The Fast Forward team has really helped our teams, and the relationships between
managers and their reports, become highly effective through their inspirational coaching
workshops. They have embedded coaching as the principle development tool within our
business. This has had a marked effect within the organisation, not only in terms
of morale, but also, and more importantly in business performance.
Latterly at the request of numerous senior directors, Fast Forward has been providing
executive coaching to our leaders on a one to one basis. Fast Forward have been
excellent in finding the right coach for each situation and personality, which is
essential to ensure that the client achieves their own particular needs from the
experience. This has included coaching around career transition either in terms of
promotion, career change or sensitively helping people make the right decisions when
leaving the business as part of their outplacement following reorganisation.
I have no hesitation in recommending their services to you.
Kingfisher has contracted with Fast Forward Coaching to provide executive one-on-one
coaching to the senior leadership team of its international IT department. The coaching
has provided all five senior leaders (and some of their direct reports) with insightful
strategies to deal with managing the complexity of leading teams in a rapidly changing,
fast-paced international environment.
Additionally, Fast Forward has run a series of highly successful workshops for
our people covering topics such as leadership, communication and interviewing skills.
If you are thinking of putting an executive coaching or training programme in
place within your organisation or just for yourself and would like more information,
please do not hesitate to contact me.
“Fast Forward worked with my teams to enhance communication, motivation and to promote
action. The team intervention was fast and effective, and has produced lasting results.
Each person has grown individually, and they are better able to support each other
- all round more productive, more focused and more happy.
Fast Forward manages to mix the blend of theoretical with the practical and brings
fun into the learning environment whilst ensuring that the interactions are adult
and sensitive to individuals’ needs.
I have no hesitation in recommending their services to you.”
"BNI is a networking organisation that delivers more man hours of training than any
other networking organisaiton in the world. We deliver an exceptionally high standard
of trainings to our members who come from all levels and disciplines in business,
therefore we use only the best trainers.
Jon from Fast Forward is such a person! He runs a variety of courses for London
BNI members including Goal Setting, Presentation Skills and Networking Skills workshops
as well as training hundreds of new members in the art of developing a referral based
business. For the last three years he has been involved in running the training
for Leadership Teams for about 35 BNI chapters. I have no hesitation in recommending
him as a highly motivational speaker and trainer."
“I first worked with Virginia when I was in HR at Coca Cola and used her services
as a recruiter. Virginia became one of our preferred suppliers because of her great
understanding of our business needs. I have since worked with the Fast Forward team
whilst at Landor running a series of workshops which were a great hit and we are
re - running them. Our delegates described the workshop as ‘fantastic, energising,
inspiring, informative, insightful, fun and engaging'. Virginia also does some great
1:1 coaching. She is great fun to work with and has a vast array of skills that can
be transferred to many industries.”
“Great tools for managing an interview and how to prepare for it” “Thanks for
the session atmosphere” “Excellent techniques to use” “Great session”
Kingfisher IT Services
‘Really enjoyed. Never thought I could learn so much, having so much fun in just
'Just loved it. I see it as a 'defining moment' in my development'
“I continue to draw inspiration from that day”
“….Very good activities bringing all the material to life” “Really helps you
realize your potential” “Interesting and relevant - a great way to learn”
“…excellent course. Great level of participation. Wonderful energy of facilitators”
“Great structural simple approach”
“Excellent and thought-provoking” “Great fun and inspiring - Brilliant!” “Constructive
and fun - galvanising!” “Well organised, interesting and well led” “Naturally
had my attention and concentration” “Inspiring and motivational”
Workshop delegates, Head Girls Conference, Girls’ Day School Trust
Comments - 1:1 coaching
“I have found my Fast Forward coach stimulating and challenging. She has helped
me move forward in a constructive and intuitive way. Working closely together we
have developed a range of alternatives that I wouldn’t have dreamed of. I believe
she has unlocked my full potential and re-invigorated my career at a critical point.
“Organisational restructure left me between the cracks. Coaching got me out of where
I was then to where I am now. I was able to get clarity, direction and it enabled
me to articulate that. “From a Level 4 to a Level 3, in a line Manager role, accountable
for a team whose role is seen as critical……Promotion at a time like this within the
organisation is rare - Thanks.
“My Fast Forward coach has coached me for 2 years and is a fantastic coach. She quickly
identifies your strengths, moves on to agree challenging goals, helps you meet them
and then challenges you to do more! I have also been a delegate on a number of courses
run by Fast Forward held to improve team performance. All were fantastic learning
experiences and were very effective. I recommend Fast Forward to all my network contacts.”
…it would have been absolutely impossible for me to do this as brilliantly on my
own and do thank you very much for your very, very precious help.
My coach has worked tirelessly to improve my managerial and leadership skills and
taught me excellent new techniques to put into practice in my daily working routine.
This has had significant impact on how I act in the workplace and how my colleagues
perceive me. Indeed colleagues gave me unsolicited feedback on how impressed they
had been with me after I’d put her techniques into practice.
Fast Forward go out of their way to provide support whenever required and have
been a remarkable help in furthering my career.
I would not hesitate to recommend Fast Forward as Executive Coaches to anyone
- their skills and areas of expertise are wide-ranging and everyone would benefit
from being coached by them.
“You’ve really impressed me over the last few weeks and it is a privilege to watch
your skills in action”.