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Mikhail Klarin, PhD, PCC

Moscow, Russia
Mikhail Klarin bio portrait with Executive Coaching Connections, LLC in Moscow Russia

Mikhail Klarin is a seasoned C-suite coach and organizational consultant. He is a recognized opinion leader in business/corporate coaching industry in Russia. He is ranked as one of top five business team builders in Russia in the decade of 2004-2014. His coaching focus is on supporting Leaders and Executive teams to meet executive challenges including situations of transition (corporate and/or personal). Mikhail is sensitive and attentive to both inner and X-cultural factors influencing leaders’ life and performance.

Mikhail’s experience includes aligning strategic communication between/within owners’ group, boardroom, and management teams, facilitating strategic planning and alignment sessions for executive teams, innovative change programs, M&As, integration of executive teams and team-building, strategic business projects, and development of corporate culture. Typical areas in Mikhail’s coaching assignments are communication /influencing strategies, and confidence with stakeholders. Based on his experience he speaks the language of shareholders and business leaders. Mikhail is aware of leaders’ context and concerns on middle, executive, and Board levels, and helps executive teams develop alignment for business success.

Using his experience as a base for his coaching, Mikhail is able to support a broad range of business solutions and on various levels of the organization.  He explores the client’s situation using a blend of methodologies, including system approach, feedback coaching, images and metaphors, clean language and a sense of humor. This provokes productive insights, helps reshape relationships with key stakeholders, develop genuine priorities, balanced decisions for consistent actions.  His coaching dialogues are targeted at mapping the client’s situation and environment, explore ways to strengthened relations and effective communication, and refine clarity of purpose and focusing efforts.

Mikhail’s background includes physics (MA), psychology, education (MA, Ph.D.); general project and strategic management, and corporate governance (post-doctorate programs); coaching (certified programs).

Client experience includes multinational and Russian/CIS companies from small and medium sized businesses to large corporations across many industries: Agriculture, Banking, Consulting, Construction, Energy sector, MFCG, Financial Services, High Tech, Insurance, Investment, IT, NGOs, Oil and Gas, Pharmaceuticals, Shipping and Training. 

He is based in Moscow and coaches globally in Russian and English.


  • Benchmarks 360 (CCL)
  • Board Certified Coach (BCC)
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
  • KAI
  • International Coaching Federation (PCC)
  • WorkPlace Big Five


  • PhD and Master of Arts in Psychology, Education, Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of the USSR
  • Moscow Graduate Study Program, and Strategic Management Program, Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto, Canada
  • Master of Arts in Physics, Moscow State Pedagogical University

Practice Areas

  • 360-Degree Feedback
  • Business Consulting
  • Change Management
  • Coaching For Results
  • Executive Coaching
  • Executive On-Boarding
  • Executive Team Coaching & Development
  • High-Potential Executive
  • Leadership Development
  • Management
  • Non-Profits
  • Team Coaching & Facilitation
  • Transition Coaching
  • Visioning & Strategic Planning
  • Workshops

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