Pascal Michels

Sr. Admissions Consultant

Menlo Coaching

Barcelona

Spain

Net Promoter Score: 9

Consultant Bio

Pascal joined Menlo Coaching from IESE Business School, where he was the Director of MBA Admissions, and prior to that, a Career Coach for Financial Services. His previous career included roles with Citi in London, where he was actively involved in MBA recruiting, working as an EU civil servant in Brussels, and an early career in financial auditing in Paris. Pascal is passionate about helping people reach their full potential and is currently becoming certified as an Executive Coach by Columbia University.

“I want to know what the admissions committee really wants.”

Of course, it helps that Pascal served as the admissions director at the IESE business school, the #2 two-year MBA program in Europe, where he made the final decisions on thousands of individual applications.

But admissions directors don’t make decisions in isolation, and they often ask their colleagues for input— like getting a career development officer to review a candidate’s career goal, or asking an MBA student ambassador about whether a student might fit in well on campus.

Pascal has experienced EVERY perspective in the MBA world.

  • He is an MBA graduate.
  • As a VP in Citi’s private bank, Pascal was very involved in recruiting and evaluated potential MBA hires.
  • As a career development officer, he helped rebuild IESE’s banking and PE recruiter portfolios, and coached hundreds of individual students on their job searches.
  • Finally, Pascal served as IESE’s Admissions Director, leading a team of 20 and chairing the admissions and scholarship committees

Pascal’s panoramic view will help you understand how you might be seen by any of the stakeholders in the MBA admissions process.

“I want a dedicated coach who is excited to coach me.”

During his six years coaching IESE’s MBA students on their job searches, Pascal delivered thousands of coaching sessions. Because he enjoyed coaching so much, he coached not only the students assigned to his vertical, finance, but many students who were seeking jobs in other industries.

“Thanks to Pascal’s coaching, I was fully inspired and encouraged. Through a mix of listening deeply and asking insightful and challenging questions at the right moment, he pushed me to introspection and built my confidence over time. The impact was amazing and truly helpful.”

Pascal has also completed the Coaching Certification Program at Columbia University, which is a joint offering between Columbia Business School and Columbia Teachers College that focuses equally on the career side of coaching and the humanistic, 1:1 teaching that underpins coaching methods.

You will not find another coach who enjoys coaching as much as Pascal.

“I want a coach who really understands my international background.”

Pascal’s experience spans the globe. He is a citizen of both France and Germany, and currently lives in Barcelona, Spain.

Earlier in his career, he has worked in Paris (as a financial auditor), Brussels (as a public servant for the EU, dealing with issues from countries across the bloc), Prague and London (as part of Citi’s leadership development program).

While at IESE, Pascal was responsible for worldwide recruitment of MBA students, and spent time traveling to Brazil, Japan, the United States, Singapore, China, and many other locations, meeting both the students there who would apply to IESE, and the corporate managers who supervised them and sponsored their studies.

Pascal speaks four languages fluently and knows exactly what it’s like to live, work and study in a new location outside your home country.

“I feel grateful for the opportunity of having Pascal as a coach – he empowers me to make decisions by asking the right questions. I particularly appreciate how he keeps challenging me whilst making me feel more confident at the same time… ensuring momentum is kept!”

Company Information

If you want to do everything you can to win admission to a top MBA program, and you are ready to do the hard work involved in building your profile and creating great applications, Menlo Coaching can help. We have high standards and will push you hard to uncover every detail that will help you to find your voice and tell your story in the most compelling way possible.

You will never have a blind spot when you work with us. We visit campuses, interview admissions directors (see our blog), and employ a network of students to give us candid feedback about their MBA programs. We know the things that aren’t always discussed openly, like how schools manage their rankings, the side channels through which schools receive feedback on applicants, and more.

Our services combine unlimited 1:1 coaching with a self-paced curriculum that allows you to learn the basics in a way that fits your incredibly busy schedule. We also bring you together with other applicants to build your MBA network and keep your motivation high throughout the process.

To ensure the highest quality of service, we accept only a limited number of clients each year so that we can keep a low ratio of clients to coaches. Contact us as soon as you have committed to pursue an MBA and want to maximize your odds of acceptance.

