Wendy Leshgold is the President and Founding Partner of the Fast Forward Group. She co-created the Fast Forward curriculum which is designed to ignite performance and heighten fulfillment in people’s whole lives. Wendy has worked with thousands of executives across the globe from companies such as Facebook, Google, Pinterest, iHeartMedia, AOL, Unilever, Bloomberg and more. As head of the Fast Forward Group’s executive coaching practice, Wendy manages a team of senior level coaches and supports clients in achieving their full potential in their whole lives. Wendy received her coaching certification (CPCC/ACC) from CTI in 2005 and since then has coached hundreds of executives in areas such as: performance, leadership, career growth / transition, and executive presence.
Before coaching, Wendy spent fifteen years leading senior teams at renowned advertising agencies Ogilvy & Mather, BBDO and Deutsch where she worked with brands including Apple, Kodak, IBM and Mitsubishi. Wendy helped launch the first international brand campaign for IBM in over 50 countries. She opened and grew Deutsch Los Angeles from five people to over 300.
Wendy received her BA in History from the University of Virginia. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three children. In her free time, Wendy can often be found watching her son play baseball and walking with her beloved dog, Scout.