BE Modern Man Spotlights - Passion to Purpose: Pervis Taylor III
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

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Name: Pervis Taylor, III

Profession: Life/Identity Coach, Author, Speaker and Mentor

Age: 35

I have put my passion to purpose by: helping people of all ages understand their right to be whole emotionally and to understand the power that comes along with knowing who they are authentically.

Life coach, author, mentor and speaker Pervis Taylor III has dedicated his life to one mission: change the world one principle at a time. More specifically one Pervis Principle at a time.

11 years ago Taylor experienced the most challenging time of his life. The passing of his father left him with a seemingly unfillable void, but Taylor never lost faith. In his fathers passing there was life. “Before he passed my father prophesied that I’d be doing the work that I’m doing now,” Taylor tells BE Modern Man. “The moment that it really made sense was after I gave a workshop to a group of young men of color on emotional intelligence and processing. Afterwards a young man came up to me, collapsed in my arms and began crying. This was the first time he’d ever gotten an opportunity to be emotional or confront his emotions. I’d been doing this for years, but it was that moment that changed the game for me.”

A leader in his field, Taylor is also enriched by those he serves. He says, “My inspiration is my mentees. I want them to be a better man than me. I’m inspired by God’s love and the human spirits resilience to hardship.” Taylor’s passion and belief in our ability to transform drives him forward.

Transformation is what Taylor’s life work is about and seeing his clients make these changes pushes him to achieve more. “Seeing a young lady who used to cut herself to deal with the pain of being abused to now living in the truth and power of who she is authentically is what my work is all about,” Taylor tells BE Modern Man.

Turning his passion into purpose and profiting from it was indeed self-transformation for the life coach and author. “First you got to believe against all odds that you can do this or whatever your passion is for a living,” says Taylor. With belief in himself Taylor put the wheels in motion. For two years he began speaking and coaching for free in order to hone his skills. “This improved my approach and allowed me to figure out how I fit in the market place. I became certain about my vision and then got a think-tank going on how the business’ branding messaging should be.”

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