Transformative Coaching Testimonials
I have been participating in a professional group that initially started as a workshop Deborah offered to Executive Directors through the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York. I believe that her expertise and guidance have been vital to my development as a leader. She has helped me to learn from the common themes that come to play in nonprofit organizations. Furthermore, she has facilitated tremendous personal growth and self-understanding that has enhanced my leadership capacity and will carry with me throughout my career.
Lisa Stein, (formerly) Executive Director, Recycle a Bicycle
Deb Howard is an ultimate professional that we can all relate to. She understands the fine art of negotiation, interaction with others and the importance of effective communication. I have worked with Deb as part of an Executive Directors leadership circle and subsequently asked her to meet with my staff to help with their personal goal setting for the new year. Each and every time, I have come away with not only a new skill, tip but a practical approach to do business and enhance how I work with others, and most importantly how I value my own work.
Carine Jocelyn, Executive Director, Diaspora Community Services
Deb Howard served as a coach and mentor for me for a year. She made a huge impact in my life! She helped me see events and experiences in my life in a different and more balanced way. She taught me what was in my control to change and what was not which guided me to a healthier outlook on life. She helped me realize the difference between positive and negative energy and how to employ the positive energy for a better outcome. I looked forward to the time I spent with Deb and continue to check in with her as my friend and mentor. I can highly recommend Deb to any individual who wants a great coach who will make a very big and positive impact on their lives!
Billie, Partner in a Professional Services Firm
I had the great pleasure of working with Deborah as a life coach during a challenging transition in my life, and I found her to be immensely compassionate, wise and creative. Her prompts and exercises, and the way she could help me frame issues in innovative and generous ways, helped me find far greater clarity on the issue that drew me to her in the first place. Moreover, in working with her, I found ways to articulate with words and images my life focus, something I refer myself to regularly to ensure that the work I choose follows my deepest values. Deborah is kind, easy to work with, open to new approaches and full of good ideas about how to access our most authentic life work. I highly recommend her as a coach, facilitator and speaker.
Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, Co-Owner at Brave Voice: Writing & Singing for Your Life
Team Transformation Testimonials
Jennifer Wright Cook, Executive Director, The Field
Deb was able to facilitate a retreat for us so that even those who do not like retreats or the topics discussed benefited from the experience. The process she co-created with us and the work that our team accomplished at the retreat was a catalyst for us to take off running on many of our issues. I am excited about the possibility of real change occurring inside the Law School.
Peter Alexander, Professor (former Dean,) Southern Illinois University School of Law
Organizational Transformation Testimonials
Wendy Caruso, Director of Human Resources, New York Academy of Sciences
Deborah worked with our organization consistently for several years. She quickly developed a strong understanding of our organizational culture and needs and provided excellent training in conflict resolution, organizational development, and leadership for our staff. She was really flexible and creative, helping us to make impromptu adjustments to the curriculum when topics arose that needed to be addressed. I strongly recommend her!
Tamara Greenfield, Partnerships for Parks
Deborah did a marvelous job helping us start a major new law school project. She was instrumental in helping us analyze the project and identify the resources (both internal and external) that would be needed to move it forward. She did a great job facilitating focus groups of alumnae/i and other lawyers to help us design a program to meet their needs as well as the needs of the law school. She is able to draw upon her knowledge of law school administration and academic institutions as well as her experience in the legal profession and with nonprofit organizations to bring fresh ideas to her clients.
Stuart L. Deutsch, Professor (former Dean), Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Deborah Howard‘s creativity, sensitivity to institutional culture, enthusiasm, and vast experience in program development and implementation combine to make her an invaluable asset to the organizational change process. We benefited greatly from her assistance.
Laura Cohen, Clinical Law Professor, Rutgers Law School-Newark