Presentation coaching for leaders
Presentation coaching clients have included executives at professional services, technology, commercial real estate and pharmaceutical firms, as well as major transportation and logistics providers, senior leaders at financial institutions and in academia.
About Howard Green
Howard Green is a three-time bestselling author who spent more than three decades in broadcasting. In addition to writing books, Howard is an executive presentation coach, assisting leaders to develop and hone public speaking skills. He works with an array of top executives across a range of industries---professional services, technology, transportation, financial services, commercial real estate and pharma.
One of the founding team at Business News Network in Canada (now BNNBloomberg), Howard anchored from the channel's first day in 1999 until mid-2014, conducting approximately 14,000 interviews and hosted BNN's flagship show, Headline with Howard Green. On Headline, he interviewed everyone from Alan Greenspan to Tony Blair to Mark Carney to Larry Fink---not to mention an endless number of North American CEOs, decision makers and market players. In 2021-22, he hosted Connexion with Howard Green, a twelve-part video and podcast interview series with the Toronto Star.
In January 2013, Howard released his first book, Banking on America: How TD Bank Rose to the Top and Took on the USA published by HarperCollins. It was an immediate best seller and was released in the United States in paperback in May 2014. Alongside Charles Bronfman, Howard co-authored his second book---Distilled: A Memoir of Family, Seagram, Baseball and Philanthropy, again under the imprint of HarperCollins.
Distilled was published in October 2016 and was a Globe and Mail and Toronto Star bestseller as well as an instant bestseller on Amazon. In 2017, Distilled was named a finalist for the National Business Book Award. In September 2018, Howard's third book, Railroader: The Unfiltered Genius and Controversy of Four-Time CEO Hunter Harrison, was published and became an immediate number one national bestseller. In 2019, it was named a finalist for the National Business Book Award. Bill Gates posted Railroader on his blog as one of the books he read and Warren Buffett referenced the book at Berkshire Hathaway's Annual Meeting. Howard narrated the audio book versions of both Distilled and Railroader.
Howard is also a prize-winning documentary maker. He directed, wrote and co-produced The Investigation of Swissair 111, a highly acclaimed 90-minute film for CBC and Swiss National TV that took viewers inside the four- and half-year inquiry into a plane crash that cost the lives of 229 people. For his work on the film, Howard won the top television prize in Canada, The Gemini Award. He was also nominated for two Emmys for a U.S. version that aired on the PBS series, NOVA. The film has been broadcast worldwide.
In 2006, Howard took a one-year sabbatical from BNN at Columbia University in New York City. He was one of ten business journalists selected from around the world by Columbia for the prestigious Knight-Bagehot Fellowship that provides an opportunity for those chosen to deepen their understanding of business.
Howard began covering business in 1988. For ten years, he was a contributing producer and reporter at Venture, a weekly business magazine program on CBC-TV. He also reported from Canada for PBS' Nightly Business Report from 1989-94. From 1995-99, Howard produced and reported for CBC's info technology and media series, Undercurrents, and from 1990 until 2004, he made ten documentaries for which he received a number of awards. His work has been seen in some 50 countries.
Over the years, Howard has informally mentored numerous young journalists and broadcasters. From 2013 until 2016, he served on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Journalism Foundation and is a volunteer contributor to the Canadian Business History Association at U of T's Rotman School of Management. He is currently an Ambassador for Dyslexia Canada and special advisor to the Founder and Chair.
What clients are saying
Clients Express their Thanks
"I had to give a speech at our board AGM dinner, and I felt really good about it…I attribute all of that to the training you gave me. So, a huge thanks to you."
Real Estate Sector
“We had a very successful week with the media…Your training and coaching paid off!”
“I am, and forever, grateful for you, your guidance and encouragement, willingness to laugh with me…your reflection and your friendship.”
Professional Services Sector
“Your perspectives and insights are so welcomed and helpful! And your support and guidance to date has been tremendous!”
“...a quick note to say thank you for your coaching…everything from the speaking tips to calm reminders to fixing my tie! And much more…I know it made a difference.”
"Your advice and support will stay with me—you are amazing at what you do."
“The feedback from the group was great. Most people would like a follow-up session.”
Equity Research Firm
"I can see that she is also using the techniques you shared with her during other meetings now too. Her confidence got a real boost from your coaching and I’m grateful that it worked out so well."
Professional Services Sector
Award Winning Documentaries and Books
- Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Business & Economic Journalism, Columbia University, 2006-07
- Gemini Award, Best Science, Technology Documentary, “The Investigation of Swissair 111”, 2003
- Finalist, National Business Book Award, 2019
- Finalist, National Business Book Award, 2017
- Two-time Emmy Nominee, 2005
Books & Writing
Bestsellers & Audio Books
Railroader: The Unfiltered Genius and Controversy of Four-Time CEO Hunter Harrison, published September 18, 2018 (Page Two Books), became an immediate number one national bestseller and was a finalist for the National Business Book Award. Railway Age editor-in-chief William C. Vantuono called it "the definitive volume on the life and career" of Hunter Harrison. Freightwaves says Railroader "excels at narrating the deals that shaped Harrison’s career" and is "a detailed, intimate portrait of the man himself—his passions, obsessions, flaws, and contradictions." International Rail Journal's Keith Barrow called it an "outstanding biography".
Distilled: A Memoir of Family, Seagram, Baseball and Philanthropy is the memoir of Seagram heir, Charles Bronfman, published in October, 2016 (HarperCollins) it was an immediate bestseller. In March 2017, and was released in paperback in October 2017 and the audio book in 2018. It was named a finalist for the National Business Book Award. Maclean's declared Distilled to be "candid, engaging and at times poignant memoir". Policy Magazine described it as a "compelling...honest, enchanting book".
Banking on America published in 2013 (HarperCollins) and released in paperback in 2014. It made The Globe and Mail’s bestseller list as well as the list of best selling business books compiled by “Books for Business”. The Literary Review of Canada says Banking on America is "Fast-paced…full of anecdotes and rare glimpses" and that "…Green has performed a public service."
Howard Green is represented by the literary agency Rick Broadhead & Associates.
Railroader, Audio Book Excerpt
Working with Hunter Harrison
Demo Reel & Interviews
15 Years / 14,000 Interviews
Speaker, Columnist, Documentary Maker
Experience, Empathy & Skill
Howard Green has moderated, emcee’d or delivered keynotes at more than one hundred events. He has been master of ceremonies for Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the Year Gala eight times and moderated at fourteen meetings of the Business Council of Canada---from Washington to Silicon Valley to New York to Munich to Calgary to Montreal and Toronto.
Howard is represented by ProSpeakers.
Howard Green has written dozens of op-ed and comment columns for major publications such as The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star and Financial Post.
From a film about one of the most complex air crash investigations in history, to documentaries about war heroes, ever-changing seacoasts and groundbreaking musicians, Howard Green has written, produced and/or directed ten documentaries aired by major broadcasters around the world.