Taylor’s passion for leadership began at a young age, growing up in Kentucky as a Point Guard on his high school basketball team. He learned the power of influence and persuasion, which all leaders require. Even though most people are good they don’t realize how good they can be.
He says, “As a leader in the Hospitality Industry, author, blogger, and speaker, my passion is in Leadership Development, Teamwork, and Personal Growth based on over fifteen years leading teams in various lines of business including Resort Operations, Travel Industry Sales, Loyalty Marketing, and Vacation Ownership.”
Like you, Taylor’s career has been up and down, filled with many peaks and valleys. Having worked through the effects of September 11th in 2001 and the economic crisis in 2008 and 2009, Taylor has stories of being hired, fired, and coached, praised, and celebrated over the years. He’s learned how to navigate through the good, bad, and in between of what he calls, “Corporate Corporateness” to achieve fulfillment at work and at home.
While he loves sports, hotels, resorts, and hospitality leadership, his true passion is writing, speaking, encouraging, and inspiring. Drawing on his faith in God and his personal experiences, he writes to connect with people, and reconnect them back to what makes them happy - having fun, being utilized for their special talents, achieving success, and growing into their full potential; both personally and professionally.
Taylor’s worked for notable brands such as Disney Parks and Resorts, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Wynn⎮Encore Las Vegas, Gaylord Hotels and Resorts, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, and Disney Vacation Club. He graduated with honors from Florida Southern College, in Lakeland, FL, earning a BS in Business Administration. Later in his career, he earned a Masters of Management in Hospitality from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. Taylor currently resides in beautiful Dana Point, California with his wife, Jenna.
In "Ballgames to Boardrooms" you’ll feel encouraged as you discover secrets for transforming your frustrating world at work into something more exciting and fulfilling.
Remember when you were a kid and you had so much fun playing basketball, soccer, baseball or your favorite sport? When you went home to your family after the game you felt completely happy and fulfilled (before you knew what fulfillment meant).
Remember that childhood faith when you'd go out and play your sport with reckless abandon? How different that is now from today's corporate world of worry, doubt, anxiety and feelings of inferiority every day when you go to work. You don't have to feel lost anymore.
You can have a level of satisfaction, fulfillment, and joy in your corporate world and experience the professional life you always wanted.
With each page you'll be encouraged to grow professionally and personally becoming a more mature, happy person who looks forward to every day rather than dreading it. Being able to see meaning and purpose in your work requires looking beyond what Taylor calls the "Corporate Corporateness" as he unpacks the lessons from your coaches you never knew you needed to experience a greater sense of meaning, fulfillment and faith in the midst of your corporate grind.