The Fast Forward Group President Wendy Leshgold

Wendy Leshgold

President, Co-Founder

Wendy Leshgold is the co-founder and President of Fast Forward Group. After many years leading teams and coaching executives, she saw first-hand the challenges leaders faced and she felt compelled to create a solution. She joined forces with her childhood friend Lisa McCarthy, and together, they launched Fast Forward Group, a leadership development and coaching company with a proven system designed to ignite leaders, transform culture, and accelerate growth. For the past 11 years, Fast Forward has worked with tens of thousands of executives from leading global companies such as Visa, Ford, Google, JP Morgan Chase, Meta, L’Oréal and more.

Before launching Fast Forward, Wendy ran her own executive coaching practice, working with senior leaders across industries. She also spent more than a decade in advertising, leading teams at Ogilvy & Mather, BBDO and Deutsch, where she worked with brands including Apple, IBM, Bank of America and Mitsubishi Motors. Wendy is a frequent keynote speaker and podcast guest. She is the co-author of Fast Forward: 5 Power Principles to Create the Life You Want in Just One Year.

Wendy received her BA in History from the University of Virginia, her PCC from The Co-Active Training Institute and she is an active board member of California Environmental Voters. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Gary, and three children. In her free time, Wendy can often be found watching her son play baseball and walking her beloved dogs, Scout and Cali.