Encouraged by colleagues, potential clients and family, Marilyn launched Taylor Training & Development shortly after completing graduate school in 1991. Initially her circumference was quite small, as she sought to combine the needs of her young family with local training and development needs. Ultimately the geographically close but diverse base of clients gave way to a larger circumference of well –developed clients, particularly in manufacturing.
Now a 3rd generation textiles worker, Marilyn followed two sets of grandparents and her father into the world of textile manufacturing. From hands on training programs like 5S to facilitating corporate strategy sessions, leadership development became the focus. With a keen interest in organizational development, other longtime commitments grew to include Leadership Davidson County and the LEADS program developed for the City of Lexington, NC.
Corporate coaching was added to the list of select services in 2004. Her preferred method of coaching is called Clarity5 Now. This is based on a suite of products and services called the Results System™, and are available because of her Boston-based partnership and collaboration with ThoughtAction LLC, who distributes these products. This coaching method now holds an essential place in TaylorTrain work.