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“Steve Howse’s practical business experience from working at the senior leadership level at some of Canada’s major corporations along with his academic role as Adjunct Professor at the DeGroote School of Business, have made for a uniquely powerful and compelling combination in leading our management team through a series of strategic planning processes. Steve’s fun yet no-nonsense style engages all to achieve success in the ’process’!”

- Tim Hogarth, President & CEO - Pioneer Petroleum

“Dear Steve,

You have been involved with my Company as a Strategic Coach for the past six months and I want to thank you for the wonderful job you have done.  You have helped us look at what we do in a much more focused manner than we have historically – much to our betterment.

You have also shown us a better way of communicating amongst ourselves with respect to the issues that are important in making our operation more successful.  The process that you have started will become the foundation for our management communication style in the future.

I look forward to your continued involvement with Naylor as we strive to be the success that our plans have shown us capable of becoming.

I am pleased to recommend you to my peers and associates who are in need of a person with your skills – which quite frankly are the businesses who are in a high growth mode.”

- T.E. Hitchman, P.Eng, President  - Naylor Group

“Steve Howse provided excellent guidance to the OSSGA Board of Directors and staff through his contract to assist us in developing our new five year strategic plan in January 2011.  Over three days of workshops, Steve provided us with a comprehensive framework to build our plan, which gave us ample room to customize the plan to our needs.  His facilitation skills are excellent; he kept all of us on topic, on time, and focused on the final product throughout the process.  The success of the plan is evident in what we have achieved in 2011, and we look forward to reviewing the plan in 2012 with Steve to ensure another successful year.”

- Moreen Miller, President - Ontario Stone Sand & Gravel Association

"As chairman of the John C Munro Hamilton International Airport, I’ve seen Steve Howse’s work first hand. We contracted Millington & Associates to provide communications and strategic support for the airport and he also acts as the primary spokesperson. He updated the communications plans, developed and implemented a crisis communications plan and acts as a key resource to the board and the executive. He is the master of getting $3 of free media exposure for every dollar spent and has been effective in ensuring the key messages of the airport are presented in the media. He also spearheaded City Quest, a charity event that raises funds for the United Way."

- Ron Foxcroft, Chairman - Hamilton International Airport

“Steve Howse and his team at Millington & Associates recently facilitated Toronto Construction Association’s long range planning process. In short, the Millington model works! Interim post mortems and well defined “next steps” kept us focused. 

Howse used his considerable skill to ensure participants were fully engaged and that perspectives were kept appropriately broad. And the three-day facilitation process culminated in a 5-year strategic plan that exceeds this client’s expectations in every conceivable respect”

- John Mollenhauer, President & CEO - Toronto Construction Association

“Steve Howse has an impressive grasp of the many facets of communication. He excels at crisis management and has a lot of media experience while delivering exceptional abilities in live media situations. Steve is a welcome lecturer in my MBA Communications Management course.”

- Dr. Terry Flynn - DeGroote School of Business

"Steve Howse is an outstanding business leader. He champions innovation in all that he does. Whether he is teaching undergraduates, MBAs or executives, his messages are insightful and his pedagogical techniques are first rate. As a consultant he provides added value and a guarantee of top quality service that is often not evident in today’s corporate world. He is an influential media spokesperson and has a wide span of expertise to draw on. Most importantly, he is a trusted colleague with an engaging personality."

- Dr. Nick Bontis, Director of Undergraduate Programs -  DeGroote School of Business

“I have had the opportunity to work closely with Steve Howse. He has been a guest speaker at 3 of our events. His polished speaking skills help him communicate effectively to a wide range of audiences. Steve also has outstanding abilities as a strategist and we have come to rely on his in depth knowledge and experience in the areas of governance and strategic planning.” 

- John Sawyer, President - Oakville Chamber of Commerce

“SB Partners has worked with Steve in several capacities - the SB Partners Executive Know-How Series, communications and strategic facilitation. His communication expertise and responsiveness "need it now" advice was outstanding. He is a captivating speaker with great stories and meaningful messages for business leaders. Steve has a refreshing approach to strategic facilitation, never losing control, the end goal or his sense of humour"

John Chisholm, CEO and Partner - SB Partners, LLP

“Steve was contracted to analysis our sales process and then recommend a sales structure and compensation plan. Steve was thorough in his analysis and honest in his reporting... Steve will tell it as he sees it and not simply tell you what you want to hear. Steve has a broad range of expertise and was able to provide valuable feedback to our executive team"

- Glenn Hofland, President - Hofland Worldwide

“Steve Howse was able to get us to think more clearly and focus our thoughts like never before. We left our strategy session rearing to go!”

- Mike Carnegie, Partner - Taylor Liebow Chartered Accountants

“Millington brought in the discipline needed to effectively grow our business. Through proper account planning and business development, we’ve never been so ready to meet our clients’ needs and expectations.” 

- Jim Letwin, President - JAN Kelley Marketing