Menu of Services and Associated Costs
We support applicants across all stages of an MBA application: planning your career goals, selecting schools that will help you achieve those goals, networking effectively with students, staff and alumni, identifying your personal story, and telling it across the many essays, application forms, resumes, and recommendations. Our structured approach means that you’ll always know the answer to the question “What should I be doing NOW to improve my odds of acceptance?”

Our interview preparation combines mock interviews, tailored to each school’s format, with communications training provided by former professional actors. You’ll overcome your interview nerves and will feel confident, authentic and relaxed on the day of the interview.

Even after the interview, we work with you to negotiate your merit-based aid. Although we cannot promise an award for any particular candidate, our clients have received millions of dollars of additional awards based directly on our negotiating strategies.

Finally, we love helping future-year applicants to build their MBA profiles through our “Early Birds” program because taking the right steps now will give you an edge in the competitive application process later.

Location: Barcelona Spain

Email: Pascal@menlocoaching.com

Website: http://www.menlocoaching.com/

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P&Q Consultant Reviews

  • Perfect Coach To Support Me In Crafting My MBA Story
    4 weeks ago
    I connected with Pascal after I got rejected with no interview when I applied directly to several M7 schools. From my first contact with Pascal, I realized that he genuinely cares about my story. He took a generous amount of time to understand me as a person, and by doing so, he was able to act as a perfect coach to support me in crafting and presenting my story. Throughout the process, I never felt rushed. Pascal provided me ample time to reflect and effective comments to further strengthen my draft. This process allows me to produce powerful essays, in my voice, with my personal story, that is relevant in the context of the MBA application process. During the interview preparation process, Pascal provided me ...
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  • Made Wharton Possible
    4 months ago
    As someone who didn't know what to expect from the MBA consulting process, Pascal wildly exceeded all expectations and, in no small part, became my greatest cheerleader throughout the process. As someone who genuinely didn't think they had what it took to get accepted to my reach school, Pascal not only helped me believe in myself but devised a deftly crafted roadmap to help me attain this goal. All this he did while being one of the kindest, most generous people I've had the pleasure to get to know. I'm thankful not just for his immense help in getting me into Wharton, but his friendship and generosity along the way. I sincerely believe the MBA application process is not just a destination, but a journey, ...
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  • Best Of The Best
    5 months ago
    I'd spoken to a lot of different advisors from multiple consulting firms before deciding on Pascal and Menlo. All of the advisors were professional and knowledgeable about the MBA admission process. Pascal was different - the warmth and energy that radiates from his is tangible. He is not only incredibly well versed in the art of MBA applications but is candid, thoughtful and a joy to be around. We worked together for 8+ months, from school selection to resume drafting and interviews. Pascal was there EVERY step of the way. Most importantly, our relationship grew from client-consultant to actual friendship. In the end, I secured multiple M7 offers, none of which would have been possible with Pascal. To those of you considering other admissions firms ...
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  • From Unconventional Background, To Compelling Narrative & Getting Into My Target School (& MBB)
    7 months ago
    TLDR: I unreservedly recommend Pascal. He is the best at what he does. He was instrumental in getting me into my target school, as well as landing my MBB offer. In the process, he became a good friend. So much so, that I invited him to my wedding! *** I have a really unorthodox background. And not in an obviously favourable way. Never had a conventional job. My goal was to get into LBS and land an offer at an MBB London office. When I reached out to some of the other top tier admissions consulting firms, almost all expressed their doubts. One even outright told me to forget about MBB. And I appreciate their honesty. Pascal was equally honest but the difference was that he truly believed ...
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  • Awesome Consultant!
    11 months ago
    I wholeheartedly recommend Pascal as an excellent advisor to guide any aspiring MBA candidate through the grueling application process. The entire application process took over a year (from GMAT studying to applications to interviews to offer negotiations), but Pascal was there with me every step of the way - I spoke more with Pascal some weeks than even my best friend during the peak of the application process (which goes to show how committed Pascal is) - and in doing so, Pascal became not just an advisor, but a friend and confidante (who I continue to keep in touch with to this day!).
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  • 2 Months Prep, Rd 3 Success With Scholarship
    12 months ago
