About Anita Howard

Anita Howard, PhD, is an executive coach and organizational consultant with over 30 years of experience in corporate, non-profit and educational settings. As an Executive Coach in the Center for Executive Education, in the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, she has coached leaders, managers, and graduate students in such organizations as Sherwin-Williams, Alcoa, and National City Bank.

In her work as an organizational consultant, Anita has designed professional development and evaluation programs for numerous private sector clients. Before coming to Weatherhead, Anita co-founded J. Howard & Associates, a management consulting company where she developed training models to enhance the performance of multicultural professionals in corporate settings and African American students in U.S. universities and secondary schools. Anita also has worked in university administration at Tufts University, Harvard University, and Radcliffe. Anita currently serves as an adjunct professor at Case Western Reserve University where she teaches courses in organizational leadership and management.

Anita’s research program centers on the role of positive and negative emotion in three related arenas: professional learning and development; coaching intentional change; and use of emotional and social intelligence competencies in performance settings. Anita is passionate about understanding the conditions under which positive and negative emotional processing helps or hinders human performance and about using this knowledge to promote professional growth and desired change at the individual, team and organizational levels. Anita has published articles on emotional intelligence and executive coaching in journals for scholars and practitioners.

Subjects Covered

Positive Psychology