Lisa McCarthy is the CEO and co-founder of The Fast Forward Group, a training and coaching company creating a new kind of workplace – one where professional and personal success go hand in hand. Prior to starting Fast Forward, Lisa spent 25 years at prominent media companies Univision, Viacom and CBS leading sales organizations responsible for billions in revenue. She experienced firsthand the onslaught of the ‘always-on’ workplace: where we end up simply surviving, putting out fires, setting safe goals, and putting our personal lives on hold thinking “this is what it takes to be successful.”
She knew it didn’t have to be this way and together with her co-founder, Wendy Leshgold, designed a bold yet simple and immediately actionable curriculum that helps people thrive both professionally and personally in the face of any challenge. Participants frequently call Fast Forward ‘life-changing’ and ‘the best training I’ve ever done.’ Clients span the globe and include Facebook, Disney, Google, JPMorgan Chase, Colgate alongside small and medium sized businesses.
Recognized as a people-first leader and change agent with significant commercial impact, Lisa was named a “Woman to Watch” by Advertising Age and Crain’s New York “Business 40 Under 40.” Lisa received her BA from Georgetown University. She lives an “overly fulfilled” life in Port Washington, NY with her husband and three children.
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