Welcome to Fast Forward Business
. My name is Justin Spencer-Young
. I am so glad that you have found your way here.
I have been a student and a teacher of the subject of Business Performance and Value Creation for two decades. I have spent most of the last decade in classrooms at business schools and in corporate training rooms.
I help employees, managers, and executives learn about accounting and finance. I do this from a business performance perspective rather than a compliance and reporting perspective. Understanding the world of accounting can be complicated for those who are not familiar with that world. I consider myself to be the one who helps you translate the complexity of financial reporting into day-to-day business performance.
I have translated my live teaching material into online content. The outcome has been fantastic. The process allowed me to take content that I would normally teach over several days and distil the essence and insights into concise, well-articulated videos. Through this process, I found the clarity and courage to write my first book on this subject. The book is titled "The Secrets of Business Performance and Value Creation". You can find out more about it just below.
My teaching philosophy is quite simple. I cover some theories, do exercises to help understand, rinse and repeat. I am adamant that this subject cannot be learnt without the practical application part. All of my teachings incorporate processes that are structured around the application of the content.
One of the tools that I use in my teaching is business simulations. The Leadership Business Simulation is a fantastic learning experience that combines all the regular business functions. The simulation learning journey is customised to meet the specific learning needs of an organisation. The simulation works so well as a tool because it connects the learning experience to the emotional hooks that form part of competing to be the best.
I have combined my financial experience and years and teaching in my Executive Finance Coaching Programme. For a handful of carefully selected clients, I provide a coaching and mentoring engagement. This programme is designed to equip you with the tools to fast forward your career to the c-suite.
Scroll down the page and explore the content. If something stands out that interests you, click on the relevant link, and you will be sure to find lots more information.