Adrian Taylor, PhD

Senior Trainer

Dr. Adrian Taylor

Dr. Adrian Taylor is a Senior Trainer at Flourish Agenda. Before joining the Flourish Agenda in the Winter of 2021, Adrian founded and managed a Career Service business and was a Senior Research Fellow for an organization that worked on the problems of violent extremism in the U.S. and Africa. In the latter capacity, Adrian held numerous roles ranging from leading professional development to project management.

Before moving back to the Bay Area, Adrian lived and worked in the Washington DC, Metropolitan area for a number of years where he attended Howard University on a baseball scholarship, earning his BA and MA in Philosophy and his Ph.D. in African Studies. Upon earning his Ph.D., Adrian was a professor, federal government consultant, and entrepreneur for 15 + years.

Adrian is happy to be back home, in a position where he can add value – tapping into his passion for teaching and learning, project management, and business development. When Adrian is not working with Flourish Agenda he enjoys teaching and learning at Cal State East Bay, spending time with family, reading, working out, watching baseball, and watching mixed martial arts.