Fred Krawchuk brings a diverse 30-year background in government, business, and education to his current vocation in peace-building. A former U.S. Army Special Forces Officer and intercollegiate athlete, Fred has led high-performing teams in over thirty different countries. After his military career, Fred consulted with RAND Corporation. He also began teaching leadership, negotiations, and strategy at IESE Business School in Spain. Additionally, Fred is an executive coach, writer, and the CEO of the Pathfinder Consulting Group.
Fred works with individuals, families, and organizations to empower them to successfully manage change and transitions. 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.
His wide-ranging training background also supports his work in peace-building and coalition forming. Nineteen years of mindfulness practice enables him to guide others on how to be resilient in challenging circumstances. Fred has also trained extensively with David Whyte in Conversational Leadership, Sheila Heen in Negotiations, Richard Strozzi Heckler in Somatics, Don Beck in Spiral Dynamics, and Phillip Moffit in Life Balance Coaching. Fred applies his training to empower leaders to communicate more effectively and build trust. As a result, his clients discover common ground, articulate a clear mission, clarify roles, and unify behind a collective action plan.
A graduate of West Point, he also has degrees from IESE Business School and Harvard University. He is a retired U.S. Army Colonel, Olmsted Scholar, and former George C. Marshall Fellow at the U.S. Department of State. Fred also serves on the Advisory Committee for the Coming Home Project and is an Advisor to Peace Through Commerce, a global peacebuilding nonprofit organization.