Howard D. Leifman, Ph.D.

Dr. Leifman works with corporate clients, not-for-profits and individuals in the areas of career development, executive coaching, change management, counseling, human resources, out-placement, recruiting and staffing.  Head of his own consulting firm since 2002, and now a member of BeamPines’ senior team, Dr. Leifman specializes in helping organizations and individuals work through their human resources challenges.  His skills were honed most recently as Vice President/Program Director for the Out-Placement Program of an International Outplacement Firm.  Since joining BeamPines, he continues to focus on career counseling and has become an active participant in BeamPines Diversity and Inclusion initiatives; lending quality support to strengthen our diversity program offerings.

In addition, he served as the Chief People officer of where he oversaw all Human Resource functions including benefits, compensation, employee relations, recruiting and training.  He also served as President of Vault’s Human Resource Consulting Practice, offering advice and consulting services on Recruiting, Interviewing and HR strategy.

Prior to his work at Vault, he was a principal and the National Director for Strategic Staffing and Recruiting for William M. Mercer, Inc. and was a Senior Consultant in the recruiting and training and development area of Towers Perrin and Director of Special Services, New York University, Stern Graduate School of Business.  During his tenure at Stern, Dr. Leifman counseled and coached over 6,000 MBA full-time and part-time students on their careers.

Howard is qualified to interpret Myers Briggs and Strong Campbell Assessment tests.  He is a member of the Conference Board, Society of Human Resource Management, and National Association of Social Workers and serves on the boards of a number of charitable organizations.  Dr. Leifman holds a BA from Syracuse University; a Master’s in Communications Management also from Syracuse University, a Master’s in Social Work from New York University and a Ph.D. also from New York University.  His dissertation entitled, “Family of origin roles and adult work roles in relation to employee adjustment, satisfaction, and success,” points to his passionate interest in assisting others in their professional success.

He has guest lectured at Harvard, MIT, NYU, CUNY, Stamford and the College of Aeronautics and is an adjunct professor at NYU and LIM.  He has worked and lived internationally. Dr. Leifman presently lives in Manhattan.


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