About Me

Taylor Carr is a specialist in communication and media relations with extensive experience in leadership communication, higher education, broadcasting and sales. His emphasis is on communicating change, managing stakeholders, crisis communication, media relations, public relations and cross-cultural communication.

Carr consults and coaches executives in effective communication and engaging employees, media relations and on-camera performance. His clients include Eli Lilly and Co., T-Mobile, Cox Communications, Scottsdale Insurance, Rio Tinto Minerals, Adventist Risk Management, Hospice of the Valley (Phoenix), Opavia-Kraft, CEZ Group, Arizona Charter Academy, Realty Executives International and Children’s Hospital of Omaha. He has worked with clients in the U.S., Europe and Central America.

From 2008 – 2010 Carr was director of the Ken Blanchard Executive MBA at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix Ken Blanchard Executive MBA, where he managed relationships with students and faculty, oversaw curriculum, directed the program’s marketing and was the primary EMBA liaison between the College of Business, Ken Blanchard and Blanchard Companies. He continues to design and teach leadership communication, stakeholder relations and corporate social responsibility courses.

He is on the faculty (adjunct) at Thunderbird School of Global Management where he teaches leadership communication to executives and MBAs as part of several programs including the Global Management Communication Program, the Global Leadership Certificate Program, Global MBA-Latin America and the Effective Leadership Communication Program. Carr has taught undergraduate courses in public relations, speech, writing, journalism and broadcast performance at Harding University and the University of Arkansas-Little Rock.

Carr spent 22 years in television and radio broadcasting, including three years as co-host, producer and writer of FLW Outdoors on the Outdoor Life Network. He also worked as a news and sports anchor and reporter at ABC and NBC television affiliates in Little Rock and was host of the top-rated radio morning news program in Kansas City. Carr’s freelance broadcast experience includes work for ABC Sports as an assistant producer at the Calgary Winter Olympics, as a college football and basketball play-by-play announcer and as the voice of three minor league baseball teams.

He received the Society of Professional Journalists Best TV Sports reporting award in 1999 and the Telly Award and Axiem Award for television production excellence in 2004 (for FLW Outdoors). He is a member of the International Association of Business Communicators and the Public Relations Society of America. Carr was also a sales representative for AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals and helped launch the blockbuster drug Nexium in the Arkansas market.

He earned his Master’s in Journalism from the University of Arkansas-Little Rock and his BA in Mass Communication and Public Relations from Harding University.

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