Fred Krawchuk brings a diverse 30-year background in government, business, and education to his current coaching vocation with families. A former U.S. Army Special Forces Officer and intercollegiate athlete, Fred has led high-performing teams in over 30 different countries. After his military career, Fred consulted with RAND Corporation. He also began teaching leadership, negotiations, and strategy at IESE Business School.
These diverse work experiences taught Fred how to inspire families, leaders, and organizations to effectively manage change and strengthen relationships in the process. He has earned the reputation as an accomplished facilitator known for deep listening, building trust, and designing innovative approaches to tough challenges. Fred guides clients on how to build consensus, align action, and generate pragmatic solutions to successfully transition wealth and values to the next generation.
His wide-ranging training background also supports his work with wealth-transition families. Nineteen years of mindfulness practice enables him to be patient and compassionate with families, teams, and individuals. 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 families to communicate more effectively and build trust. As a result, families discover common ground, articulate a clear mission, clarify roles, and unify behind a collective action plan that best prepares heirs.
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 on the board of directors of Peace Through Commerce.