We had the good fortune of connecting with Taylor Brione Ballard and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Taylor Brione, let’s talk legacy – what do you want yours to be?
I would like to be known for curating experiences that make people feel seen, valued, and celebrated. No matter the size or purpose of the occasion, I want people to leave feeling celebrated and remember exactly how an “experience” by Taylor Brione made them feel.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I became a certified wedding planner in 2012, but I have been planning events since I was 15 years old; I have designed and orchestrated more than 200 events. Planning events requires many moving pieces, so it can be pretty stressful, add the aspect of being a business owner to the mix, and quickly become overwhelming. Along the way, I have discovered that I am only as good as my team and the tools that I incorporate to make my business run smoothly. As I expand and add more offerings, I have learned to continuously grow my team and the robustness of my tools/software proportionately. The magic is knowing the correct time to seek help.
What sets Experiences By Taylor Brione apart from other companies is our purpose and desire to show our clients how to feel confident and celebrate who they are. In our society, we often see that people who are adventurous souls feel pressure to let go of their big vision to conform to society’s expectations. We want our clients to feel confident in all of life’s moments and build a culture of acceptance, thoughtfulness, and celebration that goes beyond the bounds of special occasions and into people’s everyday lives.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Houston, Texas, is known for being a gumbo pot of cultures, so I always recommend that they immerse themselves in cultural activities whenever someone visits. We’re known worldwide for our museum district, and visitors can always catch an event or cultural experience to attend. I love donuts, so for food, I recommend stopping by Shipley Donuts and picking up a hot glazed donut for a quick pick-me-up!
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My mother: Kimberley Moore-Ballard. Growing up, my sisters and I referred to our mother simply as “the boss.” My mother is so powerful that she could join any community organization, PTO group, or company, become acclimated immediately and get right to planning events that encourage collaboration and bring people together. She is gifted at prioritizing and that she made her own path. This inspired me deeply. As a founder of my own event planning business, I incorporate some of her tactics into my strategy
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