Terry Bean has a tremendous passion for helping others get better connected to what they seek. He takes time to uncover people’s needs and leverages his network and knowledge to see them fulfilled. Terry spends most of his time as a business growth strategist, sought after speaker and community builder.
His love of Detroit compelled him to create Motor City Connect in 2006. MCC was one of the first hybrid online and real world networking groups in the country. It has provided business opportunities, guidance and inspiration to 1000′s since the inception. Terry is also credited with creating the movement that celebrates March 13 as Detroit Day.
Terry has written a book on business networking, co-hosts a podcast called Business Growth Time and is the community director for TEDxDetroit. Terry has collected some nice accolades so far. In 2009 he received the “Presidential Volunteer Service Award” from President Obama. In 2010 he was honored as a Leader and Innovator through Lawrence Tech University. In March of 2012 he received the Detroit2020 person of the week award from Channel 7.
Terry holds a B.S. in Psychology and a M.A. in Business Communications from Eastern Michigan University. Terry loves The Simpson’s, introspection, Universal Laws and sharing. Terry lives in White Lake, MI with his wife Stephanie and their 16 year old daughter, Alexzandrea.