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MARLA TAYLOR

PRESIDENT & PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT

Marla Taylor is passionate about understanding evolving community needs and using her expertise in strategy development to drive results, both for her clients and for her community. For over a decade, this passion has driven Marla to become a trusted strategist and advisor across industry sectors.


Marla is especially passionate about creating equity for Women and Girls, the Black and African American community, and the LGBTQ+ community, all of which aligns perfectly with Taylor Advising's vision to help create a community that meets all individuals’ basic needs, protects human rights, and gives everyone the opportunity to thrive.


Marla brings unique expertise in human-centered facilitation, strategic planning, and inclusive community development to the team, taking a community-informed approach to helping organizations build capacity and plan for the future.

Areas of Expertise

Strategic Planning
Training & Facilitation
Community Development

Patrick Rutledge

CONSULTANT

Patrick Rutledge is passionate about fostering collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking in organizations focused on improving individuals’ quality of life in our community. This passion aligns perfectly with Taylor Advising's vision to help create a community that meets all individuals’ basic needs, protects human rights, and gives everyone the opportunity to thrive.

Patrick brings a unique background in arts education and a natural talent for diplomacy to the team, taking a collaborative and inclusive approach to setting organizational goals and refining operational strategies.

Areas of Expertise

Strategic Planning

K-12 Education

Music & Arts

Lydia Speler

CONSULTANT

Lydia Speler is passionate about creating and developing relationships to improve and sustain social care coordination in our community, which aligns perfectly with Taylor Advising’s vision to help create a community that meets all individuals’ basic needs, protects human rights, and gives everyone the opportunity to thrive.

 

Lydia brings a uniquely specialized background in STEM Education and nonprofit management to the team, taking a research and data-driven approach to helping organizations identify their goals and create strategies to achieve them.

Areas of Expertise

Data Analysis
Youth Services
Housing & Homelessness

Alexandra Nagy

CONSULTANT

Alexandra (Alex) Nagy is passionate about fostering interpersonal connections, both in the nonprofit and business sectors. This passion aligns perfectly with Taylor Advising's vision to help create a community that meets all individuals’ basic needs, protects human rights, and gives everyone the opportunity to thrive.


Alex brings a wealth of talent management and business operations experience to the team, taking a human-centric approach to helping organizations maximize their community impact.

Areas of Expertise

Talent Management
Organizational Efficacy
Human Resources

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Carlena Moses

CONSULTANT

Carlena Moses is a passionate advocate for building strong community relationships and refining systems that provide support for children and families in Indianapolis. These passions align perfectly with Taylor Advising’s mission to support the basic needs and human rights of individuals in our community.

Carlena brings a unique background in childhood education and family coaching to the team, allowing her to focus on meeting individuals where they are and connecting them with the resources to meet their personal goals.

Areas of Expertise

Creative Strategy
Relationship Development
Program Management

Alicia Baker 

CONSULTANT

Alicia Baker is passionate about developing programs, scaling operational systems, and implementing initiatives to drive actionable change toward a more just and equitable society. Her background in nonprofit and faith-based organizations has allowed her to create meaningful programs and partnerships addressing social determinants of health and poverty alleviation.

 

This passion and expertise align perfectly with Taylor Advising’s mission to support organizations that work to create thriving communities.

Areas of Expertise

Strategic Partnerships
Program Development
Social Impact Initiatives

Joseph Myers

CONSULTANT

Joseph Myers finds his passion in building connections, cultural competency, and collaborating toward success with those around him. This aligns with Taylor Advising’s mission of community development as Joseph finds his niche when helping communities and organizations center resilience and authenticity in their day-to-day experiences.

Joseph brings a background in English writing and education, diversity, equity, and inclusion competency as well as clinical mental health counseling to the team. This helps him connect with clients at all levels to ensure collaborative success.

Areas of Expertise

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging
Idea Generation/Brainstorming
Collaboration

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Indianapolis, IN 46205

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info@tayloradvising.com

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