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Terri Horn

Terri Horn

Women's Leadership Council

Terri Horn

Managing Director
People Strategies Inc

Terri Horn
Managing Director
People Strategies Inc.
El Cajon, CA
Direct: (619) 749-9656
Mobile: (858) 243-2722

Terri has spent 20 years as corporate human resources business partner, acting in a variety of functions: supporting training, organizational development, performance management, compensation and benefits, plus talent acquisition, strategy and development. Terri spent eleven years self-employed running a boutique recruiting firm specializing in contingency and retained searches for managerial, leadership or specialist positions in financial services, insurance, or software organizations.

Areas of Expertise
Executive Development, Human Resources, Strategy and Communications

Areas of expertise upon which I would like to continue learning.
Technology, Recruitment and Selection, Planning and Vision Setting

What three keywords best describe you?
Perseverant , Collaborative, Engaging

Personal Motto
No one treats Terri Horn like Terri Horn!

What are you passionate about?
People! I love to be around them! I gain my energy and enthusiasm by being around others, and I love helping them professionally and personally.

What is something interesting about you that members might not know?
I started my own business so I could call the shots while raising my children. It was my top priority to be there for my kids and still be a career woman.

Who has been a role model for you?
My first HR boss. He was amazing! He gave me lots of opportunities. I have been so fortunate to have many role models, from CEOs to HR professionals, and many of the people on the WLC. It has been truly the best thing about AFSA for me. I finally feel like I belong!

What are you most proud of?
Raising my children while running a business. Could I be more successful—yes! Could I make more money—yes! I am doing it on my terms and I am very proud of that.


What would you say are the key success factors for a mentoring relationship?
Candid transparency, encouragement and accessibility

What advice would you give yourself as a young executive?
Let it roll off your back and just focus on what you are doing—don't worry or compare yourself to your counterparts. The opportunities will come!

What do you know now that you wish you knew when you started your career?
The devil is in the details; be prepared, check yourself, then execute.