Hi, I’m Kelly Tirman and welcome to my playground.
I’m a strategist. A storyteller. A connector of people and ideas. I was born to manage complex problems and provide strategic solutions. This blog is a fun and honest demonstration (i.e. show not tell) of my belief that social media will change the world of business forever.
on a more personal note, I’m a 37 year old Native Californian living in San Francisco Bay Area. I am married to a very tall (6’4″), loving and supportive husband named, Val. Being that I am only 5’2″, the only way we can take a picture together is if he swats down or I stand on a stool.
What topics do you cover on your blog?
I blog about Urban Living, Raising Multilingual Children and Organic Beauty.
Why do you write about organic beauty?
While pregnant with my first child, my skin became very sensitive and as a result I replaced the beauty products we used as a family with natural and organic alternatives that are free of parabens, fragrances, and petrochemicals.
Why do you write about raising multilingual children?
I love language and I believe the study of foreign languages is the gateway to cross-cultural understanding, compassion, and curiosity. By raising my children to speak more than one language not only am I providing them will an important skill it gives me an opportunity to become proficient in other languages as well.
How do you define Urban Living?
Urban living is when it is sometimes faster to take public transportation, your bike, or even walk across town than drive in an actual car. Urban living is when you can hear 5 different languages spoken in 5 minutes. It’s living in a tight knit community, getting to know your neighbors and raising your kids together.
Are you really planning on raising your children in San Francisco?
Yes, that’s the plan. Do you have a better idea?
You take a lot of pictures, what type of camera do you use?
I used to use a Nikon D300 with a 50mm lens however it seem like these days I take most of my photos and videos with my iPhone. As Chase Jarvis has said, “The best camera is the one that’s with you.”
Do you have a “real” job?
Yes, I currently hold a full time position as an Enterprise Social Business Strategist for Wells Fargo however the opinions expressed on this blog represent my own and don’t reflect those of my employer. For more information on my professional background please visit my Linkedin Profile.
Awards & Honors
Top 50 Parents on Pinterest 2012
Conversations with Coca-Cola, An Exclusive Conference for Social Media Moms – October 17-18, 2012
2012 California Milk Processor Board “Positivity Ambassador” 2012
Top 25 Bay Area Moms 2011
Fast Company: 10 Rules of Influencer Marketing and Why You Should Commit to Them
The Drew Blog: Influencer Marketing Q+A w Kelly Tirman, Wells Fargo
psfk: Why it Helps to be an Influencer when Targeting Influencers
Recent Speaking Engagements
Co-presented “Your Biggest Fans: Best Practices for Engaging Influencers” at Media Post’s Social Media Insider Summit, an annual conference focused on taking a pragmatic approach to social marketing.
Co-presented “Work It: How to use your Social Media Footprint as a Portfolio for Landing a Virtual, Flexible Corporate Job” at Bloggy Bootcamp Phoenix, a conference focused on the business of blogging.
Co-presented “Work It: How to use your Social Media Footprint as a Portfolio for Landing a Virtual, Flexible Corporate Job” at Bloggy Boot Camp Chicago 2012, a conference focused on the business of blogging.
Co-led discussions on “Creating a Social Media Strategy Document” and “Getting the Most out of Pinterest and Instagram” at Creative Alliance 2012, a conference for creative business women.
For additional questions about this blog, please contact kelly.tirman(at)gmail(dot)com or you can Twitter stalk me at @kellytirman.