Dr Howard Leifman

Senior Consultant

Howard advises and consults with individuals and organizations in the areas of talent management, training, career development, executive coaching, change management, counseling, human resources, outplacement and time management.  He is a skilled and passionate adviser and coach specializing in helping organizations and individuals work through their professional growth issues.

Howard has held the role of Chief People Officer and President of Human Resource Consulting Practice at Vault.com. Here, Howard 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 direction.

Prior to his work at Vault, Howard was 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, Howard 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, Howard is an adjunct Professor at New York University. He has taught Human Behavior, Aviation Safety, Organizational Behavior and Labor Relations and works 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.

Howard has a Bachelors degree from Syracuse University, a Masters 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 entitled  “Family of Origin Roles and Adult Work Roles in Relation to Employee Adjustment, Satisfaction, and Success.”

Howard 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.