Dr Howard Leifman

Senior Consultant

Dr. Leifman currently advises and consults with corporate clients, not-for-profits, professional services organizations and individuals in the areas of: talent management, training, career development, executive coaching, change management, counseling, human resources, outplacement and time management. He specializes in helping organizations and individuals work through their human resources and professional growth issues.

Previous work includes Chief People Officer and President of Human Resource Consulting Practice at Vault.com. Here, Dr. Leifman offered 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.

Prior to his work at Vault, was a principal and the National Director for Strategic Staffing and Recruiting for William M. Mercer, Inc., where he directed all US recruiting for the 12,000 person Global HR consulting firm. Before joining Mercer, Dr. Leifman was a Senior Consultant in the recruiting and training and development areas of Towers Perrin, and the Director of Special Services at New York University’s Stern Graduate School of Business.

Additionally, Dr. Leifman is an adjunct Professor at New York University. He has taught Human Behavior, Aviation Safety, Organizational Behavior and Labor Relations and worked with student affairs on alumni relations.

Howard is qualified to interpret Myers Briggs, Strong Campbell, NBI, LEA 360, DISC, Hogan, Becks Depression Inventory, 16PF and The Birkman assessment tests.

Dr. Leifman 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. from New York University. His dissertation is on “Family of origin roles and adult work roles in relation to employee adjustment, satisfaction, and success.”

Dr. Leifman 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. He has guest lectured at Harvard, MIT, NYU, CUNY, Stamford and the College of Aeronautics. He has worked and lived internationally.