About Susan Howington
Founder and CEO
Susan Howington is a sought-after expert in the Executive Career Transition field, applying her practical knowledge and visionary wisdom as a consultant, coach, author and industry speaker. Her success derives from her understanding that in circumstances of job search, nothing replaces the effectiveness of human interaction and person to person connections. Through her company, Power Connections, Susan utilizes her highly respected reputation to assist companies in transitioning their employees during outplacement initiatives.
Susan made her mark in the industry throughout her executive tenure with the firm of Lee Hecht Harrison, a global player in outplacement and executive coaching services. Under Susan’s leadership as Senior Vice President and Managing Director of the Southern California region, the company reached premier executive status in Orange County.
Likewise, taking an active interest personally and professionally in the emerging coaching industry, Susan became Lee Hecht Harrison’s top achiever in sales of executive coaching and leadership development services. She received the 2003 Lee Hecht Harrison Global Leadership Consulting Award, participated as a member of the company’s Executive Strategic Planning Committee for 2005 and 2006; and attained membership in the company’s prestigious President’s Circle in 2004 and 2005.
Susan’s entrée into the career transitions industry was as an Account Executive with Drake Beam Morin of Newport Beach. A natural networker, Susan increased the sales in her territory over 700% in her tenure there. Prior to entering the career transition industry, Susan performed the roles of Director of Buyer Services and Director of Business Development with The Geneva Companies, a mergers and acquisitions firm.
Susan was awarded a leadership scholarship to attend the international Institute of Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne, Switzerland for two terms, 2005 and 2006. In Orange County, she was profiled by OC Metro Magazine as one of 15 Orange County Women Who Inspire Others. She has appeared in the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Times, national online publications like ABC7 New York, CBS2 Chicago, Fox Business News, and CareerBuilder.com to name a few. She is the author of the just released book on Amazon.com called “How Smart People Sabotage Their Job Search: 10 Mistakes Executives Make and How to Fix Them”
Susan served on the Orange County Board of the March of Dimes from 2004 to 2006; and as the Membership Chair of the National Human Resources Association (NHRA) in 2000. She served as 2008, 2009, 2011 Co-Chair for the National Human Resources Association HR Executive of the Year Award… She has been a member of Vistage (formerly TEC) since 2002, and the Marketing Executive Networking Group (MENG) since 2007.
Susan earned a B.S. degree in Sociology with a minor in Psychology from Northern Arizona University.
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