About Terry Kahler


Terry Kahler is a Certified Executive Coach and retired technology executive in Austin, TX, with a track record of developing leaders and helping organizations 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 a Certified Executive Coach and Business Consultant in Austin, Texas. He is focused on helping leaders and organizations 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. Terry Kahler

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 career. His first technology 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 leaders, 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 experience, Terry has obtained certifications and membership associations to enhance his coaching practice. These include:

  • Executive Coaching Certification from the Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching.

  • Associate Coaching Certification from the International Coach Federation (ICF).

  • Professional Life Coaching Certification from the Life Coaching Institute of America
  • Member of the International Coach Federation.
  • Certified Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator (MBTI) Practitioner.
  • Certified Hogan Leadership Series and Hogan 360 Practitioner.

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Client Types

Terry coaches leaders at all levels of the organization including those from Fortune 500 companies, 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 with his wife, has a passion for cooking and baking, enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with family and friends. He speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese fluently.

Giving Back

Terry believes in giving back to others and to his community. He currently coaches executives for non-profit organizations and has committed to donating portions of his net income to assist Hispanic communities in North America. In addition, he gives back by guest lecturing at the University of Texas on International Business and Intercultural Management. Click here for additional information on Terry’s philanthropy work.

Next Steps

Terry is currently accepting new  engagements. If you are interested in learning more about him or beginning a new engagement, simply click the “Let’s Get Started” button to contact him. He will contact you shortly to setup some time to discuss your needs.

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