approach, versus a problem-solving one, really helped me understand the possibilities in myself, others, and life." — Marge Mack, Spirit of Detroit Chorus

"There are many valued principles that we are using weekly from "Harmony from the Inside Out". It has made a huge difference in the communication and musical growth of my personal directing and management of Alaska Sound Celebration." — Peggy McBride, Director, Alaska Sound Celebration

"Jan's book cuts through the usual superficial acceptable wisdom and gets right to the fundamental causes of success and failure. Stop rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic - read this book." —Tom Metzger, CEO

"Using your book for structure and inspiration has been so much help. Your book, with the chorus dimension so clear, is such a hit for us chorus leaders." — Britt-Helene Bonnedahl, Director, Ronnige Chorus

"This well-written, positive approach will enable readers to improve their performance skills as well as apply the concepts and exercises to their daily lives. This is a must-read and is especially helpful to those in a leadership position." — Jacque Reinig, Director, High Country Chorus

"If you want to add more positivity and joy to your life, read Harmony from the Inside Out. Jan has truly opened up my inner world of possibility!" —Cammi MacKinlay (Past President, Sweet Adelines International)

"Your book made the difference for my chorus this year for contest. In spite of using the Art of Possibility approach by Ben Zander for years, they for the first time were able to take what they are capable of onto the stage, and we improved 40 points to become the second most improved chorus." —Lisbet P. Kline, (Director, Song of the Valley Chorus)

"...a wonderful quick read - enlightening and uplifting, with terrific reminders, examples, and extensions of the principles we've put in motion in our chorus over the past few months. The concepts and principles are solid and they work." —Julie Starr (Director, Bay Area Showcase Chorus)

"Now, let me say that I'm only on page 55, but I am in love with your thought process and the easy way you explain the process of change. Your inspring book should be required reading for every chorus member!" —Amanda Kaufmann (Director, Capital Showcase Chorus)