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Professional Development for Financial Services

Expand what is possible for your leaders and teams

Professional Development to Ignite Your Leaders and Team

Fast Forward Group programs for professional development in the financial services sector help managers, high-potential employees, and teams achieve success and fulfillment for themselves and their business. Commercial banks, fintech, investment banks, brokerage firms, planning firms and CPA firms have all benefited from our unique, whole-life approach to professional development.

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What We Offer

Training and Executive Coaching That Makes a Difference in Finance

Fast Forward for Managers, Teams and High-Potentials 

For your financial services teams, the Fast Forward Training Program offers up to 10 x 90-minute interactive workshops, which can be customized based on the needs of your team.

The Fast Forward Training Program gives your team the insights and tools they need to set and meet ambitious goals; to prioritize professional and personal outcomes; and to improve resiliency, confidence and communication skills.

Fast Forward Women in Finance

Women in the workplace face unique challenges.

Forward-thinking companies recognize the benefit of gender equity and partner with Fast Forward Group for our proven approach to help women thrive and ascend in financial services and in their whole lives.

Fast Forward DEI

People from diverse populations often don’t have the benefit of role models and sponsors in executive positions. They also must navigate people’s unconscious biases and microaggressions.

Our diversity, equity and inclusion training program equips people from diverse populations to succeed and advance professionally and personally while showing up as their authentic selves.

Executive Coaching

Our seasoned Fast Forward coaches use their personal business experience and Fast Forward Group Power Principles and tools to ignite top talent.

We tailor each coaching engagement so your marketing and media leaders achieve meaningful growth professionally and personally.

Why it Works

Why Our Whole-life Approach Makes a Difference for Financial Executives and Teams


Challenge limiting beliefs and expand what you see as possible in your finance career and in your personal life by learning to think big and long-term about your success and fulfillment.

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Our science-backed approach helps people understand the brain science behind negative self-talk. Reframe your thoughts to fuel confidence, resiliency, and happiness both in your financial business and personal life.

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Fast Forward includes creating a 90-day action plan to make your Bold Vision a reality. You’ll adopt new, intentional habits to fuel your progress and productivity.

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Strong communication skills improve nearly every aspect of work and home life. Learn actionable skills to improve listening, influence, coaching and relationships.

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Fast Forward Buddy System

Every participant benefits from a peer coach for accountability and support during and after the program.

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What Our Clients Say
Amanda Gordon
Global Head of HR – Financial Products, Bloomberg
"Since going through Fast Forward, people are more engaged and motivated than ever to progress their career with us."
What Our Clients Say
Andy Marcell
CEO, Aon Reinsurance Solutions
"Our leaders can now inspire their people to attack their goals. They now realize I can’t do everything myself, I have to empower my team. I have to listen to them and give them the equipment to win."
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What Our Clients Say
Krishna Nadella
"Fast Forward has been one of the most transformational experiences of my life. I’m focused on the things and people that matter the most to me. My time is much better spent and the quality of my relationships is much more authentic."
What Our Clients Say
Kristen Lemkau
CEO, US Wealth Management, JPMorgan Chase
"Fast Forward has made a huge difference for me and our leaders at work and in life. Their program is inspiring, actionable and it sticks."
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Mita Mallick
Head of Inclusion, Equity and Impact, Carta
"This program gave me confidence in my own voice, clarity and a renewed sense of purpose. I learned to quiet my inner critic, choose a different perspective when in the middle of difficult conversations, and create and execute a Bold Vision for myself. I highly recommend this program."

Build a Program to Ignite Your Financial Services Team

Fast Forward aligns people around a common vision and inspires them to be bold and play big in their whole lives. Get started designing a program to support the success of your finance company and its people.

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After a decade of helping more than 100,000 people at the world’s leading companies to achieve extraordinary success, Lisa McCarthy and Wendy Leshgold bring their powerful system to life in Fast Forward, giving you their 5 Power Principles to create the life you want in just one year.