Outsell Inc. Leigh Watson Healy

Leigh Watson Healy

Chief Analyst Emeritus


As Chief Analyst Emeritus and as an early member of the Outsell team, Leigh Watson Healy has co-created and led all aspects of Outsell’s activities in producing research, advisory, and consulting services for the information and publishing industry. She relies on her extensive experience in market and opportunity assessment, strategic and business planning, and product planning to serve as an executive-level advisor to a broad range of Outsell clients. As a primary spokesperson for Outsell, Leigh writes and speaks frequently about key trends and issues in the information industry. Today, she leads developing Outsell’s long-term strategic relationships with industry leaders and drives delivery of trusted, value-add programs that meet clients’ needs. Leigh co-chairs Outsell’s Leadership Council, a member-service for CEOs and senior executives of media publishing and information provider firms.


  • Information industry trends, issues, and strategies
  • C-level market, competitive and technology issues and trends
  • User and buyer market dynamics and behaviors
  • Market analysis, segmentation, and needs assessment
  • Information impact assessment and ROI
  • Open access publishing and business models
  • Education and training
  • Scholarly communications
  • Scientific, technical and medical information


Leigh received her M.L.S. and her B.A. with Honors in English from Emory University. She has participated in executive education programs at Harvard, Columbia, Wharton, and INSEAD on a range of executive management and strategic marketing issues.


  • Healy Consulting
  • Primary Source Media (Thomson)
  • The Faxon Company
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
  • The Coca-Cola Company


Linkedin: Leigh Watson Healy

Twitter: @leighwh

Phone: +1 (850) 445 – 0701

More About Leigh

Movies I Like

John Ford’s images of the American West and anything starring Myrna Loy.

Where I Grew Up

High plains of Texas

Favorite Cities

Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Boston, New York, and Tokyo

Power Lunch

Shrimp and grits in Charleston

Best Vacation I've Taken


First Car

’66 red Mustang

Activities Outside Work

Photographing the disappearing rural vernacular architecture of the South and renovating an 1840s’ dogtrot-style farmhouse. Telling stories through photography.