Join us as we celebrate Terry Samala de Guzman’s book Here I Am: Learning Along the Way. A signing will follow. This event is free and open to the public.
In Here I Am: Learning along the Way, accomplished executive and life coach Terry Samala de Guzman shares how she navigated her way through a complicated childhood in the Philippines to landing her first job in America, and how she learned to achieve her goals despite unlikely and sometimes deterring circumstances.
Terry speaks of her hard won life tenets—insights that have carried her through challenging work and leadership roles, motherhood, health crises and tragedies, and a commuting marriage to build a fulfilling, enjoyable and sustainable lifestyle filled with purpose, adventure, and love. In these stories, she shares how she embraces unexpected opportunities, finds power in being different, discovers strength in faith, and applies learning to growth.
"Truly an inspiring read, by someone who has never been afraid to take a leap, make a new start, begin anew."
Terry Samala de Guzman immigrated to the U.S. from the Philippines in her early 20s and proceeded to build a successful career and family life, eventually becoming a leader, a teacher, and a life coach. Her coaching practice, TSDCoach, is founded on her holistic approach to empower her clients to find a work/life balance and sustain life-long learning. Her clients include individuals seeking purpose and direction in their work and life, as well as students of leadership development at Harvard Business School, Kellogg School of Management, Darden School of Business, and the Federal Executive Institute.
Terry’s forty-year career spans C-suite positions in the corporate and not-for-profit sectors. Most recently, she was COO at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago where she led the on-time and on-budget completion of the museum’s transformative renovation. Prior to the MCA, she was Senior Associate Dean at the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia. Terry started her career in the U.S. at the American Express Company in New York and completed her MBA from New York University’s Stern Business School.
Terry’s career progressed while she continued to be mindful of her aspiration to make a difference, her commitment to her values, her search for a sustainable lifestyle, and her openness to growth and learning.
She and her husband, Allen, plan to divide their time between their home in Charlottesville, Virginia and their farm in the Philippines. They have two grown children, Alexandra and Philip, and a dog named Dude.