Wendy Leshgold is the President and co-founder 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, Wendy’s authenticity, energy and experience leave people inspired to take action in their lives. As head of FFG’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 has worked with thousands of executives across the globe from companies such as Facebook, Google, Pinterest, iHeartMedia, AOL, Unilever, Bloomberg and more. 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. 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.