Learner | Author | Speaker | Business Professor | Consultant | Innovator | Tour Leader | Business Developer | Scripture Scholar | Networker | Learning Designer | Entrepreneur
I build leaders and businesses.
I guide leaders and businesses to find and act on the best ideas and tools so that they experience enduring happiness.
Hi! I’m Taylor Halverson a master learner who loves people, laughter, telling stories, travel, and learning. Many friends call me a walking encyclopedia, but I may be best known for having fallen down the Outhouse. Lucky for me it was a ski run at a Colorado ski resort.
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I am an internationally renowned author, speaker, and tour leader.
I accelerate learning for individuals, teams, and organizations. I find joy in innovatively creating value for others. I am a prolific author of more than 300 articles and author or editor of more than 25 books with one of my books reaching #1 status on Amazon.
One of my must-read books that will expansively open your mind to truly and more fully understand the Bible and the Book of Mormon is The Covenant Path in the Bible and the Book of Mormon now available at Amazon and Deseret Book.
My articles and videos have been viewed millions of times and translated into many languages (such as Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, French, Tagalog, Mongolian, Chinese, German, Maori, and Japanese). Learning materials that I have developed have been used by thousands of organizations throughout the world inspiring and empowering hundreds of thousands of individuals.
I am an engagingly enthusiastic networker and connector. I have worked for many years in the professional development industry advising high-powered individuals and organizations to identify who they are, where they want to be, and how they’ll get there.
I am a Learntrepreneur. I seek learning through experiential and entrepreneurial ventures. Failure provides data points for growth.
I am a business professor at the Marriott School of Business at Brigham Young University. In that role I teach and write about innovation and entrepreneurship with a focuse on teaching and mentoring students in the skills of inventing the future of business.
I am an entrepreneur. I own several businesses and regularly consult with professionals and businesses on how to build better lives and businesses. I also serve on the executive committees of several non-profits.
I am an innovator. My creative output includes launching the BYU Creativity, Innovation, and Design group, an organization of more than 80 faculty members, and founding a technical team that creates 3D immersive visualizations of important historical sites. I regularly teach inspiring design, innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship courses and workshops.
I am a tour leader to destinations around the world (Israel and the Middle East, China, India, Central America), and I own and operate Utah Luxury Tours, leading premiere excursions to Utah’s Mighty Five® National Parks. Those on my tours have loved my irresistible enthusiasm, encyclopedic knowledge, spirit of adventure, and sense of fun. Read more comments here.
I hold PhDs in two separate fields (World civilization; and technology, design, and learning), giving me unusual interdisciplinary depth and breadth. I listen intently and synthesize complex material to make it understandable, engaging, and applicable.
SOME OF MY INTERESTS
- Leadership Development
- Book of Mormon Studies
- Lord of the Rings
- Polynesian triangle (history and culture)
- Greco-Roman Studies
- Design Thinking
- Literary Studies
- Materials Science
- Systems Thinking
- Tour Guiding
- Humor & Laughter
- 3D Immersive & Interactive
- Roman Empire
- Mental Models
- Scripture Studies
- Fund Raising
- Middle East
- The Ammon Principle
- The Silk Road
- History of Ideas
- Story Telling
- Flowering Plants
- American Studies
- World War 1
- Business Development
- Travel & Tourism
- Biblical Studies
- Google Earth
- Native American Studies
- National Parks & Monuments
- Great Basin
- Information Technology
- Colorado Plateau
- American Southwest
- Water in the American West
- Scientific Revolution
- Ghost Towns
- Cultural Immersion
- Ancient Studies
- Experience Design
- Road Trips
- Library Science
- Mormon Studies
- Ancient Mesopotamia
- Virtual Reality
- Digital Marketing
- History of Science
- User Experience Design
- Information Sciences
- Jewish Studies
- Western Americana
- Second Temple Studies
- BYU Staff & Administrative Employee Recognition Award for Teamwork
- Indiana University Chancellor Fellow, the most prestigious full-ride scholarship offered at Indiana University.
- Yale University Scholarship, awarded for academic merit and promise.
- Nibley Fellow, awarded to promising graduate students in ancient and scriptural studies.
- Larson Professional Development Award, awarded to promising graduate students in the field of Instructional Technology.
“The world is not in your books and maps, it’s out there” – Gandalf. (This quote explains why I’ve become an entrepreneur and innovator and an innovation and entrepreneurship educator.)
γνῶθι σεαυτόν = gnothi seauton = know thyself
אורים ותומים = urim v thummim = lights and perfections
Lux et Veritas = light and truth
“Trusted voices of light and truth.” (borrowed from Deseret Digital Media)
“Receive truth, let it come from whence it may.” Joseph Smith, pg. 242, Millions Shall Know Brother Joseph Again: Daily Inspiration from the Prophet Joseph Smith, Edited by Taylor Halverson and Tyler Griffin. (American Fork, UT: Covenant Communications, Inc., 2016.)