My name is Yury Zachek. I am professional certified coach (international qualification PCC ICF). My area of expertise is life coaching, career coaching and executive coaching for business owners, managers and lawyers.
I help entrepreneurs and executives create a personal development strategy, manage stress, bring themselves to a resourceful state and reach new levels of income in business.
I also work with professionals who are launching their own projects or are in the transition from being employees to starting up their own business.
I’ve changed my life and help others to do the same.
I know that you and your business are capable of more and I know how to get you to work at the new level and at the top of your abilities.
My consulting career
I am a lawyer by education. In 2001 I graduated from Law Department of the St. Petersburg State University. For 17 years I have worked for the biggest international consulting companies. I went all the way from working as a paralegal at Ernst & Young and senior associate at DLA Piper, to making Partner at Deloitte and then Legal Director for Eastern Europe & CIS at Accenture.
I accompanied big investment and M&A projects. I helped my clients to find solutions to difficult problems. I have worked with such companies as: Toyota, Suzuki, Hyundai, Cadbury, Foxconn, Rocco Forte Hotels, JTI, Maersk, Bombardier, International Paper, Rockwool, Pfleiderer, Philip Morris, Telenor, Andritz, Wenaas Group, Visteon, Tata Steel, Lotte as well as with dozens of other world-famous brands.
I have ensured the success of numerous projects, teams and individuals, led training courses for clients and colleagues. I have raised multiple generations of talented experts. I have been their mentor. I have given them confidence in their abilities and helped them set ambitious goals and reach new levels of self-development.
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How I got into coaching
The years of working with people and observing their behavior within large companies have led me to realize that most of them have not unleashed their full potential. I have been around hundreds of smart and well-educated people who live their lives using only half or even a quarter of their potential. They can’t find themselves and do not believe in their abilities and talents, struggle financially and find shelter and comfort in offices shifting responsibility for their lives and decisions onto the shoulders of others.
After going through transformation myself and bringing awareness and positive change into all areas of my life, I realized that my interests lie in personal development and individual work with people. It is my calling to help people find themselves and achieve their goals, inspire them and bring a new direction to their life.
My profession has taught me to be a good psychologist and use coaching techniques to go deeply into the problem. Most of the time you need to listen to people and hear them, analyze their requests, understand their motivation, ask them questions and give them solutions that aren’t textbook but are specifically tailored to the unique situation of each particular client.
I am a professional ICF certified coach (PCC ICF) with over 2,800 hours of coaching practice, I graduated from Erickson Coaching International, and IAGC – International Association for Generative Change.
I also did Robert Kiyosaki’s (USA) one year coaching program and have studied coaching and training methods of Anthony Robbins (USA), Dr. Prof. Oleg Zhdanov (Russia), Brain Tracy (Canada), Eckhart Tolle (Germany), Joe Dispenza (USA), Marshall Goldsmith (USA), Marilyn Atkinson (Canada), Robert Dilts (USA), Stephen Gilligan (USA), Edouard Brault (France), Ajahn Hubert (Poland, Thailand) and others.
I am a member of ICF (International Coach Federation) and work according to its Code of Ethics.
I was a guest lecturer and a contributor to Emotional Intelligence course in ITMO University, the leading IT college in Russia. In 2021 I was a speaker at the St. Petersburg International Legal Forum on the topic of professional burn-out. I am a coach for the executive MBA program at the IMISP business school. Also I am a lecturer of the course “Legal Marketing” at the Higher School of Economics.
Author of online courses and programs «Freedom and Money», «Power Boost», «Clients and Sales», «Personal Strategy Creation and Stress Management», «Meditation for Beginners».
Author of the books:
- “#UPshifting. Step by step guide to changing your life if you’ve lost yourself in the routine”
- “Guide on Sales for Lawyers and Law Firms”.
- “The Cycle of Growth”
This knowledge, as well as my personal business and professional experience combined with a good understanding of people are the recipe for my clients’ success. You can read more about coaching here.
Among my clients are: KPMG, Chanel, Gazprom Neft, Nokian Tyres, Wargaming, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, RosExpert, Capital Legal Services, BGP Litigation, Advecs Real Estate, Sever Minerals, Avant, Acsour, etc.
My family and hobbies
I live in Cyprus with my wife Taia, my son Martin and my daughter Emma.
I enjoy downhill skiing, kayaking and yoga. I travel a lot, in total I have been to 43 countries in North and South America, Africa, Europe and Asia.
I am passionate about music. My tastes are quite diverse, I enjoy Mozart and Shostakovich as much as I do Metallica or DDT. But only quality stuff. Back in the day I built a collection of 700 CDs of various artists (who could have imagined iTunes back then?!).
I regularly go to rock concerts and festivals in different cities and countries. I have been to many concerts of U2, Depeche Mode, The Cure, Simple Minds, Roger Waters, Coldplay, Kings of Leon, Keane, Interpol, Radiohead, White Lies, Massive Attack, UNKLE, A-ha, Kosheen, Garbage, Metallica, Prodigy, Rammstein, Mylene Farmer, Moby, Muse, Snow Patrol, Stereophonics, and many Russian bands (ДДТ, Дельфин, Мумий Тролль, НОМ), etc.
I enjoy reading, including books on self-development and business. Here is a list of books that I recommend.
I write a blog called “Of Freedom and the Purpose of Life”.
I am also involved in charity and help those who really need it.