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Heidi Hillis Fortuna

Heidi Hillis

Expert Coach

Fortuna Admissions


Consultant Bio

Heidi has extensive admissions expertise and is passionate about helping Fortuna clients find their own unique and powerful story. A Stanford GSB graduate, she was student chair of the school’s Global Management Program, served as an alumni interviewer for several years and has a strong eye for talent selection.

Heidi’s passion for international business has led her around the globe: as director of micro-finance for a non-profit in Russia, a management consultant for McKinsey & Co. in London, a senior product manager for a European E-commerce company, and a finance director for a major South American telecommunications company. Most recently she helped launch an industrial minerals company in southern Chile.

Company Information


Fortuna Admissions possesses unique insider knowledge of how admissions committees work, because we have been the gatekeepers in the admissions offices of top business schools. Our entire team comprises of former business school professionals from top-tier institutions including Wharton, INSEAD, Harvard Business School, Stanford GSB, London Business School, Chicago Booth, NYU Stern, Duke Fuqua, IE Business School, and UC Berkeley Haas.

We have personally reviewed tens of thousands of applications from candidates all over the world. We have also shaped admissions policy, devised the application processes, and had the final say on who got in. We know the inside track – what goes on behind the closed doors of admissions committees, how your candidacy will stand up versus the competition, and how you can best maximize your chances of gaining a coveted place in a top MBA program.

Our experience and passion for coaching gives you a level of MBA admissions insight that you won’t find anywhere else. And with our passion for coaching, we can help you bring out the best in yourself so you truly shine in your application and interviews.

Menu of Services and Associated Costs

Fortuna Admissions offers two packages:  Comprehensive School Packages (CSP) & Premium School Packages (PSP).

The Comprehensive and Premium School Package services both include:

Goal Development
Target School List
Application Strategy
School Interaction Strategy
Recommender Strategy
Essay Editing
Resume Review
Biodata/Application Forms Review
Interview Coaching
Decision Management

Comprehensive School Package (CSP): You will work with a dedicated expert coach throughout the entire process, from goal development right through to interview coaching and decision management, with input from our resume specialists and a mid-point review of your entire application by one of our former admissions directors. Our Fortuna coaches have held senior positions at the world’s best MBA programs and are uniquely qualified to help you maximize your chances of gaining a coveted place in a top MBA program.

Premium School Package (PSP): In addition to working with an expert coach, the Premium School Package includes tailored guidance by one of our former admissions directors at critical stages of the application process.

Special Package Rates:

One-School Package: $4,925 (CSP) / add $1,400 (PSP)
Two-School Package: $6,425 (CSP) / add $1,800 (PSP)
Three-School Package: $7,775 (CSP) / add $2,200 (PSP)
Four-School Package: $9,125 (CSP) / add $2,600 (PSP)
Five-School Package: $10,475 (CSP) / add $3,000 (PSP)

Other Services: We also offer other “á la carte” options such as: Early Stage MBA Planning, MBA Resume Review, Admissions Directors’ Evaluation, MBA Interview Prep, MBA Waitlist Strategy, Rejected MBA Application Strategy, and Hourly Consulting.

Please visit our website for more information and pricing.