    As a round three applicant starting the process in February for end of March deadlines following a tech-layoff, I was in full sprint mode to complete my MBA applications. Pascal did not sacrifice getting to know me for the sake of time. He took the time to understand my background, my experiences, my strengths, and my values to make sure that my whole-self came through in my applications. His warm demeanor is ever present and is coupled with wisdom from years of experience. He beautifully held the line of providing constructive feedback, pushing me to produce my best writing, while also maintaining an encouraging attitude from start to finish. During the grueling two month sprint Pascal, along with Menlo Coaching's unique Base Camp application portal, ...
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  • Amazing Journey With Pascal
    12 months ago
    I worked with Pascal from October 2022 to March 2023, through which he assisted with my R2 applications. His candid comments and advice on my school choices, essays and strategies are truly invaluable. With limited time and feeling persistent pressure, he suggested we catch up twice a week and so we ended up working very closely. (Indeed he became the go-to person for any doubts or questions I had and was always responsive.) His track record and experience were extremely helpful in the entire process. Ultimately, with his support, I will be pursuing my MBA at Booth. Most exceptionally, even though Pascal was not the consultant of my partner (who was also applying to business school at the same time), he was very helpful and did ...
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    Ethan Chan
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  • Invaluable Consultant Experience
    1 year ago
    Pascal is a fantastic consultant! I initially chose him as I was interested in LBS, and his tenure at IESE, as well as his international perspective on the often overly US-focused MBA process, was a strong draw for me. However, through his guidance, I learned to navigate the process with the help of a seasoned professional. Pascal prepared me to receive admits from both LBS and HBS (the latter of which I only applied to at his prodding!). He was an absolute joy to work with and was instrumental in crafting my HBS essay. Pascal is warm, convivial, and cares deeply for his clients. I have nothing but positive things to say about him and my experience with Menlo. Pascal also had my work with ...
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    David Burke
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  • Best Professional MBA Consultant & Super Caring
    1 year ago
    My experience working with Pascal has been absolutely fantastic and looking back now I feel incredibly grateful for having made the decision to have Pascal as my MBA consultant. Results-wise, so far I have already got offers from both LBS & IESE, with a very significant amount of scholarship. Throughout my application process, I was dealing with an incredibly stressful job and poor health but Pascal made my life so much easier with his professional advice that was always on point and helped me boost my efficiency in my application prep. I was able to save a ton of time and energy. He also gave me many useful tips to ace my interviews and to come up with solid scholarship essays as needed for certain programs. ...
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  • From Rejection To Full Scholarship: How Pascal Michels Helped Me Overcome An Unconventional Background & Secure Acceptance To A Top MBA Program
    1 year ago
    I am writing to express my highest recommendation for Pascal Michels. I had an outstanding experience working with Pascal and I truly believe that his guidance and support were instrumental in securing my acceptance into my dream school, not to mention with a very prestigious, full scholarship. From the very beginning, Pascal stood out to me as a phenomenal consultant. Despite the tight deadlines we faced, he took the time to really understand my story, my background, and my goals. He went above and beyond to get to the bottom of every aspect that might have an impact on my application and provided me with invaluable feedback and advice that helped me present myself in the most authentic way. What I found most remarkable about Pascal's approach ...
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  • Multiple Offers & Scholarships
    1 year ago
    From school selection to scholarship negotiation, Pascal was my trusted advisor. At every step of the journey, he supercharged my personal story, writing proficiency, and interview strategies to win offers and scholarships from M7, T10, and T15 schools. Working with him was my secret weapon, and I strongly recommend him to prospective MBA students who want to craft their best MBA application. Pascal is the real deal and is worth your time, energy, and money.
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  • Amazing Person & Professional
    1 year ago
    I initially contacted Pascal because IESE was my dream school. However, given my poor mental health history that affected my undergraduate performance, my priority was to find a competent and empathetic consultant that could help me frame this delicate topic in the right way. Since, in addition to IESE and LBS, I ended up receiving an offer from Wharton, I guess we did an amazing job! We immediately established a very friendly and productive relationship, thanks to his ability to share invaluable insights from his personal life, his experience as an MBA student, and his jobs in finance and later as the head of the admission at IESE. He is always available and his suggestions are obviously top-notch. I was genuinely impressed by how fast he is ...
