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Charli Taylor

Senior Instructor

Career Protocol


United States

Consultant Bio

Hi! My name is Charli. As a professional with 15 years of experience in all things international higher education, my passion is helping international-minded MBA-aspirants take brave, bold leaps to create lives by their own design. I do this through my years of experience in recruitment and admissions at brilliant institutions like Brunel, Exeter and Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell. I am thrilled when my students meet their inner brilliance; I believe in their vision and love coaching them to bring it life!

While earning an MA in Diplomatic Studies, I was the Managing Director of Westminster Business Consultants in London where I led students interested in gaining professional experience on projects for high-profile companies. I became a project manager and worked on education projects throughout the Middle East, the former Soviet Union and Vietnam. In fact, I’ve worked in over 50 countries with students from countless more alongside government ministries and international universities. I love a good Russian banya when in Moscow, downing a pint in the Eagle when I’m in London and hiking the gorgeous Cascades with my son when I’m home in Oregon. I expand my inner borders with meditation and my life’s work – which includes working with you – is motivated by making our world intellectually borderless.

Company Information

OK you’re smart, so you’ve probably read a lot of these. Here’s how we’re the same as some admissions consultants out there: in our elite school packages, we touch every single part of your application for your target schools as many times as we need to until the finished product inspires both you and us. We bring over a decade of expertise to bear, and we do all of this on a predictable timeline. Much more interesting, though, is what makes Career Protocol different. We’re not really consultants. We’re teachers. Career Protocol is a Professional Development Firm.

We think the MBA application process is a golden opportunity to uplevel your professional profile and executive skillset BEFORE you take the leap into the MBA. So instead of simply editing your essays, we use the MBA application as a training ground for new capabilities that will last you a lifetime.

Menu of Services and Associated Costs

Think of the Irresistible MBA Application Package (as we call it) as a nearly year-long course in executive-level self-awareness, communication, and relationship building skills tailored to your needs and experiences. We work with you on every aspect of the MBA application not only to maximize your chances of success but also to uplevel your executive skillset in the process. Your Career Protocol Instructor will teach you how to explore your values, tell epic stories, and build genuine relationships with your fellow humans in everything you do (yes, even when you’re just writing an MBA application!) so that you can have the impact you want to have in your career. Imagine how empowered you’ll feel the first day of class knowing that you used the whole year prior to your MBA building key leadership skills with an experienced teacher by your side.
If you want someone to edit your essays, work with friends and family. If you want to transform your ability to stand out for the rest of your career as the bright shiny unicorn* you are, work with us.
*We mean unicorn in the one-of-a-kind-unique sense, not in the instagrammy** rainbow sense.
** We do like instagrammy rainbow unicorns, tho. Especially the cupcake kind.
The fun doesn’t stop. We’ve got…

  • The Interview Hero Coaching Program
  • YOMO: You Only MBA Once (AKA Your Guide to Getting Your Best MBA Internship), and
  • How to Be the Smartest Person in the Room (AKA The Consulting Case Interview Hero Program)

These are all affordable group coaching programs to help you target and get the internship and post-MBA job you really want, while – of course – building your professional skillset every step of the way.

