Wendy Leshgold
Wendy Leshgold
President, Co-Founder

After many years leading teams and coaching executives, Wendy saw first-hand the challenges people faced in fast-paced, always-on, corporate environments. Wendy felt compelled to find a better way and knew it was possible. She joined forces with her childhood friend Lisa McCarthy. Together, they launched The Fast Forward Group, a company with a mission to transform the way people lead, work, and live.

Before launching Fast Forward, Wendy ran her own executive coaching practice, working with leaders across industries and geographies. She created a transformative and actionable approach to help her clients create a clear picture of what success would look like in their career and life. She also spent more than a decade in advertising, leading teams at Ogilvy & Mather, BBDO and Deutsch, where she worked with brands including Apple, Kodak, IBM, Bank of America and Mitsubishi.

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 the 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.