Lisa McCarthy

CEO, Co-Founder

Lisa McCarthy is the Founder and CEO of The Fast Forward Group (FFG), a training and coaching company known for helping leaders and teams dramatically elevate performance and fulfillment — in all areas of their lives. Fast Forward participants get a practical and actionable regimen for high performance living that helps them thrive and succeed professionally and personally. Clients cite a profound and lasting impact on their business, culture and lives. A women-owned firm, FFG is also a leading voice on women in leadership offering workshops and full scale engagements for companies making inclusion and gender equality a business imperative.

As a facilitator and keynote speaker, Lisa’s energy, passion and interactive sessions leave individuals inspired and in action. She has contributed to leadership offsites and sales meetings, as well as women and industry conferences. Lisa consistently receives top speaker ratings from audiences across industries around the globe.

With twenty years of experience in senior leadership roles with Fortune 500 companies such as Univision, Viacom and CBS, Lisa is known for fueling high performance teams and as a driving force of transformation.

Recognized for her impact and professional success, Lisa was named a “Woman to Watch” in Advertising Age and was recognized in Crain's New York "Business 40 Under 40.”   

Lisa received her BA from Georgetown University.Lisa’s passion for people begins at home, where she lives an “overly-fulfilled life” in Port Washington, New York with her husband and three children.