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Jon Freeman

United Kingdom

I have always been fascinated by people; how they work, think and do.  I have equally been absorbed in how  to make systems meet human requirements.”  Now, more than ever, I recognise that today’s life and business conditions demand an aligned step up in both our mind-sets and the structures and processes we create if one aspect is not to degrade the other.

Where once we could make a change and expect it to be stable, I now view the action of reconsideringas an ongoing requirement.  I love to support individuals and organisations in learning how to step into this new, agile world dynamic, to enjoy and to thrive in it.”

Jon’s career started in information technology where his success as an analyst and applications architect led to his becoming European Systems Director for a market-leading multinational. Subsequently he became a consultant specialising in programme management, leading increasingly to expertise in change, governance, relationship management and the stakeholder journey.

In parallel, Jon is an explorer of the human frontiers, always seeking deeper understanding of individuals (starting with self), organisations, societies and change.  This has led to a passion for and wide expertise in values-based personal and collective vertical development.   Taken together these two strands now support ground-breaking work in facilitation of agile, self-managing and next stage organisational systems

Specialties & Passions

  • Work with organisations as a facilitator to open the and support the journey to flow and harmony in the sustainable and purposeful creation of success
  • Coaching individuals on developing new and open mind-sets for transformational leadership and individual growth
  • Internal consultancy to coaches and change teams on the design and delivery of interventions
  • Trainer and developer in values-based change methodology, and world-leader in Spiral Dynamics
  • Writer, publisher and speaker on aspects of consciousness shift, cosmology and futures.

Work Experience

  • 20 years in Information Systems development and management culminating as European Information Systems Director for Hasbro.
  • 15 years as a consultant and interim manager in major companies including CalorGas, British Airways, BAA, Vodafone, Centrica and O2.
  • Founded Spiral Futures and is a founding Director of Conscious Capitalism UK Chapter.
  • Accomplished author of three non-fiction books and contributor to several journals, including Kosmosmagazine and the Integral Leadership Review.

Qualifications

  • MA in Human Sciences, Oxford University
  • Certified master practitioner, trainer and coach in Spiral Dynamics integral
  • Certified Barrett Values Centre CTT practitioner
  • Chartered IT Professional (CITP)
  • Accredited coach trainer in SQ21 advanced emotional intelligence
  • Blueprint for Better Business trained
  • Trained with Marshall Rosenberg in NVC
  • Experienced in holistic NLP, Family and Systemic Constellations, plus a wide variety of leading-edge personal development methodologies

Recent Posts by Jon Freeman

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You cannot manage complexity

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Why does change happen? Fundamentals of development

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Crisis in Leadership, Jon Freeman

A crisis in organisational leadership?

While more money is spent on Leadership Development than on any other area of corporate learning: 71% of companies do […]

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