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  • From A 2.8 GPA To M7 Acceptance: How Pascal Changed My Life
    1 year ago
    I am delighted to write a recommendation for Pascal, a phenomenal admission consultant at Menlo Coaching. I strongly encourage anyone who feels insecure about their past or themselves to consider using Pascal's services for their MBA applications. When I first approached Menlo Coaching, I was apprehensive about my chances of getting into a top MBA program. With an undergrad GPA of 2.8, I feared that my application would be summarily rejected by all M7 and T15 MBA AdComs. However, Pascal showed no hesitation in taking me on as a client, despite my academic record. He treated me with respect and dignity, helping me to recognize the "hero" in myself and find the confidence to face any future uncertainty. Over the course of a year, Pascal worked patiently ...
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  • Top-Tier Experience (Stern 2025 Admit)
    1 year ago
    I worked with Pascal for most of the summer of 2022, getting ready for Round 1 admissions. From the beginning, Pascal was an incredible asset in helping me achieve my objective of admission to a top-tier business school. Pascal is incredibly flexible and understanding of personal circumstances, which was a great help as much of the work we did was while I was at sea on a warship, without much in the way of good Internet connectivity. He has worked with multiple veteran applicants before, and his background in Finance means he is a perfect consultant if your goal is to recruit into the field of Investment Banking (as mine was.) Pascal is someone who is unafraid to hold applicants accountable to their deadlines and requirements ...
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    Mladen Djekic
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  • Genuine, Strategic, Caring, Intelligent, Just A Great Guy. My Friend Pascal Helped Me Land HBS!
    1 year ago
    To be honest, having worked with sub-par consultants in the past for college admissions, I did not have the highest expectations of finding a good consultant to help with my MBA applications. Working with Pascal completely changed my mind. He is a real expert in this field and knows all the schools inside out. Over our countless brainstorming sessions for my HBS essay, Pascal’s warm personality made it incredibly easy for me to open up to him and share my unfiltered life story with him in order to produce the most authentic and compelling materials. Pascal has a way of inspiring people to dig deep within themselves through introspection, and then he will help you piece all of your ideas together to make your essays ...
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  • Amazing Experience
    1 year ago
    I worked with Pascal for over half a year on the whole MBA process, from essay ideation to essay writing, and the interview process. I spoke with a couple of other consultants from different companies but only felt comfortable speaking candidly with Pascal. I found it hard to craft a story from the get-go, but Pascal helped me dive deep into my personal background, and we finally found a thread in my story after many sessions. During the essay writing process, Pascal helped me edit all of my different drafts, spotting the smallest mistakes I wouldn't have thought about. By the time we reached the interview process, I was so familiar with the aspects we wanted to highlight about my story given that we had ...
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  • Delivers Results Through Easy Relationship & Candid Feedback
    1 year ago
    Pascal Michels was an outstanding resource for me as I learned to navigate the Executive MBA application process. Although I have a strong educational background and extensive experience in my specific industry, only very recently had I begun to think an MBA would be useful for my career. Engaging Menlo Coaching and choosing Pascal more on intuition than on anything else was likely the smartest thing I did to ensure I could be accepted at some of the top EMBA programs in my region. Pascal and the team at Menlo are proactive in providing instruction on the basics of the application. Pascal himself demonstrated he could provide excellent advice and feedback during the planning, execution, and review of the application components. He was able to ...
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  • MBA Admissions Storytelling Oracle
    1 year ago
    Pascal is an oracle. He possesses a prescient, near-omnipotent ability to pierce the opaque veil that is the admissions committee. How does he accomplish such feats? By focusing on you, the applicant. Pascal had me walk him through my entire life, asking questions and steering the conversation as we went. By the time we were done, I had discovered so much about myself that I had never even considered. With this newfound knowledge, I drafted my first essay confident that Pascal would love it. He hated it and made me redo it. I thought he was being extreme until I realized that I was typing what I thought the admissions committee wanted to hear. I was fake and inauthentic. Pascal immediately identified this. The next draft ...
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  • 3.2 GPA Admitted To Wharton
    1 year ago
