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ABOUT OUR CEO
Yuri Kruman is a trusted executive, career and life coach and Millennial business strategist, based in New York. A Startup Instructor/Advisor at 2020 Startups, he is also an Advisory Board Member for the CX Program at Rutgers Center for Innovation Education and multiple startups,
Despite great personal challenges, he has successfully changed careers 4 times (neuroscience -> law -> finance -> tech startups -> coaching/consulting), each time with no prior experience or connections =.
A Member of the Forbes Career Council and CEO / Founder of Master The Talk Career Consulting, Yuri has worked with Millennial, Gen Z and Gen X clients of all career stages, industries and job markets on 4 continents (and all around the U.S.) to win their dream jobs, create detailed career plans, and find, pursue and monetize their life mission into a successful side business for extra revenue.
His proven system goes much deeper than just revamping a résumé or LinkedIN profile, helping with detailed company research, acing behavioral interviews and negotiating 15-20% higher average starting salary and better title. Beyond just winning a dream job, it sets up each client for success as a manager, thought leader and executive.
Yuri has worked with and consulted for seemingly every sector of the professional world, from VC_backed 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. He holds a J.D. from Yeshiva University and a B.A. with Honors from University of Pennsylvania.
Yuri's been featured on Forbes, Huffington Post, Inc., Fast Company, Mashable, BBC, Time, PBS and other top publications. His writing on careers, consumer psychology, health and productivity resides at Blueprint To Thrive.
He is a husband and father of two girls, living in Brownstone Brooklyn.
We have worked with Fortune 500 executives and top entrepreneurs in all the major industries, including at:
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
JOSH, 28, TECH
My interview coaching session with Yuri was very helpful and informative. He gave me some great pointers and was very encouraging about my industry transition. His method is good for understanding what you really care about and want to do. I would recommend using him if you need help with framing your approach to interviewing or need feedback on your technique.
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."
ZACK, 25, INVESTMENT BANKER
Just wanted to say thank you for meeting with me today - I greatly enjoyed our conversation. I feel like I learned more about myself in an hour than I ever thought possible - it's impressive how you always seem to ask the right questions. Thanks again!
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."