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Evgeny Shadchnev

Evgeny Shadchnev

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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/

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On coaching and love

Our deepest relationships are based on love. This is true in personal life but also in business, coaching, therapy, mentorship, line management or any other kind of relationship, including the most important one: our relationship with ourselves. Yet, we often misunderstand love. We often equate love with a romantic attachment

On coaching and love
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Taking Your Seat as a CEO

How does the founder CEO actually become the CEO? What is it like to go through this transition? How can a group of peers support you? Photo by Team Fredi / UnsplashYou are the CEO of the startup you founded. You work incredibly hard. Your company survived against all odds. You