MV and Colin

FREE EXCERPT: Opportunities and Inspiration in the Grooming Industry - 29 minutes

Did you know Colin Taylor dropped out of high school? He quickly discovered professional pet grooming and enrolled in grooming school in the UK when he was just 15 years old. By 17, he had graduated and traveled to Hong Kong to teach grooming, launching the start of his rewarding career as a professional pet groomer.

In this interview, Melissa Verplank talks to Colin about how he got his start and where the journey has taken him. Colin admits he was never a stellar academic student, but it didn’t stop him from following his dreams.

Colin has always been a free spirit, never staying in one spot for a long time. He has never stopped pursuing excellence. With each transition, he gathered more knowledge. If anything, it seemed to open the doors of opportunity for him.

Today, Colin is leader in our field. He is an award-winning pet stylist, landing on the cover of Groomer to Groomer magazine five times. He is a speaker, contest judge, grooming show producer, and product creator. Colin also wrote the book, “What Would Colin Do – 101 Situations and Solutions for Every Dog Groomer.” He’s worked extensively in America and the United Kingdom. Colin has traveled the globe sharing his expertise about pet grooming.

Join Melissa and Colin as they discuss Colin’s inspiring career. You’ll not only be inspired, you’ll pick up ideas you can use for your own future.

In this lesson, you will learn:

  • highlights forming Colin’s career.
  • what you can do after your body breaks down physically from the rigors of every day grooming.
  • how and why he started Master Groom.
  • why he’s changed his focus to primarily pet grooming.
  • how social media made him realize he needed to jump back into the industry.
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Melissa Verplank

Melissa Verplank is a Certified Master Stylist and long time business owner.

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Colin Taylor

Colin Taylor is a Certified Master Groomer and Certified by the United Kingdom City & Guild.

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