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Speaking & Coaching

As a public speaker, Taylor aims to deliver education, inspiration and entertainment to a variety of audiences. He strives to make every event a memorable experience, placing a large emphasis on straying from the norm by delivering a new perspective as well as actionable insights. As an experienced builder and People & Talent leader, Taylor focuses on the core ideas behind a talent-centric approach to scaling. It's about the foundational philosophy that unlocks a principles-first approach to hiring and org development. 


As a millennial who entered the work force under a mountain of student debt and found success and growth in a career he loves, Taylor's words tend to resonate with a young professional audience. With the added value of his insider experience on the hiring side of the Tech Industry over the years, his career design & strategy talks have been a big hit among business/entrepreneurship students and recent grads.

As a queer, mixed-race man in the workplace, his lived experience informs his views on DEI work in tech. With experience launching and leading a DEI initiative in a global rapid growth setting, and achieving real results in diversity through recruiting as a partner to the business, his bold ideas around Diversity and Talent Acquisition have not failed to leave his audience thinking. 

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People & Talent

A founder is the first recruiter

A strong Talent function has immeasurable impact on the future of a growing business. TA should be seen as an extension of leadership, not a service function. Taylor puts Talent Density front and center over all other traditional metrics. He also speaks on the value of quality over quantity in recruiting, and how to deliver a hyper-human recruiting experience for better business outcomes.

Diversity & Inclusion

Intention leads to meaningful change

Today we all accept the importance of DEI to a business, yet across industries the subject is shrouded by inaction. Taylor speaks on the importance of pulling DEI out of the recruiting function and creating a sense of shared priority across the business as a whole. How can we build a culture of seeking and celebrating difference?


Career Design & Strategy

Think and plan like a startup

Today the talent market is just as liquid as any other market. Longevity is punished, and movement is rewarded. A healthy modern employment relationship is marked by outcomes rather than tenure. Every professional must see themselves as a business, their work as a service. You Are a Startup. Taylor enjoys speaking for student and young professional audiences on early career strategy.

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We cycle a lot of mentors through our monthly workshops for venture backed startups, and Taylor quickly became our go-to mentor and speaker for all things talent acquisition. Goes without saying that Taylor’s a domain expert in the field, but he brings the mentor/speaker ‘art’ along with the ‘science’. His ability to connect and communicate (and overall EQ) help listeners open their ears and absorb the knowledge.

Ross Palley
General Manager at Venture Lane Startup Hub

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