Arnita Willis Taylor, M.T. (ASCP), MSL
Eight Leadership Development Group
Arnita Willis Taylor wise, witty, warm, and practical, is currently the founder and owner of Eight Leadership Development Group, which is a leadership development company that helps assigned leaders, tag leaders and teams improve their leadership practice by providing customized learning opportunities like consulting, seminars, coaching, and small group intensive interactions. The primary foci are developing and refining soft skills in the areas of character, culture, diversity, equity and inclusion, communication, change and conflict management. Sample topics include Discovering Your Leadership Style, Building Emotional Intelligence, Establishing Social and Cultural Intelligence, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Decreasing Unconscious Bias, Developing Cross-Cultural Leadership Strategies, and Leading with Boundaries, and many more depending on the customized client need.
Arnita Taylor has spent most of her professional career in the laboratory chemistry field as a clinical laboratory scientist in the health care industry.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in medical technology from The University of Tennessee in Knoxville and a master’s degree in leadership with a focus on leader development from Walden University, Minnesota, MN. She was awarded by Walden University (2013), a distinguished alumni award for her work in community leadership development.
She is the co-author of, “A Language of Healing for a Polarized Nation. Creating safe environments for conversations about race, politics, sexuality, and religion” released in November 2019 by Blue Sheep Media, which showcases her passion for diversity and inclusion on multiple levels. She frequently facilitates conversations centered around race in relationships. In addition, A Language of Healing Live is on You-Tube.
In alignment with her community interest, Arnita has served in local nonprofits, churches, chambers, schools, and prison settings. She hosts a weekly personal development group in her home. She is a passionate insightful communicator for conferences, workshops, retreats, and other events to enrich and empower people! Her straightforward practical style allows her effectiveness in many contexts.
Personally, Arnita’s hobbies are reading, entertaining, floral designing, collecting African art and artifacts, sending out Evites and enjoying PEOPLE! She is most passionate about her family. She is the wife of 32 years to Michael and the proud and grateful mother of two sons, Evan (29) of Baltimore, MD, and Nolan (22) of Cape Girardeau, MO. She and her family are based out of Keller, TX.