Dr. Mary Kay Taylor, MBA, APTD, GTML is President of Pole Star Consulting, an Experiential Learning and Strategic Talent Management consulting firm based in the Greater St Louis, MO area. Dr. Taylor is a full-time professor as well as a strategic talent management advisor and learning development strategist for organizations nationally. Her dissertation research focused on the Talent Development strategies advancing women middle managers in technology organizations.
Dr. Taylor has 25+ years of professional experience in Talent Management consulting including Learning & Development, Talent Development, Talent Management, Human Resource Management, Business, Leadership, and Management. Dr. Taylor has consulted for numerous organizations nationwide and has published management-focused articles on health care leadership topics, and serves on the board of directors of various non-profit organizations serving in development and consulting capacity. She is credentialed as an APTD (Associate Professional in Talent Development) and has earned professional certificates in Corporate Training, Talent Management, and Leadership Development. She is also an active member of the national chapter of the Association for Talent Development and is the President-elect of the St Louis chapter of ATD, Association for Workforce Development, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), National Association of Female Executives (NAFE), American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).