WITH marilyn taylor
WHERE DID YOUR PASSION FOR YOUR PROFESSION BEGIN?
Marilyn: TaylorTrain was inspired by a combination of experience and family ties. I’m a self-professed “lifestyle entrepreneur” and also co-own the commercial property which houses TaylorTrain.
SL: DID YOUR EDUCATION HELP PREPARE YOU FOR THE INDUSTRY OR FOR STARTING YOUR OWN BUSINESS? OR ARE YOU SELF-TAUGHT?
Marilyn: I came from a family passionate about education and lifelong learning. After finishing graduate school I was encouraged by colleagues and family to launch Taylor Training & Development, known locally as “TaylorTrain”.
SL: WHAT’S THE HARDEST LESSON YOU’VE LEARNED IN YOUR BUSINESS?
Marilyn: Grit and grace are co-equals in business growth and success. As women, we are fighters and know tenacity well. As leaders, we must learn to give ourselves grace along the way.
GOLIVE: WHAT DO YOU WISH SOMEONE WOULD HAVE TOLD YOU WHEN YOU STARTED OUT?
Marilyn: It’s ok to choose a meaningful lifestyle over a passion for profit. Loving your work should be an outgrowth of living a full and generous life.
SL: What have you gained in your life from pursuing your goals and succeeding?
Marilyn: It is a privilege to mentor others in our field… and to build leadership succession for those headed our way. And, it’s humbling and rewarding to be able to give back to the community that has supporting TaylorTrain for so many years.
SL: WHY DID YOU ULTIMATELY DECIDE TO WORK WITH US FOR YOUR BRAND IDENTITY AND WEBSITE DESIGN?
Marilyn: Our brand redesign was developed with great attention to our clients’ needs. It is a beautiful and poignant reflection of our purpose and mission, and our website both educates and inspires. That matters to us.