Location: Australia



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  • The Perfect Coach
    2 weeks ago
    I was lucky enough to work with Heidi and transform from being someone unfamiliar with the idea of business school to an admit to both Harvard and Stanford. Heidi was the perfect coach throughout the application process. She asked thought-provoking questions that helped me introspect and develop a compelling narrative. She also is mindful of details and deadlines, and she turned around comments and edits on my drafts in record time. Heidi is very knowledgable on the nuanced differences between different business schools and the decision criteria of the admissions committees. This helped throughout the process, but it was especially apparent when preparing for interviews. The business school admissions interview is unlike any interview I've experienced before, but Heidi's guidance and mock interview beforehand prepared me ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Highly Recommend, Heidi!
    2 weeks ago
    Heidi played such an instrumental role in my acceptance to the GSB! Originally not planning to work with an admissions consultant, I reached out to Heidi only a month before the deadline. Given that I had already put a lot of thinking into my essay, she worked with me for the min. 5-hour consultation package. Even in the limited time we had together, she made sure we were making the most of the time with focused feedback, and still managed to help me draw out a strong story and narrative I could have never thought of myself. It was clear that she also knew GSB's perspective with so well - and with her warm empathy and ongoing encouragement, I felt so much more at ...
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  • Working With The Best – Heidi Hillis & Judith Silverman Hodara From Fortuna!!!
    2 months ago
    I have just been admitted to my top three schools (including my dream school Stanford GSB)!!! As an international candidate with an untraditional background, I was not sure where to start or how to move throughout the MBA application process. On top of that, I did not have a lot of time as I started working on my application only two months before the deadlines. However, I was fortunate enough to have Heidi on my side. Heid was super knowledgeable about every element in this process, to the smallest details in every school I planned to apply. Sometimes it seemed as if Heidi completed her MBA at all M7 schools (and not only at Stanford GSB). Heidi’s experience, down to earth well-structured approach, and crazy ...
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  • A Real Interview Experience
    2 months ago
    I met Heidi before my GSB interview. And she gave me a real interview experience that helped me to better prepare for the real one! Very worth experience!
    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Thank You, Heidi!
    2 months ago
    It has been a long journey but at the end I am admitted to 3 Business Schools included my dream school. I am an international candidate on the older side that never applied to a US School. Heidi helped me going through the process with a clear mindset and guidance, motivating me but always with a down to earth approach. I felt she was genuine and very experienced on how to best tackle the next steps. After submitting my application she went through the interview process and she even recommended me to her colleagues for a second opinion. You profile is what it is but working with Heidi and Fortuna guarantees you the best chance for your application.
    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Strongest Recommendation for Heidi at Fortuna!
    5 months ago
    I could not have been happier with my experience working with Heidi at Fortuna, especially after having been accepted to my top choice of school, the Stanford GSB! Starting off the application process, I was very worried that there was nothing “special” about my story, which was concerning as an applicant from an over-represented background (banking to PE). After some helpful brainstorming sessions, Heidi bore with me as I went through at least half a dozen completely different ideas for my main essays. While most of these initial ideas / drafts needed to be scrapped, Heidi was able to pull out an anecdote, characteristic, or theme from each one, and bit by bit she helped to connect the dots and turn seemingly unimportant and unrelated events ...
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  • Extremely Helpful- Highly recommend Heidi and Fortuna!
    5 months ago
    I signed up to work with Heidi several months ago after an initial video call. Coming from an over-represented background with a "traditional" career path as a South Asian male engineer, I knew that it was not going to be easy. Heidi helped me focus on my career vision/why MBA story and worked with me on bringing out and selling my strengths. This definitely allowed me to stand out in the admissions process. The best part about working with Fortuna was that through Heidi I was connected to the resume review expert and my profile/application strategy was vetted by other veteran consultants. The access to the entire team and their opinions is extremely helpful. Heidi also brainstormed essay topics with me and focused on my voice ...
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  • Thoughtful, Straightforward, Helpful
    5 months ago
    I was fortunate to work with Heidi in preparation for my Stanford GSB interview preparation. Up until this point in the process, I had not used a consultant. But having secured an interview, I wanted to ensure that I maximized my chance to seal the deal. Heidi is clearly well versed in the MBA application process generally, but particularly so in the nuances of Stanford's evaluation process. We did two video sessions. She first gave me a clear picture of what to expect, what particular questions Stanford often asks, etc. We then went through an interview and debrief where she candidly highlighted my best anecdotes and in what contexts they may apply, along with potential pitfalls or dead spots to avoid. I generally feel pretty ...
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  • Thoughtful, Great Thinking Partner & Attention to Detail
    10 months ago
    I worked with Heidi over two application cycles (i.e., I am a re-applicant). A few things that really stood out from my engagements with Heidi: her responsiveness, her attention to detail, her genuine interest in my story. I started my 2019 application a bit late. But thanks to Heidi's responsiveness and her relentless support in my somewhat last-minute plans, we were able to put our best foot forward. Throughout the process, I could always rely on her to be a thoughtful and productive thought partner, who could help me disentangle any roadblocks I encountered. Whenever we hopped on a call, she would ask thoughtful questions and pushed my thinking to the next level. She also pushed me to NOT think about what the adcom would ...
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    Class of 2019 Admit
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  • Highly Recommend Heidi & Fortuna!
    1 year ago
    I had at least a dozen assessment calls with other consultants before I was referred to Heidi. I was told by all of them that my chances of getting into the two schools that I applied to were slim to none, and no one that I spoke to seemed excited to work with me. I knew that Heidi was the right partner for me for this process during our first phone call. She was encouraging throughout the entire process, and she did a great job identifying my strengths. Going into the application process, I had no idea what I wanted to write about, but Heidi spent a lot of time working with me to craft the story I wanted to tell. I was ultimately accepted ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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