Petia Whitmore

Founder

My MBA Path

United States

Net Promoter Score: 9

Consultant Bio

A former Dean of MBA Admissions on a mission to connect MBA hopefuls with the MBA programs they dream of.

The candidates I have worked with appreciate my deep knowledge of the MBA Admissions process as a former head of an MBA adcom.

My own MBA journey started as an eager GMAT test taker and MBA candidate ready to take on the test and then the world. As an MBA student, I dreamed of entrepreneurship and leading an enterprise.

A few years later, I became Dean of MBA Admissions at my alma mater Babson College, where my team worked with MBA candidates from every part of the world on their road to business school.

Later, I joined EAB, the world’s leading enrollment marketing firm, as principal and consultant. I helped build a service for graduate schools and spent my days speaking with Deans and Admissions Directors.

Fast forward again, and in 2019, I became Managing Director of The MBA Tour, a subsidiary of the Graduate Management Admissions Council. There, my team connected thousands of candidates with top business schools around the globe. I have worked with every top 100 school. In 2019 alone, I traveled to 40 cities on 4 continents to facilitate the schools’ connection to prospective MBA students.

Now, I’ve created a unique consulting service that helps MBA candidates find and walk the path they feel they’re meant to through focused conversations, individualized feedback, and actionable advice.

Company Information

My MBA Path is a proud company of one, by design. Every candidate who purchases My MBA Path services will work directly with me. None of the work I do is outsourced to junior consultants.

If you know your substance but you struggle to weave it into a story, we should speak. If your “Why” is strong but the “How” is tricky, let’s talk.

The candidates I have guided through the application process have landed at every top school – HBS, Stanford, Wharton, MIT, Columbia, Kellogg, Booth, Haas, Darden, and Duke to name just a few. As a recent happy HBS admit put it, “Petia is what any true MBA consultant should be – not just an advisor or a counselor, but also a true champion on your application journey. Her deep knowledge of the admissions process and thoroughness when working on your materials are matched only by her enthusiasm and her genuine interest in seeing you succeed. It was a pleasure working with her, and my application benefited tremendously from her insights.”

Menu of Services and Associated Costs

My most popular service is the “Get Unstuck”. “Get Unstuck” is a value-packed, purpose-driven hour of time with a former Dean of MBA Admissions at $350 an hour.

Have a difficult application challenge? Need an emergency interview prep? A mini ding or waitlist assessment? Not sure how competitive you are? Not certain where to start? Having trouble articulating your story? Bring any one thing you want to work on and get exceptional individualized support almost immediately.

You can purchase and schedule and get your “Get Unstuck” power-hour in less than 24 hours.

Candidates also love my “Tune Up” service, which gives them a 3-hour package for only $900. For the self-propelled MBA hopefuls out there who can do the work independently but want to make sure they put their best foot forward, this small package provides unparalleled value.

And if you want to have a chief strategist and champion at every step of the way? The comprehensive “Nose-to-tail” service will unsure you are guided by actual adcom insights at every fork in the road.

