Activate Group founder, speaker, and bestselling author Howard M. Shore has worked with hundreds of executives and teams to help accelerate their growth and scale their organization.
Howard cut his teeth as the owner of several successful companies and as an executive for Fortune 500 companies like Ryder Systems, AutoNation, and KPMG. For him, the transition to business and executive coaching was a natural one.
Howard earned his Bachelor and MBA degrees from Florida International University. In addition, he completed advanced executive programs at Harvard Law School and the University of Chicago.
He is a Certified Gazelles Coach, Certified Public Accountant, Certified Executive Coach, Certified Behavioral Analyst, Certified Values Analyst, and Certified Attributes Index Analyst.
Howard M. Shore is an accomplished speaker and coaches other business coaches outside of his company.
Howard is a brilliant coach and speaker, but that’s not why you should consider working with him (although on its own, it’s more than enough of a reason). What makes Howard stand out beyond any other coach I have worked with is how invested he becomes in you and your business. It shows in the dedication he has toward your results. It shows in the team he has built. And it shows in the tools he has developed. In a world where anyone can wake up in the morning and decide they are a coach, Howard is what he himself would call a unicorn. Someone who stands out from the rest as being extraordinary at what they do. If you can work with him or his team, listen to him speak, or read his book, I would do it!!!
We run a fairly large private equity-backed company with around 2,000 employees. Our executive team has used Howard and Activate for the past year. He has been instrumental in providing structure for our team around quarterly meetings, planning, strategy, etc. Highly recommend Howard and his company regardless of your company size. We have received a huge return on investment.
Howard helped us implement structure and strategies for growth. His custom approach for each client and vast experience makes him a valued coach for any size business that is positioned for rapid growth. I’ve just worked with Howard for one year, and we have doubled the size of locations and grown existing store revenue.
Howard is the best coach I have ever worked with. No matter how much you think you know about your business, you will be blown away by how much better he can make it. He is very thorough, covering everything from operations to financials, and gives great advice. Highly recommend him and his team.
Howard is a cornerstone of our business strategy. He cultivates an environment for our team to do their best work and preparation for success. Highly recommend Activate Group.
I highly recommend Howard as a business coach. He has been instrumental in helping my company think more strategically, focus on big ideas, and foster better communication within our team. His guidance and expertise have improved our leadership skills, brought our team together, and helped us achieve our goals. His coaching style is insightful and practical, and he is always available when we need him. If you’re considering hiring a business coach, I strongly urge you to consider Howard. He is truly one of the best in the business and will help your team reach new heights!
Howard Shore is an exceptional strategist. He is also a truth-teller with a rare ability to courageously and compassionately guide CEO’s through their most difficult moments. The fact that he’s also a genuinely nice guy puts him high on my list of executive coaches.
Howard is effective in helping you understand the different dynamics, personalities and behavioral styles within your company. After reading the book(s) he selects (based on the individual), the dialogue between myself and Howard helped me identify ways I needed to view and better work with others within my organization.
Highly recommend Howard as an exceptional executive coach. His expertise, guidance, and support have been instrumental in CANDA’s growth and development. Howard’s insightful perspectives and strategic approach, helped our executive team navigate complex challenges, expand leadership capabilities, and achieve measurable results. Howard is the perfect partner to guide you on your journey to success.
Early this year I sold the company to a local PE firm. We are the platform company and have already acquired our first acquisition. I say this because you set me on a path to put me in this position. You helped me think about how to professionalize the company to make it ready to market. Thank you for being part of my journey!
Howard provided me with so many valuable insights that I haven’t heard from anyone else in a single meeting. Your ability to inspire and assist others is remarkable. Thank you!
Howard’s business experience and coaching skills have helped us move forward and avoid mistakes while our business grows. Strongly recommend Howard and his team.
Howard’s business recommendations helped launch our small company into a high valued mid-sized player in our industry. After working with Howard our company was sold at a substantial profit a year later. Howard’s management advice and financial consulting were second to none.
It has been a privilege to work with Activate Group, Inc, in assessing our sales talent and capabilities. They bring in industry expertise and provide valuable insight to our organization. I’m looking forward to continuing to work with our coach Howard!
After several years of break-even and lackluster growth, I knew my team could produce much better results. After working with numerous advisors, I found the process, coach, and software that could help our company break through the chasm. In one year, we well exceeded our industry’s profitability. In the second year, growth is accelerating, and we are on track to increase net profitability beyond what we thought we could do. Most importantly, I have not felt this in control of my business and am as excited about the future of our company. Activate Group brought us the scalable strategic accountability process and the tough coaching needed to get ahead of our competition. Everyone needs a coach and Activate Group delivers the goods!
My work with Howard Shore earlier this year has truly enhanced my selling skills and process and made me a better rainmaker for our business. While I was excellent at forming relationships and connections, with my coach’s help, I was able to leverage what I already did well and take it to another level. He helped me to identify better and target the areas that I needed to improve upon, focused my efforts on increasing my ‘speed on the bases’ and as a result, I found myself having much more productive meetings with prospects—and spending less time with those who weren’t qualified. But the best thing has been the results that I’ve been able to achieve in the last six months. We landed our most significant client ever in the history of the business as well as several other “big fish,” which was one of my goals when I started. I feel more confident and am better prepared in my meetings, and I expect that I’ll only continue to improve with the tools and the process that I’ve learned.
Activate Group prepared our management team for significant growth. Howard introduced us to several concepts and tools we continue to use every quarter to help us achieve and track our goals. The one-page strategic plan and accompanying 30-60-90-day goals for each of our departments are two very useful tools we have been using for the past year with great success. The techniques Howard taught us are an essential part of keeping our entire company focused as we surpass strategic goals this year.
Howard Shore has provided strategic planning, meeting facilitation and executive coaching for my company. He has helped us grow to the next level in business maturity and helped us adopt the Business Acceleration System™. Like a true coach, he saw our blind spots and pushed us in directions initially uncomfortable for us, but later we found made a huge difference in our growth and organization. He has been fun to work with, and also very willing to adapt to our unique needs as a pure virtual company.
Having worked on several successful projects with Howard, we continue to enjoy and value his combination of deep corporate executive history, business knowledge, and practical “call it as is” wisdom. Executive leaders or corporations with a true desire to grow, learn, and change will surely benefit from engaging with Howard and his team.
Bringing Howard into my company was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Howard recognized the potential in my executive team and in one year has transformed it into a well-oiled machine. I attribute this growth to the personal coaching sessions and the time Howard spends with the members of my team. During the coaching sessions, he holds us accountable for our commitments and goals. He offers help and advice on meeting those commitments and goals. He makes sure we don’t back down from those commitments and goals when we feel overwhelmed and lovingly helps us find solutions to get us back on track.
Thank you, Howard!! Running my business is fun again!