Pioneering requires insight and partnership

You haven't experienced us until you've experienced us.

From CEOs, HR leaders, pioneers and fellow recruiters, we hear time and again how much we stand out with our white-glove service.

Our retained search model ensures alignment with your vision, culture and true needs in order to seek out the leaders you need. Once they're hired, we start to transition and integrate your new hire with 100 days of executive coaching.

Based on her book Elephants Before Unicorns (Entrepreneur Press, 2019), our founder Caroline Stokes leads international CEO Masterminds and other leadership training for HR teams to diagnose unseen challenges impacting hiring, retaining and advancing.

Executive Coaching is the cornerstone of our philosophy, offering bespoke corporate and individual coaching services.

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‘It was a pleasure working with FORWARD. They have a professionalism and passion I truly appreciate’

Product Leader, Google

About Forward

FORWARD was born with Einstein's powerful viewpoint: "We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them." This attitude rings true with every unique and remarkable engagement.

Tomorrow's talent solutions for innovation leaders require a new way of thinking with every new conversation. That's where we come in.

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Episode 69: Ron Carucci, CEO of Navalent, and Caroline Stokes, CEO of FORWARD, talk about building an honest organization for the 2020s