MBA Admissions Testimonials

“I can’t believe it.  I gained acceptance into three of my top four graduate business school choices and now I have an equally difficult problem to preparing my applications: choosing which top school in the world to attend!

I know I had it in me, but looking back, I don’t think I could’ve found and articulated my story as clearly as I did without Debra’s guidance.  Debra not only guided me on how to approach the MBA application process but helped me introspect deeply to find and clearly state my strongest stories.  These are skills that will last me well into my career.

Debra’s meticulous attention to detail helped me deliver rich and effective messages and at times caught critical mistakes.  Her flexibility and professionalism helped me in the crunch times.  Most importantly, I truly enjoyed Debra’s warmth and positive attitude, which helped me build the confidence to deliver a message true to myself and the stamina to endure a grueling application process.

I truly enjoyed working with Debra and always looked forward to our sessions.   Thanks, Debra!”

J.S.
MBA Admissions and Career Consulting Client
Harvard Business School MBA ’15


“Working with Debra made my MBA application far stronger than it would have been had I done it alone. Debra’s methods provided a framework that helped me paint a connected, multi-dimensional picture instead of simply relating isolated, disjointed stories. Her ability to help me identify my most relevant strengths and bring them out in my writing was nothing short of remarkable.

From a practical standpoint, Debra also tremendously reduced the stress and uncertainty inherent in the application process. She answered every question, however simple and insignificant, quickly and in a way that instilled confidence in me. Her ability to distill writing to the most relevant points in a concise and powerful manner made my written application much more compelling than I ever could have managed on my own.  Put succinctly, I am confident that through working with Debra, I prepared the absolutely strongest application I could have possibly produced.”

Peter S, MBA Intern at Novartis, MBA Candidate at MIT Sloan
MBA Admissions and Career Consulting Client


“I really enjoyed your MBA Navigator presentation today. Your model is simply and compelling. I am at a fork in my career navigation and would really appreciate an opportunity to share my story with you and gain some additional perspective on next steps.”

— Michele Parish


“With Debra’s guidance, I was able to write focused admissions applications that highlighted my unique qualities…and resulted in me getting admitted to my top choice school. Thanks Debra, I couldn’t have done it without you!”

— David H., Harvard MBA


“Debra’s Gold Admissions Program was invaluable throughout my process of selecting and applying to MBA programs. She drew out the qualities that were important to me in selecting a program and helped me to understand my own qualities as an applicant in writing my essays.”

— Jessica Z., Kellogg MBA


“Debra, your secret sauce worked! I am so glad we worked together on my application strategy. It truly clarified for me what my individual strengths are as well as how they relate to my career goals. I could not have filled out those applications without your guidance–whenever I was uncertain, I just went back to the SIQ and the other materials we prepared... working with you was an enlightening experience. Going through the process helped me clarify what I think are many unique attributes, and perhaps just as importantly, how to convey that to others. The SIQ was like a trusted guide; every time I was uncertain about how to proceed or what to say, I simply went back to the SIQ.”

— Bruce J., MBA Reapplicant


“The Brilliance-Based Career Success System™ Independent Study Program was the most helpful thing I did after a year of unemployment.”

M.T., JD MBANavigator  Career  Client


Somehow Debra makes it all come together, even when it seems there are simply not enough hours in the day!”

— Sue C., Stanford MBA


“Debra’s commitment was above and beyond my expectations. I would not have been able to get into my first choice school without her input and support.”

—Jessica Z., Kellogg MBA

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