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People Development Training Programs

Profoundly Different People Development Programs

Professional Development, Leadership Training, Executive Coaching, and Motivational Speaking

A Simple, Proven System for Extraordinary Success

The Fast Forward Group’s training and executive coaching gives people a proven approach to think big, manage stress, and achieve success and fulfillment in their whole lives.

Innovative companies of all sizes, including TikTok, Google and JPMorgan Chase, use Fast Forward’s people development training programs to transform culture, up-level talent, and accelerate business growth. Fast Forward is also a go-to resource for women’s empowerment and the advancement of diversity, equity and inclusion.

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A Unique, Whole-Life Approach

The Challenge
In a high-pressure, non-stop work environment filled with uncertainty and change, people are stressed, burned out and playing it safe. Many believe professional success requires personal sacrifice. It doesn’t have to be this way.

Our Philosophy 
When people are living their best lives, they do their best work.

Our Mission
Transform how people work, lead, and live by fundamentally changing how they see the future and what is possible for their career and life.


Here’s how it works

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Dedicated to Transforming Workplaces and Lives

Fast Forward Group was co-founded in 2013 by Lisa McCarthy and Wendy Leshgold. Lisa and Wendy spent decades in corporate America. They saw firsthand the toll of the always-on, high-pressure workplaces.

They founded Fast Forward Group to to transform workplaces and lives. They created a simple, actionable system for people to define “extraordinary success” one year from today and adopt intentional habits, tools, and a mindset to make it happen.

Together, Wendy and Lisa built an all-star team committed to helping people achieve extraordinary success — professionally and personally. The team has made a difference for more than 100,000 professionals around the globe.

Meet the Team

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The Areas Where People Grow

Fast Forward graduates cite a significant improvement in six areas that directly impact engagement, culture, innovation, and growth:

Thinking Big and Taking Risks
Influence and Communication
Relationships and Collaboration
Focus and Time Management
Confidence and Resilience 
Well-being and Happiness

Programs to Ignite Success and Fulfillment

Professional Development Workshops

Our science-backed training programs help managers, teams, high-potentials, women, and diverse populations go after their ambitions and dreams with intention and discipline.

Explore Our Workshops

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Executive Coaching

Our seasoned coaches use the proven Fast Forward approach to help leaders and new managers to reach their full potential.


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Speaking Engagements

Our highly engaging motivational speakers inspire audiences to think big, take risks, and focus on what’s most important.

Motivational Speakers

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Bold Vision Workshop

The Bold Vision workshop is the foundation of every Fast Forward engagement. This workshop is the ideal way to inspire people to think big and build deep connections.

Declare a Bold Vision

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Contact Us

We tailor our training and executive coaching engagements to you and your team’s unique needs. Let us know how we can contribute to your success in the year ahead.