Location: United States

Email: petia@mymbapath.com

Website: https://www.mymbapath.com

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P&Q Consultant Reviews

  • THE Consultant To Work With For Your MBA
    2 weeks ago
    I was compelled to work with Petia after reading her weekly newsletter by chance the April before the upcoming MBA cycle. I joined the MBA Application Boost Camp Community (MBA ABC) and I'm so glad I did as it was an invaluable experience that led me to receive multiple school acceptances and scholarship offers. Her knowledge as a former MBA adcom head is unparalleled, but more than that, she is a wonderful person. Even in a group setting, she takes the time to know you personally, helps you identify your goals and develop your MBA story, and provides guidance and advice in a straightforward, constructive manner. I also worked with another reputable consultant service 1:1 during my MBA journey, and I can honestly say that ...
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    Archana Kannan
    MBA Class of 2026 Admit
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  • Best Investment - Life Changing Experience
    4 weeks ago
    Petia was not just a consultant, she was a transformative force throughout my MBA interview journey. Her guidance was more than just professional expertise; it was a beacon of validation, empowerment, and unwavering belief in my potential. Petia didn't just help me cross the finish line; she instilled in me a newfound confidence and drive that was truly life-changing. I was so happy with her dedication and support, and without hesitation, I would wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone considering an MBA consultant! She helped me nail my interviews with confidence and navigate the negotiation process, and I'm so grateful to be attending Columbia Business School this fall!
    Class of 2026 Admit
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  • Truly Amazing
    1 month ago
    Petia is absolutely amazing and I credit her with my Wharton admit. She was instrumental in helping me develop my story in a strategic and authentic way. I am a reapplicant and last year, I did not even get to the interview stage. So I know that execution was, for me, everything. She was extremely generous with her time and advice and I recommend her wholeheartedly.
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  • Determined To Help You Succeed
    2 months ago
    I first met Petia through a brief 15-minute Zoom call, but it was clear from the start that she would be a uniquely encouraging and supportive MBA admissions consultant. As someone with only a year of post-undergraduate work experience at the time of my application, the MBA journey felt daunting. However, Petia's guidance helped me highlight my strengths in a way that allowed me to stand out to admissions committees. From selecting schools to crafting compelling essays to prepping for interviews, Petia rigorously prepared me for each step of the MBA application process. What impressed me most was her unwavering belief in my potential. Petia actively encouraged me to apply to programs that I had previously deemed out of reach, including the 2Y MBA program at ...
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    Soham Dey
    MBA Class of 2026 Admit
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  • The Best Investment I've Ever Made
    2 months ago
    Where to even begin! Working a full time job and knowing just how rigorous and expensive the MBA process was, I decided early on that I would save up to work with a consultant end to end. As luck would have it, I was referred to Petia by another consultancy and we instantly clicked on a call. One immediate difference compared to a few other folks I had chatted with and even interacted with in part of Forté's MBA Launch program was how warm and personable Petia was. Others felt too transactional or too spread across multiple different candidates but Petia was a breath of fresh air. Given how early in the process I reached out to Petia (~1 year out from applying), I really ...
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    Kelsea Woods
    MBA Class of 2025 Admit
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  • The Best Consultant I've Ever Met & A Sincere & Caring Friend
    2 months ago
    If I could give Petia a six-star rating, I would not hesitate. After an initial round of business school applications guided by a renowned consultant that led to no interview invitations, despite being positioned for the M7, I was at a loss. Not even the schools considered lower in rank extended an offer. Then, right as round two deadlines, I was introduced to Petia, and it turned out to be the highlight of my application journey. She immediately identified the weaknesses in my previous applications and offered incredibly valuable and sincere advice. I chose to work with her without delay. Together, we tackled applications for five schools (1 dream school, 1 reapply, and 3 top 10s). Petia went above and beyond to ensure I met every ...
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  • Amazing Coach Who Truly Cares!
    2 months ago
    With Petia's help I am headed to Wharton! Throughout the journey she has been extremely insightful, supportive, and caring. Petia went above and beyond helping me to craft my essays, spending hours guiding me through a journey of self reflection. And everything from resume editing to interview prep, she always made made sure I was comfortable with every decision we made before moving forward and made herself available to address any additional concerns. I was also in a difficult position where I was laid off shortly before I began working with her. Her knowledge was invaluable in addressing this in my application and in my decision to involve myself in specific volunteer work. I highly highly recommend working with Petia and believe her knowledge truly made a large ...
