The Fast Forward Group named a 2023 Top Sales Training Company by Selling Power

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The Fast Forward Group is pleased to announce its recognition as a Top Sales Training Company on Selling Power’s Top Sales Training Companies 2023 list.

Fast Forward launched in 2013 because co-founders Lisa McCarthy and Wendy Leshgold understood the costs of high-pressure, always-on work environments, and they knew there was a better way. The Fast Forward program goes beyond traditional sales training and skill building — igniting people to achieve success and fulfillment in their whole lives.

Fast Forward has worked globally with sales teams across all industries. Their clients include companies of all sizes, including Amazon, Google, TikTok, Meta, Paramount, Visa and JPMorgan Chase. Sales leaders appreciate their unique whole-life approach to creating a high-performance culture.

“As a former sales leader, I am delighted to be on this list. I am proud that we offer a transformative experience that has a lasting impact on people’s careers and lives,” says Lisa McCarthy, Fast Forward Group co-founder and CEO. “It’s a privilege to partner with sales leaders who recognize that helping people thrive vs survive is a priority and key to accelerating growth and retention.”

All companies on the list submitted a comprehensive application that included a detailed list of their offerings for both training and retention, innovative solutions, and their company’s unique contributions to the sales training marketplace.

The main criteria used when comparing applicants and selecting the companies to include on this year’s top sales training companies list were:

  1. Depth and breadth of training offered
  2. Innovative offerings (specific training courses, methodology, or delivery methods)
  3. Contributions to the sales training market
  4. Strength of client satisfaction and overall client feedback

To evaluate applicants for the list, the Selling Power team surveyed and considered feedback from over 340 clients of the applicants. To date, more than 100,000 ambitious executives from around the world have benefited from Fast Forward training. People leave the program with a proven system of 5 Power Principles to be bold, prioritize what is most important, and improve customer focus.

“Everyone uses their Vision and Action Plan to stay focused on what’s important at Google and in their life,” said Tara Walpert Levy, VP, Agency and Brand Solutions at Google.

Carolyn Everson, former VP of Global Marketing Solutions at Meta, was proud to be one of Fast Forward Group’s first clients and to have her sales teams benefit from the transformational approach.

”A lot of people say it’s the best training they’ve ever taken, it’s fundamentally changed their life,” said Everson.

Fast Forward is proud to be recognized for their contributions to the sales training industry.

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