Eileen Terry, PCC, Hudson Master Coach
“Eileen is an incredible resource for those who are looking to improve the capability of their people. She understands how coaching and mentoring can enhance people’s performance and the direct impact it has on business results! She embodies transformational leadership and leads with heart and commitment creating an abundance of credibility.”
Cyrus DeVere, SPHR
Chief Culture Officer / GM Gobal eCommerce at 5.11 Tactical
A multi-experienced and multi-dimensional woman, Eileen started an active business career that has spanned the last 35 years. Her first business, a Kool-Aid stand, was fully capitalized with 100% R.O.I. (cost of goods and wagon were fully financed by parents). The golfers on the 7th hole of the local golf course were her target market. This first sales and marketing opportunity stimulated Eileen’s interest in pursuing a business career.
Eileen graduated with degrees in Philosophy and Sociology. After not finding a real market for a “Philosopher-in-Residence,” she started her business climb with Procter & Gamble. While employed there, and then at Pillsbury Corporation, she perfected her persuasive sales skills. She moved on to South land Corporation and then Chevron, taking positions from multi-unit oversight to marketing, merchandising, and operations management.
Eileen’s next stop was Blockbuster, Inc., where she successfully progressed upward through several positions before becoming the only female to reach the top ranking of Executive Vice President inside Blockbuster. Eileen was responsible for working with 1000-plus franchisees across the United States and Puerto Rico representing 1,050 stores, the company’s non-Blockbuster branded domestic retail concepts, and the operation of Blockbuster’s 400 Canadian stores with 1 billion in revenue and 100 million in EBITDA. She has served as the Global Diversity Officer driving forward Blockbuster’s global diversity efforts, and she successfully developed a world-class diversity council and program that resulted in several national awards by key ethnic/diversity groups. Eileen’s most recent corporate position was as Chief People Officer for the Panda Restaurant Group.Responsible for all enterprise human resources functions including strategy, recruitment, retention, training & people development platforms for a privately held 22,000 employee, $1.7B, 1500 unit multi-brand casual dining retailer. Lead and supported the development and execution of the Panda RG 2020 vision to become a World Class developer of people and employer of choice.
In addition, Eileen is MBTI and BarOn EQ-I certified. BarOn EQ-I and The MBTI are two of the most informative and highly regarded assessments. When utilized, these tools provide comprehensive data in the areas identified as integral for personal and professional success.
Over a fifteen year period, Eileen developed Eileen Terry Consulting, a now thriving coaching and consulting business. She has taken on associates of diverse talents with a depth and breadth of management, consulting and coaching experience.