Chair Profile: Eileen M. Terry

June 29th, 2018|Chair Profiles|

Eileen M. Terry

TEC Canada TEC Inside Chair
Toronto and Area, ON

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Eileen Terry believes that, in today’s world, it’s important for a CEO to be as skilful in the art of listening, communication and coaching as it is to be able to read financials or interpret data and trends. This experienced senior executive and coach has a passion for people and achieving meaningful results.

Whether an EVP at Blockbuster, managing 1200 franchisee stores and 111 franchisees, launching a successful C-store concept for Chevron Oil, or being responsible for all enterprise human resource functions at the $1.7 billion Panda Restaurant Group (which she developed into an employer of choice) this energetic executive inspires with her emotional intelligence and business savvy.

Eileen is a Master Coach (Hudson Institute) having logged over 3,000 coaching hours. Her client companies included Fortune 500 enterprises and mid-sized privately held firms, where she coached founders and senior executives in everything from business diagnostics to emotional intelligence.

Now she has turned her attention to leading her own TEC group, where she plans to support them in “delivering the extraordinary” in their business and personal lives. She is part of the wider TEC community whose members represent nearly $50 billion in annual revenues and over 100,000 employees: a demonstration of TEC’s ability to advance Canadian business and lift our nation’s prosperity.

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Eileen’s open and invitational leadership style is a great fit for leaders who wish to grow not only their business competencies but their 21st century leadership skills, such as creating authentic and real connections and exercising empathy and curiousity. As Eileen says, leaders who “go directly to problem-solving or tactics without establishing relationship are less likely to achieve their goals.” She describes her group as “feeling free to bounce ideas off each other and process issues in an atmosphere of trust and unselfishness. Ideally this means we can ‘cuss and discuss’ without offending or being offended, because this is how we grow as leaders and individuals.


Married to Michelle Walker; they live happily in Oakville, Ontario.
When not coaching, Eileen enjoys singing, great conversations, golf and her critters – 3 dogs and 2 cats.

TEC Canada is a member-based peer advisory organization of over 1,300 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 23,000 business leaders.

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