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  • Thoughtful & Individual Approach
    2 months ago
    I had an amazing experience working with Petia, and I am extremely grateful for her guidance throughout the process. Coming from a non-traditional background, I had many doubts and anxieties about applying to an MBA program. However, Petia helped me decide which of my experiences to highlight and how to effectively communicate my story during the interviews. Thanks to her candid approach and expert assistance, I was able to frame my accomplishments and experiences in a way that demonstrated significant progress in my professional journey. Due to my other commitments, I could only apply to three programs, and I was accepted into two out of the three with one offer for a full tuition scholarship. I am incredibly grateful for Petia and her support, which ...
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  • Best Decision Ever
    2 months ago
    Petia is a tremendous resource for anyone in need of support in crafting a compelling narrative for their MBA application. Her prices are incredible for the level of support and focus she provides! I had written off my odds of getting into my dream program, but Petia’s expertise provided context to make what once was a pipe dream, now into a reality. I got into my choice program because of her help with my application. I have nothing but good things to say and will recommend everyone explore her offerings. Petia reached out to ask about my application outcomes, even those outside of the programs we worked on together. She’s been a huge supporter along the way and provided context and guidance in decision-making between programs. ...
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    Cazmier Tymoch
    MBA Class of 2026 Admit
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  • Best Decision I Made During MBA Process
    4 months ago
    I cannot speak highly enough about Petia's value to the MBA Admissions Process. I hired Petia not because I felt overwhelmed by the process but instead because I had my sights set very high, applying to HBS, Wharton, Kellogg, GSB, and Haas. I had done a ton of research and knew that hiring a coach would help me submit the best application possible and bring acceptance into these schools into reach. Petia brought tremendous experience and energy (your consultant needs both!), helping to push my preparation and writing to the next level. She helped me take solid first drafts and turn them into insightful and impactful stories. My results speak for themselves: 3 acceptances to top programs (t15 and M7), including a full scholarship. I have ...
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  • Your Personal Cheerleader
    5 months ago
    I met Petia towards the end of July, 2023 when our 15-minute free consultation naturally transpired into an hour long session. This already set her apart from other consultants who didn't care as much to go above and beyond. And this was consistent throughout my application journey. Above and beyond. I hadn't even started my applications and all I had was a test score when I talked to her. Sprinting towards a R1 deadline in early September, she helped me brainstorm by asking thoughtful questions that allowed me to introspect deeply and craft a coherent narrative that tied all of my upbringing, accomplishments and career vision together. She was always happy to hop on a call and answered late night texts. She'll do anything to ...
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  • An Expert Coach & Partner For MBA Admissions
    5 months ago
    I started working on my applications with Petia in the spring of 2023 to prepare for round 1 deadlines. Working with Petia was a great decision for me. I did not have a strong network of people who had been through this MBA application process, and I knew I needed someone who could help dispel any MBA application myths, keep me accountable during the process, and provide expert feedback. Petia’s ability to break down the application process into workable and achievable steps made what could be an otherwise painful process very approachable. She was incredibly patient as I waffled for a few weeks about whether MBA was the right path for me. She answered questions without judgement, listened to my concerns, and asked me the ...
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  • A Coach With An Unwavering Commitment To Authenticity
    10 months ago
    I worked with Petia from Fall 2022 to Spring 2023. We worked together extensively for HBS and Wharton, and she helped me with essay reviews and interview prep for Kellogg and Haas as well. At the end of the season, I received offers from HBS, Wharton, Kellogg, Berkeley Haas, Duke Fuqua, and UCLA Anderson. I had worked with a different consultant before meeting Petia, and hence my resume was already complete by the time we started. As a result, Petia and I spent most of our time brainstorming essays, reviewing drafts, and preparing for interviews. Therefore, my review will focus solely on these components of her coaching program. For me, Petia’s biggest strengths were her ability to listen, to boost my confidence, and to create space for ...
