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How Is My Organizational Transformation Process Different?

When working with organizations, my understanding of systems and organization dynamics enable me to help clients see a bigger picture. I help my clients understand how all parts, teams, departments, etc., in an organization impact all other parts, enabling me to work more holistically with my clients. All of my organizational transformation services are structured around my 4-step process outlined below:

Working with me includes:

  • A boutique level service of hands-on consultation work tailored to fit your organization’s unique needs.
  • Complete collaboration with the client.
  • A unique combination of education, skills and experience in both transformative coaching and organization development consulting as well as a legal background, experience as a department leader in an academic institution and director of a nonprofit organization.
  • An expertise in creating safe learning environments conducive to creative positive change.
  • My service as a “change catalyst,” facilitating organization development.
  • An expertise in understanding how groups form and develop and how to enhance organizational performance.
  • Experience in a wide variety of industries and organizations, including business, nonprofit and education.

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Our clients include organizations such as:

  • HealthPlus
  • Hebrew Union College
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • New York Academy of Sciences
  • Sullivan & Cromwell
  • New York-Presbyterian Hospital

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“Deborah Howard is an amazing bundle of energy, very bright and one of the most pleasant people you ever will work with. She knows her subjects and works tirelessly to satisfy her clients. I have worked closely with her in the English Speaking Union and guarantee that you can’t do better than Deborah Howard!”
Patricia Schroeder, Board Chair, English Speaking Union (former Member of Congress)

"[In working with our organization] Deb was extremely helpful and well received. Our staff enjoyed her style her openness, her ability to identify the ‘heart’ of an issue and focus attention and discussion on what really mattered. I was particularly impressed with her methodical preparation before the workshops and her comprehensive reports and analysis after the workshops. After just a few hours with key constituents, Deb came to a broad understanding of how our organization operated, what the significant issues were, who the vital players were and consequently she was able to lead our meetings with a certain amount of authority. The team felt confident that she was familiar enough with the Academy to coach us in our transition.”
Wendy Caruso, Director of Human Resources, New York Academy of Sciences

"Deborah Howard provided organizational consultation for our company during a major leadership transition. She facilitated key insights into difficult organizational log jams and allowed underlying strength to emerge. Her style is engaging, dynamic and collaborative. Her personality, agility and follow through greatly enhanced our life together. Our team work, cohesion and overall direction has enhanced our communication process in many ways. I strongly recommend Deborah Howard.”
Gary Hellman, Executive Director, Psychotherapy and Spirituality institute

What are the client’s desired outcomes? What would success look like? This is tailored to each organization’s needs.
We gain wide perspective and learn about needs/concerns through: email surveys, focus groups, interviews, and large group forums. This data ensures that the result of the work will meet the organization’s actual needs not just perceived needs.
I keep feedback anonymous and share themes that surface.
Based on the data that surfaces, I design and facilitate:

Strategic planning initiatives
Change initiatives