Read what people are saying about their interactions with Terry
Excellent Executive Coaching
Terry is an excellent executive coach. Terry’s approach is both supportive and challenging when advising on even the most complex scenarios. Terry’s use of proven techniques based on a wide body of scientific knowledge is highly effective. Examples are the Hogan Personality Profile and Review as well a number of excellent books that Terry recommends while Coaching.
Terry has been a coach, mentor and significant influencer in my professional life for over 15 years. He has provided the perfect balance of pragmatism and optimism – pushing me to overcome self-imposed limitations and pursue my full potential. His guidance and support has played a significant role in my ability to scale from a front line manager to a C-suite level executive.
Building Future Leaders
Terry’s coaching and expertise helped us accomplish our goals. He made a huge difference in our young professionals, and helped them achieve the right mindset and approach as they look to accelerate their business careers.
Improve and Achieve Your Goals
“If you really want to achieve your career goals, and this means accepting change, Terry is your go-to coach. He brings vast leadership experience and extensive coaching expertise together with a candid ability to hold you accountable to the goals you set. You’ll get to where you want to go if you apply Terry’s coaching.”
His guidance and great advice helped me to build my confidence and took my presentation skills to another level.
A Great Example
Terry was one of the great leaders I had the pleasure to work with in my career. A great example to be followed.
A lifetime of international experiences and a career leading successful and diverse teams, Terry brings a broad, balanced and personalized perspective to both groups and individuals working toward ongoing improvement.
Advocate Guru and Friend
Terry uses his in-depth knowledge and his passion for providing expert professional guidance to help you perform better than you thought possible! Beyond your coach, he will be your advocate, guru and friend.
Candid, Realistic and Data driven
Terry offers a powerful cocktail of real-world experiences combined with a data-driven approach to executive coaching. His references to books and articles hit the target every time. It has been a very productive experience for me and I recommend Terry for any leader who is looking for a constructive approach to ascending the executive ladder.
Key to Success
Terry has been a real key to the success of the UT McCombs School of Business Labs program in his role as coach. He is THE cornerstone of the program!!
Terry has been awesome and helped me to recognize my blind spots and keep reminding myself to be mindful and watch my behaviors and how others perceive them. His coaching has helped me greatly in my career and has made me a better leader for my teams.
Terry is one of the best mentors I have ever met. He is very logical and forthright. The advice he provided to me is very insightful and helped me grow not only professionally but also personally.
Terry is the perfect combination of teacher, mentor, friend, and coach. His guidance and insight propelled me personally and professionally.
Experienced, Thoughtful & Personable
Terry helped me find my North Star in the day-to-day fog of war. He has a tremendous amount of experience, is very thoughtful, consistent, on target with his advice, personable, observant, and all around phenomenal coach that I HIGHLY recommend. I’m grateful to have his guidance.
Terry is not only an amazing coach but also a caring friend! I feel so lucky that I had the opportunity to work with him.
Terry provides sound, clear, and constructive feedback and helps you examine challenges and opportunities from multiple perspectives, perspectives which you likely have not considered before. Moreover, he is sincerely interested in, and dedicated to your success.
Strong and Positive Influence
Terry had a strong and positive influence on my career. His helped me become a better leader by balancing execution, discipline and focus.
Terry has coached me and help me have intelligent conversations in areas that were out of my comfort zone. I am so fortunate that Terry has mentored and coached me.
Helped Me Focus
With Terry’s help, I learnt how to be strongly focused on my daily tasks.
A Pleasure to Work With
My career has a solid basis under Terry’s orientations, feedback, coaching and mentoring. It has been a pleasure working with him.
Terry mentored and coached many individuals who are now in critical executive roles. I highly recommend Terry for anyone looking for assistance from an experienced individual who can drive exponential results.
Career Development Presentation
I had the pleasure to work with Terry on a presentation to our summer interns about Career Development. Terry did an excellent job delivering a very informative presentation tailored to the audience’s characteristics. I highly recommend Terry and will reach out to him for future events. Thank you, Terry!
As I look back on my career, and see that Terry’s willingness to help me address my developmental areas has been a foundation to my career success.
Perfect Coach for Me
After interviewing a number of coaches I chose to go with Terry and it was definitely the right decision with me. Terry’s experience has allowed him to ask the right questions and pinpoint what I need to focus on. Terry expects engagement and effort from the people he works with, but along the way the nudges and questioning he provides enable me to think about things I would not have otherwise. I could not endorse him enough!
People Oriented Leadership
Terry’s excellent people oriented leadership and management style is evident in the highly motivated individuals he develops.
Real World Experience
Terry shares convincing insights which allow the students to better see how material we cover is applied in the “real world”.
Terry has been a great coach; he listens in detail and can understand the problem or situation. He is very relatable, understands the position you are coming from, and from there, he can make concrete recommendations. Terry has been great at balancing his approach as a coach, having an exact blueprint, but letting me manage the agenda, and where I want to go with the conversation. He also complements his advice with great articles and books that help me go more in-depth on his recommendations.
