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Our Mission

Upward MC (Mentoring and Coaching) provides services to individuals of all ages. Upward MC’s mission is to help individuals develop their personal growth, leadership, and empowerment skills to help them deal with transitions and other challenges life gives them every day.


Our Founder

terry-professional-headshot-052016Terry P. Burgess, M.Ed.

President & Chief Empowerment Officer

Terry Burgess, Founder/President, of Upward MC (Mentoring and Consulting) has over a quarter of a century of mentoring, coaching, consulting/counseling, and teaching leadership and life skills to individuals of all ages.

Terry has a Masters of Education from Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) in Education Administration and Supervision.   He worked as a Para-professional administrator in Student Affairs at MTSU for 5 years and at Murray State University as a full-time administrator in Student Affairs for 15 years. He also has 6 years of work and leadership expereience within the healthcare field during his employment with Rotech Healthcare’s Sleep Central operation  Terry currently serves with the Boy Scouts of America as a Scoutmaster and Assistant District Commissioner with Troop 2077 in Murray, Kentucky.  He also currently serves as Chapter Advisor and member of the Board of Governors ffor the Delta Pi Chapter of Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity at Murray State University.

Terry started Upward MC in 2016 to help highly motivated individuals and teams to be more successful in their life and career. Upward MC is a vision of Terry’s that has become a reality after overcoming the loss of a job due to circumstances resulting from a divorce after a 15 year marriage both due to abuse.  Terry recovered from that major curveball to be faced with another curveball of watching his mother battle death from diabetes in 2016.  He made the commitment on her deathbed to her and himself to help others. Giving to others was his mother’s legacy that she left with him and he is ready to carry the family banner of giving and helping others.

With his 27 years in the Customer Service, Leadership, Counseling, Team Development, and Management fields, Terry is well prepared and ready to help you with what ever need arises in your life, career, or business.


“It is my calling and privilage to help others to improve themselves. I take personal pride in your development and success.

 I guarantee you will not find a more dedicated individual, than I,  to your success other than yourself”

Terry Burgess