Find out how Personal MBA Coach helped these clients improve their MBA application strategies and ultimately achieve success!


I decided to turn to Personal MBA Coach because I knew I needed support and structure in order to get through the MBA application process. From studying and taking the GRE, to writing essays, to coordinating recommendations, there is so much to do. Personal MBA Coach supported me by breaking down these tasks into manageable steps and suggesting what expectations I should have for myself in order to get there. It made a very daunting process much more doable.

Testing has never been a strength of mine, so that was far and away the hardest part. Personal MBA Coach did a great job in laying out what needed to be done on my end in order to reach my goal. They also gave tips on how to study while also managing a full-time job. In the end, my score on the GRE increased about 12 points from my initial practice test. I’m so appreciative of the support I received on what was the most difficult part of the application process for me!

Beyond the work around GRE studying, it was so helpful to have Personal MBA Coach’s support on my essays. Though I consider myself a solid writer, it was unbelievably helpful to have someone look at my writing objectively. Having that extra set of eyes for clarity took my writing to the next level. Throughout this process, I wanted someone who I could get guidance and structure from that I knew would always be in my corner, and that was Personal MBA Coach and the team!


GPA: 3.8

GRE: 315-320

Years of Experience: 7

Gender: Female

Undergrad: Top 40 Private College

Schools Accepted To: Berkeley Haas, UVA Darden, Michigan Ross, USC Marshall, Texas McCombs


I was by no means an easy client. My testing saga ended up taking much longer than expected, and because of this, I ended up working with Scott and the team through R1 and R2. They never complained. While other firms I initially reached out to would not provide the flexibility for me to start working with them while still working through the testing, Scott had no problem with it. He also promised that I would have direct access to him, instead of someone who worked for him, as many of the other firms had arranged.

After finally getting a strong test score under my belt, I was left with about a month to complete all of my applications. While Scott and the team typically recommend and request that the essays be near completion at this stage, they worked through each draft with me up until the final deadlines. There were countless drafts and emails exchanged between us. They answered every nitpicky question that I had in a timely fashion, even during the holidays. When it came time to interview, Scott set me up with his interviewing experts, who thoroughly prepared me for each interview.

I ended up getting into every single school that I applied to with many full rides, and am now in the position to choose between Stanford, Harvard, and Wharton. I can say with certainty that the best decision I made was to hire Personal MBA Coach.


GPA: 4.0

GRE: 335

Years of Experience: 4

Gender: Female

Pre-MBA Industry: Finance

Ethnicity: White

Undergrad: Ivy League

Schools Accepted To: HBS, Stanford GSB, Wharton, Columbia Business School, Kellogg, UCLA


When I started the application process, I had a vague idea of what I wanted during and after business school. Scott helped me understand myself better by consistently pushing me to look deeper to see why I wanted what I wanted and to look at all of the possible ways of approaching it. He gave me a great balance between casting a wide net but still being fully structured in my approach to my applications, including specific goals that I set for my future.

I also found that it was hard to remain energetic during the application process with a demanding job, but Scott and his team were always motivating me to stay on track. What I most appreciated though, was their transparency about my application. He didn’t mince his words in telling me my weaknesses, allowing me to work towards improving in those areas and ultimately succeeding in getting into one of my dream schools on a scholarship.


GPA: 74.8%

GMAT: 730

Years of Experience: 3

Gender: Female

Pre:MBA Industry: Financial Markets

Ethnicity: Indian/Canadian

Undergrad: Top 20 Public University

Schools Accepted To: Chicago Booth, Michigan Ross


The services gave me a framework to use for framing my mindset and experiences, as well as focusing my intentions and hitting scores necessary to be a competitive candidate. Since entering business school, I have been able to focus my energy on activities, classes, and networking that is within the scope of the intentions I set with the consulting services and I believe this ultimately is what led to my finding exactly the job I want for post-grad.


GPA 2.2

GRE Score 332

Years of Experience 6

Pre-MBA Industry Media and Social Services

Gender Female

Ethnicity White

Undergrad Art School

School Accepted To Georgia Tech (Scheller College of Business)


Working with Personal MBA Coach helped me significantly throughout the application process. The team was there with me from square one all the way to the end – from choosing schools to final interview prep. I found that the structure and timeline created by working with Personal MBA really helped ensure that I did not procrastinate and provided good prompts to overcome any writer’s block that came up.

I do not have a very typical background, and had no experience of applying to US universities, so I do not think I would have gotten in anywhere without Personal MBA Coach’s help.


GPA 1st Degree

GMAT Score 750

Years of Experience 8

Pre-MBA Industry Fianance

Gender Male

Ethnicity White

Undergrad Top Global University

Schools Accepted To London Business School, Wharton


From day 1, Scott will give you the honest, non-sugar-coated advice that everybody needs. As a business school applicant, you need to understand what your strengths are as well as your weaknesses. Most consultants are good at telling you your strengths, but they are not as good at telling you your weaknesses as they do not want to upset you. Scott was different, and hence I decided to go with Scott and his team.

Throughout the application process, I knew that I could rely on Personal MBA Coach as Scott was always there and would answer my emails/questions even during weekends or Christmas! From minor points in my overall story to locations I should select for my interviews, Scott would answer all my questions (no matter how minor and tedious they might be).

I am now admitted by one of the top 3 programs in the US and will be matriculating this fall. I highly recommend Personal MBA Coach if you are looking for the best consultant in the industry as I know I probably would not have made it without Scott and his team.


GPA: 3.7

GMAT: 710

Years of Experience: 6

Gender: Male

Pre-MBA Industry: Finance

Ethnicity: Asian

Undergrad: State School

Schools Accepted To: Wharton, UCLA