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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

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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

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Four quadrants of the CEO skillset

As a founder coach, I noticed that the coaching conversations with the CEOs I'm working with tend to fall into four areas, which offer a way to think about the skillset of a startup CEO. I think about it as four quadrants, formed by two axes: internal/external and company/