International business and startups expert & mentor. Best at quickly crash-test ideas and models, generating new vision, draft or prove business strategy.
I'm very good at strategy for startups (you save years of product dev't with me) and existing businesses (you get a clear list of the options that would make you happy as entrepreneur, and highly actionable plan on how to pursue \ test them).
On daily basis, I'm helping my clients (Moscow city gov't, a number of startups, all my students and The Founder Institute Moscow and some corporations) to draft long-term business vision, create and re-think business strategy.
Exec coaching sessions are aimed at giving you a broader, external look and very critical review of your current business situation, and how it works with your personality and lifestyle. We focus on your questions, structure your thinking, and verify your findings.
I coach in two modes: by default, I would go into coaching mode where I help you arrive at the answers and solutions that you need by asking questions, addressing issues at different angles etc.
In expert mode, I put my international business expert hat on, and can give you recommendations on the specific area we've been focusing on: strategy, vision, performance of key business functions etc.
In my 11 years of career as consultant, I've changed project every 8 months on average. I know how to switch industries: transition from Oil&Gas into FMCG and then into government and then into education, and have been teaching that to my network for over 5 years now. As a result of Career Transition Coaching session, you can expect:
- In depth review of your skills
- Identify key strenghts
- Identify an array of opportunities/ career tracks you can pursue, or
- Develop step by step strategy of how to get into your target role, including your key resources, experts, target companies and entry strategies.
Mentor and startups surgeon at multiple events, crash-tested 100 ideas per day.
Leading Moscow chapter of The Founder Institute.
Best for situations when you needIn a typical strategy session with me, here's what you can expect to achieve:
- Quickly deep dive into all major functional areas of your business
- Identify your key value drivers and business metrics
- Review your growth or market entry strategy
- Formulate 3-5 hypothesis and generate a testing plan
- Review and proof your monetization strategy.
I have first met Nikita when he was recruitment Consultant for ANCOR’s Energy Services. He has contacted me as one of the candidates for CIO position with Emerson Process Management.
Nikita was a reliable and professional companion to me throughout recruitment process. He clearly communicated Emerson’s business needs, and shared valuable advice about the labor market situation. Probably Nikita’s most important role was that he has been helping me and Emerson understand our needs, and find the matching points.
Nikita has made the recruitment process a transparent and a rewarding experience for all the parties involved.
When I became the CIO, Nikita remained Emerson’s consultant to fill more IT positions for us. Becoming Nikita’s client was a pleasant experience too. By giving us piece of advice, Nikita helped Emerson to overcome some important drawbacks in our recruitment approach that otherwise would cause future problems in attracting right people to work for us.
Summing up, I can say a Thank You to Nikita for being a fair and informed adviser, a loyal and independent consultant, and an always really nice person to work with.
I was participant of Founder Institute 4-months program co-organized by Nick. Two main things about Nick are structural approach and straightforwardness. No bullshit- just valuable comments on your work and suggestions for improvements. In result- clear vision on your path forward and huge time savings =)
Nikita is a highly-esteemed professional who is always moving forward in his personal and professional development and does not stop at any point neither in business, neither in other issues, as I know from my long acquaintance with him. He puts high demands both to himself and his colleagues, which makes him highly effective in terms of work. As a manager-born, he is to work in any industry. He also possesses a pretty perfect sense of how international business should be running and is a master of negotiations involving people from many cultures.
Nikita is looking at moving forward, to the international level, and is highly eager to pursue further education in the western MBA schools.
I strongly recommend Nikita as a professional in change management. His ability to deal with various people is exceptional. He is able to build good relations (and thus enable delivery) with those personalities with whom no other my colleague can. I really appreciate his support during our work in global transformation project for a mining client and other time beyond that.
Strong analytical skills, in-depth knowledge of business process, inherent sense of humor, high mobility, grandeur of character -
I did appreciate all these ingredients of Nikita’s character when we were involved in an outsourcing project in Perm (Russia) in 2007.
If you are going to make this world better Mr. Rozhdestvensky is a person you need.