Lieutenant Colonel Eleanor Taylor on the Value of Hard Conversations
Lieutenant Colonel Eleanor Taylor recently completed a remarkable 25 year career as a Regular Force Infantry Officer. Eleanor candidly shares stories of painful and embarrassing failures and why she is grateful for them today. Eleanor also discusses her journey into motherhood, her transition from full-time service to part time service, and her initial steps into entrepreneurship.
Eleanor Taylor is a native of Antigonish, Nova Scotia.
She spent 25 years as a regular force infantry officer, where she worked with Special Operations Forces Command.
Eleanor has completed multiple deployments overseas – among them Kosovo and Kandahar, Afghanistan in 2010, during which she led operations with soldiers from the Canadian, US, and Afghan armies. At that time in 2010, Eleanor was the only female to lead a NATO infantry combat sub-unit in Afghanistan.
While no longer full time, she still enjoys serving the Canadian Armed Forces in support of 36 Brigade Group HQ in Halifax N.S.
In 2019 she was invested into the Order of Military Merit which recognizes exceptional service.
Now, she runs Eleanor Taylor Consulting, a company that supports the development of teams and leaders who thrive in adversity.
Eleanor lives in Halifax, with her two children.