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Over 40 years of leadership and coaching experience
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I love what I do! I wake up every morning energized to help people achieve their goals. I am energized by the opportunities to learn, help and give back. Coaching is my passion and I can’t stop thinking of creative ways to help others.

Terry Kahler

Throughout my career, I have always enjoyed helping, developing, mentoring, and coaching people. Perhaps I get it from my parents who devoted a lifetime to educating and helping others. My transition to coaching took place immediately upon my retirement from corporate life in 2012. After spending my entire career leading complex local, regional and global functions and businesses, I decided it was time to give back.

After deciding on my new journey, I realized right away that the skills that made me a successful corporate executive was not going to make me a successful executive coach. I immersed myself in an intense learning process, became certified in multiple coaching practices, joined coaching organizations, mentored with successful coaches, learned the tools of the trade, and obtained my credentials. This allowed me to combine my corporate executive experience with my coaching education to become a successful executive coach.

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Coaching Experience

Although my title is “Executive Coach”, the reality is I help a broad range of people. I coach business school-level individuals all the way through C-suite level executives. Most of the people I work with are in the technology sector. Given that I spent a lifetime in that sector, I tend to understand the problems and issues that today’s leaders face. I help people and companies of all sizes located on four continents with responsibilities in marketing, sales, sales operations, supply chain, product management, hardware engineering, software engineering, finance, IT and Human Resources.

Client Ratings:
4.8/5

It’s much easier to identify success in coaching if it can be measured. For each of my clients we identify measurable outcomes. Our primary method is to engage the people we work with and obtain feedback. When measuring progress with my client’s stakeholders, 96% of them indicated that there was significant, measurable improvement in the areas they have chosen to work on.

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Executive Experience

I joined the high-tech sector in the mid 1980’s when the PC industry was in its nascent stage. I was employed by Fortune 500 technology companies during my career. My first technology employer, MicroAge, Inc, was a leading computer integrator and distribution company with locations throughout the Americas and Europe. I spent the second half of my high-tech career at Dell, Inc. where I retired in 2012. During my time with these industry leaders, I led businesses and functions throughout the world. My experience in marketing, sales, information technology, online, operations, software engineering, call centers, manufacturing and finance positions me uniquely in my capacity as coach or consultant.

My proudest 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 my work history on my LinkedIn profile.

Philanthropy

I believe in giving back to others and to my community. I currently coach executives for non-profit organizations and I have committed to donating portions of my net income to assist Hispanic communities in North America. In addition, I give back by guest lecturing at the University of Texas on International Business and Intercultural Management. Click here for additional information on my philanthropy work.

Values

Integrity

I uphold the highest standards both for my coaching profession and my organization.

Excellence

I set and demonstrate standards of excellence for professional coaching quality, qualification and competence.

Collaboration

I value the social connection and community building that occurs through collaborative partnership and co-created achievement.

Respect

I am inclusive and I value the diversity and richness of my global clients. I put people first, without compromising standards, policies and quality.

Interests

As an accomplished photographer, I enjoy visiting national parks and photographing nature. I also enjoy traveling the world with my wife, I have a passion for cooking and baking, I enjoy outdoor activities and spending time with family and friends. I speak English, Spanish and Portuguese fluently.

Next Steps

I am currently accepting new engagements. If you are interested in learning more about me or beginning a new engagement, simply click the “Book a Session” button to setup some time.