Gail Taylor

Gail Taylor

Edmonton, Alberta
Expert in Levelling-Up - Unlocking Human Potential for Optimal Performance and Well-being
Gail Taylor is a multifaceted individual whose life journey is a testament to the extraordinary power of reinvention and embracing new passions at any stage of life. With remarkable success as an Investment Advisor and extensive expertise in finance, Gail fearlessly embarked on a profound second act that transformed her into a prolific songwriter, motivational speaker, and philanthropic force. Her captivating public speaking engagements inspire audiences to embrace personal growth and make a difference in the world. Gail's unwavering commitment to mental health initiatives and philanthropy led her to co-found the Edmonton Mental Health Foundation and support the McDougall House. Through soul-stirring music collaborations and her financial book, she continues to leave a lasting impact on a global scale.
  • Change Management
  • Mental Health
  • Peak Performance
  • Personal Growth
  • Resilience & Adversity
  • Women's Leadership
  • All Staff Meeting
  • Annual General Meetings
  • Conference
  • Conferences & Summits
  • Consultant & Coach
  • Education & Teachers
  • Guest Panelist & Guided Q&A
  • Inspirational


Gail Taylor is a true testament to the extraordinary power of reinvention and embracing new passions at any stage of life. Having achieved remarkable success as an Investment Advisor, Gail embarked on an incredible second act that has seen her evolve into a prolific songwriter, motivational speaker, and philanthropic force. Her unwavering commitment to personal growth and making a difference in the world has garnered her well-deserved admiration and respect.

After a fulfilling career in finance, Gail Taylor found herself at a crossroads at the age of 65. Rather than settling into retirement, she fearlessly chose to step out of her comfort zone and pursue a deep-rooted passion for encouraging others through songwriting and personal stories. With determination, Gail embraced her new creative path and embarked on an entertaining journey that has transformed her life and inspired countless others.

Gail’s philanthropic spirit remains a guiding force in her life. She continues to dedicate her time and resources to various causes close to her heart. Recognizing the importance of mental well-being, she has become a vocal supporter of mental health initiatives, using her platform to raise awareness, challenge stigmas, and promote a compassionate and understanding society. Gail Taylor co-founded the Edmonton Mental Health Foundation, an active organization that is dedicated to building an accessible, integrated, and easy-to-navigate addiction & mental health system in Alberta. She currently supports the McDougall House, a second-stage home for women in recovery.

Over the years she participated in raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for local and international communities. She held director and trustee positions on several boards including the University Hospital Foundation, Junior Achievement of Northern AB and NWT, and CASA (Child and Adolescent Services Association).

Gail’s passion for music and philanthropy has brought her into collaborations with exceptional musicians, such as the renowned Edmontonian Danny Hooper, musician Mallory Trunnell (of Crimson Calamity) from Nashville, and the esteemed Canadian singer-songwriter Carolyn Dawn Johnson. These collaborations have allowed Gail Taylor to create powerful, soul-stirring music that resonates with a global audience. She continues to release new music and focuses her energy on projects that make a difference and leave a mark on the world.

Gail’s journey has had many challenges as she pivoted from a high school drop out with a substance abuse lifestyle to achieving her ultimate dream life.

While working full time Gail Taylor also spent decades educating herself, acquiring a Certified Investment Management Analyst designation through IMCA at Wharton University, an MBA from Queens University, and completed executive training in Micro-Finance at Harvard Business School. She became a Vice President at CIBC Wood Gundy and received several awards over the years for her continuous success. She has also received the Paul Harris Award from Rotary International.

Gail Taylor authored and published a financial book “YES, YOU CAN HAVE YOUR CAKE AND EAT IT TOO!” in 2000 to use as a textbook for a course she taught for University of Alberta’s Faculty of Extension.  Investors heard her approach from her speeches and became lifelong clients.

She has been inspiring and educating folks from the stage for over thirty years which has played a big role in her success.




Bree Noble


From Finance To Music: How & Why To Create Your Music Business Plan With Gail Taylor

The Liner Notes Podcast

Crimson Calamity




Gail Taylor - Artist Showcase #1

Gail Taylor Topic Presentations

curve balls to home runs – level up - embracing life’s challenges

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Our fast-paced, ever-changing world is guaranteed to generate challenges. This entertaining 60-minute keynote will inspire your audience to create higher goals and embrace life’s challenges with grace.
    This session weaves personal stories and successes achieved, using three simple and effective tools to guide individuals to reach their fullest potential both in the workplace and other areas of their life.

    Your audience will leave with a new look on:

    • How to not only set lofty goals but follow through in creating them
    • Strategies to get their juices flowing and really figure out what they want from life
    • Ways to shift to a more positive mindset allowing success to manifest expediently

    This can result in:

    • A work atmosphere that all levels of employees are excited about their roles
    • Reduced stress with effective Time Management practices
    • A growth mindset which is key to a corporation’s success

    The strategies are designed to improve small and large group dynamics and bring the hidden passions to the forefront.

    Designed For:  Corporations, Professional Associations (Medical, Teachers, Dentists etc..)

get it girl!!! - finding and using your queen energy

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Women have been competing for their rightful and equal place in the workforce as well as many other areas of society for decades, and although we have come a long way, full equality is still in the horizon. Believing in yourself and creating the life you want is what it’s all about.

    This 60-minute interactive keynote will inspire your female audience to find their power and leverage their areas of strength. Topics covered include burnout, negotiation, and goal setting. Gail inspires her audience to set elevated goals and then follow through allowing female visionaries to find their purpose and reach their fullest potential.

