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Leslie Forman
Attended University of California, Berkeley
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throwback post: that time when +Laura Calandrella visited my class in Chile, via Skype! I'm reviewing all the images that have ever lived on my blog, as I filter and sort and build something fresh and new. Oh the nostalgia!! 
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My article about real-time data, wearables and preventing fatigue-related accidents is up on +RT Insights. Writing about fatigue and researching its impact has made me a lot more conscious of my own sleep habits! Curious to hear what you think of the article, as well as what we're building at Bridgecrest Medical. 
 
The combination of wearables and real-time data analysis offers promising new ways to address the ongoing risk of worker fatigue, especially in industries that require 24/7 production. As RTInsights contributor Leslie Forman explains here, by assessing and responding to key indicators in real-time, managers can prevent accidents before they happen.
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I use Canva a lot, especially to resize and edit graphics, and I'm looking forward to seeing the next generation of this tool. 
I just registered for early access to Canva for Work. Join the waiting list!
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I'm back in my office in SF after a super busy and successful trip to Peru and Chile, and look what's waiting for me! A gorgeous package from Bumbleroot: superfood hydration drink mix with coconut water, baobab, pineapple and mint. I tore into this recycled packaging like a little kid on Christmas! Thank you and congratulations to my dear friend Sara Andrews! http://bumblerootfoods.com 
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Here's my latest post, where I confess to an addiction. To my phone! Must. Turn. It. Off. Seriously,  it's a constant struggle. Disconnecting takes courage... and primes the brain for rest and new possibilities. 
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Looking back on 2014, with snapshots from Chile and California. 
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Built a new website for the brave and brilliant +Jennifer M. Pardini! I love how it's turned out! <3 <3 <3 
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Thank you, Leslie! You have given such HEART to this, and I am grateful. <3
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So excited to finally be able to share this with the world! I've been busy behind the scenes working on the new BridgecrestMed.com and it's finally out in the world! It features a one-minute video created by the awesome team at Piehole.TV and a 20-page guide called How Wearables and Real-Time Data Can Prevent Fatigue-Related Accidents. I'm especially grateful to +Abby Kerr, who helped me to pinpoint the brand's Voice Values (Power, Innovation, Excellence) and write the copy with those in mind, and +Tami Smith, who has given me the tools to see my strengths and work with them (with a Competitive/Methodical buyer in mind). I've also been lucky to work with a talented team of user experience designers and researchers through General Assembly and designers and developers from all over the world. :) 
Prevent accidents before they happen with Bridgecrest Medical’s fatigue management solution — which deploys wearable technology and real-time alerts.
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Congratulations, +Leslie Forman! You are doing great work and I'm awfully pleased that my work has been an inspiration and influence to you. You are a gift to any organization you touch!
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My brother's TED talk! So proud. 
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+Michael Tufekci Yes, I have! It's a lot of fun, and quite practical for distances that are too long to walk and too short to drive. 
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As an independently minded woman, I can relate. Ann Friedman is brilliant.  

"I want to believe Bolick is right, that “spinster” is a state of mind. But I don’t think it’s that simple. The desire to transcend social categories like gender, sexual orientation, and relationship status is just that: desire. You can be the most independent-minded woman in the world, but if you enter into a relationship, you do have to reshuffle your time and space in order to make room for your partner."
In 2013, I got an assignment from a women’s magazine to write about how awesome it is to be single. The article was easy to write—I hadn’t had a serious relationship in three years and was not sad about that fact. I loved living alone. I loved waking up alone. I loved leaving town on a whim and cooking according to my own cravings. (Feta cheese dip is an entrée, people. Open your minds.) I wasn’t jealous of friends who poured time and energy into...
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Last night I attended an incredible event at Stanford about Chile-California connections and the potential for collaboration. So much fun to reconnect with Chile and chat about technology, innovation and so much more.

Here are my notes.
What is innovation? How best to create the conditions in which innovation thrives? How might this work in Chilean companies?These are big questions, and we had the great privilege to discuss them all last night at an event organized by the Chile California Council.Ivan Vera’s Club de Innovacion brought 28 Chilean executives to Silicon Valley to explore possibilities for intrapreneurship and innovation. Along with visits to Google, SRI and a biote...
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3165 words today for the book-in-progress. They are rough notes transcribed from various journals (I kept them all, even as I left behind piles of clothes, books, shoes and other stuff every time I moved. Priorities!)

I'm seeing clear themes: career angst and uncertainty, insomnia and soreness, questions about men, distinct joy in meeting people face-to-face in classrooms and special events.

Lots of fun details too: the German manager at that plastics company in Beijing (in 2010) commented that the security guards take care of the roses and kittens around the building... translating a super-technical Q&A about molten salt storage for solar power plants (in 2011) was exhausting but I felt so useful... 

In reading this, I notice that my kind of productivity is all about talking and listening, face to face, especially when it transcends the jargon and insider shorthand of "business as usual." 
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blogging, business development, content marketing, corporate social responsibility, design thinking, design research, international careers, interpretation, multilingual communications, public speaking, social entrepreneurship, social media, Spanish, translation, prototyping, user experience design, UX, workshop facilitation, and so much more.
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San Francisco
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Santiago, Chile - Beijing - San Francisco Bay Area - Shanghai - Berkeley - Menlo Park - Jiaxing - Beijing
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Design & Comms @BridgeCrestMed. Global citizen shaped by 8+ years in China and Chile. Passionate about #UX and helping people launch international careers.
Introduction
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.

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 :)
Education
  • University of California, Berkeley
    2002 - 2006
  • Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
    2012 - 2012
  • General Assembly
    2014 - 2014
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