Fred Kofman

Fred Kofman, PhD, is Google’s leadership development advisor, a director of the Conscious Leadership Center at the Monterrey Institute of Technology, and a founder and president of the Conscious Business Center International.

After earning a PhD in economics from University of California at Berkeley, Fred was a prominent professor at MIT’s Sloan School of Management. There he also worked alongside Peter Senge, the author of The Fifth Discipline, as a senior researcher at the Center for Organizational Learning.

Later, Fred founded his global consulting company, Axialent, which has delivered leadership programs to more than 15,000 executives around the world.

Throughout his career Fred worked with organizations like AIG UK, Alfa Mexico Group, AMP Australia, Axa, Citicorp, Chrysler, Facebook, General Motors, Google, Heineken Mexico, LinkedIn, Mandiri Bank Indonesia, Master Blenders Netherlands, Microsoft, Pao de Azucar Brazil, Pepsico Mexico, Proeza Mexico Group, PwC, Telefónica Spain, Vodafone Australia, and Yahoo, to name a few.

In 2013, Fred took a position of the Vice President of Executive Development at LinkedIn. During this time, Fred and LinkedIn offered a Conscious Business Academy program to professionals around the world.

Fred is the author of the trilogy Metamanagement (Granica, 2001), Conscious Business (SoundsTrue, 2006), and The Meaning Revolution: The Power of Transcendent Leadership (Currency, 2018).

Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, writes about Fred in her book Lean In, claiming he “will transform the way you live and work.”

Beyond his work, Fred loves mountain climbing, skiing, gliding, sailing, freediving, and spearfishing.