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Teresa Garza is an engagement leader at culture-shaping firm Senn Delaney, a Heidrick & Struggles company. Teresa joined the firm in 2014, bringing decades of experience in building, leading, and managing teams with complex culture-shaping dynamics, ranging from reorganization to acquisition to turnarounds.
Prior to joining Senn Delaney, Teresa was a culture change agent at Hertz Corporation. A trained facilitator and master coach of the Senn Delaney culture-shaping process, Teresa provided leadership to change management procedure implementation to guide the culture-shaping process. She led cultural integration efforts following Hertz’s acquisition of Dollar/Thrifty brands in 2013 and guided executive leaders of the Donlen Group in the assimilation into the Hertz organization.
From 1984 to 2009, Teresa served in several leadership roles at Burger King Corporation. As director of the ‘BK Our Way’ global culture transformation, Teresa developed the strategy and implementation plan for the BK Our Way values and culture to more than 12,000 restaurants globally in 83 countries. She led the culture transformation initiative for the Burger King turnaround and initial IPO in 2006, which included redesign of vision, mission, values, organization restructure, training, and brand image launch.
While serving as director of operations standards and execution at Burger King, Teresa led and developed a high-performance team responsible for implementation of Burger King initiatives in North America.
As a certified Integral coach, in 2009, Teresa founded EPIC Quest LLC, a coaching and leadership consulting firm in Miami, Florida, providing guidance on design of growth strategy and direction to small and mid-size companies and non-profit organizations.
Teresa is a past recipient of the Franklin Covey National Award for Organizational Excellence in Innovation. She has served on several boards and committees, including sitting on the Board of Trustees of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society South Florida Chapter and serving as chair of the Executive Committee of the Women’s Leadership Forum. She provides support, advisory and services to several community-based non-profit organizations.
With a passion for supporting others to succeed, Teresa has pursued a yoga teacher certification and has coached hundreds of endurance athletes while personally completing 27 marathons, two Ironman and two half-Ironman triathlon competitions.