Location: Oregon, United States



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  • #1 or NOTHING: The Charli Taylor Story
    5 days ago
    When I decided to get an MBA, I had one school in mind and one alone. I tried to fall in love with other programs, but I knew that deep down, I would not be happy anywhere else. It was selective, as you can imagine. Unfortunately, my GPA and GMAT were both below the median. Oh, and I hadn’t taken a math class since high school. After slogging through the GMAT five times because of the verbal (don’t ask), I didn’t want to rob myself of the more joyful parts of the application, the self-reflection and research. Plus, I knew my only shot at making my dream a reality was to put together the best application I could, which meant getting outside help. Enter Charli. ...
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  • A true magician in helping you see your strengths
    3 months ago
    Applying for an MBA program can be a painful and confusing process. Applying as an international student is often a whole different level of daunting. The amazing thing about Charli is that she guides you through the process with so much care and consideration, you forget that what you're going through is a challenging experience! Charli knows the nuances of what it takes to get into a strong MBA program as an international student, whether it’s pulling out the strengths of your experience as a global citizen or more practical concerns like negotiating for scholarships. Charli is particularly adept at getting to the core of your experiences and drawing out the strengths that are not only attractive for an admissions department, but that fit with ...
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  • My North-Star & Probably Yours As Well
    8 months ago
    MBA applications, no matter who tells you what, are daunting. There are loads of constraints and knowledge asymmetry points: Colleges to choose? My fit? Branding myself? Maximizing impact in limited space? The process was even more complicated as an Indian male which may be the most over-represented applicant pool. It took me two years to climb this mountain of “fear of applying” and I attribute my success wholeheartedly to Charli. In 2018 I was browsing Poets&Quants review of Admission Consultants and Career Protocol’s setup made me inquisitive. They were very unique in marketing themselves and seemed fun. I decided to take the plunge after a free consultation and from then on Charli became, literally, my best friend. She didn’t tinker with my personality rather she encouraged ...
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  • Reflections On a 5 Year Journey...After the 1st Week of Classes
    8 months ago
    In Spring of 2011, I felt for perhaps the first time, the heartbreak of rejection. I was an undeclared sophomore at UC Berkeley who was not accepted into the undergraduate Haas business school program. I remember my mom crying for me because "a door had been closed", and I believed her. Sorry Charli, you're probably thinking to yourself "Oh my god, ****, you're still writing depressing stories, even on my review." See what she had to work with? To try and write this with a more light-hearted tone, I think that was the moment I realized I actually had wanted to "go to business school". And so after graduating college, I took my GMAT in 2014 (680 and then 710) and thus the countdown began. Flash forward ...
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  • I’d Buy T-Shirts with Charli’s Name On Them & Distribute Them For Free! :)
    9 months ago
    When I first began the process of applying to business schools, I was extremely unsure if it was for me. I did not know if my GRE score was in the ‘safe’ zone for an Indian applicant and I wasn’t sure if the admissions committee would like my story, because of my unusual career trajectory. When you see your peers from traditional backgrounds with incredible experiences and realize that you are an outlier in the career path you chose, often it can be difficult to own your story and the risks you took. I found it challenging to tell my story with authenticity but also in a manner that would be palatable. Charli is a gifted storyteller, the best I know personally. She is ...
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    9 months ago
    HA. I know you are browsing MBA consultants as you probably just got your GMAT done. Recently you feel anxiety level keeps soaring - you are not really sure how best to approach your applications. YA. I was walking in your shoes exactly a year ago. BECAUSE I made a decision to work with Charli also exactly a year ago, I am packing up to go to my dream school (top 6) this fall even though I come from a relatively weak background. You'd be like whattttt?????? define how weak a background you had. My 'relatively weak' background: GMAT: 680-710-680 My third attempt tells me I am as good as 680, but I got freaking lucky for a 710, which is still 20 below my class average. (TRAUMATIZING) Work: ...
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  • Charli is the Elle Woods of Admissions Consultants
    9 months ago
    I’ve been saying that I am going to get my MBA since 2012. In the course of the last 7 years, I have been an MBALaunch participant, visited a dozen schools to sit in on classes/meet admissions teams, taken an MGMAT course twice, and a Kaplan GRE course once. To say I was well versed in the admissions process is an understatement, yet I was always afraid to bite the bullet and actually hit submit on any of my applications because I knew my test scores and my GPA were all below my target schools’ standards. Every year was the same thing - “maybe next year”. Finally facing my 30U30 bucket list, I decided to reach out to admissions consultants to ...
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  • Best Consultant if You Want to Be Differentiated!
    11 months ago
    Coming from a hyper competitive background (ivy league grad, investment banking analyst, private equity associate at a megafund), I felt like I needed someone to guide me with my process and story. I called and interviewed ~20 consultants and chose Charli. Working with Charli was the best decision I made in the application process, and I am now going to HBS this fall! She was responsive, incredibly friendly and warm, and helped guide me and mold every part of my application. We went through tens of rounds of essay revisions together, prepped for my interviews at HBS and GSB, and she was my biggest cheerleader throughout. It was amazing how many of the questions she asked me during our mock interviews showed up in the ...
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  • A consultant, a friend, a mentor, a great sounding board- your biggest champion and the best consultant to work with
    11 months ago
    Charli really sees you for who you are! Working with Charli has been the best decision I ever made. Right from the onset, she was super invested in me and my story, she was determined to see me getting accepted at all the schools I had applied to and pushed and motivated me to have it no other way. Every interview was preceded by a heartfelt message instilling a whole lot of confidence in me. There were times when I had lost hope and doubted myself, in these desperate times Charli helped me regain the confidence and reminded me of the accomplishments I belittled. As someone who came from a non-feeder school, competitive pool (Indian, female), WE: top 5 consulting firms with a pivot to social ...
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  • From Zero to Hero
    11 months ago
    I made a promise to never again hire an MBA consultant. I applied to B-school twice. The first time around, I utilized a consultant from a well-known, big name consulting company. I ended up getting dinged by every school I applied to, without an interview. Given the results, I followed up with my consultant and shared my disappointment with the service. What blew my mind was that my consultant refused to take ownership and framed the situation in way where I was at fault. I found this to be incredibly discouraging. After all, MBA consultants are not cheap. If you drop good money, I believe you’re entitled to good results. This experience was clearly not the case, and it tainted my image of MBA consultants. ...
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