Nationally Recognized Executive Coach Based in Nashville, Tennessee

Terry Warren, an ICF Associate Certified Coach, has more than 40 years of leadership experience in the financial services and healthcare industries, and he has held senior leadership roles in sales, strategic planning, client engagement, and executive coaching. He is a member of the Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management Executive Coaching Network.

For more than 27 years, Terry served in a wide variety of leadership roles with Willis Towers Watson (formerly Willis Group), a large global insurance broker. He led the company’s client engagement and business retention efforts in North America, provided internal executive coaching to top leaders, and served as Executive Director of the Willis Foundation.

Prior to joining Willis, Terry worked for Hospital Corporation of America and other healthcare organizations, serving in a number of domestic and international corporate positions.

From that background, Terry equips his clients to see new perspectives, gain clarity, and achieve results. He leverages his reputation as a trusted advisor with his collaborative style and successful executive experience to make sure clients achieve their desired results promptly and with long-lasting results.

In addition, Terry believes in giving back. He has served as the chair of several nonprofit boards and as a mentor and consultant to nonprofits, both in the United States and abroad. He is Past President of the International Coach Federation–Tennessee.

When not working as a coach or consultant, Terry practices his passion for landscape painting. His concentrated study of art, along with his time at the easel, has equipped him to see his surroundings—and his situations—in a new light. He brings that well-rounded awareness to his work with his clients. You can see samples of his art, which evokes a sense of realism and a feeling of serenity, here: www.terrywwarren.com.  


  • Warren Executive Coach, Founder and Principal (est. 2014).
  • Willis Towers Watson (Formerly Willis Group/Willis North America) (simultaneous roles)
    • EVP, Director Client Advocacy
    • Executive Director Willis Foundation
    • Managing Director, Willis in Nashville
    • Internal Executive coach
  • Hospital Corporation of America
  • Research and Planning Consultants


  • Bachelor of Science, Industrial Engineering, Tennessee Technological University
  • Master of Science, Industrial Management, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Core Essential Graduate Program, Coach U
  • Associate Certified Coach (ACC), International Coach Federation

Current Affiliations

Coaching Philosophy

As your coach, I embrace being in service to you, and I care about what you need on any given day. I strive to create space in which we can be honest, open, and forthcoming, and I believe you will find our time together transformational. In our confidential relationship, we’ll co-create solutions that accelerate achievement of your goals and dreams.

Having spent some four decades in corporate America, I value the importance of measurable results. Toward that end, I start every new client engagement with an assessment that measures how people make judgments. It is one of the key inputs for establishing expected outcomes for our coaching relationship. We revisit the analysis at the end of our time together to gauge any changes. This is just one of the tools I have available to me to ensure that our work produces real-world, practical applications.

Combining my in-depth coaching training with more than 40 years of professional experience and decades of community involvement, I am uniquely situated to challenge your point of view and shift your perspective. Such movement is necessary for change.

My clients enjoy working with me because, as an executive coach I am a powerful listener, and I help you create actions you can start using today.

Whether you seek to tap into the hidden power in your interpersonal relationships or get promoted at work, through empowerment, encouragement, and respect we will take steps to accelerate your progress.

I welcome the opportunity to be the locksmith who cracks open your potential.

Leadership & Executive Coaching Clients

Coaching Reviews

“I have worked with Terry for many years and he has helped me become the best version of myself. He has pushed me to do what I don’t want to do, but is necessary for development and growth. Terry is insightful, compassionate and a trusted advisor that I would now consider a friend.”

– Regional Leader, Financial Services

“Terry has truly made me a better person both professionally and personally.”

– Financial Services Executive

My experience in working with Terry Warren enabled me to smoothly change careers with confidence. He skillfully helped me identify personal strengths and led me through steps to establish measurable goals for attaining success. Two years later I’m seeing tremendous strides in every aspect of my business endeavors.”

– Author, Speaker

First of all, he is a very good listener.  Terry was very adept in drawing out what makes me tick and discussing ideas regarding what I should do with my time.  After several calls, we came up with a plan of action which I am still working through today.”

– Retired executive

We’ve approached Terry Warren to help us delegate our main program operations to the new director. We’ve worked for 6 months with Terry to make it happen. He’s provided us with an effective succession tools that we’ve started using in other areas as well. After 6 month work we were able to leave our organization with peace of mind for an extended period of time and upon our return found our operations running smoothly in accordance with our plan. Terry’s consulting has helped us not just without immediate need but helped our organization move forward by releasing us from day-to-day operations as well as empowering new director to lead it into the future.”

– President, Youth Ministry, Ukraine

Connect with Terry

Want to learn more about leadership or executive coaching? Schedule a free introductory call with Terry to learn more about his services, 1-on-1 coaching experiences and how he can help you reach your leadership goals and potential.