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  • A True North Star For The Application Process!
    11 months ago
    When I came to Petia, all I had was my GRE score, a list of schools I might want to apply to, and a LOT of anxiety about how to move through the process. Petia's genuine warmth and wealth of expertise during our complimentary session immediately put me at ease, and I knew this was someone I could trust as a partner in the application process. Throughout the process, Petia was responsive, engaged, and quick to not only give constructive feedback, but to point out areas of strength in my application. She was a much needed voice of reason as I crafted my essays, honed my resume and pressed submit when the time came. There was no question too small, and often Petia would offer to ...
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    Lacey Neel
    MBA Class of 2025 Admit
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  • Genuinely Cares About Her Clients
    11 months ago
    Petia was extremely helpful through the entire process. She took the time to get to know me, and my background, and to understand what specifically I was trying to transmit with my application materials. She was extremely useful in the essay/package edit phase, as well as interview prep. I was rejected from HBS without interview the year before I worked with her, and admitted the year after with her advice. I don't think she was the sole determining factor, but she had a very strong impact.
    Class of 2025 Admit
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  • Compassionate, Professional & Detail-Oriented
    12 months ago
    I loved working with Petia. I only had about a month or so before my MMM application had to be submitted to Kellogg but with Petia's support, I ended up submitting an extremely polished and exciting application. Petia was particularly helpful when it came to validating the strength of my essay stories. I was truthfully very nervous that my essays weren't strong, but Petia conducted a detailed review of my essays and reassured me that I had such a strong foundation to run with. We continued tweaking parts of my essay and worked on fine-tuning together, and I'm so happy that I worked with her. Petia's admissions experience is extremely valuable. She had key insights that really opened my eyes during the process. I know Admissions ...
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    Class of 2025 Applicant
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  • Value For Money
    1 year ago
    As a first time MBA applicant, I wanted guidance on how to structure my essay based on my unique essay prompt. Petia went above and beyond in helping me understand the WHY and HOW to polish my entire application given the tight deadline. She was very responsive with email communication and flexible with appointment scheduling. I got into my target school with partial scholarship, thanks to her in no small part!
    Class of 2023 Admit
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  • Fantastic & Empathetic Coach
    1 year ago
    Working with Petia was an absolute game-changer for me. Her industry expertise and guidance helped me navigate the long journey of business school applications and I am incredibly grateful for her support. I come from a non-traditional business school background, so I had doubts about my ability to stand out among the pool of highly qualified applicants. Petia, however, was able to bring out the confidence in me from the very first meeting. She possesses a deep understanding of what top-tier schools are looking for from her former experiences as a Dean of Admissions. She was able to identify and highlight the unique qualities and experiences that made me a strong candidate. Petia took the time to get to know me on a personal level, and ...
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  • The Best Coach Ever!!!
    1 year ago
    I recall discovering the Petia My MBA Path page during the MBA Tours online event. I was ecstatic to learn that I would be coached for free for a month by an experienced MBA admissions consultant. Our first encounter was quite eventful, and I looked forward to more sessions. She is fantastic, deeply committed to her student's success, knowledgeable about the MBA application process, and incredibly sweet. Petia became my mentor and my friend. She assisted me in drafting my resume, which I struggled with, coming from a non-business background. Her advice and MBA toolkit were instrumental in bringing my story to life in my essays. I felt more confident going into my interviews after the mock interview she organized. She was there for me ...
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  • A Dream-Realizer - Thank You, Petia!
    1 year ago
    Petia is an incredibly genuine, committed, and motivated mentor, and I am very grateful to have had her support in my application. Petia's extensive experience, down-to-earth candor, and commitment to my goals were instrumental in turning my pipedream into a reality. Applying as an International student to a deferred program without much familiarity with the MBA admissions regime, Petia's comments and guidance demystified the process and proved an invaluable North Star - she is incredibly prompt, has a terrific understanding of her clients, and consistently goes above and beyond. I would emphatically recommend Petia's services to anyone looking for help.
    Class of 2025 Admit
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  • Thoughtful, Caring Coaching From A Long-Time Industry Expert
