After decades of career and family-building, exploring options for retirement can be daunting. By concentrating on my strongest talents and passions, Howard helped me focus on which passions and interests can offer the most satisfying outcomes. His compelling questions and deep listening skills guided me toward the formulation of an authentic vision for my life as I move forward.
Howard is a humble, curious, continuous learner that is gifted in his ability to help guide others. He has provided invaluable advice to his mentees around building professional relationships, managing conflict, and many other real-world issues. He's been described as flexible, gracious and his approaches have helped his current mentee at Everwise gain the attention of leadership.
Howard provided priceless guidance on strategies that helped increase my performance at Tangram Interiors. His methodology uses one's native talents, rather than accepting practices and procedures that feel inauthentic. I would not hesitate to recommend Howard for any mentees looking for real results without sacrificing their Authenticity.
Howard helped me take the next step in my career journey. He quickly and intuitively understood what I needed from a mentor and coach, then focused on my professional needs, and the internal barriers and misperceptions holding me back. This culminated in a new opportunity within my existing organization, doing challenging work on a team I admire.
Howard has his finger on the pulse of Boomer women, writing well-received articles for my site, Sixty and Me, on topics like reinvention, relevance, and ageism. His empathic communication skills with this particular audience are evident during dialogue with readers commenting on his posts.
Howard combines Fortune 500 business acumen with an exceptional emotional IQ and a giving heart that enables a powerful and transformative coaching experience for anyone wise enough to engage his services. One only needs to experience his writings to know he’s uniquely gifted, and a growing influence in the personal development arena.
Howard took the time to listen not only to my workplace issues, but got to know me, my interests and life passions, and incorporated those aspects of my personality into his feedback. Together we worked out a proactive approach that I could apply in my day to day work, and we were able to observe immediate quick wins. The connections he made with his own experiences helped me regain a confidence in myself that was noticeable to my colleagues and managers.
Howard is uniquely positioned and a critical asset to Boomers and anyone who has called a Boomer a team member in the workplace. He empathically understands the personal and business issues surrounding the two worlds inhabited by a generation wanting to do the right thing for themselves and the companies they work for. He has taken his personal experience and created a prototype for mutually beneficial transitions in the workplace that could be industriously implemented to provide greater employee satisfaction, improve continuity of the valuable experience boomers have gained over years of dedicated work, and establish an innovative precedent that will set companies apart in addressing this pressing economic and social challenge. He embodies the positive aging theme of my site, Aging Courageously.
Howard brought the most current knowledge on workplace effectiveness to our team, wherever new AECOM work environments were being developed around the globe. His ability to listen intently to our needs was at the heart of his success. Building trust over time is his strong suit.
Howard’s innovative approach to the mutual benefits of Boomers in the workplace amplified our approach to succession planning, reverse-mentoring, and inclusion. He sees the larger, strategic picture while being equally adept at solving for the oftentimes complex individual problems. Howard’s highly engaging, collaborative, genuine, thoughtful and curious approach – to all things – was critical as we refined our work.
I can't say enough about Howard's approach to managing the changes in one's professional life. His ability to help repackage talents and skills is remarkable. I knew there was more in me, I just wasn't sure what the next iteration would look like. Through talking, listening and soul-searching I did land on a goal for my next chapter!
During my 360 Summit on Healthy Aging, Howard addressed the issue of Boomer Relevance in the Workplace. It's a timely topic for Boomers. His approach is inciteful, provocative and packed with helpful information!