About the coach

20190325_taylor_family_-137The main thing you need to know about me is that I get absolute pleasure in watching people wholeheartedly pursue a meaningful life. When folks are done comparing themselves to others and are seeking that “something” that makes them unique, I am stoked! When people ask the deeper questions about life, work and relationships, I stop and listen. Whether you are 10 years old or 70 years old, if you are exploring the “why” to your existence and the “what” to put your hands to, I am pulling my chair up and leaning forward to learn more. If you desire to learn more about my listening and coaching, contact me. I’d love to join you on your journey!

Past Workshop/Coaching Clients

Campbell University: Admissions, Advancement, Student Life, IT Services, Student Leadership, Campbell Connections Mentorship Program, and CYTI Leaders

GALLUP Strengths Summit

North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants

North Carolina Central University School of Law Library

North Carolina State University – Students Moving Forward

North Carolina State University – Veterinarian School

TriangleLand Conservancy

University of North Carolina at Greensboro: Athletic Department,  Faculty Teaching and Learning Commons, Academic Advising, Career Services Center, New Student Orientation

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

University of South Carolina College of Nursing

Wake Forest University Office of Wellbeing

Presentation/Keynote Address Clients

North Carolina Career Development Association (NCCDA)

North Carolina Association of Colleges and Employers (NCACE)

NCACE Leadership Institute

National Association of Health Care Recruitment (NAHCR)

LexCon – Orlando, FL – Nov 2019

Indiana Association for Health Care Recruitment (IAHCR)- Indianapolis, IN – Feb 2020

Elon University Women’s Forum – March 2021

University of Georgia – Griffin Campus – April 2021

What people are saying about Kala: 

Coaching Client
I engaged with Kala when I was just first beginning my CliftonStrengths journey. She helped me take a deeper dive into who I am when I am at my best. Her work around Purpose was very insightful in helping me figure out the why of what I wanted to do. Kala is a great listener and a exceptional question-asker. I hold her coaching abilities in high regard.

Coaching Client
Kala is one of the most professional individuals that I know. She makes people feel like they are a priority and helps people see the bigger picture. I know that Kala’s strength aligns with developing individuals and helping them realize their own strengths. I fully recommend Kala’s work because of her commitment to people and helping them realize their own potential; Kala gives great career advice and I highly recommend her career counseling abilities.

Coaching Client 
I truly appreciate the insightful counsel provided by Kala. She helped expand my perspective on the commonalities between various areas of my life; and I still reflect on them from time to time.

Workshop Facilitation Client 
Kala is the rare combination of knowledgeable AND fun! We had her present for a large group of graduate students and community members – she was able to keep everyone engaged and excited through the entire presentation! I recommend Kala without hesitation.

Workshop Facilitation Client 
Kala is a superb presenter who lives and breathes a strengths-based approach to life, career, and calling. She is passionate, engaging and approachable. Her gifts will impact you far beyond the time you spend with her. I am honored to recommend her, to have worked with her, and to call her my friend!

Coaching Client 
Going into the coaching I wasn’t sure what to expect, but Kala was awesome. Each session gave me something different to think about and helped me set goals personally and professionally. The assignments were challenging and insightful and I am excited to continue to the work I started with Kala. It was great working with her, she is an amazing coach!

Workshop Facilitation Client 
Kala is warm, professional, organized, and prompt. She took my staff through a great workshop on Strengths Based Leadership. We can hardly wait to work with her again!

Coaching Client and Workshop Facilitation Client
Kala’s service, professionalism and knowledge are exceptional!! I originally worked with her individually to learn more about my strengths and how I could use them to direct my professional pursuits. I was so impressed by what I learned from my assessment and from her coaching that I recommended her as a consultant in my workplace. She led our annual retreat and received glowing reviews! As a result, our leadership decided we would bring Kala on as a consultant for an entire year to dive deeper into how we can fully integrate Strengths into the culture of our workplace. Anyone desiring to grow as an individual or organization will not only enjoy working with Kala, but also will achieve tangible outcomes after working with her. I give her my fullest recommendation!

Coaching and Workshop Facilitation Client
Kala was excellent. Her professional demeanor and ability to connect with my whole team – was just outstanding. She helped us get at some critical roadblocks and build forward in communication. GREAT Coach!

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