Leslie Paparo


Leslie is an Executive Coach with the Fast Forward Group who empowers clients to conquer their inner critic, gain clarity and build confidence. She works with leaders and teams to increase impact, improve communication, and to overcome conflict while finding purpose and vision. Leslie has a passion for helping others raise self-awareness and arms her clients with the emotional tools necessary to take concrete steps toward their goals.

As the in-house expert in writing and delivering the Fast Forward 360, Leslie’s expertise lies in uncovering and synthesizing feedback from stakeholders to fuel her clients’ success.

A decade as an educator along with her professional mentoring have provided the perfect foundation for her coaching practice where Leslie uses her unique ability to help people shift mindset in order to learn and grow.

As a facilitator, Leslie works with groups to improve team communication, gain perspective and identify key growth opportunities. She has worked with emerging leaders across industries and her roster of clients includes executives at Facebook, TikTok, Digitas, Paramount and Americares.

Leslie is an ICF Certified Professional Coach (CPCC) from the Co-Active Training Institute. She earned her Master’s degree from Columbia University, Teachers College and her B.A. from the University of Massachusetts.  She lives in Connecticut with her husband and has two grown sons.