Fred Chauffier is an ICF (International Coach Federation)-credentialed coach (Associate Certified Coach) as well as a CTI (Co-Active Training Institute) Certified Professional Co-Active Coach. He comes from an experienced Board Director as well as an entrepreneur and successful C-Level executive background.

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He specialises in board advisory services and executive coaching and mentoring. He has established, grown and successfully exited a number of high-profile private equity organizations, including Duke Street and Axen Management.

An entrepreneur and investor with over 25 years of cross-industry experience, Fred has been retained to a number of boards to support executive teams by advising on expert business development strategies and by supporting senior leadership teams on an individual coaching and mentoring basis.

Fred is a shrewd investor and has a proven track record of delivering substantial returns for investors, as well as an ability to recognise and react to market conditions. His first business, Duke Street, has invested in excess of €2.5 billion in approximately 50 companies over 25 years, achieving returns of over 20% IRR throughout the cycle. He led the fund-raising efforts for Axen Management, raising over $50 million from both financial institutions and high net worth individuals and subsequently delivering double digit returns to investors.

More recently, Fred has moved into the business and executive coaching sphere, supporting major organisations in achieving contracts with blue-chip clients, advising on growth strategies and utilising his expert business insights into the development of robust business foundations.

Fred has been often quoted in private equity and general information publicationsIn his personal life, he is a keen photographer and volunteers with artistic-focused charities supporting underprivilege youth in New Orleans.

Fred received his Master of Business Administration from Cornell University.

Passionate about enabling positive change and nurturing significant growth, Fred uses his successful career as a venture capitalist and board member to create lasting value both in business and in life. He is looking to utilize his diverse industry experience to coach executives, teams, and individuals on leveraging the full extent of their abilities and capacity for learning to lead a life that is intentional, successful, and growth-oriented.

Evia Retreats is both privileged and fortunate to be working with Fred Chauffier and have him on board.