Hi! Let me help you get the most out of your business.

your Business Consultant & Advisor

Advisor & developer of human potential| Leadership development| Talent development| Organizational development

Mary Kay Taylor, DBA, MBA, GTML, APTD, RHIA


Pole Star Consulting advises organizations to develop teams and performance that contribute to the development and execution of overall business strategy. My main purpose is to serve as a strategic advisor to senior leadership in executing talent strategies to carry out an organization’s vision and mission in the areas of workforce planning and organizational effectiveness, leadership and management experience frameworks, high potential development programs, succession planning philosophy & methodology, coaching & mentoring solutions, and leveraging AI technology partnerships in customizing knowledge management solutions that drive the execution of business strategies and maximizes organizational learning capacity. I can ensure the employment of agile development, lean methodologies, and design thinking to create a firm foundation in developing talent plans, engagement strategies, and retention solutions that transform business. I will collaborate with your organization’s decision makers to integrate their learning strategies with their knowledge management strategy enabling them to make better use of internal information to improve organizational performance. Together, let’s drive synergies and integration with other strategic business operations in developing talent pipelines for leadership and succession planning.

“Working with Mary Kay was such a joy! She is truly an expert in her field that exudes confidence and enthusiasm in every aspect of her work and truly cares about people.”

Why Work With Me?

Is your organization effective in capturing lessons learned? Does your organization have a knowledge-sharing model that enables decision-makers to ask the “right questions”, “discover the right results” and “create the right knowledge” to meet your business objectives?

Your succession management strategy may be effective in identifying next-level skills and competencies but does your succession management strategy account for the associated knowledge transfer when employees move to the next step in the process? 

Qualifications & Awards

I am a certified Corporate Trainer through the Management & Strategy Institute. I hold a certificate in Remote Workforce Management and have my Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification. I am a Registered Health Information Administrator. An Associate Professional in Talent Development. Additionally, I am a Talent Management Practitioner with the Talent Management Institute as well as a Global Talent Management Leader. I have also earned certifications in Doctoral Teaching and Advising, Global Trends for Business & Society, and Managing Social and Human Capital.


  • Doctor of Business Administration – Capella University
  • Master’s of Business Administration – University of Mary Washington


  • Strategic Talent Management Leader
  • L&D Consultant
  • Adjunct Professor, Lecturer, and Instructor
  • Currently, President of Pole Star Consulting


  • Delta Mu Delta International Honor Society
  • Delta Mu Delta Business Administration Honor Society 
  • Distinguished Service Award & Alumni Hall of Fame Induction – SUNY Institute of Technology @Utica/Rome Alumni Association 





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