March 9, 2021
This week Will hosts a very special guest, Arnita Willis Taylor. Arnita and Will talk about being a disruptor and living in disruption and the ways we can respond to loneliness, resistance, and the things that disruption can bring.
We talk about God, how He's a God of disruption, how He can bring disruption in our lives and how we can view that negatively or begin to embrace it and view it as something that a loving God calls us into.
Join Arnita and Will for a challenging and engaging discussion on disruption.
Connect with Arnita at her website.
Have questions or comments? Email Will at email@example.com.
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 need.
A natural leader, Arnita has held many diverse leadership roles in the local
church with more than 25 years of ministry experience. Arnita has a deep
passion for the Word of God and uses it as a plumb line in life and in
leadership. Arnita is passionate about discipleship and helping people be
equipped for ministry. She has extensive practical experience in worship,
youth, prayer, prophetic, women, and is an expert in small group ministry
training and development. Prior starting Eight Leadership Development
Group, she served as an associate pastor of small groups at Gateway
Church in Southlake, TX. As an ordained minister, she is a successful
executor of small groups in practice and structuring ministry for small
groups including leader recruitment, training, and development. 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.
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