Renee Howatt is a career management consultant with over twenty years of experience in both the academic and outplacement environments. She has worked extensively, coaching hundreds of adults in career transition across a variety of industries and roles, assessing and creating strategies for success and increased career satisfaction. She has also delivered numerous workshops in managing change and career transition, which include a detailed review of the self-assessment process, resume development, job search strategies, and interview and negotiation skills development.
Prior to becoming a career management consultant, Ms. Howatt served for seven years as the first Director of the Johns Hopkins University School of Professional Studies at The Washington, DC Center. The mission of this school is to provide the necessary skills and education for the professional advancement of adults. Ms. Howatt established the Hopkins presence in the highly competitive Washington academic market by successfully developing and executing an aggressive marketing plan which included the building of long-term relationships with all sectors of the Washington Area community: corporate, military, government and non-profit. She was an active member of the Greater Washington Board of Trade, the American Society for Training and Development, the American Marketing Association, and was a founding member of WECARE, the Washington Educational Coalition for Adults Returning to Education. WECARE is an organization of fifty institutions of higher education working together to serve the needs of adult learners. Ms. Howatt served as the first Vice Chair of WECARE.
While at Hopkins, Ms. Howatt designed a series of career management seminars specifically targeted at the needs of military members in transition. These seminars addressed all aspects of assessing and transferring skills and experience from the military to the private sector.
Before her position at Hopkins, Ms. Howatt managed marketing and training functions within two major corporations. She personally experienced corporate layoffs which led to career advancement and increased career satisfaction. She brings her positive personal experience, combined with a strong coaching and marketing perspective, to her work with individuals who are in pursuit of career change.
Ms. Howatt holds an MS in Public Relations from American University, and a BA in Secondary Education from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Her career also includes positions at both institutions in University Admissions.
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