Howard Stanten BA, MPT, is a staff engagement and team-building consultant/coach who has lived a diverse professional life focused on helping others realize their full potential. In the early 1980’s, he had the privilege of studying group dynamics and teaching with Morrie Schwartz (Tuesday’s with Morrie) at Brandeis University. In, 1994, He earned a master’s degree in Physical Therapy specializing in helping neurological patients return to meaningful lives.
Succumbing to an “entrepreneurial seizure,” in 2002, Howard created the first of three small businesses while repairing a broken bridge between town government and the business community resulting in the collaborative design of bi-yearly community wide festivals. Howard has learned that nothing is more effective in gaining trust, engagement, and sustainable results than modeling authenticity, transparency, and vulnerability. Combining this principle with a distributive culture of accountability, he reduced his staff turnover rate by 75%. Howard now leverages his facilitation of Engagement Circles with his business and community leadership experience to help his clients catalyze their inherent creative problem solving capacity.