Hi! I’m Taylor Elyse morrison
Hyphenate. Educator. Brand Builder. SelF-Care Advocate.
Perpetually Curious. Forever Learning and unlearning.
My name is Taylor. It’s an androgynous name, and I’ve been called sir more times than I would care to admit. Thankfully, my parents were kind enough to give me the middle name Elyse to add a touch of femininity. My grandmother always called me Taylor Elyse. Something about that stuck with me.
I’ve always been a learner, and not in the academic sense, though I did graduate from Vanderbilt with a double major in Human and Organizational Development and Spanish. Rather, I like to learn about the ideas that spark my curiosity. The library was one of my favorite places when I was growing up. I’d get an armful of books on all kinds of subjects–ballet, starting a business, Queen Elizabeth. I had a desire to soak up all that I could about any topic that interested me.
I’m still a learner these days. I’ve learned industries and organizational structures. I’ve worked for a Fortune 100 and been the first full-time employee at a startup. I’ve seen businesses double in size and watched myself change in the process.
I’ve had to unlearn as much as I’ve learned. I’m shedding what should be and inching closer towards my own definition of success. This year, I quit my 9-5 and started working part-time as I grew my businesses. My business, Jubilant, is the place where I help mission-driven people and organizations connect with their purpose, strategically build their brands, and create brand-aligned processes that are efficient and enjoyable for all involved.
In this space, I explore all the things that make my hyphenate heart beat. Expect to read about my self-care practices, goal-getting, and my ever-changing relationship with success. I hope you’ll learn, or unlearn, something in the process.
SOMETIMES I TAKE THIS SHOW ON THE ROAD
Learn more about me, elsewhere:
Chicks Who Give a Hoot
- Confessions of an Introverted Professional
- I Took a Pay Cut to Build the Career I Truly Wanted
- How Do You Spell Success?
- What I Wish I Knew: Lessons from a Life-Long Side Hustler
- Dancing to Your Own Beat: Finding Our Rhythm in a World that Doesn’t Stop
The Free Woman
DON’T WANT TO LEAVE JUST YET?
Here’s my latest blog post:
I thought words flowed easily for everyone. It wasn’t until I helped my then boyfriend, now husband, draft an email that I began to think otherwise. As a designer, he could communicate so clearly with a visual, but the words were work. It was he who pointed out that I...
JUST FOR FUN
I very rarely drink caffeine. It all started when I heard as a child that caffeine stunted your growth. I avoided caffeine for years, but it didn’t matter much. I’m only 5’4″. After a wired incident with an iced tea and a latte during my freshman year of college, I opted to keep my caffeine intake to a minimum. You can read the full story here. If we ever meet in a coffee shop, I’ll order a cup of herbal tea and probably a sweet treat, too.
Pasta is my absolute favorite food. Mac and cheese, aglio e olio, and even a frozen Amy’s Kitchen tortellini in a pinch. One day, I will spend a month eating my way through Italy.
I listen to podcasts almost more than I listen to music. This American Life was my podcast gateway drug. I remember sharing my friend’s headphones on her green iPod as I listened to my episode. Today I listen to podcasts on everything from business to politics to black culture.
I’d love to brighten up your inbox.