Speaking Engagements

The Fast Forward Group co-founders, Lisa McCarthy and Wendy Leshgold, are energizing speakers known for igniting teams to expand what they see as possible. People leave Fast Forward sessions with actionable tools and practices to fuel their career and life in today’s always-on high pressure workplace. Clients use Fast Forward for off-sites, conferences and sales meetings when they recognize the next stage of growth will require new mindsets and behaviors. 


Leadership Meetings/Annual Conferences/Off-sites



What would extraordinary success look like one year from today? This provocative and interactive session has leaders take ownership of their business, career and life. They see the value of taking on commitments they don’t know how to achieve yet – outcomes that compel them to innovate, change, collaborate and challenge the status quo. Participants discuss limiting beliefs and expand what they see as possible. They leave inspired to write and share a bold vision that will galvanize their team, accelerate growth and have a meaningful impact on their culture and people. This session provides a unique, actionable methodology that participants can apply for years to come. 

90 minutes

Women's conferences / events


FAST FORWARD confidence Session  

This session gets to the core of what diminishes confidence and leadership. Women face unique challenges in the workplace but their greatest nemesis isn’t within the organization, it is their own internal critical voice -- a part of us we rarely acknowledge -- yet often our biggest foe. This invisible threat whispers to us, relentlessly, that we are an imposter, not good enough, smart enough, underperforming or unworthy of success and happiness. This interactive session includes a cathartic, game-changing exercise. Participants leave with practices to shut down this voice, recharge their power and fuel their confidence and leadership.

75 minutes