Key Note 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 mindset and behavior. 

Session Overviews

Declare a Bold Vision and Share It

People’s actions are correlated to the future they see as possible. Often their view of the future is limited by past experiences and current circumstances. Our transformative and interactive session begins with a provocative question: What would extraordinary success look like one year from today for your business, career and life? Utilizing the Fast Forward Vision exercise, participants create a vision for the future as if it has already happened. They expand their view of what is possible and are ignited to play big and take ownership of their success and happiness. Their Vision will be bold, inspiring, specific and measurable and it will serve as a “north star” in the year ahead for themselves and their teams fueling the business, culture and their lives.

90-120 minutes


Manage your Inner Critic  

This session gets to the core of what diminishes confidence and leadership. People 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