    I had a truly incredible experience working with Pascal on my applications. We worked together for 18 months as I went through the application process, and he offered his undivided attention and support throughout every step of the process. Pascal was always able to accommodate my schedule, and he made himself available to talk or review my essays regardless of the time of day. His guidance went far beyond just the application, as he encouraged me to think deeply about who I was as a person and who I wanted to become. This level of self-reflection is something I couldn't have achieved by myself, and it made a huge improvement in the quality of my applications and my ability to communicate effectively during my interviews. Pascal ...
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  • Exceptional Experience
    1 year ago
    It was an amazing experience getting to work with Pascal during my MBA admissions process. It was also one of the best decisions I made during my application process, and I know my applications would have been nowhere as good without Pascal guiding me through the process. I really cannot thank him enough! Pascal is a veteran of the process and immediately puts you at ease. He is very responsive to any questions, and he knows all the schools well and has extremely useful insights into what they are looking for. But perhaps most importantly, he really takes time to get to know you and your story and helps you craft a compelling narrative that is both true to you and attractive to an MBA admission ...
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  • Veteran Consultant
    1 year ago
    Working was Pascal was one of the highlights of my application process. Pascal helped demystify what would have been a very intimidating journey. He knew exactly what each of the schools I was applying to were looking for and walked me through the whole process with ease. I honestly don't know how I would have fared had I done it alone or whether other consultants would be of the same caliber. Money very well-spent. I got admitted to the school I wanted most and I owe a lot of that to Pascal's intelligence, time management, and knowledge of the industry. He's also such a great guy who I am still in contact with months after admission.
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  • A Cut Above The Rest
    2 years ago
    Pascal is a phenomenal consultant and I would not be in the position I am today without him. From my first meeting with Pascal, I knew I had made the right choice. He takes the time to get to know you on a personal level and asks insightful questions to curate your story for MBA AdComs. He brings his unique perspective as someone who has studied an MBA, worked as an Admissions Director, and hired MBAs in the industry. He is very knowledgeable about all the top MBA programs and what they look for in candidates. He also knows the application process of each school inside and out. He is able to focus your time and energy in the right place through the entire application ...
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  • Second To None
    2 years ago
    If I’m being perfectly honest, I don’t think I would have gotten into my dream program (Chicago Booth EMBA in London) if I hadn’t worked with Pascal. Before I talk about how good he is at what he does, I just want to mention what a joy it was to work with him. I’m very disappointed that I won’t be speaking with him as frequently now. He is very respectful, always wears his heart on his sleeve, and is extremely intelligent. I am very happy to have gained a friend in him; he is someone I will continue to be in touch with for many years to come. When it comes to the provision of his professional services, Pascal is expert an expert at what he ...
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  • T-15 With Full Scholarship
    2 years ago
    If you are looking for an understanding consultant to bring the best out of you, look no further than Pascal. He genuinely wanted to get to know me as a person and was very patient throughout the entire process. His passion and genuine interest allowed him to provide insightful comments on my essay and helped improve the overall flow of my applications. Pascal spent countless hours with me, working on every aspect of the application. He was also extremely helpful in navigating the post-acceptance process. I was accepted into five schools, all with varying levels of scholarships. Ultimately I chose a T-15 school with a full tuition scholarship. Without any hesitation, I fully recommend Pascal to anyone looking for a top consultant that genuinely cares ...
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  • Candid, Encouraging, Strategic
    2 years ago
    When I first met Pascal, he gave me a very candid and realistic overview of my profile and how he could help me show the best version of myself to admissions. He is not shy to point out my weaknesses, which I really appreciated because it still gave me time to improve on them. Throughout the application process, Pascal had been very supportive. We would schedule periodic catchups and review my progress on my applications and preparations. He was also very encouraging during my GMAT prep and gave a lot of advice. After spending time to know me on a personal level, Pascal gave me meaningful comments and insights on my essays. Pascal was able to strategically find ways to improve the overall flow ...
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  • Wharton With A Scholarship
    2 years ago
