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As a global network of professionals, the mission of the Change Leaders is to help organisations positively address the human side of change. Environments are dynamic, needs vary over time - adaptive change is necessary. To support this mission, we are commi... more.
Human Resources Director Europe
Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
The Change Leaders
Member of the Executive Education Faculty
Master of Science
HEC Group School of Management
neurocognitive and behavioral psychology
environment and business
JOHN FREEMAN: Chair, 2008-2010 and Co-Chair, 2010-2012;
JOHN FREEMAN : CO-FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN
John is a business coach and leadership and development consultant who helps international business leaders and teams to achieve results. He has spent the last 13 years as European HR Director of a global life sciences company with operational responsibilities across Europe and India. He previously held a European HR strategy role with a big four consultancy. Since 2008 he has held the role of Co Chair of 'The Change Leaders' community of practice, during which time the group has more than doubled in size. Since 2009 he has been supporting HEC in the coordination of the coaching element of executive education programs for major clients and he participates in those programs as a coach. His interests are in individual potential, organizational performance and the challenges of fast business growth and change. He has lived and worked in Latin America, the US, France and the UK. His skills are in leadership development and training, individual and team coaching, culture and organization change programs and managing growth in transnational environments. John holds a Master of Science from the HEC Group School of Management in Paris. He is an accredited coach with the International Coaching Federation and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. He is fluent in French and speaks Spanish. John lives in Paris.
JOHN FREEMAN, Chair 2008-2010 and Co-Chair 2010-2012;
John Freeman Director of Finance/Treasurer John is an executive coach and leadership and development consultant who helps individuals and teams to produce positive advances in business behavior. He has experience of coaching and supporting executives across Europe, Central America, India and the Middle East. He is the founder of Chraggan HR, a niche consultancy which helps HR professionals prepare for and transition to more senior roles. He has a special interest in the development of international careers. Before establishing his own business he was European HR Director with a global life sciences company and previously worked in the management consultancy, food, electronics and telecoms sectors. John holds a MSc in 'Coaching and Consulting for Change' from the HEC Group School of Management in Paris . He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. He is a member and has been Chair of 'The Change Leaders' a global community of practice of change management and business strategy consultants and coaches. To relax he enjoys cycling in the mountains and to satisfy a competitive streak he continues to enter the occasional road race and mountain bike event.
John Freeman Associate Certified Coach (ACC)