Howatt, Bill


Bill Howatt, Chief Research and Development Officer for Workforce Productivity, Morneau Shepell, has over 25 years’ experience in strategic HR, mental health and addictions, and leadership.

Before joining Morneau Shepell, Bill was Chief Executive Officer and founder of Howatt HR and TalOp®, a consulting firm that offered services for solving complex people problems and facilitating organizational productivity while keeping a keen eye on employee care.

He is the creator of Certified Management Essential (CME), an on –line program that offers 18 on-line courses that is a senate-approved leaders program through the University of New Brunswick (UNB). In addition, he is the creator of the Pathway to Coping an on-line course that teaches coping skills at UNB.

Bill is the creator of the Quality of Work life (QWL) that been converted into the Morneau Shepell Total Health Index™, as well the co-creator of The Globe and Mail and Morneau Shepell Employee Recommended Award. He is co-creator of The Globe and Mail Your Life at Work Initiative that touched more 14,000 Canadians.

He has published numerous books and articles, such as: The Coping Crisis, Pathways to Coping, the Wiley Series on Addictions, Human Services Counselor’s Toolbox and The Addiction Counselor’s Desk Reference. He is regular contributor to The Globe and Mail’s “9 to 5 and Leadership Lab”. 

Bill Howatt, is Ph.D., Ed.D., Post Doctorate Behavioral Science, University of California, Los Angeles, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, RTC, RSW, ICADC.