As an executive coach, Howard Morgan has led major organizational change initiatives in partnership with top leaders and executives at numerous international organizations. He was named as one of the world’s 50 top coaches, identified as one of 5 executive coaches with a “proven track record of success” and has published several books. Howard has worked with over 500 CEO and Executive Team members from more than 50 countries and from a diverse industry base including Chemical, Information Technology, Financial Services, Media, Retail and Real Estate.
Howard's profound understanding of the demands of executive leadership comes from 17 years of experience as a line executive and executive vice president in industry and government. He has operated major businesses with full profit and loss responsibility, managed the people side of mergers and acquisitions, led international expansions and start-ups, and gained the respect of unions and corporations when negotiating agreements in volatile labor environments. He knows what it means to structure an organization, lead people and manage a business to achieve quarterly objectives. This practical background, along with an understanding of the politics of leadership and the competitive pressures of today's global marketplace, is embodied in the roll-up-your-sleeves coaching work he does with executives.
The dramatic impact of Howard's approach is drawn from his ability to communicate the significance of people and performance issues in the context of business objectives. He has been a pioneer in the practical understanding of how motivation, productivity and behavior are linked to organizational values, leadership approach and employee satisfaction. He has done significant work on measuring the impact of leaders on long-term profitability and growth. He has helped leaders understand that the nuances of people management are a major influence on corporate success, and how they can increase their effectiveness in that area in practical ways.
Howard is a Managing Director at the Leadership Research Institute. He specializes in executive coaching as a strategic change management tool leading to improved customer / employee satisfaction and overall corporate performance. He has led the development of an internal coaching model for a large international organization and has done significant work coaching executives on the art of managing managers. He has worked with many executive committees of the world's largest organizations on improving corporate and executive performance.
Howard holds an MBA from Simon Fraser University and has completed advanced studies at the University of Michigan. He currently serves on three Boards of Directors, located in Europe and the U.S.