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New Books by Mikhail: Innovative Models of Education; Corporate Training, Mentoring, Coaching

Klarin M. Innovative Models of Education: A Worldwide Study. A Monograph. Moscow, Luch, 2016. 640 p.

Klarin M. Corporate Training, Mentoring, Coaching. Moscow, Urait, 2017. 288 p.

Executive Coaching: A Workshop

Executive Coaching

A workshop based on executive coaching with country managers / GMs  in Russian and multinational companies in Russia/CIS.

  • Challenges for companies
  • Challenges for leaders
  • Challenges for executive coaches

Burning Challenges: Supporting Yourself As A Leader

Sample situations: 
  • Tensions/conflicts between shareholders, business partners, within Board, etc.
  • New appointment, new role
  • Change of the Boss
  • New team
  • Reload of the 'same' position
  • Aligning executive/management teams
  • ................... 


The 'Blind Method', or New Business Constellations

I elaborated the 'Blind method' for 'delicate' situations.

Imagine that you have a tense situation with several major stakeholders involved.

You meet with a consultant, and then you realise... you rather would NOT share the story, name the stakeholders, or even their positions...

And you don't really need to give details when the 'Blind method' is used

We can also describe this method as a special brand of Business Constellations.
  • You come together with the consultant.
  • You imagine and describe the situation in your head without telling.
  • You make notes, and you may not even show them.
  • The consultant works 'blindly', eliciting 'voices from the field'.
  • You are the only person who understands the meaning and the context of what is being heard 'from the field'.
  • You are getting hints on decisions.
  • You may try out differents ways of dealing with the situation in you business system.

As a consultant-facilitator I do nod need the story, or names, or any details.

You spend the time as if you were a theater performance (the duration is similar), in which the whole action is focused on the situation in question.

A funny thing is: the whole process does look unusual.

And it's worth trying it.

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Current: 'The New Educational Practice of Coaching, and the New Profession of the Coach'; Transforming Adult Learners’ Experience

The New Educational Practice of Coaching, and the New Profession of the Coach. A Research Article


The article provides a detailed description of coaching as a form of human development and professional activities. The article was written in the midst of developing professional standards of coaching in the Russian Federation.

Transforming Adult Learners' Experience

The author explores innovative learning in corporate context, and introduces several new approaches to adult education.
(1) The concept of objectively new experience in educational process, when no 'right answer' is known. (2) The idea of collective learner. (3) The idea of transformative education in the context of corporate organizational learning, and (5) its general phases: adopting-adapting-transforming-transferring. (6) Paradoxes of adult education that do not fit the traditional educationalist's thinking.
The paradoxes are explored as cognitive gaps, leading to insights about the nature of adult education, and pragmatic shifts in transforming individual and collective experience.