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Candy Lee LaBalle

LaBalle Admissions



Consultant Bio

Nothing makes me happier than when a client calls to tell me ‘We did it! I got in”. Since 2008, I’ve helped hundreds of MBA applicants get into the world’s leading business schools, Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, Columbia, London, INSEAD… As founder of mbaSpain and today, LaBalle Admissions, I’ve established myself as an expert in the MBA admissions consulting industry. I was elected twice to the Board of  AIGAC, the leading organization for graduate admissions consultants. I hosted four MBA conferences in New York City, Boston, London/Paris and Spain, have visited over a dozen top business schools and spoken at MBA events around the world. Today, with LaBalle Admissions, my mission is to offer aspiring MBA students, like you, my expertise and guidance to get you into your dream business school.

Company Information

LaBalle Admissions is a boutique, results-oriented MBA application consulting firm that puts talented professionals like you into the world’s best  business schools. The MBA admissions process is highly competitive and overly complicated. Why do it alone? LaBalle Admissions will guide you step-by-step through the process, save you hours & hours of precious time, and increase your chances of getting accepted into your dream school. Every applicant deserves a personalized, head-and-heart approach. Which is why you’ll get: tailored application that makes you stand out from the thousands of other applicants + the unconditional support to keep you focused and positive throughout the long process. From start to admit, LaBalle Admissions is all-in with you.

Menu of Services and Associated Costs


Your journey to business school starts here with the MBA Action Plan (MAP). This is the first step for MBA hopefuls who are ready to get started with LaBalle Admissions.

The MAP is an in-depth, one-to-one session designed to create the best, most efficient and direct path to admission. During our strategy session, we’ll review your personal, professional and academic background and identify your goals, challenges and areas where you need help.

In this session, we lay the groundwork for the rest of the application process together.


The path to an MBA is full of essays, CVs, cover letters, videos, presentations, letters of recommendation, data forms and so much more.

Application Incubator (AI) is your personally tailored, comprehensive application guide to get through all of these requirements and help you get admitted. From the first draft to the final submit, AI is a full-service package for MBA applicants who are motivated to get into one of the world’s best MBA programmes.


Have you already written your application essays? Has a friend, MBA alum, manager or someone else given your essays a look… but you really want an MBA expert’s advice?

Then, the Essay Accelerator (EA) essay review and consulting service is for you.

You get an expert’s objective opinion on your application essays and learn how to strategically adapt them to each school’s programme.


Whether you call it a CV or a resume, it is a critical document for your MBA application, a new job search or a scholarship application.

After the CV & Resume Master Class, you walk away with a powerful marketing tool that presents your profile, experience and potential in a convincing way to your target audience.


Have you been invited to interview? Congratulations! Once that invitation arrives to your inbox, statistics show an increase to over 60% in chances of admission.

Increase your odds even further this MBA Interview Intensive.

Location: Madrid Spain

Phone: +3 461-006-4964

Email: candy@laballe.co

Website: http://laballe.co/

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P&Q Consultant Reviews

  • Candy was my Best Asset in the Application Process
    2 months ago
    The MBA application process is long and tiring, so counting on someone that has the experience and the know-how is an invaluable asset! Candy helped me from the very beginning. I am from a noncommon background and thought it was hard to get it done. She always believed in me and my possibilities; she was there when the GMAT didn’t go as I expected giving patience and to indicate the following steps... This truly helps when you are lost. She also gave precious tips for my essays and really pushed me to reflect enough in order to get top essays. She also made an effort to get to know me and understand who I am which clearly boosts the quality of her help. Well, I got accepted ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Highly Recommended
    2 months ago
    Candy has been extremely helpful during my application process. She is very professional with a wide knowledge of universities and MBAs. She knows exactly what each university is looking for and prepares you not only with all documentation but also with the interviews. She also suggested some programs I didn't know about. She stands out your strengths and helps you improve your weaknesses. I strongly recommend her services. One of the best decisions I have made! Furthermore, she has a great personality.
    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Very Useful Coaching
    4 months ago
    Candy was very helpful in the essay part of my application. She is kind and certainly knows the business. She has a long record of successful applicants to top schools. I certainly recommend her.
    Class of 2020 Admit
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    4 months ago
    Working on my applications with Candy has been the best decision I have taken on the long application process. First, she was super helpful when I was deciding on which B-schools I would apply to, as she is an experienced professional with a deep understanding of each b-school’s culture and fit. She understood my profile and my stories (strengths, weaknesses, etc), and she helped me craft my application essays in order to bring forward my maximum potential. She is 100% committed to her clients (working on weekends and holidays when needed!) and, at a personal level, she is an amazing person that you know you can count on at any point for any kind of advice. I applied to INSEAD and LBS and I received ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • 670 INSEAD Admit
    4 months ago
    I was not a good GMAT taker and my 670 required to put all efforts into my INSEAD application. After speaking to Candy she kindly accepted to work together. I had the advantage of a nice story to tell (transactions+strategy consultancy+corporate) and she really helped me to show the best of me on my application. I also sometimes need some kind push and Candy will always set some sort of internal calendar and deadlines to coordinate with you. Very accessible and friendly. Pricing was reasonable.
    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • The Key to My Application Success!!
    9 months ago
    Candy proved to be the support system I needed throughout my whole application’s journey. I got a late start into the applications process and a second-year MBA student recommended me to go through the process with Candy, which was truly the best choice I could have made. Since the very first moment, Candy was helpful and on-point, keeping me on track and in time with all the procedures and deadlines. Candy knows all the Business Schools inside out, she knows exactly not only what I needed to show for each school, but also what needed to be done at each point in time. Understanding my own strengths and weaknesses was also an essential part of the process and Candy helped me to see myself through ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • She Makes You Shine & Keep You Focused
    9 months ago
    I discovered Candy in the middle of the application process. I had already reflected on my essays and even drafted most of them, but I thought I could use some advice. I could tell from our first call that she knows what she talks about. Candy helped me organize my story, provided extremely useful tips of where to develop further and which stories required further back-up with examples, also what info didn't add value (beware of the word count!). I saved time, stayed motivated to continue improving my essays and, last but not least, felt accompanied during the toughest parts of the MBA application journey. I got accepted at my first (and only) choice.
    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Value Adding Support
    10 months ago
    Since my very first interview with Candy, she proved to be extremely helpful. Not only did she know what each of the Business Schools focused on and helped me adapt the admission process, but also guided me through the self-reflection process needed to identify my strong and weak points. Her comprehensive service covers all the steps of the process, from CV set-up to interviews. Experienced and with a long success track-record, I think Candy is the best option to succeed in the competitive task of entering your desired Business School.
    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • I Couldn't Have Done It Without Her!!
    10 months ago
    Candy knows really well how to get the most out of you. When I first met her, she completely got me and understood who I was and what I wanted for my MBA. She helped me chose the programs that best fitted me and ensured I highlighted the qualities those universities were looking for. Candy was also very supportive during this though journey, even when the odds were against me. Working with her was the best thing I did to achieve my goals, and I would recommend 100% her services to anyone who wants to apply to an MBA. Thank you very much Candy!
    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Huge Expertise That Would Boost Your Chances
    10 months ago
    Candy has been really helpful during the whole the application process. She makes the most out of your personal and professional experiences and knows what is key to have an application that stands out among the rest. Furthermore, she knows by heart the application process of almost any School that you can image and definitely knows how to adapt your story to each University you might want to apply. In short, she is an expert and you will take advantage of it. Apart from her expertise and her unparalleled help, she is an excellent person and someone to count on.
    Class of 2021 Admit
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