    I got into Wharton with a Joseph Wharton Fellowship and could not have done it without Pascal. What can I say that has not been said here?! My experience was flawless. Pascal is truly outstanding - an excellent coach and advisor, and an absolute pleasure to work with. Beyond his support with essays and general application (always incredibly responsive and helpful), Pascal spent hours helping me practice for the interviews, the part of the process I was most concerned about. I probably had a good chance of being called for an interview, but am 100% certain I would have not made it out with an offer had I not worked with Pascal. Other than that, having the Menlo team was a great asset as well, ...
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  • Successful Re-Applicant - Pascal Is In A League Of His Own
    2 years ago
    Pascal is a phenomenal consultant whom I had the pleasure of working with as a re-applicant. I was apprehensive about working with an admissions consultant again, but Pascal is truly in a league of his own. For some context, I had worked with a different admissions consulting company in the previous application cycle and was roundly rejected. It was admittedly a tough application year but I was devastated and demoralized. I was apprehensive about working with an admissions consultant again; the process can often feel so transactional and impersonal. Pascal completely changed the experience for me. He is markedly different from any consultant I've spoken to or worked with before. He is so compassionate, thoughtful, and insightful. He really takes the time to get to know ...
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  • $90,000 Scholarship
    2 years ago
    From the first time I spoke to Pascal, I could tell he was different from other consultants. During the free 30-minute consultation I had with him I could tell he cared. Pascal took the time to get to know me and what I was looking for. I can't say the same about the other consultants I spoke to. I had a terrible undergrad GPA and was currently working in a sales role which isn't exactly the most attractive job in a top MBA program. I had no idea what I was going to write about in my essays but using his experience as an admissions director Pascal took the time to help me craft a story that was appealing to top MBA programs. Pascal was ...
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  • The Best Consultant!
    2 years ago
    I started to work with Pascal a year before I actually applied. He has been incredibly patient and helpful throughout the entire process. Despite being busy with more pressing deadlines for other candidates, he carved out time to have weekly discussions with me. Through these meetings, we got to know each other quite well and I believe that served as a key advantage as we drew out stories in my life and career onto papers. Moreover, when an unforeseen opportunity presented itself during that time, Pascal served as a sounding board and more importantly, directed Menlo's resources to help me to fully take advantage of that opportunity. Finally, with Pascal's help, I received 9 out of 10 interview offers from the schools I applied to and ...
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  • A Great Experience
    2 years ago
    I knew that getting into a top 10 MBA program is important for me to even consider getting an MBA when I started my MBA admission journey in 2020. After breaking the 700 GMAT barrier, I decided to work with the best admission consultant out there and Pascal's name came up multiple times during my due diligence. After our introductory meeting, I realized that Pascal would be the right person to work with to attain my goal. And I was proven right. During our weekly calls, Pascal took the time to listen to my stories. The best part about him is that he encouraged me to go in-depth in every facet of my life during those sessions. This is important because writing essays become much easier ...
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  • Great Experience
    2 years ago
    Pascal has a unique, holistic approach to admission counseling. He possesses a deep understanding of the admission process and is there for you throughout the entire process. Business school applications are stressful and to me, an international student, quite unfamiliar. Backed by Pascal’s guidance and knowledge, I was able to navigate the ambiguity a lot better. He greatly helped me to identify the MBA programs that fit me best and were able to estimate my chances at any one of them. Furthermore, whenever I had questions, he always responded immediately with clear guidance. Perfection is in the details and I personally felt that all these little tips and to-do’s made a significant difference in the end. MBA applications are much more than a GMAT score and ...
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  • Pascal Stands Out Above The Rest!
    3 years ago
    If you are on the market for an MBA consultant, look no further than Pascal of Menlo Coaching. I spent weeks interviewing various MBA consultants and could not be happier that I decided to work with Pascal. From my experience, the three key differentiators between Menlo Coaching and other consultants are the following: (i) personalization of the consulting process, (ii) time invested, and (iii) complementary resources. First, Pascal recognizes that every MBA applicant is different. As a female from a "non-traditional" sales background, Pascal encouraged me to lean into the parts of my life that make me unique. Throughout the application process, he so adeptly helped me create a narrative that highlighted these differences. Pascal ensures that the admissions committees are presented with a 360-degree ...
