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April 2022

Mikael Krapivin
Executive Coach at Krapivin Coaching


Mikhail Krapivin is an executive coach, negotiation consultant and mediator. He brings more than 20 years of experience in negotiations, conflict management & dispute settlement in a variety of commercial contexts. Previously in his career he was a partner, founder and head of the CIS Disputes & Investigations practice at Alvarez & Marsal, a global leader in crisis management, where he now serves as Senior Advisor. Prior to joining Alvarez & Marsal Mikhail ran a professional services firm focusing on conflict management, which he founded. He started his career with Baker & McKenzie in Russia.

Mikhail’s primary focus is on design and implementation of innovative solutions to help clients maximize value, retain fair share of it and manage reputation and relationships in a range of distressed situations (corporate conflicts, non-performing loans, distressed investments, etc.).

Most recently, he led a multidisciplinary team helping a venture fund (UK) prepare for and negotiate an exit from a distressed investment (digital entertainment solutions).

Before that he advised a major international bank in relation to a EUR50 mln unsecured non-performing loan involving complex financial relationships with multiple stakeholders, parallel litigation across multiple jurisdictions, fraud charges and insolvencies.

As a coach Mikhail works with senior leaders in business and professional services on interpersonal relationships matters such as communication, key stakeholder management, complex negotiations, conflicts, difficult conversations, etc.

Mikhail holds a global executive MBA degree from TRIUM Program (LSE, HEC, NYU), executive master’s degree in behavioral science (LSE), master’s degree in public policy from the University of Chicago and a law degree from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations.

As a coach Mikhail trained with the High Performance Institute (US), Performance Consultants International (UK), and CoachU (US). As a negotiator and mediator Mikhail has graduated from multiple programs at the Harvard Program on Negotiation (US) and regularly trains with them. He is also a CEDR-accredited mediator (UK).

Mikhail is a member of The Global Association of Applied Behavioral Scientists. He is fluent in Russian and English and has a working knowledge of German.

Agenda Sessions

  • Talking ourselves out of a job – negotiation tactics in dishonesty cases


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