    1 year ago
    Working with Petia was the best decision I made during the MBA application process. She simplified the entire process and gave me the tools and information necessary to succeed. As a former Dean of Admissions, Petia knew exactly how to position my story in a way that would stand out and resonate with AdComs of the six schools to which I applied. From resume critiquing to essay ideating and editing to mock interview prep, Petia works with you every step of the way. She's reachable truly whenever you need her, and she fully invests in her clients. Even after admissions decisions were released, Petia worked with me to negotiate scholarships among the three schools that offered financial aid to me. I wholeheartedly recommend that any ...
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    Class of 2023 Admit
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  • Petia - A Phenomenal Person & Stellar Consultant
    1 year ago
    I went to Petia after my R1 results. I got waitlisted at my dream school and rejected from my target schools. Needless to say, I was pretty despondent. She came recommended by another prospective student (I wasn't surprised when I later found out that this person too had secured several admits from top schools). I used Petia's hourly services for 2 schools (a mock interview for one and a waitlist update for my dream school). Right from my very first free consultation with her, we "clicked". I found her to be genuinely warm and caring. This was a breath of fresh air from the very transactional conversations I'd had with other consultants. The thing that struck me most about Petia was that she believed in me ...
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  • Great Person & Even Better Coach
    1 year ago
    Petia is an incredible person, coach, and now friend who was instrumental in the success of my application. Throughout the journey, Petia always showed up prepared, happy and full of sage advice to help me efficiently articulate the message I desired to present to the admissions committees. During the interview stage, working with Petia helped me enter the interview confident that I was prepared for any questions the interviewer may ask. In short, the best decision I made during the application process was choosing Petia as my primary consultant, and I recommend all future applicants do the same.
    Class of 2023 Admit
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  • Amazing Coach & Wonderful Guide
    1 year ago
    Petia was the first to tell me that the best results come from leveraging all of your resources. And boy, am I glad I added her to my team! Her tune-up packages were the perfect complement to the work that I was personally doing. She provided guidance and strength in some of the most stressful moments of the application and was pivotal in strategy. I am so glad that I met her on the MBA tour. She helped me every step of the way during this MBA journey including strategy, essay writing, interview prep, and even some needed therapy. Do yourself a favor and at least sign up to have a 15 min intro call with her.
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  • A True Partner In The Application Process
    1 year ago
    Petia is truly a wonderful, warm, and genuine person to work with. She guided me through the application process and was a sounding board from the very beginning to the end of the process, including essay topic selection, approaching recommenders, networking with the schools, and negotiating scholarships. At each step of the way, Petia is extremely thoughtful and practical in her advice, and uses her prior experience as a Dean of Admissions to key in on what schools and admissions committees care about. She is generous and flexible with her time, and always prompt to respond. I found her interview prep to be incredibly accurate to real life. What I appreciated the most was Petia's passion for her applicants, which resonated throughout the application process. ...
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  • Your True Champion
    1 year ago
    Petia, for me, was a passionate and empathetic coach who brought in tons of experience and industry knowledge. I worked with her for R1 interviews, R2 applications and subsequent decision-making, and throughout all of it, she was the calm, confident coach who helped alleviate my anxieties. She went above and beyond the admissions consultant job description and made sure every piece of the puzzle was solved, despite my million requests/questions. The thing I liked the most was that she was very candid with her feedback and always had clear-cut next steps for me. 10/10 would recommend her!
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  • Outstanding Guidance & Expertise
    1 year ago
    Petia is an outstanding consultant who provided invaluable guidance throughout my MBA admissions process. I believe that Petia’s experience as a former dean of admissions gives her a unique perspective that would be tough to rival. As someone with few peers going through the MBA admissions process, she was extremely helpful in educating me about all the ins and outs of the admissions process and developing a plan for success. Writing my essays with Petia’s help was a joy. She did a great job breaking down each essay prompt tactically and helping through the review process. She is also kind, easy to work with, and always willing to be a sounding board when discussing concerns and questions. Not only did Petia help me through the admissions ...
