Valkyrie Performance is a team of veteran coaches who help women become stronger leaders, inside and out. We help women Military and First Responders through our life coaching, programming and a no-bullshit approach.
We are dedicated to inspiring, educating, training and equipping women to be more effective leaders in male-dominated environments. We serve as an organization in the United States that proactively engages in increasing women’s physical, mental, spiritual and emotional performance in order to raise the success rates of combat/physically demanding jobs in defense of our Nation.
The company started in October of 2016 as strength and conditioning programming but has evolved into offering primarily Life Coaching services with strength and conditioning as an added service.
Who’s it for? If you're a first responder, in the military, or preparing to join and you're ready to gain confidence, have greater fulfillment and lead from the front - YOU BELONG HERE.
A Valkyrie is a mythological female war goddess. Emblematic of strength and beauty.
Valkyrie Performance is dedicated to inspiring, educating, training and equipping women to be more effective leaders in male dominated environments.
Who is it for?
Women who want to reach their full potential physically and mentally in order to lead in male dominant environments. Women currently serving or looking to join the military, law enforcement or fire.
The coaches of Valkyrie Performance are unique in that we are all women and most are veterans or still on active duty. Each coach at Valkyrie Performance specializes in a certain component (endurance, strength, military , leadership etc) and are here for YOU!
About Taylor Galadyk (Founder)
I’m Taylor Galadyk, owner and head coach of Valkyrie Performance.
I’m a wife, mother, athlete and Marine veteran who specializes in helping women First Responders and Military service members.
My personal failure of the Marine Corps’ Infantry Officer Course in 2013 was the catalyst that prompted me to start Valkyrie Performance. I help women overcome challenges and provide them with solutions to issues within predominantly male cultures.
I have helped over 100 women since 2016 throughout the Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps physically and mentally prepare for leadership positions. I have assisted dozens of women to accomplish their goals for service academy training, medical school, corporate leadership, and much more.
It is my dream to see women supporting women, consistently rising above the standards, leading from the front in their masculine AND feminine nature while taking a seat at the table without apologizing for it.
- Bachelor of Science, Exercise Science University of Louisville 2012
- Marine Corps Officer 2012-2017
- Professional Crossfit athlete 2012-2016
- Masters in Leadership, Georgetown University 2019
Military and Athletic Background:
- Military Certifications: Logistics Officers Course, Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Victim Advocate, Predator Tactical Driving Course, Survival Evasion Resistance, and Escape, and Underwater Egress.
- Athletics: University of Louisville cheerleader, 3X National Cheerleading Association National Championship. 4X CrossFit Regionals & Games Athlete. Barbell Mover for the National Professional Grid League Los Angeles Reign 2015.
More About me:
I love being married to my best friend and supporting his military career. Our son is the greatest gift we’ve ever received and we love him so much!
My Grandfather and Father were both Marines for over 25 years each- which made me a third-generation Marine. I grew up around the Marine Corps but didn’t meet a female Marine until I was 19 years old!
I love how my experiences have shaped me into the empathetic yet tough person/coach I’ve become.
I’m so grateful for my gifts and talents that allow me to shine a light on those who are looking for guidance.
I love doing hard things, challenging myself and committing to a process that has a strong purpose.
I love rainy days, reading, exploring outside, swimming, lifting heavy weights, coffee shops, french bulldogs, horses, babies, laughing, traveling, riding bikes, playing board games, drawing and watching the sunset and sunrise.
Meet The Team
Meet the people who make Valkyrie Performance what it is.