Terry is extremely perceptive, quick to recognize the strengths and potential of individuals and then help them leverage their strengths to effective outcomes.
Great Communicator. Great Advice.
Terry helped me with personal development as well as business and organizational challenges. His advice is always relevant and actionable as he shares his own experience and knowledge. Terry is an excellent listener and communicator.
Passionate and Results-Oriented
I love how Terry helped me focus my development on high-impact areas. He uses his real-life corporate experiences and coaching expertise to share not only why but also how I should bring about the required changes.
Great Coaching Experience
One of the best experiences I had was the ability to work with Terry as my coach. His practical guidance and simple tips have greatly improved my fundamental outlook to life.
Terry was very direct and timely on coaching me and providing feedback. Many times, he identified a potential that I was not seeing. He never hesitated to challenged me
Terry’s coaching style is above all comprehensive, he takes a holistic approach and is always looking to better understand his clients, their strengths and opportunities.
Terry Kahler is an incredible coach. His style is encouraging yet pointed. He is supportive and pushes me at the same time. He provides solid practical advice and also the tools needed to enable change. I would highly recommend.
A Rare Find
In my experience, his skill as a coach and leader is as important as it is rare to find.
Invaluable Guidance and Perspective
His dedicated, reflective approach to coaching always feels like a thought-provoking two-way conversation that leaves me feeling inspired and up to whatever challenge at hand may be troubling me.
Terry is a phenomenal coach! He helped me prepare multiple presentations and gave me very constructive feedback that helped me refine my executive presence and gave me confidence. His coaching style was a perfect fit for me because he was so supportive and encouraging but still was able to help me develop my weaknesses.
Students in my international business courses really appreciate Terry’s lectures and his insights on global macroeconomic trends.
I worked with Terry as a coach for a year. My professional skills grew more during this year than any other due to Terry’s mentorship.
Terry is highly calibrated and specific in his approach to develop talented individuals to achieve executive leadership.
Terry Hit the Bullseye!
He hit the bullseye by dialing into my strengths and opportunities that I truly didn’t know I had. With the opportunities, he taught me a path to recognize my triggers and rise in me the desire to improve from within. My heightened sense of awareness and achievement is attributed to Terry’s coaching.
Business Challenge Solved
I was facing some difficult business strategy and organizational design challenges and Terry helped me solve them. He saved me both time and effort.
The Most Effective Executive Coach
Terry is the most effective executive coach that I’ve worked with. Terry made my success his primary concern. He helped me understand my blindspots and provided me with practical approaches to achieving my goals. Thanks to his guidance and active involvement, I have become a more thoughtful, impactful, and successful leader at Amazon.
Terry is an exceptional coach! What distinguishes him from other great executive coaches is his deep knowledge of running a business combined with his unsurpassed attention to detail in identifying individual needs for growth. Terry is easily one of the best coaches I have worked with as a PM of a top talent development… Read more “Exceptional coaching!”
Rich Learning Experience
Working with Terry was a rich learning experience and I’m thankful for having such opportunity.
As a mentor and coach, he is a great listener and possesses the gift of asking right and meaningful questions to get you thinking and believing in your own potential.
Terry challenged me to consider factors and aspects I hadn’t even identified, coached me through my mistakes, helped me navigate the political landscape and supported me through a successful execution. Without his inspiring, visionary leadership and development, I would not be the leader I am today.
Effective Coaching That Gets Results
Terry is able to synthesize many data points – from conversations to 360 reviews to personality assessments – and turn the observations into targeted development plans. He tailors his communication and approach based on the needs and style of those he coaches, while relying on tools and methods that have been vetted and refined over the course of his career. I have total confidence in Terry and would recommend him in a heartbeat to anyone looking for a committed, effective coaching partner.
A Guiding Light
During the year I worked with Terry, I not only learned presentation and program management skills, more importantly, the way to influence people and how to deal with conflicts…”
Terry always challenged me to go beyond my responsibilities and capabilities, showing that promotion should naturally emerge as a result of an instilled attitude.
Terry was kind of a pivotal place in the roadway to me. He help me to trust myself and believe that some ideas in spite of not immediate results, it will pay back in the long run.
MBTI Workshop Amplified our Team Connection
I had the fortunate opportunity to work with Terry when he hosted a Myers-Briggs Workshop for my teams. It was a great workshop. Terry’s dialogue with our teams throughout was informative and helped bring a new level of insights to my teams. The learnings also served as a great jump-off point for diving deeper into how we optimize our team collaboration, which is saying a lot because we had a strong team culture to begin with. Thank you so much, Terry!
Great Executive Coach
Terry was a perfect choice to mentor and coach our team. We were looking for an individual who had experienced a lot of leadership challenges and success, diversity of experience and admirable people development. Terry was a great fit and has been successfully leading and coaching individuals beyond our program. I highly recommend Terry as an executive coach and strategic leader.