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Lydotta Taylor

Founder and PresidentThe Edventure Group

Morgantown, WV

Member Since March 2023


Meet Lydotta Leader, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Keynote Speaker, Teacher, Published Author, Wife, & Mother. Dr. Lydotta M. Taylor is the Founder, President, and CEO of L-evation, LLC and The EdVenture Group, Inc. Beginning as a high school math teacher, Dr. Taylor has built a career through her passion to teach and lead others. An entrepreneur at heart, she founded The EdVenture Group, an education consulting non-profit, in 2001. With her leadership and educational background, The EdVenture Group has implemented over 8,000 workshops for educators and impacted over 25,000 students. Today, they are leaders in family engagement, entrepreneurship, leadership, school culture, and youth programming. The organization has managed over $25 million in federal, state, and private funding. In 2011, Dr. Taylor seized the opportunity to expand her leadership and teaching to the corporate world, founding L-evation, LLC. Working with clients such as SRI International, CNA, Army Corps of Engineers, numerous banks, medical institutions, and small businesses, Dr. Taylor’s expertise in executive coaching, customized leadership development programs, strategic doing, organizational leadership, and personal development has helped businesses and organizations grow and prosper.

Published content

How do you become successful in business? 

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Keep your eyes on the prize by applying these 18 tips. While success is attainable at various levels in a person's career, it doesn't just happen overnight—you have to work for it. You may even hit some bumps in the road along your journey, but any thought leader who has been in the game for a long time knows that business challenges and even failures are simply a part of the learning process.  Here, 18 Fast Company Executive Board members offer their advice to other professionals who are trying to reach their short-term goals of the moment—both professional and personal.

How to maintain and grow adaptable leadership skills


Adaptable leadership is essential for successful leadership in the unique times we are navigating.

13 reasons why leaning into the right business alliance is a must

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It takes a village to grow your company and thrive. When you are just starting out during the first few years of a new business operation, it may be instinctive to keep your head down and focus on how to thrive in your day-to-day workflow procedures and how to deliver customer satisfaction first and foremost. However, it's also just as important to engage in strategic partnerships and collaborations that can impact your company's growth potential. The end game is learning to work smarter, not harder. Leading experts from Fast Company Executive Board experienced positive results when they took advantage of untapped opportunities that moved their businesses forward. Below, they share 13 reasons why business leaders should keep an open mind to exploring new partnerships that may be a good fit right now.

20 tips to elevate build readership and online subscription base

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Business leaders discuss their best practices. In today's marketplace, there's no way around it, no matter what the industry—content rules. But when it comes to attracting new clients and retaining longtime customers, how do you grab their attention without losing their interest every time? Doing so can be hit or miss. It's one thing to simply create general content and it's another to genuinely engage your audience and give them something to look forward to watching and reading on a regular basis. Whether it's a brand newsletter, a company social channel, or a new business podcast, members from Fast Company Executive Board have plenty of experience. They are here to explain 20 methods to encourage your target base to read, watch, hit the subscribe button, and share.

Business leaders share 13 tips to create a high-performing team

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Implementing these tips can help you ensure both company and employee success. When you are trying to build a successful business with credibility, hiring a reliable and capable power team is the first step to becoming a mainstay in the industry for the long term. Learning to engage with every team member, demonstrating that you are interested and invested in their contribution to the company's achievements over time, is also key to employee happiness and their willingness to stick around as they continue to develop and grow with the organization. Here are 13 other best practices from Fast Company Executive Board members to help employers find strong and competent employees that they can trust and depend on.

Company details

The Edventure Group

Company bio

The EdVenture Group was founded in 2001 by a high school computer science and mathematics teacher, Dr. Lydotta Taylor. Recognizing the need for change, Dr. Taylor has managed over $20 million in federal, state, local, and private funding to provide innovative solutions to common K-12 education obstacles. Today, her team leads customer-specific educational programming for a variety of educational organizations nationwide. our values The EdVenture Group’s core values of integrity, empathy, quality, and community help drive our visionary education programs in communities across the United States. Our integrity ensures we are honest, responsible, and build trust with our clients. Our empathy ensures we are creating with compassion, caring, and understanding. Our quality ensures we consistently exceed expectations in our delivery, dependability, and accountability. Our community helps us provide service to our clients, foster connection, and co-create. Combined, these intrinsic values help us build a visionary team comprised of bold, agile, problem solvers that innovate and reimagine education.


Social impact & nonprofit

Area of focus

Innovation Management

Company size

2 - 10