Entrepreneur. Speaker. Podcaster.
I’ve always been a learner, and not in the academic sense, though I did graduate cum laude 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. In 2018, I quit my 9-5 and started working part-time as I grew my businesses. In 2020, I transitioned into full-time self-employment.
Here’s how I spend my days:
– Building tools and resources for a life infused with care through my company, Inner Workout
– Hosting personal development conversations for collective change on Be School
– Facilitating transformational experiences in partnership with organizations including Google and FranklinCovey
I’m a true hyphenate — a founder, speaker, facilitator, and podcast host — on a mission to help rid the world of burnout.
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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.
DON’T WANT TO LEAVE JUST YET?
Here’s my latest podcast episode:
Are you feeling grateful lately? In this episode, I want to invite you to acknowledge the good things that you might be overlooking in the last months through gratitude. Newsletter: taylorelyse.com/subscribe This episode and post are going live the week of...