Since 2012, Chuck Taylor has been the owner of Sage Garden Care Center, a coaching and consulting business focused on the success of others.
He is the owner and creator of the Optim Leadership Academy, which provides company specific leadership skills to workers rising into the role of manager. Chuck works with businesses, governments, non-profits, and community leaders all across the triad of North Carolina and has done work as far away as New York City, San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Tel-Aviv Israel.
Chuck has a heart for those who want to succeed and wants to give all the tools needed to help others succeed well. He has over 20 years of leadership experience as a pastor and community influencer.
Chuck has served on several boards and helped many community organizations. He is the interim Executive Director for the United Way of Davie County and the current Board Chair for the Davie County Chamber of Commerce. He is a board member for the Davidson County Community College Foundation. He has served on the United Way of Davie County’s Community Investment Council for three years. He was also elected to serve as a commissioner for the Town of Cooleemee, NC in 2009.
In 2019 he was named the Small Business Champion of the Year, an award provided by the Davidson and Davie County Community College’s Small Business Center. He is also the co-creator and facilitator of Leadership Davie, a program designed to create enduring leaders for Davie County’s future.
Chuck has been married to LeeAnn since 2003 and has five children, Salem, Sekaiah, Haven, Zeke, and Quinn.
B.A. in Biblical Studies, Psychology Minor – Southern Christian University
Graduate Courses in Counseling – Gorden-Conwell Theological Seminary
Certifications & Training
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Certified Instructor – Myers-Briggs Foundation
Life Coach – American Association of Christian Counseling
Soul Shop Instructor – Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute
ASIST Suicide Prevention – LivingWorks
Leadership Davie – Davie County Chamber of Commerce
Grief Following Trauma – University of Maryland
Spiritual Care in Disasters – University of Maryland
Leadership Davie – co-founder
Optim Leadership Academy – founder
Small Business of the Year Award (2019)
Myers Briggs Personality Type:
ENFP – Extrovert iNtuitive Feeling Perceiving
Ennagram: (7) The Enthusiast
Strengths Finder Strengths:
Strategic, Ideation, Woo, Communication, & Individualization
Humor, Perspective, Social Intelligence, Spirituality, & Leadership
2009-2011 Town of Cooleemee Town Commissioner
2014-2016 United Way of Davie Co. Campaign & Investment Council
2018-2020 Davie County Chamber of Comm. Board Member
2018 United Way of Davie County Volunteer Strategic Planner
2019 Davie County Chamber of Commerce Incoming Board Chair