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Michael Lee

Admitify Consulting Services

La Mesa, California

United States

Consultant Bio

If I say so myself, I’ve led a very uncommon life but one that I believe can help business school applicants tell their stories, academic and otherwise. I started conventionally enough, graduating from Brown University, and after a few years of business experience, from NYU-Stern with an MBA in Finance, Beta Gamma Sigma. After ten years working in international institutional equities and obtaining my Chartered Financial Analyst designation (and grading CFA Level 3 exams multiple times), I ended my financial career by serving as the nation’s first Financial Markets Expert-in-Residence at the United States Department of Labor.

At that point, I left conventionality behind. After completing my appointment in Washington, I became a professor of finance, holding faculty positions as Professorial Lecturer at Georgetown and Practitioner Instructor at Johns Hopkins, and teaching at both the undergraduate and MBA levels. My final teaching position was at the University of Maryland where I was a three-time winner of the Distinguished Teaching Award.

Then I turned completely off the beaten path. I am a professional filmmaker now, with four movies that I wrote, directed and produced having obtained global distribution in over 80 countries across six continents on the three dominant transactional Video on Demand platforms, Apple iTunes Films, Google Play Movies, and Amazon Video.

I am also a very experienced and published writer. I have had a play produced Off-Broadway, many OpEd articles published, mostly in the Baltimore Sun, and a personal finance book published, “The Chinese Way to Wealth and Prosperity” (McGraw-Hill, 2012), which was reviewed in The New York Times on July 8, 2012.

As a result of all my work, I have been accepted into the Writers Guild of America, the Dramatists Guild of America, the National Press Club, the Authors Guild, and the American Society of Journalists and Authors, while of course remaining a member of the CFA Institute.

I also maintain a coaching business. It is named Precious Capital Coaching. I apply the skills of modern Positive Psychology that I learned as a direct student of Dr. Martin Seligman from the University of Pennsylvania, the founder of the field, in coaching aspiring filmmakers. I can do the same for MBA applicants.

To tell your story most effectively in the MBA admissions process, would you like your admissions consultant to be an experienced academic, to have a diversity of work experience, and to be a professional storyteller? I have all that covered!

Company Information

One of America’s most experienced and successful admissions consultants (serving clients since 1997), Paul Bodine/Admitify has helped hundreds of applicants worldwide gain admission to such elite business schools as Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, Chicago, Kellogg, MIT Sloan, Columbia, Dartmouth (Tuck), Berkeley (Haas), Michigan, London Business School, INSEAD, Yale, New York University, Duke, Cornell, and Virginia, among many others. Admitify’s college clients have been admitted to such top schools as Yale, UC Berkeley, UCLA, Vassar, NYU, Bryn Mawr, and UC San Diego.

Menu of Services and Associated Costs

Location: La Mesa, California, United States

Phone: 858-869-1959



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P&Q Consultant Reviews

    2 months ago
    Interviewing is not my strength, so when I received my HBS interview I asked Admitify to put me in touch with their best to help refine my style -- in came Michael to the rescue! I felt comfortable with him immediately because of his candid yet patient coaching. He was not afraid to give me honest feedback on how I came across or let me when I hadn't fully mastered a concept (which I very much appreciated), and he worked with me patiently until it finally sunk in. I also appreciated how thoughtful his feedback was -- on several occasions he flagged parts of my stories that I had initially under-emphasized but were actually very telling / impactful (and ended up coming up on interview ...
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  • Highly Helpful MBA Consultant
    2 months ago
    I decided to use an MBA admissions consultant relatively late in the game, less than 1 week prior to the first deadline. Even for those like me who want a very light-touch approach, I don't recommend that timeline, and I was lucky to find Michael. After reviewing various consultancies, I determined that Admitify offered the best value for high-quality consultants at a reasonable price point (I highly admire frugality, as a value investor!). I selected Michael from a list of several available consultants and was very happy with Michael's helpful and efficient advice. My approach was to use a consultant in as a light-touch way as possible. Michael allowed me to be very prescriptive ...
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