Headshot of Janice Hassenfeld, coach at the Fast Forward Group
Janice Hassenfeld
Coach

Janice is an executive coach with the Fast Forward Group who uses a strengths-based approach to help business leaders achieve their goals, address challenges, and continue to grow.

Her focus has always been on helping people realize their full potential while being true to their values so they can live richer, more fulfilling lives.  Her 25+ years of experience in the corporate world – both as an employee and an entrepreneur – gives her a unique ability to meet people where they are and help them make small shifts in perspective and behavior that lead to transformative results.

Janice spent the first 10 years of her career as a corporate banker working with leaders across a diverse portfolio of companies. As a result, she developed a broad-based understanding of different industries, and an ability to really understand a business’s needs. A natural problem solver and collaborator, the work she found most interesting and rewarding were “workouts” – helping companies in financial distress return to health.

She left banking to co-found and serve as CFO of a privately owned pharmaceutical packaging company which she successfully helped lead from start-up through acquisition. There she is most proud of having been instrumental in creating a positive, strengths-based culture where every employee was valued and provided meaningful opportunities for development and growth.

Janice holds her BA in Managerial Economics from Union College, an MA in Organizational Psychology from Hofstra University, and is an accredited Strengths Profile coach and GTCI Team Coach.