Our Team & Instructors

Our Leadership Team

Ultimate Academy® is dedicated to your individual success
and has a track record, of over ten years of providing professional training that fully
prepares our graduates for their new careers.

We inspire our graduates to follow their passion, while providing them
with the confidence to pursue their dream.

We connect with women and men to be their best.
We constantly strive to implement initiatives to achieve our vision of empowering you.

Eileen Taylor

Eileen Taylor

President | Lead Instructor

Having gone through the experience myself of founding and building a successful Home Staging, Decorating & ReDesign and Organizing business, Eileen Taylor Home & Design, I know what the challenges are. How do I start? What are the principles of transforming a space? What techniques and accessories to use? Where do I get furniture? What vendors and suppliers do I contact? And so on. 

I will share with you my first hand knowledge in our training courses on how to overcome these challenges, how to turn your dream into a reality, and how to plan, launch and run your own Home Staging, Feng Shui, Professional Organizing, Decorating & ReDesign and Event & Wedding Planning company.

I developed the Ultimate Academy® training courses to assist other entrepreneurs that wish to pursue a career they are passionate about.  

At Ultimate Academy®, we have the most comprehensive training programs available today.

I am equally proud of our amazing team, including our instructors and industry specialists.

As the lead instructor of the Home Staging, Decorating & ReDesign and Co-Instructor of the Professional Organizing Programs, I bring my passion for not only the craft, but also for educating and sharing my knowledge and experiences with others, so that they may follow their passions too.

These courses provide you a blueprint for your new business. These courses provide you with the confidence, proper training and support to be successful. You will be in business for yourself, not by yourself.

To me, it is more than just teaching Home Staging, Feng Shui, Professional Organizing or Decorating & ReDesign – it is an opportunity to inspire you to be the best you can be whatever your passion might be!

Greg Taylor

Greg Taylor

Vice President | Lead Instructor

I am the business instructor and co-founder of Ultimate Academy®. 

With over 25 years experience establishing and running businesses from the ground up, I know what it is like to forge your own path and how intimidating it can be when you start out. I know how helpful it can be to have someone with business experience talk to you about your business and how to succeed. I have helped many individuals develop and launch their business and set them up on a path to achieve their goals. I will answer the questions any new graduate would have, such as: How do I set up my business? How do I find clients? How do I market myself? Should I work for myself or someone else?

At the Academy, my job is to give you the business and sales training so that you are confident and prepared to effectively implement your newfound knowledge and skills learned in our program. My goal is to make you just as confident in the business and sales aspect as you are with Home StagingProfessional OrganizingDecorating & ReDesign and Event Planning.

I co-instruct the business and marketing sections of the Home Staging, Decorating & ReDesign, Professional Organizing and Event & Wedding Planning programs. 

My passion is inspiring people to be bold, and showing them all the opportunities there are in running their own businesses, and how rewarding it can be for them. What I am most proud of is the success of our Graduates, and seeing the joy and satisfaction that it brings them.

My approach is different, I make learning how to run a business fun!

Jill Taylor

Jill Taylor

Director of Enrollment | Tutoring | Administration

Here at The Academy, I am the Director of Student Enrollment, Tutoring and Administration. My job is to support, guide and mentor our students on their new journey, from when they register as a student to when they graduate and embark on their career.

As a certified graduate of all of our programs, I know exactly what you are feeling each step of the way. My job is to answer any questions you may have, and assist you in every way possible on this new chapter in your life.

Our goal is to have our Academy reflect our diverse community and background that our students, Graduates, homeowners, agents and clients come from, and to unite one another on the pursuit of their passion… their career!

My passion is to inspire our students to have faith in their abilities and just go for it!

I am here to offer our students a unique perspective and be their support system. I love working with our students and Graduates and welcome all of you to join us here at Ultimate Academy®!

Blake Taylor

Technology Manager | Student Support

As the Technology Manager and Student Support, I am involved in all things technical at Ultimate Academy®.

I provide our students and Graduates with all types of tech support during and after their program to make their journey as smooth and enjoyable as possible. I provide peace of mind by being your personal tech specialist.

I am involved in our Graduates journey, from when they enroll in their program ensuring they receive all their course materials, through graduation and assisting them throughout their journey growing their business. 

 

Darcy Speed

Darcy Speed

Lead Instructor | Tutor | Writer

I am the co-lead Professional Organizing Instructor here at Ultimate Academy®. I am passionate about training others to follow their love of organizing and pursue a career in Professional Organizing, whether on a part-time or full-time basis.

Through my experience within the industry as a UCPO™ Certified Ultimate Professional Organizer™, I share a wealth of knowledge on how to step-by-step establish and build a successful career.

I am also a co-instructor of other programs at Ultimate Academy®, all centered around following your passion.

With a background in teaching and a bachelor’s degree in Education, a large part of my role is not only to instruct and guide you but also to be part of your support network both during and after the program.

I also write and contribute to the development of many of our programs as well as assist students and Graduates in the creation of their marketing content.

Theresa

Theresa Kerr

Lead Instructor | Tutor

I am the lead instructor of the Event & Wedding Planning Program here at Ultimate Academy®.

With over 10 years of experience running a successful award-winning Event & Wedding Planning business, having planned, and coordinated hundreds of different types of events, I am extremely passionate about all aspects of the event industry.

As a UEPC™, UWPC™, Certified Ultimate Event & Wedding Planner™, I am always excited to share my experiences through our curriculum to guide students and Graduates to be successful in the Event & Wedding Planning business.

I am dedicated to mentoring and providing people to set them up for success. From small to large events, from private to corporate events to weddings and more, the Event & Wedding planning industry is full of opportunities and always exciting.

Kelsey Craig

Kelsey Craig

Student Services | Tutor

I am a part of Ultimate Academy®’s Student Services department. My focus is all about helping our students select the program that is the right for them and then guide them through the process of obtaining their certifications.

As a tutor and liaison, I work closely with our Home Study students, alongside our team of instructors, to provide the best student experience possible.

With a bachelor’s degree in Economics and a background in teaching, I am driven to provide an enriching experience for our students by ensuring every detail of their program and journey is covered.

As a certified graduate of all our programs, I provide the guidance and tutoring to help students navigate their programs and make it a pleasant and enriching experience.

I also write and contribute to the creation of content and materials at Ultimate Academy®.

Our Mission

To educate, inspire, and provide you with the tools, confidence, and support to Turn Your Passion Into Your Career.

We create a fun, comfortable, and pleasant learning environment, where you can be yourself and build your confidence.  

Our Origins

For over a decade, Ultimate Academy® has provided an exceptional learning experience for
thousands of Graduates. We are a family-owned and operated business, bringing our positive, outgoing,
comfortable family life into Ultimate Academy®’s Live Virtual Classrooms and
Self-Paced Home Study Programs – we are your virtual home away from home. 

The Ultimate Academy® team is creating new content all the time. We do this so
that our students have the most up to date curriculum in the industry.

We care about our students and want them to succeed. We know them by name and not just
a number. We strive to be the best so that we can teach you to be the best. Every student that
graduates from Ultimate Academy® becomes a part of our growing family. 

Ultimate Academy®  BBB Accreditation

Ultimate Academy® has the highest possible ranking
with the Better Business Bureau (BBB).