An entrepreneur from near Stamford Bridge who created a global coaching, speaking and consulting company called The Freedom Factory celebrates 10 years in business this month.
Ten years ago David Taylor, of Low Catton, sat on a train, opened the laptop for his secure, well paid position as a director of a FTSE100 company and realised that he did not want to go back.
Within 24 hours, The Freedom Factory was born, even though David had no idea what it was going to be. At that time David could never have predicted what lay ahead in creating the business that The Freedom Factory is today, he could not have predicted the level of fulfilment and rewards that were possible.
Now, during the 10th anniversary of The Freedom Factory, he chooses to inspire others to take a leap of faith in their own lives through speaking in schools and through his live events.
David said: “So much has happened in the last 10 years, including becoming a father to two wonderful boys. The Freedom Factory has given me an amazing 10 years, yet I am even more excited about what I can give others in the next 10.” The Freedom Factory is at home in Low Catton, yet much of the work is global. Travelling to five continents, David has spoken on stage, impacting the lives of thousands of people around the world. Private clients range from grandmothers to humanitarians and spread from California to the Gold Coast in Australia. David has contrasted work with Aviva, Barclays, Deloitte alongside some of the smallest and newest of companies. Inspired by The Freedom Factory, David founded Coaching Unlimited, a coaching community that in 12 months has grown to more than 700 members and in September last year the first live experience event, Love. Serve. Create, held in Leeds. Four further sell out events since, these experiences are growing. Participants travel to LeedsW, all discovering the strength of their own story, finding their voice and creating powerful transformations in their lives. David has also turned his attention to humanitarian projects. Following a trip to Liberia, David funded an orphanage through the worst of the Ebola crisis, raised the necessary funds to build a school and is now developing a collaborative partnership between Bootham School York and More Than Me School in Liberia.