Writer + Chief Strategist + Content Creator + Storyteller
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LeslieWrites Delivers Marketing, Communications, Brand Strategy and Business Development Services with a Unique Focus on People + Purpose


Leslie Gordon provides strategic, senior-level counsel to corporate clients, tech start-ups and non-profit organizations. She starts where you are and works carefully to transform perceptions through powerful and emotive storytelling and brand marketing. She helps clients build strong relationships, influence attitudes and transform human behavior. She elevates the discourse with clarity and refinement, delivering creative and innovative brand building with an unyielding passion for fostering authentic, collaborative partnerships.

Leslie serves as a true extension of her clients' brands, collaborating to help them build consistent leadership positions while elevating their profile as thought leaders and influencers. She is an energetic, persuasive and efficient connector who wholeheartedly believes in the philosophy that no is an opportunity for yes.


Expertise Includes:

  • Communications Strategy

  • Media Relations

  • Influencer Relations + Engagement

  • Integrated 360° Marketing Programs

  • Creative Direction

  • Video Production

  • Diversity + Inclusion Strategy

  • Bylined Articles + Opinion Pieces

  • Digital, Social, Brand + Experiential Strategy
  • Project Management
  • Website Development & Design (Squarespace + Wordpress)
  • Award Show Scripts

  • Digital Content Creation

  • Brand Partnerships

  • Crisis Management

  • Magazine Features
  • Speeches

  • Marketing + Communications Presentations
  • Advertising Copy
  • Executive Bios
  • Press Materials
  • Newsletter Content

   Leslie Gordon is a marketing & communications expert, business leader and critical thinker also known in some circles as "Strategic Sunshine." Those who know, know.

 Leslie Gordon is a marketing & communications expert, business leader and critical thinker also known in some circles as "Strategic Sunshine." Those who know, know.

Working with Leslie Gordon seems like you’re working with your most brilliant friend; it’s easy, enjoyable, productive and mutually beneficial. I partnered with her on two major, multi-faceted projects, which would not have been as successful without her. She brought (and allowed) creativity, marketing and business acumen, and a fresh perspective that is RARE in a world full of copy-cats and playing it safe. Additionally, Leslie inspires those around her to be their best by bringing her A-game. She is a leader that allows others to lead, grow and be great. I’m looking forward to my next project with her and so should you!
— ADINA SMITH SVP, INTEGRATED MARKETING, BRAND & PR REVOLT

 

CLIENTS

Leslie is a brand amplifier. With a mix of PR, brand strategy, social and design, she turns up the volume for her clients. She is intentional about the clients she works with. Their business must have tremendous growth potential and core values must be aligned. 


 
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Evók Life by Design

Evók is a well-being company. Emphasis on BEING. Being Well. Being Whole. Being YOU.  This amazing start up is led by engineers, strategists, and transformational thought leaders to turn seemingly abstract concepts like being and intention into visible and measurable realities where significant change and results are accelerated, and you gain tangible access to a fuller, more purposeful life. The company leads a new conversation on well-being, shifting it from life hacks and wellness activities to self-actualization and the power of personal freedom and fulfillment.

The transformational well-being space is becoming more competitive with each passing day. When the managing partners of Evók approached Leslie about leading their communications and marketing efforts, she knew this was the perfect opportunity to elevate a brand that's positively impacting the lives of women and men. She works with the design team to create media kits, marketing materials, client presentations and all collateral. She writes content and works with the team to develop sales funnel and CRM strategies. She creates unique Evók content for Thrive Global, Essence and other outlets, and pitches media to secure broadcast and print interviews for the team.  



 
Leslie Gordon is a visionary. Throughout her career she has taken calculated risks in supporting her community, culture and the issue of diversity in the media and corporate America. She did this because it’s her passion and purpose, but also because it’s imperative to humanity, good business, and a global perspective. When I pitched Native Son to Cadillac/General Motors, Leslie was in the meeting. She asked me a lot of questions, considered my bold idea of creating a platform for Black gay men, and supported my vision.
— Emil Wilbekin, Journalist, Activist and Founder of Native Son
 

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Charlie Ward

Charlie Ward is a husband, father, mentor and coach who embodies the principles of integrity, hard work and faith in God. Described as a once-in- a-lifetime athlete and a once-in-a-lifetime human being, Ward’s character and his commitment to serve others are deeply respected in the sports community and far beyond. Ward, a two-sport athlete, was a stellar quarterback in football and an equally impressive point guard in basketball at Florida State University (FSU). He won the Heisman Trophy and went on to play in the NBA for the New York Knicks, helping the team consistently reach the playoffs six consecutive years from 1996 to 2001.

Leslie leads marketing and communications strategy for Charlie Ward and the Charlie Ward Family Foundation. She writes opinion pieces, sales and marketing content, develops New York media tours and secures national and local interviews and public speaking engagements for Ward. 



 
I’ve had the distinct pleasure of working with Leslie in growing our business partnership over the last couple of years. I can say without hesitation, that she is professional, innovative, and inspiring. She has a strong business acumen and has demonstrated her ability to bring mutual “wins” for both her organization and her client. She is savvy, resourceful, and human centered in her leadership style. I look forward to working with her on future projects.
— KATHY CHOW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ASIAN AMERICAN JOURNALISTS ASSOCIATION
 

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Step Forward Ministries

Jackie Parker, MBA, CPCC is the founder of Step Forward Ministries and an intuitive coach, gifted with the ability to provide the right answers to perplexing questions and life decisions. She teaches you to step into the unfamiliar and stand firm in your own power and influence. 

Leslie managed the development of the Step Forward Ministries website and crafted website and brand content.