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  • Beyond My Wildest Dreams
    3 years ago
    Pascal is an extraordinary coach and consultant. When I started the MBA application, I was not in a great place. I came from an international, non-traditional background. I had an interesting career path, but my GMAT score and my GPA were not stellar, and I had little confidence in my application prospects. I interviewed several consultants and was disappointed that they tended to steer me towards "easy" schools. Speaking with Pascal and David for the first time, I felt that they genuinely believed in me, and cared about helping me craft the best possible application. I started working with Pascal in April 2020 for a Round 1 application targeting 8 schools. At first, I was uncomfortable telling my story. Pascal has a way of putting people at ...
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  • Highly Recommend
    3 years ago
    It has been a pleasure working with Pascal and Menlo Coaching. I started my engagement with Pascal in Mar 2020. I had access to byte-sized videos not only explaining the various aspects of the application but also providing valuable insights. Coming from a non-feeder industry, I needed someone to guide me through the application process. We spent a lot of 1-1 time discussing about my background, motivations and post MBA career options. Pascal is very good at putting pieces together and looking at the big picture. I really appreciated the honest feedback about my application strategy and countless essay drafts. As for interview prep, I think we have beaten it to death and the constructive feedback was very helpful. I ended up getting an offer ...
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  • Amazing - got into my top school (Top 10 program globally!)
    3 years ago
    I worked with Pascal for interview preparation and strategy for a globally recognized Top 10 MBA program (and my #1 choice). Pascal took the time to thoroughly understand my candidacy, identify the potential areas of weakness for me, and teach me how to professionally address them in an interview setting. He taught me what an admissions committee primarily looks for in a candidate and how I could shine a light on those areas in my profile. As a former admissions head himself, he knows the ins and outs of this game. Furthermore, he was instrumental in helping me craft my answers to not only the common MBA interview questions that matter the most, but also the tricky and curveball questions that one cannot expect. After ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Amazing - Got Into My Top School (Top 10 Program Globally!)
    3 years ago
    I worked with Pascal for interview preparation and strategy for a globally recognized Top 10 MBA program (and my #1 choice). Pascal took the time to thoroughly understand my candidacy, identify the potential areas of weakness for me, and teach me how to professionally address them in an interview setting. He taught me what an admissions committee primarily looks for in a candidate and how I could shine a light on those areas in my profile. As a former admissions head himself, he knows the ins and outs of this game. Furthermore, he was instrumental in helping me craft my answers to not only the common MBA interview questions that matter the most but also the tricky and curveball questions that one cannot expect. After ...
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  • Amazing Consultant!! Accepted to Wharton!
    4 years ago
    Pascal is a wonderful consultant that helped me prep 6 MBA applications, one of which I only had 2 weeks to complete! He is incredibly generous with his time, meeting with me at practically any time of day, and responds with feedback very quickly. He also helped me immensely to craft my story, a piece that I was most nervous about initially, to something I know is miles ahead of what I would have come up with on my own. We dug very deep into my background, my motivations, and the experiences that made me who I am today, a process that has been incredibly beneficial even outside of the MBA application process. All in all, he helped me craft an application that I am ...
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    Class of 2024 Admit
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  • Accepted at London Business School
    4 years ago
    I was very happy with the overall process and support provided by Pascal. He gave me invaluable input on how to structure my essay and tweaked my tonality wherever needed and assisted me with the whole interview prep process. Besides the quality of his work what sets him apart from other consultants is his ability to take a personal interest in his clients cracking the application processes of top schools. Menlo coaching is a one-stop solution for prospective MBA students.
    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Pascal Helped Me Prepare For The Interview That Got Me Into INSEAD MiM !
    4 years ago
    Pascal helped me prepare for the interview that got me into INSEAD MiM. In only 3 days, he helped me become much more confident about the interview. He gave me really specific and detailed advice on what and how to improve. I would totally recommend Pascal to anybody!
    Class of 2021 Admit
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