Chair Profile: Stephen Howell

July 17th, 2018|Chair Profiles|

Stephen Howell

Calgary, AB

“The role of a CEO is to set their organization’s mission, vision and purpose, and to connect with and inspire their workforce to realize them. Leaders who fail to connect fail to lead.”

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With over 30 years of progressive senior management experience in finance, operations and marketing, Stephen Howell has led and helped set the strategic direction of numerous companies. Working with organizations like Nortel, Concept Industries, TTI and others, Stephen is now President and CEO of Horizon Executive Consulting in Calgary, Alberta. Founded in 2009, Horizon Executive Consulting helps CEOs with specific challenges that can be resolved through strategic planning, change management and leadership development.

Stephen is honoured to be advising Calgary’s top executives through his TEC group and believes TEC can offer an invaluable experience for group members through its four pillars (confidential group meetings, one-to-one coaching, thought leadership and global membership).

As a TEC Chair, Stephen will challenge his group to dig deeper into their needs and motives. He invites members who are lifelong learners with a passion for self-discovery and who want to make a real difference in their companies, their families and their community.

TEC Group Vision

“My vision is to create a safe space to explore and build new perspectives and relationships through the sharing of one another’s ideas, challenges, obstacles and concerns.”


  • Stephen and his wife, Debra, have a blended family of 7 children and 5 grandchildren
  • Enjoys road biking, hiking, reading and spending time with his family
  • Certification in Accounting and a BA in Business Management

TEC Canada is a member-based peer advisory organization of over 1,400 chief executives, entrepreneurs and business owners from across Canada. For over 30 years, TEC has been helping leaders achieve success through the power of confidential group meetings, one-to-one executive coaching, business thought leadership and a global network of over 22,000 business leaders.

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