Bonnie Howell
Member: Nov 2017
Languages: English, childhood babble

About Me

Not happy in your personal or professional life? Dr. Bonnie Howell has exceptional experience and training now aimed at helping you reach your desired future and overcoming obstacles blocking your ideal life. Prior to developing her own coaching firm, she was CEO of a major regional hospital, taught at two major Universities, worked for a search firm coaching clients and staff as well. She started her own coaching practice a decade ago, and has been adding to the body of knowledge in the coaching field, as well as, helping organizations and individuals. Given her experience and education, she was able to develop a trade marked coaching template to help clients lead themselves out of the inertia and unhappiness that plagues careers and homes today. Dr. Howell is a member of the International Coachs Association and the International Association of Counselors and Therapists. She is a life fellow in the American College of Health Care Executives. The highest recognition the organization offers. She has many citations in Who's WHO PUBLICATIONS, written several books and articles (see below) and was recently named Professional of the Year by the Biographical Centre of Cambridge, England. She has a bachelors degree from the School of Industrial Relations at Cornell University concentrating in organizational behavior, an MPA with honors from Cornell University School of Business, and a doctorate from the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Howell also has an M.S. in, and is certified as a pastoral Counselor. She has been trained in several personality and style assessment tools, which help the client gain valuable personal insight. She is certified as a Wiley Team Coach, a Compassion Fatigue counselor and a certified Retirement Life Coach. Dr. Howell is a talented writer, speaker and community activist. Taught at both Cornell University and New York University. Bonnie also Chaired the Board of Directors of a community bank for 20 years and has lectured and coached for healthcare, financial and corporate clients across the Country and abroad. Bonnie specializes in individual and organizational intervention using a unique coaching model called Conversational Coaching. In her cadre of options, she offers spiritual approaches to leading our own lives, and providing leadership within the work or family setting. She has been trained and certified in Guided Meditation and Hypnotherapy. These techniques are used within the individuals counseling program jointly developed and agreed upon with the client early in the relationship. All modalities offered in person, by phone, SKYPE or FaceTime. Author of two chapters in Stepping Stones to Success, she outlines therein her coaching philosophy. Deepak Chopra and Jack Canfield offer their insights as well. It may be ordered through Amazon. Order ISBN #9781600135934. She has also written Meditation by Nature" a beginners how to manual and a new approach for experienced meditators. It is also available through Dr. Howell has recently announced affiliations with the State University of New York, as well as Guthrie Medical Center and Cornell University to provide coaching, counseling and consultation for affiliated individuals and groups at a special rate. Check her references through LinkedIn or on her personal web site, that is the one true test of coaching talent: satisfied clients. Dr. Howell has three grown daughters, and says wish I'd known at the time I had it all;

Service Offered

  • Career Coach, Integrative Life Coach, Small Business Coach, New Leaders, Having it all coaching, health care administration


  • Sep 2004 to Jun 2005Company : Cornell UniversityJob Title : Douglas Brown Executive in Residence

    Taught one graduate level course in introduction to leadership in health care. Counseled students on career issues, often on other issues as well.

  • May 1979 to May 2001Company : Cayuga Medical Center at IthacaJob Title : Chief Executive Officer

    President and Chief Executive Officer of Regional Medical Center with 1000 staff members, operating on local, state and national playing fields.

  • Sep 2001 to PresentCompany : Bonnie Howell Coach and CounselJob Title : Principal

    Provide individual, group and organizational coaching using a coaching technique I developed and trade-marked. Conversational Coaching starts from where you are and moves to where you want to be.

  • Sep 2001 to Oct 2002Company : New York UniversityJob Title : Adjunct Faculty

    Hired to fill in for faculty member on leave in the Health Administration program. Taught a class, counseled students in career development.


  • Masters degree In Pastoral Counseling

    Sedona University

  • B.S.

    Cornell University

  • Master of Public Administration

    Cornell University

  • Doctor of Health Administration

    Medical University of South Carolina


  • Pre and Post Surgical Hypnotherapist

  • Skill Scan

  • Certified in DISC and 5 Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Wiley Products

  • Non financial pre and post retirement coaching

  • Anger Management

  • Compassion Fatigue

  • Hypnotherapy

  • HeartMath Biofeedback

  • Integrative Life Coach

I will help you take the first step to being successful at__   

It's a fill in the blank on purpose because I believe this is what you need to do first in order to be successful. First, create a picture of where you want to go, otherwise, how do you know when you've arrived. Attend my course on creating a vision board, this isn't theoretical content, when you finish you'll have a vision board of your own. Why? Motivation, focus, a short ride or a long haul knowing where you want to be just will help you get there.


10 week program


All the basics of deciding where you want to go with your one precious life.

14 week program.


Full program up to and including a vision board.

16 week program


All course offerings plus keeping focus motivation and humor

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  • Q:
    How many people will be taking this course. ?
  • A:

    I'm limiting it to ten for the 16 week course, 10 for the 14 week course, and 15 for the 10 week course. First come, first served.

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