Fast Forward’s high impact training, coaching and presentations have given thousands
of individuals, executives, managers and teams accessible strategies, increased motivation
and honed communication skills, to dramatically improve levels of business performance
In recent years the Fast Forward team have worked with senior leaders and high potential
executives in leading organisations such as Diageo plc, Kingfisher plc, ITV, WPP,
Landor Design, Allen & Ovary, Proctor & Gamble, American Express, Deloitte, J P Morgan,
Astra Zeneca, Fujitsu, Reiss Ltd, Walt Disney, Toptable UK, Leo Burnett, Spencer
Stuart & Associates, BNI, Olivetti, Barnet Education Trust, WeBuild, EMC Promotional
Gifts and The Girls Day School Trust.
Much of our work focuses on developing the leadership and coaching capabilities
of senior executives and top entrepreneurs. We also offer a range of outplacement
and career programmes, each tailored to specific needs, as well as several coach
training programmes which have been delivered to FTSE 100 delegates in a variety
of locations to include the whole of the UK, France, Switzerland, Poland and Russia.
International Corporate Trainer/Management & Executive Coach/Career
and Outplacement Specialist/Public Speaker
A former successful headhunter for over 20 years with her own company based in Central
London, Virginia is a talent management specialist. Her clients include CEO’s, department
heads, emerging leaders and HR professionals in FTSE 100 companies. Her focus is
on one-to-one coaching and outplacement support at senior level. Hot topics are inspirational
leadership, employee engagement and managing upwards. Her unique training in interview
skills and workplace coaching have been delivered internationally to great acclaim.
She is also founder and director of Fast Forward which was founded in 2002.
Her client list includes Diageo plc, Toptable UK, Leo Burnett, Kingfisher plc, Hall
& Partners, Fujitsu Services, Landor Design and Allen & Overy. Optimism, energy,
flexibility, business acumen and common sense – these are the qualities that clients
highlight when talking about Virginia.
Virginia is a fully accredited Coach abiding by the International Coach Federation
code of ethics.
“Virginia is, quite simply, a fantastic Management Coach. She is thoroughly committed
to you as a client and has the ability and skills to help you realise your personal
potential. Her coaching is worth its weight in gold and I would recommend her to
anyone who wants to achieve success in their career.” - LinkedIn testimonial
Jon has been involved in training for over 25 years in a wide range of sectors, and
has trained thousands in a variety of skills including presentation, networking and
leadership skills as well as career planning and in many IT related areas. Jon’s
one-to-one coaching includes clients from every level of business from CEO’s to directors
and managers in SME companies.
A qualified accountant, a former successful national sales manager and internal trainer,
Jon has run training and coaching programmes in many leading companies including
Cadbury Schweppes, Kingfisher plc, Boots, Jaguar, The Royal Household and International
Greetings amongst others and is able to bring a deep understanding of many business
skills to both his training and coaching.
Jon is also an Assistant Director with BNI, the world's largest business networking
organisation. Over the last four years, Jon has been involved in running leadership
skills training and goal setting with every BNI Chapter in London, as well as running
Skills Workshops for BNI members from all over the country.
Jon is a fully trained coach abiding by the International Coach Federation code of
“Jon is the Duracell battery of business coaching. An indefatigable character who
has time and energy for everyone. A real people's person and a first class motivator.
I have witnessed first hand his results and have observed him build an entity from
something unknown to a top scorer within months. If you want to move Forward Fast
- then you'll do well to speak to him at Fast Forward coaching. Even getting his
own brand name absolutely right, says everything about the man!” - LinkedIn testimonial
Graham has worked with over 40 companies including Google, P&G, AstraZeneca, Landor
Design, Starcom, OMD, JWT, Iris, Ogilvy and Publicis Advertising, Emap, News International,
The IPA, JPMorgan, Barclays, Deloitte, Citibank, American Express, MoneyGram, HSBC,
TNT, ING, ABN AMRO and Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Graham has commented on marketing,
media and training related issues in The Daily Telegraph and the Financial Times
as well as on BBC national radio and TV.
Prior to beginning his coaching and training
career, Graham worked at the advertising agencies O&M, Y&R, DMB&B and Leo Burnett.
He also worked at the innovation consultancy The Value Engineers and started his
life as a brand manager at P&G.
The list of brands/companies he has worked with include:
Guinness, Pirelli, Unilever (various businesses), Ford, P&O Cruises, Kellogg’s, Barclays,
Sky, RHM, Hasbro, Colgate, Pampers, the COI (Royal Navy, Royal Marines and Territorial
Army), Dairy Crest and Kodak.