Terry Kahler is an Executive Coach and retired technology executive in Austin, TX, with a passion for coaching leaders and helping businesses achieve their objectives. As a sales and operations expert, he led businesses and functions for fortune 500 technology companies across the globe. In addition to his coaching practice, he guest lectures at the University of Texas on International Business and on Intercultural Management. He is an accomplished photographer and active philanthropist.


Terry Kahler is an Executive Coach and Business Consultant in Austin, Texas. He is focused on helping leaders and businesses increase their effectiveness and achieve their goals and objectives. His structured, efficient, data-driven style has helped deliver measurable results for businesses and individuals around the world. He is an experienced corporate executive who believes in giving back to others and to his community. He currently coaches executives for non-profit organizations and has committed to donate ten percent of his net income to assist Hispanic communities in the area. In addition, he gives back by guest lecturing at the University of Texas on International Business and Intercultural Management.

Terry joined the high-tech sector in the mid 1980’s when the PC industry was in its nascent stage. He was employed by Fortune 500 technology companies during his 27-year work journey. His first employer, MicroAge, Inc, was a leading computer integrator and distribution company with locations throughout the Americas and Europe. He spent the second half of his high-tech career at Dell, Inc. where he retired in 2012. During his time with these industry giants, he led businesses and functions throughout the world. His experience in marketing, sales, information technology, online, operations, manufacturing and finance positions him uniquely in his capacity as coach or consultant.

His many accomplishments include being a founding member of Dell’s Latin America business unit, starting operations and leading Dell’s operation in Brazil, creating the Global Business Operations function for Dell and leading the strategy and operational elements of Dell’s online properties. You can see more details about Terry’s work history on his LinkedIn profile.

In addition to his business experience, Terry has obtained certifications and membership associations to enhance his coaching practice including a membership to the International Coach Federation (ICF), a coaching certification from the Life Coaching Institute of America, a certification from Myers-Briggs for the MBTI Personality assessments and also a certification from the Hogan organization to administer the Hogan Leadership Series assessments. His clients include executives from Fortune 500 companies as well as executives of small, medium and non-profit organizations. He authors monthly articles on the subject of leadership and personal development.

As an accomplished photographer, Terry enjoys visiting national parks and photographing nature. He also enjoys traveling the world, has a passion for cooking and baking, enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with family and friends. He speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese fluently.

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