Who is Fred Kofman?


Fred Kofman is the co-founder and president of Axialent, an international consulting company specializing in leadership development and teamwork. Fred has created and taught programs in leadership, personal mastery, team learning, organizational effectiveness, and coaching for more than 15,000 participants. His clients include industry leaders such as Microsoft, Shell, Yahoo! and General Motors. Business leaders seek out Fred because of his extraordinary ability to inspire people to act with greater responsibility, integrity and courage. His ideas combine philosophical depth with practical applicability.

Fred holds a PhD in economics from the University of California at Berkeley, where he was distinguished as outstanding instructor. He worked as an assistant professor of Management Accounting and Control Systems at MIT's Sloan School of Management, where he received the "Teacher of the Year" award in 1992. At MIT, he was also a senior researcher at the Organizational Learning Center, where he worked with Peter Senge. He is a founding member of the Integral Institute, where he works with Ken Wilber. He is also a member of the Dharma Ocean Foundation, an organization devoted to meditation practice led by Reginald Ray.

His work has appeared in several publications including The Fifth Discipline Field Book, The Journal of Organizational Dynamics, Management Science, and Econometrica. He is the author of the trilogy Metamanagement (Granica, 2001) and the audio program Conscious Business (Sounds True, 2002).

Fred has led seminars in the U.S., Europe, South America and Asia and presented his research at MIT's Sloan School, Harvard University's Economic Department, Harvard Business School, the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, the University of California at Los Angeles and Berkeley, The London School of Economics, the University of Tel Aviv, Universidad de Barcelona, Nanyang Technological Institute of Singapore, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires, and Universidad Francisco Marroquín. He also teaches at Naropa University and the University of Notre Dame's Executive MBA and non-degree executive education programs.

Beyond his work, Fred enjoys traveling and outdoor activities, having run several marathons, climbed Aconcagua, Huaina Potosi, Kilimanjaro and Mt. Kenya, heli-skied in the Bugaboos and the Himalayas, scuba-dived in the Caribbean, and trekked for several weeks in Nepal and Thailand. Fred lives with his wife and six children in Boulder, Colorado.

Fred has appeared on Integral Naked:

Nothing to Do, Everything to Be10/8/2007
A Synopsis of the Integral Model9/17/2007
Authentic Communication Q&A;10/16/2006
Verbal Aikido Part 210/9/2006
Verbal Aikido Pt. 110/2/2006
A Truth that Works in the We Space8/21/2006
More Perspectives, More Truth. Part 2.8/14/2006
More Perspectives, More Truth. Part 1.8/7/2006
The Influence of One6/12/2006
Gurus and Mentors6/5/2006
What’s the Worst That Could Happen?4/24/2006
My Life, My Story: Living at the Edge of Fear4/3/2006
Radical Mystery1/23/2006
Actions not Outcomes12/5/2005
Bliss Defined11/28/2005
Opening Your Integral Eyes11/21/2005
Admirable Attributes. Part 2.10/17/2005
Sexual Morality10/3/2005
Admirable Attributes9/12/2005
Assuming the Mantle of Response-Ability9/12/2005
Pre-Conventional Bastard, Post-Conventional Saint8/29/2005
Meet the ISC Teachers—Fred Kofman8/1/2005
Being, Consciousness, Bliss7/11/2005
The Ex, My Mother, and Me6/27/2005
Being Response-Able5/23/2005
How to Fire Your Boss. Part 2. I've Fired My Boss—Now What?5/9/2005
How to Fire Your Boss4/25/2005
Engaging the Heart of Conscious Business. Part 2. Entering the Marketplace with Helping Hands.8/23/2004
Engaging the Heart of Conscious Business. Part 1. Skillful Means.7/5/2004
Bait and Switch11/28/2003