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Evgeny Shadchnev

Become the CEO your startup needs right now

I coach founders of venture-scale tech startups who navigate the uncertainty, the pressure and the challenges of scaling their own business. Here's how I coach.

As a founder and CEO of Makers – Europe's first coding bootcamp – I learned leadership lessons on how to run and scale a VC-backed business the hard way. Read my story.

"Evgeny has a rare combination of superpowers as a coach. He has the patience to listen, the compassion to hear me without judgment, the empathy and experience of someone who has been there and done it, and the tools to bring out the best in me."
Rory Stirling, Partner at Connect Ventures

Recent Posts

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My New Year Wish for You

As we’re all taking a moment to reflect on 2022 and prepare for 2023, I wanted to share some thoughts on what I noticed showing up in my coaching work this year. Founders reach out to me hoping to become better CEOs, improve gross margins, get closer to their

My New Year Wish for You
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On coaching and therapy

I find it curious that most challenges I see founders face are psychological in nature, even if on the surface they look practical: fundraising, co-founder conflicts, team restructuring etc. Yet, both psychotherapists and coaches tend to be ill-equipped to help founders address them, although for different reasons. Therapists, due to

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What does a founder coach do?

As a founder coach, I often reflect on what exactly my job is. Just as it is the case with the CEOs I work with, to do a great job, founder coaches also must have a good idea of what our job is and what it means to do it