Tabetha Taylor's passion for Cross Country and Track is to help build teams that perform in excellence and dominate through a positive team culture.
She uses the same skills taught to Fortune 500 companies to create one of the most unique team environments in the nation in collegiate athletics. Lipscomb University Cross Country and Track & Field athletes are given extensive training in Team building, Leadership and Adapting to Change.
These skills give LU XC and Track a huge environmental and performance advantage. They also give Lipscomb athletes a tremendous advantage in their post-collegiate careers, as they have developed unique skills that are essential for success to a level far greater than their peers across the nation.
With Tabetha's guidance Lipscomb has built a team culture that supports trust, ownership, service to others, and embracing change. As the Team Develop Coach for XC and Track, Tabetha's focus is on creating a dynamic team environment, building skills that transfer far beyond the field of play. Her specialty is helping athletes adjust to college and team life by building leaders and athletes that seek out and embrace change and a coachable attitude and spirit.
Tabetha holds a unique role, that few Division I universities have. Not only does Tabetha posses the technical knowledge of the sport, through 6 years of collegiate coaching experience and 25 years of involvement, but she also brings real world executive experience from her leadership roles and executive positions in large companies such as Starbucks Coffee Company, Boeing Employees Credit Union, Tribune Media Services and currently at Manheim a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, which is a 27,000 employee, 14 billion dollar a year auto remarketing company. Tabetha holds the position of Director of Organizational Alignment for Manheim, where she helps prepare the organization for large change initiatives.
Tabetha is also the co-founder of Motivation Mountain, a boutique consulting firm that specializes in helping people and organizations with change efforts and leader and team development.
She is an accomplished public speaker and consultant, presenting at many conventions and associations.
Tabetha holds credentials in Training and Development from the University of Washington, Professional Coaching from the Academy for Coach Training, and Return on Investment from the Phillips ROI Institute.
She was the assistant coach for the 2002 Northwest University team that won the NAIA Women's Cross Country National Championship.
Tabetha is blessed to be married to her best friend Bill and has two wonderful daughters. In her off time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, art, reading and horseback riding.