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Laura Taylor, M.A.

Chief Executive Officer

Laura Taylor is passionate about the potential of storytelling to transform lives, communities and companies for the better. A founding partner of Shared Value Solutions, she delights in using her multi-media skills to help Indigenous clients communicate their successes and goals, and assert their rights. She is a professional writer, social researcher, photographer, videographer, and facilitator of Indigenous Knowledge studies and related projects. Her video work focuses on telling crucial stories that shift the perspectives and open the minds of audiences ranging from community members to regulators and proponents of proposed major development projects—stories that can alter the outcome of regulatory decisions and impact benefit agreements. She is the author of the best-selling popular science book, The Cottage Bible (with Gerry Mackie, Boston Mills Press 2007): “Practical, comprehensive, environment-friendly advice” (Montreal Gazette). She is also the author of a literary memoir, A Taste for Paprika (Penguin 2005). Her photographs have been featured in many journals, magazines (including Oprah Magazine), books and technical guides. Laura is a recipient of a Consulting Engineers of Ontario Award for Aboriginal Traditional Knowledge achievements.


Indigenous Knowledge and Land Use Studies

Environmental Management


Storytelling & Engagement

Capacity Building

Additional Superpowers

communications | graphic design | photography | videography | facilitation | participatory communications | social research | community and stakeholder engagement | public participation | stakeholder analysis | public consultation | training