Hi, and welcome!

leslie forman with bellhop cartI’m Leslie.

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

My background is diverse: I’ve taught entrepreneurship courses, collaborated with global startups, written for multinational companies, and so much more. Being an outsider has given me an unusual perspective.

For eight out of the past ten years I’ve lived and worked in Chile and China, far from my California hometown.

Now I’m back in San Francisco, taking an intensive course in User Experience Design, while continuing to collaborate with a talented team in Chile. 

I always have questions:

What’s the next step?

What part of this story is going to have the most impact on our world?

Why do I feel like a different person when I speak different languages?

This perspective has helped me guide my students and clients through creative challenges, with empathy and enthusiasm.

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.

Whether it’s in Chile, China, the US or somewhere new, my work is about bringing new ideas to life. (For more details, I invite you to check out my LinkedIn profile.)

Say hi and let me know how I can support you.

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

On SlideShare…

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).

I’m always curious about new ideas and opportunities. Say hi and let me know how I can support you: leslieforman@gmail.com :)

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