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At Engarde Financial Group, we look at every situation differently. When it comes to your insurance needs there is no such thing as one size fits all. We’re on your side, which is why we work with many carriers to find the right insurance products for you. You need the right coverage at the right price.
Tayon Mitchell - Pittsburgh Insurance Agent



Tayon Mitchell is passionate about inspiring, coaching, and leading others towards excellence in various arenas of life.  Inspired to create a legacy for his family, he learned from the “school of hard knocks” and demonstrated his ambition and self-determination by earning his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from California University of Pennsylvania.
After graduation, he took the initiative to be the change he envisions, by leveraging his education and gaining extensive experiences with years of working in the sales & financial industry for several respected companies before setting out to establish his own business.   
Tayon is the President and CEO of Engarde Financial Group, one of the few black-owned insurance brokers in Western Pennsylvania.  With lasting change as a core philosophy, he established his own company in 2014 specializing in providing financial literacy and advice for his clients & their families in financial planning through education and empowerment.  He partners with over 30 insurance companies to tailor effective solutions focused on needs and goals of his customers. 
His passion to enable families to obtain the financial future they want and deserve, positioned him to be one of very few to CREATE a financial literacy program.  He has presented his SAVE 4 SUCCESS program in several forums that gives his clients a hands-on, step-by-step experience.  The many testimonials he receives directly, or through social media about the life changing elements of this program are proof-points of his vision coming to life.
Tayon earned a spot as a financial columnist for The Soul Pitt (Pittsburgh’s Premier Award Winning Minority Community Magazine), and has also been featured on several primary networks (ABC, FOX, NBC, CBS) and other news affiliates across the country.  He has also appeared on the Brian Tracy Show in San Diego, CA.
As a man of God, his love for Christ and commitment towards discipleship are at the core of his leadership.  He answered the call in 2013 and became a licensed minister at Clark Memorial Baptist Church under the leadership of James D. Burwell, Pastor.  He is actively involved in several ministries including evangelism, Men’s ministry, Sunday School teaching, and community outreach efforts – Financial & Health Wellness Seminars, Back-To-School Youth events, Black History Month programs, annual Thanksgiving Dinner & Clothing Drive, puppet ministry, and more.
He knows the importance of community and being a team player evident with his impressive football career spanning from little league, to college, to a semi-professional league.  Currently, he is actively involved as a coach and mentor for the nationally ranked Pittsburgh NFL Flag Football league, based in Penn Hills.
Most importantly, he recognizes his responsibility to lead his own home, and has been a devoted husband of 15 years (wife Jessica Mitchell) and father to his 3 children (daughter Jordan 12 years old, son Tayon Jr 9 years old, son Jayce 3 years old).

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