ABOUT OUR CEO
Yuri Kruman is a trusted executive, career and life coach and professional strategist for Millennials, based in New York.
As Member of the Forbes Career Council and CEO / Founder of Master The Talk Career Consulting, he has empowered clients of all career stages, industries and job markets around the world (and all around the U.S.) to chart a clear path on their careers, helping them find, compete for and win their dream jobs, revamping their résumés, acing their interviews and negotiating for the title and salary they deserve.
He has worked with and consulted for seemingly every sector of the professional world, from tech startups to multinational banks, pharmaceutical companies, law and academia—experience he now brings to help individuals set clear goals toward career advancement.
Yuri has also helped build venture-backed health tech startups (Maxwell Health, Liazon, Baby Doctor), consulted large banks and hedge funds (Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Fortress Investment Group), as well as worked in Big Law and academia.
Yuri's been featured on Forbes, Huffington Post, Inc., Fast Company, Mashable, BBC, Time, PBS and other top publications. Yuri blogs on careers, consumer psychology, health and productivity at Blueprint To Thrive.
He is a husband and father to two, living in NYC.
We have worked with Fortune 500 executives and top entrepreneurs in all the major industries, including at:
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
STACY, 36, PUBLIC FINANCE EXEC
"Yuri was great. Very responsive and thorough. He wanted to know about my interests outside of work and helped me think about tying everything together to make a career, not just a job. He also helped me understand how aspects of my current job translate to other industries and careers."
MATTHEW D., 33, Industry: Tech
"Yuri's coaching was helpful beyond measure and finally allowed me to walk into an interview with confidence. Prior to our discussion, I was always nervous and never felt adequately prepared, and Yuri gave me some great strategies and candid feedback that took away a lot of my interview anxiety.
Not only that, I had an interview coming up on short notice, and Yuri was very flexible with his schedule so that I could be prepared. With his help, I received a great job offer and can finally put the job-search behind me."
DAN Z., 32, Industry: Digital Media Startup
"Working with Yuri was an absolute pleasure and incredibly enlightening. As someone who has worked in the freelance world for quite some time, I rarely had the opportunity to discuss and negotiate my salary with a prospective employer.
Yuri was able to walk me through the salary negotiation process, coaching me through what the phone call would sound like, rehearsing different situations, and even helped me think of creative ways to negotiate my salary and ask for other perks as well which I never had even thought of!
As a result, I managed to improve the original offer from my dream company by $7,500 in a 10-minute chat. I took the revised offer and am thrilled in my new job! I’d highly recommend his services to anyone finalizing a job offer or working to negotiate a review.
Mohamed H., 34, PHARMA EXEC
"Yuri helped me a lot preparing for my next interviews. He is very helpful and confident. Also, I love my new CV. It looks more professional. It's a real pleasure working with Yuri."
Michael n., 36, Industry: investment management EXEC
"Yuri is an excellent coach and has created a methodology that spurs clients to maximize their potential. Yuri helped me revamp my resume, rehearsed many interview questions with me and delivered pointed feedback, then addressed many of my ingrained habits such as poor posture and lack-luster body language. Yuri brought to our sessions professionalism, creativity, resourcefulness and a profound commitment to help me get the results I wanted. Under Yuri’s guidance, I felt amazingly well prepared for the job opportunity of my life. I owe a great debt of gratitude to Yuri for helping me develop the skills I needed to obtain the job I’ve always dreamed of having."
"Yuri delivered a concise and insightful presentation on the topic "How to Get Into a Top Startup." As a group of Young Professionals, our audience was eager to learn about this idea, and Yuri came through. People were informed and engaged, emerging with fresh and helpful tips for advancing in their professional careers. I recommend Yuri for any platform, and to boot, he is a pleasure to work with."
- R' Ahrele Loschak, Director, CYP Brooklyn
Michael David's Professionals Roundtable (Empire Radio)
Happen To Your Career Podcast
The Commando Coach Show (BonBon Networks)
NYU Entrepreneurial Institute / Wasserman Center
the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia UniversitY
Young Jewish Professionals of Brooklyn
Chabad of the Bowery
JCC of Manhattan
Figuring Out Your Life's Best Work
How to Get Into a Stop Startup
Hiring and Retaining Top Millennial TalenT
What Do Millennials Really Want?
The Language of Opportunity for Startup Founders