Leader, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Keynote Speaker, Teacher, Published Author, Wife, & Mother.
Dr. Lydotta M. Taylor is the Founder, President, and CEO of L-evation, LLC and The EdVenture Group, Inc. Beginning as a high school math teacher, Dr. Taylor has built a career through her passion to teach and lead others. An entrepreneur at heart, she founded The EdVenture Group, an education consulting non-profit, in 2001. With her leadership and educational background, The EdVenture Group has implemented over 8,000 workshops for educators and impacted over 25,000 students. Today, they are leaders in family engagement, entrepreneurship, leadership, school culture, and youth programming. The organization has managed over $25 million in federal, state, and private funding.
In 2011, Dr. Taylor seized the opportunity to expand her leadership and teaching to the corporate world, founding L-evation, LLC. Working with clients such as SRI International, CNA, Army Corps of Engineers, numerous banks, medical institutions, and small businesses, Dr. Taylor’s expertise in executive coaching, customized leadership development programs, strategic doing, organizational leadership, and personal development has helped businesses and organizations grow and prosper.
Dr. Taylor was recognized as a Jaspar N. Deahl Award recipient by her alma mater in 2018, and in 2019 was awarded as the Distinguished Alumnus by Leadership West Virginia for her service and leadership throughout the state. In 2022, Dr. Taylor was recognized as a West Virginia Executive Magazine Sharp Shooter; a title awarded to honorees dedicated to the pursuit of making West Virginia a better place.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
-Robby Aliff, Jackson Kelly PLLC
"Lydotta was able to assess the thoughts expressed by the attendees and capture the feelings in the room to find a meaningful consensus. Without her direction, we may still be spinning our wheels."
Blending research and experience, Lydotta provides engaging and thought-provoking sessions for any environment. From millennials to baby boomers, Fortune 500 companies to small businesses, Lydotta customizes trainings to meet the needs of her clients.
With a focus on innovation, education, and inspiration - Lydotta's trainings and speaking engagements lead individuals to a new stage of leadership and growth: L-evation.
I work with clients to create innovative and customized trainings that disrupt the norm of personal and professional development. I'm available to help with your consulting, strategic doing, professional development, executive education, and speaking needs. I'd love to set up a complimentary introduction session to get to know you and your organization a little better.