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Fred Jones

Fred Jones

Austin, TX, USA

Fred has taken a deep interest in developing people and the organizations they lead for more than two decades. His work as coach, facilitator, teacher, and program designer is guided by an innovative spirit and a desire for people to stay with and grow through the challenges they engage in.

Fred has worked in the United States with Humana and Texas Children’s Hospital, both of which shaped his ongoing interests in health care. He previously worked in a range of roles at Progressive Insurance and Ernst & Young. He remains curious about how people experience the messiness of complexity and navigate forward, along with how power dynamics shape decisions and their aftermath. Fred loves theater, and takes advantage of how theater practices help us prepare for high-stakes moments and show up in a way that is congruent with our intentions. He takes special interest in transitional periods in work and life overall, and supports people designing sabbatical experiences even while still engaging their current responsibilities.

Fred earned a doctorate in adult learning and leadership from Columbia University, Teachers College, and holds a master’s in public and international affairs from the University of Pittsburgh. He is a Professional Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation, and a graduate of Georgetown University’s renowned Leadership Coaching program. He uses The Leadership Circle Profile and Hogan Assessments, which are helpful for gaining insight into a person’s practice of leadership.

Fred lives with his wife and dogs in Austin, Texas. He reads in a thousand directions, writes when inspired, performs regular experiments making bread, including with his favorite, the bagel. He doesn’t leave anything the way he finds it, and his sense of humor always lies in wait.