An award-winning entrepreneur from Rosetown, Saskatchewan, Taylor is owner-operator of the language training company ACA - Ateliers de conversation anglaise in Quebec City and co-owner and senior advisor of Morris Interactive a Saskatchewan based training and consulting company.
Taylor earned his bachelor’s of commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan and then traveled the globe extensively, gaining valuable work experience in the training sector in Asia and Europe. Upon his return to North America, Taylor purchased his first business in Quebec City—ACA, a corporate language-training firm—that has thrived under his leadership. In just a few years, ACA’s revenues have tripled, its staff has more than doubled and the firm has emerged as the region’s market leader. In January of 2014, Taylor became an partner in Morris Interactive a training and consulting company based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan serving clients throughout Western Canada. Since January 2014, Morris Interactive has experienced 75% growth and acquired the firm LPC Consulting Limited in December 2015.
Named the 2013 Young Business Personality of the Year, Management Category, by the local youth chamber of commerce, Taylor is fluent in French and is President of the non-profit Voice of English-speaking Québec and an advisor to the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph, North America’s oldest newspaper.
Taylor lives in Quebec City with his wife Nathalie.
ACA - Ateliers de conversation anglaise & Morris Interactive
- What I like
I enjoy sports whether playing hockey, softball, golf, kayaking, hiking, working out. Getting outside is a must and Québec City has an incredible amount of green space in the city. On weekends I enjoy working on projects around the house whether it be building a deck, a kitchen island or yard work. Really anything that involves working with my hands and gives me an excuse to go to the hardware store.
- What I listen to
I enjoy everything at different times, depending on my mood, but I mostly listen to alternative, rock, the blues and being a farm kid from Saskatchewan I enjoy country. I do listen to Quebec City radio, but satellite radio is a must. Weezer, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam, Rise Against, AC/DC, Muddy Waters, Howlin Wolf, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, Alan Jackson, Eric Church, Blake Shelton, Chris Stapelton.
- My memories
I remember knowing the first day in Quebec City that one-year wasn’t going to be long enough. 12 years later and I still get that same feeling when I go into Old Québec.
- My dreams
Had you asked me 10 years ago I would have had one. Today, my dream is to keep what I have a loving family, great friends, a rewarding career and I get to do it all in the most beautiful city in North America.
- My secret for living well in Quebec City
My secret for living in Quebec is smile and be the first to say Bonjour! I have been fortunate to meet so many great people in the Anglophone and Francophone community. I did this by getting involved through volunteering and rarely turning down an invitation. Roots take time and effort to develop, but a friendly smile and hello go along way.