Kris Taylor
Kris Taylor is the founder of Evergreen Leadership and co-founder of LEAP Consulting, two independent consultancies.
She founded Evergreen Leadership based on her strong belief that the world is in desperate need of leaders at all levels who are effective in our environment of complexity, uncertainty, and unrelenting change. The combination of her focus on results and depth in adult learning and change enables her leadership development work, in any form, to be high impact, sustainable, and focused on results that matter. Her firm specializes in fostering skills in agility, collaboration, relationship building, accountability, and creativity.
She is author of The Leader’s Guide To Turbulent Times: A Practical, Easy-to-Use Guide to Leading in Today’s Times and Owning It: Take Control of Your Life, Work and Career.
After spending 14 years at RR Donnelley, a Fortune 200 company where she fulfilled several roles from human resources to operations to a corporate role in L&D, Taylor went out on her own in 2004 and has been consistently earning more than $100,000 per year.
On the faculty of Purdue University’s certificate program in entrepreneurship and innovation for five years, Taylor developed and taught a course on consulting, as well as a course entitled Your Entrepreneurial Career. It was there that she met Katie McNamee and together they co-founded LEAP Consulting in 2017 to enable other professionals considering, launching, or growing small independent consulting practices with practical advice, support, and guidance.

Taylor holds a master’s degree from Krannert Business School at Purdue University and did her undergraduate work at West Virginia University.