Founder & Advisor
Teresa Daly has worked as a Fortune 500 executive, company President, dedicated community leader and board member. She currently serves as an advisor to Navigate Forward, which she founded with longtime colleague Mary Kloehn. Prior to Navigate Forward, Teresa was President of the Prouty Project, a consulting firm specializing in strategic planning, team development and organizational performance. Before Prouty, Teresa was SVP for Right Management Consultants, a global firm specializing in organizational performance and career transition. At Right, she received the Chairman’s Award and was appointed to the President’s Advisory Council.
A long-time advocate of community service, Teresa served on the Burnsville City Council from 2002-2006 and as a candidate for U.S. Congress in Minnesota’s 2nd District in 2004. She has a broad range of board experience that includes professional associations, non-profits and academic institutions. She currently serves on the boards for The Raptor Center and The Cowles Center for the Performing Arts.
Teresa has been recognized for her contributions to the community with the Individual Champion of Women Award from the Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce, the Spirit of Caring Award from the Community Action Council, and the Volunteer of the Year Award from the Minnesota Economic Development Association (MEDA).
The Carlson School of Management frequently asks Teresa to guest lecture, and in previous years she served as adjunct faculty where she taught courses in strategic workforce management. Teresa is often a speaker and keynote presenter at conferences, universities and professional organizations.
Honors and accolades aside, people are struck by Teresa’s fascination with people, boundless enthusiasm, compassion, and ability to bring out the best in others. Over the years Teresa has established an extensive network, which is always readily available to Navigate Forward clients.
Outside of work, you’re likely to find Teresa feeding birds, watching her nieces dance, and sharing conversation with friends over a glass of wine. Her business heroes include Bill Gates the Philanthropist, and her father, whose entrepreneurial spirit has greatly influenced her career.
Helping leaders find new destinations during a time of transition energizes Teresa. She says her work at Navigate Forward is the best of her life.