About 2016-12-12T18:47:08+00:00

In Other Words brings strategists, writers, designers, editors, videographers, and journalists together into agile, on-demand teams.

The firm’s founder, Sara Gaviser Leslie, is a New York Times bestselling author, executive communications consultant, strategic translator, and storyteller. She helps individuals and organizations tell personal and compelling stories that drive customers, funders, and employees to action.

Working in management consulting after college, Sara realized that creating bulleted PowerPoint presentations wasn’t going to hold her interest. But that first job helped her determine what she really wanted to do: study companies, business models, and industries.

Sara spent several years as an investment analyst researching both private and public equities, crafting and selling investment ideas. She covered industries from retail to telecom billing, to security software. She also was a case writer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business—this time writing about companies without the pressure of making stock picks. Her varied experience gives her a unique skillset; she is as adept at reading financial statements as she is at creating crisp messaging.

She started a consultancy to focus full time on the work she enjoys most: helping individuals and businesses develop compelling messages and communicate their value in a variety of media.
Sara earned an M.B.A from Columbia Business School with a concentration in finance. She earned a B.A., magna cum laude, from Wellesley College where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. As an undergraduate, her work was quoted in Professor Lee Cuba’s A Short Guide to Writing About Social Science.

A Minnesota transplant, she lives in Menlo Park, California with her husband and three boys, none of whom, sadly, will attend Wellesley.

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