Hi, and welcome!

I’m Leslie. Here’s what I love to do:

Leslie Forman. This is what I love to do.

Powered by entrepreneurial spirit, my background is diverse. I’ve collaborated with global startups, taught business courses at the university level, written for multinational companies, and more — in Chile, China and California.

After eight years abroad, I moved back to my hometown, San Francisco, where I’ve joined Bridgecrest Medical to lead product design and brand communications.

I’m passionate about supporting fellow global citizens, especially those looking to live and work abroad.

Here’s my visual guide to international career opportunities, which I created in collaboration with Chilean illustrator Ignacio Barceló. I’m in the process of writing a book on this same topic.


Get a sneak peek at my book-in-progress. It’s packed with big questions, behind-the-scenes stories, and helpful links.


This is a collage of photos from workshops that Leslie Forman led in Iquique, Chile.


In everything I do, I connect people and places and bring new ideas to life.

My work has been featured in publications such as Forbes, The Muse, Americas Quarterly, Brazen Careerist and The Huffington Post. I’ve been a featured speaker at UC Berkeley’s Career Center, MEC-U (Motivando el Emprendimiento en la Comunidad Universitaria — a government-backed entrepreneurship program for university students in Iquique, Chile) and dozens of classes and events in Chile and China.

For more details, I invite you to check out my LinkedIn profile.

Say hi and let me know how I can support you. Please feel free to email me directly at leslieforman [at] gmail [dot] com :)


colorful mural in valparaiso
This site is a work in progress, as it has been since it first launched in 2009. 
It’s traveled a long way, from Jiaxing (where I reflected on development economics, Wal-Mart, and the man in the fountain) to Mongolia (where I wrote about yanic symbols in architecture) to Easter Island (where I photographed a cemetery with a view) to Valparaiso (home of the mural you see here and inspiration for this Versa-Letter).

Here are a few of my most popular articles: 

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