Fast Forward Coach Maya



Maya is an executive coach at the Fast Forward Group. As a seasoned and certified executive coach, she brings a wealth of experience and expertise to empower professionals seeking holistic fulfillment in their professional and personal journeys. Maya’s coaching practice is rooted in the profound ability to cultivate a sense of belonging, ensuring that each individual feels acknowledged, validated, and deeply understood.

Drawing from over 16 years in the corporate world, with a majority of her tenure marked by ascending roles within Fortune 500 companies, Maya possesses a comprehensive understanding of the intricacies of professional landscapes. She has spent 12 impactful years in payments and financial services, first at American Express, then at Visa, most recently, serving as Vice President, Platform Services.

Maya holds a dual BA from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and an MBA from Columbia Business School in New York, NY, enhancing her coaching methodology with a blend of theoretical and practical insights.

A unique facet of Maya’s coaching practice is her fluency in three languages – English, Russian, and Spanish – enabling her to connect authentically with a diverse clientele worldwide. Maya extends her partnership and support to professionals from various cultural backgrounds, fostering an inclusive coaching environment.

At the core of Maya’s coaching philosophy lies the commitment to assist professionals in navigating complex challenges, devising sustainable strategic pathways for both personal and professional triumph, and preventing burnout. Maya’s unique combination of corporate acumen, academic foundation, and empathetic understanding forms the cornerstone of her approach. One of nurturing an environment conducive to individual growth and achievement with purpose, perspective, and courage.