Vladimir Baranov

Founder, CTO / COO / CEO, Executive Coach & Engineering Leadership, Business Innovation, Entrepreneurship, VC and Fundraising @ Human Interfaces
Powerful Mentor Questions with Kindness and Purpose. Tech Leader, SpaceTech, FinTech, DeepTech, Hardware
United States of America 5.0 (14 reviews) Active today Usually responds in a few hours
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🏅Certified Executive Coach

Hi! I am Vladimir. I have spent over 20 years in start-up and technology industries across fin-tech, wealth-tech and space-tech. I had founder and executive roles that exposed me to many meaningful experiences. I have gone through a lot of personal growth that helped me sort and format the knowledge so I can share it with you.

***Do you want to build a start-up🏢? Here are the things I can mentor you on:

- How to come up with the idea that will stick?
- How to create a pitch deck that will raise funds?
- How to make first hires?
- How to create traction and scale it?
- How to create a team contract that prevents founder conflicts?
- How to transition from a larger organization?

***Do you want to excel as a Technology Leader📈? Here are the things I can mentor you on:

- Talk through skills that "Got you here, won't get you there"
- What is it like at the top of organization and how executives make decisions?
- How to negotiate for a higher salary, broader role and responsibilities?
- What will get you more fulfillment and satisfaction from your current role?
- How to create a rock-solid short-term and long-term career plan?

I have advised 100+ individuals and 30+ companies. I am a regular mentor at Techstars, Columbia Startup Works and NSF. Recently I have become an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Cornell. I am able to back up my experiences with academic theories that I have learned from my MBA and professional coaching training.

My clients have described me as an insightful, practical, emotionally intelligent, and a results-focused coach. I like to take mixed approach to mentoring where I mix a series of questions with details from my actual start-up and executive experience. This helps you develop your decisions skills further, than just me sharing my story.

You can read more about my story here - https://www.humaninterfaces.co/my-story

Let me know if you have any clarifying questions and let's schedule a trial call! /1

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5 out of 5 stars

Lite Plan · 
3 months

Last four months I was mentored by Vladimir. The first sessions were dedicated to goals in general. Then we started discussing my startup. Vladimir helped me to prioritize my goals and activities. Under his guidance, I gained more focus, keeping me on track to achieve the desired results.

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5 out of 5 stars

It was a great pleasure to be mentored by Vladimir. First a walk he inspires me with his achievements and wide experience in topics related to business, and startups. Even before meeting Vladimir, I already had certain results, though now he helps me to get to the next level in my startup. Yes, it is not easy. My brain is overheating while trying to absorb all the information and implement the advice into the startup. But we are moving step by step. I have to say that in addition to business knowledge, the mentor has a large life wisdom. He gave me really helpful pieces of advice on life structuring and a more conscious approach. The main topics we are working on are: - structuring the startup - defining the target audience - focusing on the most important actions and results - defining life goals, and moderating them to become satisfied in the life There is a long path ahead. I am looking forward to becoming the best version of myself and reaching the goals I've set to achieve. The fact that I am not alone on that path gives me energy and increases the certainty that I will reach the mountain peak.



5 out of 5 stars

Standard Plan · 
1 month

I am very pleased with my experience so far with Vladimir as a mentor. He has offered very helpful advice and exercises that have helped me collect my thoughts and refine my career goals. I am thankful for him holding me accountable to the things I said I would do. I've had many outstanding items on the to-do list that I viewed as difficult/daunting tasks, such as traveling to conferences and meeting people online, but they'd ultimately help me get closer to my goals. Happy to say I've finally crossed off many of those items off my list. Vladimir has also connected me with people from companies that I wanted to learn more about, pushed me to be more introspective and question my own opinions/beliefs, and provided excellent book recommendations based on my needs. I've only had 3 sessions with Vladimir thus far but I can say that I've already had a significant shift in my mindset and outlook on life, and I hope it will continue this way. Expect to meet every 2-3 weeks for ~45 minutes per session. You will need the time in between sessions to complete "homework assignments," which are action items that Vladimir will assign to you as you share your needs.



5 out of 5 stars

Lite Plan · 
1 month

Vladimir is a great mentor who provides information in a clear way and easy-to-use

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