Fred Kofman


GLOBAL ADVISOR, LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT AT GOOGLE. VP of Executive Education at LinkedIn (2013-2018).

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Since 1990, Fred Kofman has designed and facilitated programs on leadership, personal mastery, team learning, organizational effectiveness and coaching for thousands of executives, and consultants worldwide.

His book “Conscious Business” has been translated into more than 10 languages and has received numerous international awards. His latest bestseller “The Meaning Revolution: The Power of Transcendent Leadership,” Sheryl Sandberg defined it as «the business book that every executive should read.»


Fred Kofman is Global Advisor on Leadership Development at Google. Previously Fred was VP of Executive Education at LinkedIn (2013-2018).


In addition, he is the author of the bestsellers “Metamanagement”, “The Conscious Business” and his most recent work “The Revolution of Meaning: The Power of Transcendent Leadership” (prologue by Reid Hoffman – CEO and Founder of Linkedin), where Fred Kofman claims that the biggest driver of motivation is the chance to serve a larger purpose beyond our careers and ourselves, rather than salary, benefits, bonuses, or other material incentives; companies that are able to successfully focus their people, their teams, and their culture around meaning outperform their competition.

After completing a Ph.D. in economics from Berkeley, California, Fred taught Management Accounting and Control Systems at the Sloan School of Management where in 1992 was named “Professor of the Year”. During his time at MIT, Fred worked alongside Peter Senge as a senior researcher at the Center for Organizational Learning.


Fred has designed and facilitated programs for senior executives around the world in companies like: Linkedin, Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Microsoft, Axa, Citicorp, AMP Australia, AIG UK, Mandiri Bank Indonesia, General Motors, Chrysler, PWC, Vodafone Australia, Pao de Azúcar Brasil, Grupo Alfa México, Grupo Proeza México, Pepsico México, Heineken México, Master Blenders Holanda, Telefónica España and many others.


Fred has led seminars in the U. S., Europe, South America and Asia and has presented his research at numerous academic institutions. Fred`s academic articles have appeared in publications such as Econométrica, The Journal of Public Economics, The Fifth Discipline Field Book, and The Journal of Organizational Dynamics.

Dr. Kofman is one of the great gurus on leadership and one of the most demanded speakers worldwide. His original thinking provides new methods to act with more responsibility, integrity and courage in the business world. His ideas combine philosophical depth with practical applicability.