Keith Taylor is a deeply passionate, and dedicated leader in the stroke community. He is dedicated to helping stroke survivors regain their own power and strength to live a full and productive life. While owning and being the sales manager of a large manufacturing business in Oregon, he had a stroke at the age of 48. After looking for, and not finding, anyone to help with the depression and lack of confidence after his stroke, he decided to create that for other stroke survivors.
The BASE Program fills this need.
He is President of the Board of Directors with Stroke Awareness Oregon and is the owner of Strength after Stroke; a company dedicated to providing resources for stroke survivors to re-ignite their desires and regain their confidence.
“Discovering and growing your potential after a stroke is critical to living an amazing life.”
Having a stroke sucks! There is no doubt about it. Once you have your thoughts coming back, you wonder “What now?”! Does life just go on like before? Or does having a stroke change everything?
Working your way back into life, the way you knew it, is not the easiest thing; if even real for some time.
You question yourself, and wonder if everyone is noticing you now that something has changed…and not for the best!
Or, could it be for the best?
It’s funny! It seems that having a stroke was “meant to be” for Keith.
In looking back, he noticed that having his own business, where he was able to help others, was a passion for him. His intentions have always been to move people upward in their lives, no matter what their goals are. But realizing that it takes a form of execution is the key to growing.
Keith has always enjoyed business. Although having many businesses throughout his career including retail, wholesale, and franchises, he was a partner and sales manager in a manufacturing firm in which was grown to over $13 Million.
One day, while preparing to travel to Seattle for a business trip, he got an early call from his nephew. After talking for a short time, his nephew noticed that something was wrong. He asked him to hang tight before heading to Seattle. In the meantime, his nephew called Keith’s wife at work and had her get home right away.
When his wife got home, they went right to the hospital where the nurses asked him many questions-
- When were you born?
- Where do you live?
- Who is in your family? On and on…
Once they discovered he couldn’t answer those questions, the testing began.
He’d had a stroke!
After experiencing his stroke, and struggling to get back to work right away, he ended up selling his ownership in the company.
“I can empathize with your situation, but I also know that it’s possible to live a full and rewarding life. I want to help you discover your desires, put meaning to them, and perform to the level that you know you can. Even though all strokes are different, I know that it’s possible to find your Passion, set an Intention, and Execute a plan that moves you toward making a difference for yourself and others…It’s Easy As PIE“.
My desire is to help you on this path!
It’s time to get on with the rest of your life!
Don’t wait for more time to go by without helping yourself.