For over two decades, Sara Taylor has been helping organizations and the individuals within them to be more effective and inclusive through her engaging diversity and inclusion trainings, comprehensive leadership development programs and innovative cultural competence frameworks.
For the past 15 years, as the founder and president of deepSEE Consulting, she has worked with HR managers, chief diversity officers, and high-level executives at 3M Company, AARP, Cleveland Foundation, Coca-Cola, Marriott International, General Mills, United Way Worldwide National Credit Union Administration, Ingersol-Rand, Seagate Technologies, Thompson Reuters Thrivent Financial, and many others.
She is the author of a new book, Filter Shift: How Effective People See the World, that explores how our unconscious is actually making choices and decisions for us, all without our knowing -- and how to change that.
Earlier in her career she served as a leadership and diversity specialist at the University of Minnesota for five years, where she developed state-wide diversity and leadership programs, created and managed a grant program to fund community-based diversity initiatives, and directed the activities of approximately 20 diversity and leadership educators.
She also served three years as the director of diversity and inclusion for Ramsey County, in Minnesota. She established a new department to lead D&I efforts for 5,000 employees. In developing and leading long-term organizational change strategy, she improved communications, external marketing, and leadership development activities.
Taylor is an active member of Society of Human Resource Management, Human Resource Professionals of Minnesota, Minnesota Society for Human Resource Management, Twin Cities Human Resources Association, Association of Talent Development, and Society for Intercultural Education, Training, and Research.
Taylor earned a Master’s degree in Diversity and Organizational Development from the University of Minnesota.
She resides with her husband, in a suburb of St. Paul, MN they have four children.