About Me

Hey, I'm Tyler! I'm a procurement director, coach, podcaster, blogger, and most importantly a lifelong learner full of curiosity and passion for new and interesting ideas.

A photo of Tyler Smith

Who Am I

Hey friends! I'm Tyler Smith. My professional career lies in the translation and localization industry where I oversee purchasing and procurement activities for a large multinational corporation. I'm also the owner of Tyler Smith Consulting LLC, where I provide financial coaching services. I help my clients overcome disorganization and stress related to their personal finances and professional lives.

This page is a little self-indulgent...it's all about me! But you're the one who clicked on it, so I won't feel too badly. And who knows? Maybe you'll find something we have in common!

Quick Facts About Me

  • I started blogging in 2008 while studying at Brigham Young University as a way to share my experiences with personal productivity, personal finance, faith, and technology.
  • I earned a master's degree from The Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey in 2012 where I founded Globe Multilingual Services, a student-driven language services provider offering a range of translation, localization, and consulting services for businesses and non-profits wishing to expand their global reach.
  • I studied Russian language and literature for 8 years in college, at graduate school, and while living in the Russian Far-East for 2 years.
  • I've played the violin most of my life and regularly perform with local orchestras.

Tyler Smith Presenting To Students At The Middlebury Institute Of International Studies At Monterey
The founding of Globe Multilingual Services

My Journey From Corporate Professional To Private Coach

I can trace my fascination with personal finance back to the high cost of my education. Commencing my career in a relatively low-paying industry while shouldering a burden of over $70,000 in student loans fueled my interest in managing personal finances effectively.

As I progressed in the translation and localization industry, I struggled to prioritize my financial responsibilities. Recognizing the need for budgeting, I found myself unsuccessful in maintaining a personal budget using spreadsheets.

It was then that I discovered You Need A Budget (YNAB). Their dependable budgeting method and software instilled a passion for personal finance within me, propelling me to pay off all my student loans, acquire my first and second homes, avoid credit card debt, invest for retirement, and triple my net worth over the past three years.

I continue my career in the localization industry, focusing on supplier management and reducing costs for my employers, which have included MediaLocate, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Lingotek, and Questel.

I launched this blog in 2018 under my personal brand and established Tyler Smith Consulting LLC. Apart from my professional commitments, I dedicate a few hours each week to coaching a select number of clients on their personal finances, productivity, and professional development.

My objective with this website is to empower individuals to enjoy the confidence and fulfillment that arise from taking charge of their lives. I write articles addressing budgeting, personal finance, productivity, learning, and other topics I find interesting.

I publish a newsletter where I share insights garnered from my experience as a coach and lifelong learner. I invite you to join me on this journey by subscribing to the newsletter.