Howard is a Senior Consultant with expertise as Human Resource/Training Consultant and Psychotherapist/ Career and Executive Coach.
Howard currently advises and consults with corporate clients, consulting firms, not-for-profits and individuals in the areas of: career development, executive coaching, change management, counseling, human resources, out-placement, training, recruiting and staffing and time management. He specializes in helping organizations and individuals work through their human resources issues. Howard recently founded a company - MyCareerGPS - with colleagues who specialize in career coaching college graduates, transitioning workers and retirees. In addition to his consulting experience, from 2008 until 2010 he was Vice President/Program Director for an Out-Placement Firm. He has been in private practice for over fifteen years. He has also been an adjunct faculty member of New York University and Vaughn College of Aeronautics. He has taught Human Behavior, Aviation Safety, Organizational Behavior and Labor Relations and worked with student affairs on alumni relations.
His previous work experience includes Chief People Officer of Vault.com from 2000 to 2002, a web site for career information. His role was to oversee all Human Resource functions for the firm. These responsibilities included benefits, compensation, employee relations, recruiting and training.
During this time, he was also the President of Vault's Human Resource Consulting Practice, offering advice and consulting services on Recruiting, Interviewing and HR strategy. He counseled individuals on their resumes and provided information and coaching on determining one's career directions. He is qualified to interpret Myers Briggs, Strong Campbell Assessment tests, the NBI (Neethling Brain Instruments), Hogan, and LEA (360 assessments).
Prior to his work at Vault, he was a principal and the National Director for Strategic Staffing and Recruiting for William M. Mercer, Inc. (1998-2000) where he directed all US recruiting for the 12,000 person Global HR consulting firm. Before joining Mercer, Howard was a Senior Consultant in the recruiting and training and development area of Towers Perrin (1994-1998).
Prior to Towers Perrin, Howard was the Director of Special Services, New York University, Stern Graduate School of Business. During his tenure at Stern, Howard counseled and coached over 6000 MBA full-time and part-time students on their careers.
He is a member of the Conference Board, Society for Human Resource Management, National Association of Social Workers and on the board of a number of charitable organizations. Howard has a Bachelors degree from Syracuse University, a Masters degree in Communications Management also from Syracuse University, a Masters in Social Work from New York University and a Ph.D. also from New York University. His dissertation is on, "Family of origin roles and adult work roles in relation to employee adjustment, satisfaction, and success."
He has guest lectured at Harvard, MIT, NYU, CUNY, Stamford and the College of Aeronautics. He has worked and lived internationally.
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