If you would like more information on Leslie’s company, The Kaleidoscope Partnership, a social media stragey, branding, PR and marketing agency for furniture and interior design brands, please visit her Facebook Page at http://facebook.com/TheKaleidoscopePartnership, see her Linked In profile at http://linkedin.com/in/lesliecarothers, follow her on G+ at http://google.com/+lesliecarothers, follow her on Twitter at http://twitter.com/tkpleslie and read her *Retail Ideas* blog for http://furnituretoday.com, the largest weekly international print and digital news magazine for the furniture industry in the world. Leslie has been writing this trade focused blog for them for the past 9 years.Leslie also delivers online, LIVE, social media webinars for interior designers and if you’d like more information on attending one of these, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.Leslie’s 2nd business, http://messagesofhope.com, selling inspiration & hope themed gifts, e-cards, art and music exclusively created for the site, where 20% of her profits will be donated to the charity of the customer’s choice each month, will go live in 2014.If you would like more information on the Interior Design Society, please visit their website at http://interiordesignsociety.org and the specific website for the conference is:http://interiordesignsociety.org/conference where Mark Brunetz is their celebrity guest of honor for this year’s convention. The official hashtag for the Interior Design Society’s National Convention is: #IDSConf2014.
Leslie Carothers, CEO of The Kaleidoscope Partnership
Leslie Carothers founded her company, The Kaleidoscope Partnership, 11 years ago. Her social media agency advises and develops social media strategy and branding concepts for furniture and interior design brands , and also provides social media content execution services across platforms, executes blogger relations programs, and delivers online social media webinars for individual interior designers.
She has been involved in the furniture and interior design industry for the past 31 years and The Kaleidoscope Partnership has devised the social media strategy for and executed daily on the social media campaigns of many well known international and national brands, including Olioboard, The New Traditionalists, Cargill’s BiOH Polyols division [ Cargill is the largest privately held company in the United States ] , The Curtain Exchange, Hadley Court and many others.
For the past nine years, Leslie has also been the writer of Furniture Today’s *Retail Ideas* blog and, in 2012, her own microblog was named as one of Decorex’s Top 100 Interior Design blogs in the world.
Leslie is also a well known keynote speaker and a moderator for many interior design events across the country. In 2014, she will deliver the keynote presentation for the Interior Design Society’s National Convention in Las Vegas. In 2013, she spoke at the Design Bloggers Conference and at High Point Market and was the fall afternoon keynote presenter for the Houston Design Center’s Fall Market.
Prior to that, she keynoted the first Social Media Symposium at High Point University and has spoken many more times at major industry conferences as well as been a speaker for Ashley Furniture’s national and regional marketing meetings as well as on behalf of other furniture brands.
Today, Leslie is a volunteer on the board of directors of the Bienenstock Furniture Library and, in the past, served for 3 years as a volunteer on the board of withit.org, where she served as the volunteer VP of Education, chairing the Leadership Development Conference in 2007 and 2008 and serving as National Membership Chair in 2009.
In 2009, Leslie received WITHIT’s President’s Award for her volunteer service to Women In The Home Industries Today and to her industry.
In her spare time, she’s developing her 2nd business, messagesofhope.com, which will go live in 2014 as a way to give back 20% of her profits to the charities her site’s customers care most about.
She lives in Houston, Texas and is an avid lover of fine culture and music, a book collector, a reader, an amateur photographer and writer, a Mom to Pounce and Big Boy, a mentor, a daughter, a sister and an Aunt to her 3 wonderful nephews. You can occasionally catch her walking a labyrinth, too!