Fred Jones

Louisville, Kentucky, 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 be their biggest and best selves for the challenges they engage.

Fred has worked in the United States with Humana, where he continues to serve as an executive coach, and Texas Children’s Hospital, Progressive Insurance and Ernst & Young.  He continues to practice what he learned years ago researching how people experience the pursuit of fuzzy outcomes through messy pathways, and the clarity that can come as they represent visually, in the form of a map, what they are trying to make happen.  Fred long has loved theater, and takes advantage of how theater practices help us prepare for high-stakes moments and show up as we want.

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 an Associate Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation, and a graduate of Georgetown University’s renowned Leadership Coaching program.  He engages with the community of qualified users associated with The Leadership Circle Profile and Hogan Assessments, which are wonderful for gaining insight into leadership.

Fred lives with his wife and dogs in Louisville, Kentucky, which turns out to be the geographic center of everywhere he’s lived so far.  He reads in a thousand directions, writes essays and short stories, performs kitchen experiments making bagels, and works with a gang of volunteers who pass out human and pet food to people who struggle to get through each month.  He doesn’t leave anything the way he finds it, and his humor always lies in wait.