    Your audience will leave with a new look on:

    • Strategies for combatting imposter syndrome
    • A simple three step guide to realizing their dreams
    • Effective tools for setting boundaries
    • Fail proof time management techniques
    • Leadership skills

    This can result in:

    • An approach to finding their passions and living with purpose
    • Elevated confidence
    • Reduced stress with effective Time Management practices
    • Positive mindset which is key to high level success in all endeavors

    Designed For: Female Audiences and their Allies, Conferences for Women, Professional Women Associations (Women Entrepreneurs, Women in Business, Women Networking Groups etc…)

be your own wings - how to love an addict and yourself at the same time

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • There is a current opioid epidemic in North America and the end isn’t in sight. Pharmacies are giving out free Naloxone kits and many folks are grabbing them. We’re preparing ourselves in case we can save a live on your way to work. So how do you cope when a family member falls prey, or your friends keep dying.

    This informative, and interactive keynote will leave your audience with a new perspective on life and help them drive their efforts to what really matters. Gail has lived through the turmoil and is speaking from her own life experiences.

    Topics covered include:

    • Giving yourself permission to be happy when a loved one is struggling
    • Understanding what’s in your control and what’s not
    • Addiction is a disease, and a large percentage of the population is affected – you are not alone
    • Healthy habits – coping tools

    This can result in:

    • Tools to shift out of co-dependency and enabling habits
    • How to develop a community for support and future insights
    • A lifestyle with less guilt and stress and more self-compassion

    Gail will share intimate, personal, and emotional stories on how her and her son survived their situation. You will laugh, you will cry, and you will leave with skills that will help you take a more positive next step in your journey.

    Designed For: Mental Health Organizations, Recovery Conferences, Support Groups for Families of Addicts, Health Care Professionals (Family Services, Counselors, First Responders, etc.. , Advocacy Groups)


Gail Taylor’s keynote speech was an unforgettable experience that left a lasting impact on me. Her message of resilience, perseverance and determination was delivered with such passion and conviction that it was impossible not to be moved. Through her personal stories and insights, Gail highlighted the importance of embracing challenges and using them as opportunities for growth. She also emphasized the power of music and how it can help us to connect with our emotions and find meaning in our lives. Overall, I would highly recommend Gail Taylor’s keynote to anyone looking for inspiration and motivation. Her words have the power to change lives.

Dr. Sky McLaughlin

Principal and Co-Founder
MT Consulting Group

The Game of Life was an inspirational and motivating event. Gail captivated the audience with her heartfelt stories and uplifting tunes. I left with a different perspective on retirement and the life stages. Clearly it is never too late for a reinvention of oneself. Looking forward to seeing what’s next for Gail. Can’t wait to watch her journey!

Tanya DaCosta

Senior Branch Administrator
CIBC Wood Gundy

In September 2022 I had the pleasure of listening to Gail speak, and tell her life story, and while her story is tragic in some respects, it has made Gail the powerful woman that she is today. Gail is very motivational and worth listening too. We could all learn from her.

Judy Bain

Retired Assistant Vice President
HSBC Bank Canada

I met Gail when she first started writing songs and immediately fell in love with her fearlessness. She arrived in Nashville with a song she wrote on the plane and it was the beginning of our co-writing a number of songs. She started off as my music student and then became my life teacher. She is so optimistic, and I love the way she looks at life. It’s addictive. She can combine motivational speaking with her musicianship perfectly. It’s who she is.

Mallory Trunnell

Nashville Musician and Songwriter

Gail Taylor fascinates me! Not only did she quickly ascend to the top of her profession in a male-dominated industry, but then had the courage to walk away from all that “success” to pursue her innate calling, a passion for music (of all things!). She is an extremely talented songwriter and performer, an entertaining storyteller, and a person who is absolutely fearless when it comes to engineering a life built on intention. If you get the chance to see and hear Gail speak, be sure to bring a pen and a big notebook!

Danny Hooper

Danny Hooper Productions

Excellent music.  Always liked that about you, not afraid to change gears, lay yourself out there all the while saving the planet.

Craig MacTavish

Former NHL hockey Player
Coach and General Manager Edmonton Oilers

Articles & Media

Songwriter and Keynote Speaker Gail Taylor Announces Release of “Wings” by Gail T as Charged – a contribution to Canada’s Mental Health Week


EDMONTON, Alberta, April 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gail Taylor, a Canadian songwriter, keynote speaker and mental health advocate is excited to announce the release date of her newest song, “Wings”. The song is an emotional support song for those who have loved ones struggling with addiction...


The Canadian Business Journal

The song is performed by Nashville’s Mallory Trunnell and was written to inspire and challenge others to not get caught up in the rat race but rather learn to take control of it and their time and most importantly enjoy the ride. Songwriter Gail Taylor, at age 65, lives by her own lyrics as she...

Q&A: Gail Taylor on her musical career

The Gateway

The transition of labour and employment to more informal avenues has been fast-forwarding due to lockdowns and COVID-19 restrictions. Gail Taylor, an up-and-coming country musician, has not only advice to share, but samples of her music as a sign of better times to come, despite a new normal.

New Country Music Series Release by Gail T as Charged

Yahoo Finance

EDMONTON, Alberta, Aug. 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gail Taylor, a Canadian entrepreneur, philanthropist and song writer is excited to announce the release of her second song in her 5-single country music series. “Dreamin’ Bout the Good Life” will be released Sept 1st and is an encouraging...

CBC Listen


Edmonton AM with Mark Connolly, Tara McCarthy


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