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The Menlo Coaching Process

You benefit from the convenience of self-paced learning,
combined with the support of regular group meetings and
the personalized focus of unlimited 1-on-1 coaching.

Unlimited Coaching for Your MBA Applications

Although we are serious about planning and scheduling our time together, you won’t have to worry about counting hours or finding out you’ve reached any limits.

When you’re working with us, you’ll get all the support you need. Period. Whether it’s running your practice interview again, or reviewing the 7th draft of your personal essay, we’re only an email away.

We went 21 rounds on my résumé before David was finally satisfied with the result. Some of the later topics took less to-and-fro as I got more used to writing, but he never let me submit a less-than-perfect essay, even if I was satisfied with it.

Menlo Coaching Client – Class of 2021
Admitted to London Business School

Personalized Interview Preparation

For some, the most stressful and difficult part of the entire MBA application journey is the face-to-face interview.

Knowing how crucial it is to get this component right, we have developed a rigorous, 3-phase interview preparation process tailored to each of your target schools:

  1. Mock Interviews – Using known past questions and situations specific to each school, the coaching team at Menlo lets you face your fears in a safe environment, as many times as you need to get it right.
  2. Communications Training – Your time at Menlo includes getting personalized advice about your unique communication style, and how to best play to your strengths, from sought-after communications coach and former professional actor Eduardo Placer and his team.
  3. Team-Based Interviews – To help you become confident speaking in front of a mix of people — like you have to for Wharton and a few other schools with team-based interviews — we organize live team-based interview sessions.

A Step-by-Step Approach to the MBA Application Process

40+ Comprehensive HD Videos to Guide You

You’ll gain access to our full suite of high-quality videos, designed and scheduled to guide you easily and logically through the application process.

Because we’ve automated the coaching segments that are repetitive and generally applicable, you’re able to get much more out of the highly personalized, unlimited, individual coaching sessions.

Whether you’re working on a high stakes banking or private equity deal, traveling to your next consulting client, or ramping up for your tech company’s next release, this gives you the flexibility to learn and cover the basics anytime, anywhere your busy schedule allows, without worrying about fitting in extra calls with us.

Here’s a taste of what each module contains:


Breakdown of all the modules and timeline for all tasks

What does the adcom really want?

How admissions actually happen, all the unwritten rules

School selection

How to pick the right school for you and what that means

Networking with schools

The right way to network with schools and why it matters


Why “good enough” is wrong and how to raise your score

The application package

Breakdown of all components and re-look at your resume


How to pick the right people and make sure they deliver

Writing and writing style

What works and what doesn’t plus how to make a routine

Career goals

Why these actually matter and how the adcom uses them

Personal Essays

How to dig deep into truth and what topics to avoid

Behavioral essays

How to highlight your best skills without showing off

Fearless communication

Exercises and mind tricks to refine your presence

Video Essays*

How to convey your true personality with ease.
*If applicable for your selected school(s)


How the process works plus school-specific advice

After you submit

How to cope with waiting and prepare for what’s next

High-Calibre Group Support

Because we’re so selective when choosing candidates, your fellow Menlo Coaching cohort comprises an all-star team of future MBA graduates.

Learn from your peers, while connecting with and building a world-class, lifelong support network.

Whether you’re struggling to find your people, or are already well-connected, the Menlo Network will open up new avenues for you.

Ready to meet your MBA admissions dream team?

Apply to Work With Us