Fred Krawchuk is a senior lecturer in the Operations, Information and Technology Department at IESE, an executive coach, writer, and CEO of the Pathfinder Consulting Group. He is an accomplished leader known for strategic planning and leading high-risk operations around the globe, to include peacekeeping in the Balkans, jungle operations in Latin America and Southeast Asia, and counterinsurgency in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Blending his military, diplomatic, and peak performance expertise, he writes about and guides senior executives on how to build consensus between stakeholders from all walks of life, align action, and generate pragmatic solutions to complex challenges. Fred works with a variety of public sector and corporate clients around the world enabling them to become more agile and adaptive in volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) situations, whether in business, government, or conflict zones.
A graduate of West Point (USA), he also has degrees from IESE Business School and Harvard University. He is a decorated U.S. Army Special Forces Colonel, Olmsted Scholar, and former George C. Marshall Fellow at the U.S. Department of State. A longtime mindfulness and resilience expert, Fred also serves on the Advisory Committee for the Coming Home Project, and on the board of directors of Peace Through Commerce.