david white menlo coaching

David White

Founding Partner

Menlo Coaching

Amsterdam

Netherlands

Consultant Bio

After a 15-year career in the tech industry (SVP at Travelzoo, Sr. Director at Yahoo, GM Europe at a startup acquired by Adobe), I have recruited, managed and developed dozens of talented young professionals in startup and corporate environments.  I have worked on MBA applications since 2012 and have a special focus on helping applicants to choose the right career goals.


Company Information

Menlo Coaching is a boutique consultancy providing services across all stages of an MBA application: school selection, candidate positioning, essays, application forms, resumes, recommendations, interview prep and post-interview reflection.

Applicants choose us for our personal service and for the quality of our work. To ensure the highest quality of service, we accept only a limited number of clients each year, who come to us from referrals and testimonials from our former clients.


Menu of Services and Associated Costs

Location: Amsterdam Netherlands

Email: david@menlocoaching.com

Website: http://menlocoaching.com/


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  • Could not recommend a better MBA coach than David
    1 month ago
    "I came to David late in the game---after receiving rejections in Round 1 I knew I wasn\'t bringing my best to the admissions process. Luckily for me, I was able to work with David just in time for Round 2. David helped me with my school selection and provided great feedback on my prospective career path. He helped me refine my overly-technical resume to fit an admissions audience. He and his partner, Alice, prepped me to ace my interviews. Finally, taking advantage of his central European time zone, he gave me timely, detailed, and effective feedback on my essays. He provided a structure for me to finish my applications in time, a feat I didn\'t think possible at the beginning of the process. And while ...Read the full review.
    - Kevin P
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  • Awesome MBA Coach!
    3 months ago
    "With David’s help, I finally got admitted to my reach schools – HBS and Wharton. Throughout the process, David worked with me closely to plan out an achievable career path that fits my background and motivations. He took his time to understand why I wanted an MBA and how it could help me succeed. Every time David reviewed my essay drafts, he always provided thoughtful advice and feedbacks, encouraged me to do more research and dig deep into the schools – the essays turned out much stronger after all the twists and tweaks. David was also extremely professional when working with my recommenders. He can always grasp important information and helped my recommenders to highlight my strengths and focus on the point. For interview prep, ...Read the full review.
    Class of 2019, Admit
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  • Amazing admissions coach
    3 months ago
    "David was great with helping me figuring out my story and what differentiated myself from others, and he was very flexible, readily adapting to my needs with the admissions process. Without him, my applications wouldn't have been as well-rounded and focused. He also provided plenty of constructive criticisms on my essays-- his comments allowed me to understand what was wrong and what direction I should focus on with various parts of my applications, and with his help, I was able to get admitted at a top 3 business school. Thank you David!"
    Class of 2020, Admit
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  • Best of the best!
    3 months ago
    "I worked with David and Alice for my business school application. David provided an amazing level of support with essay strategy and interview prep. I used David’s essay idea for my top choice business school (Harvard), worked together with him and Alice through multiple rounds of revision, and ultimately got the interview for HBS! After receiving the interview notice, I held numerous Skype-based interview practice sessions with David, and thanks to those practice sessions (where David provides very clear and actionable feedback), I was able to nail my actual HBS interview. Last week I got the admissions notice from Harvard and I’m sure that I couldn’t have done it without David’s help!"
    Class of 2022, Admit
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  • Highly Recommend
    3 months ago
    "David was an essential resource throughout the application process. I was late to the game in getting my applications underway but David was there every step of the way. He helped he realistically whittle down school choices and set up an efficient plan to complete the applications. He helped me craft a narrative about my experiences and goals that I would have struggled to do on my own. That narrative was very effective. Despite applying in Round 3, I was accepted at Berkeley-Haas and Chicago Booth and waitlisted at Northwestern Kellogg. I certainly would not have been successful without David's help."
    Class of 2019, Admit
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  • David is the steady guide you need
    3 months ago
    "I found David through a friend's referral, after he was able to get into his dream school. Even coming to David after the "normal" time to start prepping for applications and essays, David still took the time to lead me through everything I needed. Time management became clearer because he kept track of every important date for every school (4 in total). I can easily say that without David my essays would have been a completely unfocused mess. Interview prep as well went extremely smoothly - David found time to practice over Skype, even changing his schedule to fit in last-minute sessions. But you're here to hear about results: I applied to HBS (knowing I was a heavy underdog), Booth, Kellogg, and Sloan. Of the ...Read the full review.
    Class of 2019,
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  • David is the best in the business
    4 months ago
    "David went above and beyond anything I expected out of an MBA coach. I was blown away with how much he was invested in me and the outcome I wanted. David doesn’t treat you as just another client – he became intimately familiar with my background, motivations, aspirations and failures and was able to use this to provide incredibly insightful feedback as I crafted my narratives. I have moved between a couple of industries and given David’s dynamic career in various sectors he had an amazing understanding of my roles which allowed him to help me better articulate not only my career but also articulate what I want to do after business school and why. David’s support did not at all stop after I had ...Read the full review.
    Class of 2019,
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  • Accepted at 2 of the top 3
    4 months ago
    "After interviewing multiple big name admissions consultants, and not finding anyone whom I felt was worth the money (or the time), I found David (& Alice) through online reviews. Their reviews revealed extremely satisfied clients, and a far wider variety of acceptances (all at the top 5-10 schools), whereas the other larger firms I had been speaking to either had very mixed reviews, or only seemed to get people into specific institutions. With Menlo, I was sold after our first call. As promised, David remained incredibly reliable, sensitive to my goals, punctual, and encouraging throughout the 9 months that we worked together. He provided extremely helpful feedback on a regular basis, kept me on track, turned edits around extremely quickly, and was always willing to ...Read the full review.
    Class of 2019,
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  • Couldn't have done it without David!
    5 months ago
    "I worked with David and Alice during the 2016-2017 admissions season and was accepted to CBS, Stern, and Tuck. David worked with me on all aspects of the application, from figuring out career goals and drafting essays to interview prep. By the end of the very personal and individualized process, he could remember aspects and details of my applications that I myself had forgotten. The interview prep sessions I had with David truly helped me figure out and tighten my answers to common questions to the point where the actual interviews felt almost like another practice session. David also helped me to reach out to the Admissions committee regarding the possibility of a fellowship, which proved very successful. I can't recommend David more highly and ...Read the full review.
    Class of 2019,
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  • Excellent Career Coach – Accepted at Stanford GSB
    5 months ago
    "With his tech background, David was very helpful in providing ideas and suggestions to help me decide my post-MBA goal. He was very patient when I asked a lot of questions and went back and forth on my decision. After I decided on my post-MBA goal, he urged me to write essays early, and was crucial in making my essay easy to read and concise. He also gave critical feedback for my mock interview. In general, I find him very sharp."
    Class of 2017,
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