Terry is an Executive Coach who specializes in working with high achievers who are “successful but not satisfied” to help them increase the intersection of their professional success and personal happiness, as well as help them unlock the potential of their teams. She helps busy professionals to address both their internal (mindset) and external (tactical/strategic) challenges. She has coached at levels from first-time managers and high potentials to the executive and senior leader ranks, across a variety of industries and functional areas in organizations from hyper-growth biotech and fintech start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.
Prior to becoming a full-time Certified Professional Coach in 2017, she was a long-time marketing executive in financial services. Terry was part of the Senior Leadership Teams in her corporate roles and regularly advised and partnered with senior leadership in a variety of functional areas to support business objectives. She managed teams of up to 30 people in highly matrixed global organizations. Her professional experience also includes work in publishing and conference services in corporate and start-up environments. Terry’s coaching specialties include:
- Leadership development
- Team management
- Talent development
- Performance management
- Emerging leaders
- Building effective networks
- Executive presence
- Change management
- Navigating office politics
- And more.
Having worked for decades as a marketing leader, Terry has a keen interest in understanding how to motivate and influence people to take action. As a coach, Terry brings these marketing insights into her work with professionals to help them better understand their skills, strengths, and passions, and how to translate them into a vision for their career success and the success of their organizations.
Terry is the author of Amazon’s best-seller Winning the Game of Work: Career Happiness and Success on Your Own Terms and host of the Marketing Mambo podcast. She has a BA in Economics from the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA, and an MBA from the University of Maryland, College Park. She also has a certificate in Organizational Leadership in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion from Rice University.
In today’s go-go workplace, it can be hard to maintain a healthy perspective. Terry McDougall has crafted a common sense roadmap pointing the way to a satisfying and successful career!Joseph McCormack, Author of Noise and Brief
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