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  • Helpful Coach!
    1 year ago
    I worked with Petia for one month through her Sprints program. It was a rewarding experience and I appreciated Petia's direct and helpful guidance!
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  • An Incredibly Satisfying Consulting Experience!
    1 year ago
    Petia blends honesty, genuine helpfulness, and deep MBA admissions knowledge into an incredibly satisfying consulting experience! Petia is one of those consultants who has genuinely made it her mission to ensure that you have a successful application. She's a subject matter expert with the credentials and connections to back it up, which means anxious MBA applicants can take her word as gospel. However, that's not what you'll love about working with her. She's highly invested in your success: In fact, I signed up for a 1-hour mock interview session with her but ended up speaking with her for over 2 hours, and she also went above and beyond by giving me the material she'd used to prepare for the mock interview session, which had a ton ...
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  • Personalised Guidance From An Industry Expert
    1 year ago
    Petia has been an incredible mentor who guided me along my application journey! Despite only having signed up for the 'Tune Up' package, Petia really went above and beyond to make sure all components of my application (essays and interview prep) were at their best so that I could put my best foot forward. I ended up getting into five amazing programs, with very generous scholarships, and I am very grateful to Petia for all her help! For anyone looking for help with MBA applications - I could not recommend Petia more. Whether you need a sounding board for brainstorming, help with school selection, mock interview coach or just a second opinion from an industry expert, look no further!
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  • Passionate, Caring & Empatheic Coach
    2 years ago
    Petia was wonderful to interact with during my consultation. She went above and beyond to understand my journey and provided informative insights on my application profile. I greatly appreciate her passion for embracing applicants. She is a true inspiration to the MBA community. Consulting with her made me feel at ease and confident in the application process. I highly recommend her!
    Class of 2023 Applicant
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  • Candid And Helpful
    2 years ago
    Based on her experience, Petia really understands what admissions teams are looking for. Within just a few hours, she helped me ensure my story was told in a way that the admissions committee would appreciate. She was very candid about the areas I needed to improve in my essays, and I appreciated that honesty over sugar-coated feedback.
    Class of 2024 Admit
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  • Proper Essay Demystification & Guidance
    2 years ago
    I worked with Petia on my essays and boy did she whip them into shape. I pretty much did much of my admission process myself, but when it came to the essays I got stuck. I shopped around for someone to help and then came across Petia on LinkedIn. I got a free 30-minute session and we had an instant connection. She read an essay I wrote and immediately told me where I needed to rework and demystified the essay writing process. I immediately paid for a package and we set out to work - even on New Year's day before my final submission deadline Petia sat with me to review every line of my essays, guiding me on how to put my best foot ...
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  • Boost Of Confidence I Needed
    2 years ago
    Petia is patient yet honest, and I certainly credit her for my success in the HBS interview! She not only provided a tremendously accurate representation of how the interview would flow but provided tangible and actionable feedback on how to improve prior to the actual interview. Her experience with folks across a broad range of professions is evident, and her true care for the success of her clients distinguished her from other coaches I'd worked with. 10/10 would recommend her services!
    Class of 2022 Applicant
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  • Excellent Coaching & Expertise
    2 years ago
    Petia is an amazing consultant who really cares about her clients' success. She is extremely dedicated, professional, and provides candid and immensely valuable feedback to empower you to put your best application forward. We worked together on all aspects of my application, and Petia helped me tailor my materials to make sure the highlights of my essay and resume are better presented to the admissions committee. Her experience as a former Dean of Admissions helped me navigate the application process a lot better as she always provided the most targeted and efficient support. Through Petia's help, I gained admission to Wharton and received a scholarship. I would highly recommend Petia to anyone who is seeking help in the application process. She is a sincere friend and ...
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  • Petia Is AMAZING!
    2 years ago
    Working on your B-school application can be daunting with lots of small tasks and conflicting information. Through Petia's help, I managed to secure admission to my dream school: Chicago Booth! I worked with Petia on Monthly Sprints and several one-hour sessions for essay reviews and mock interviews. The amount of energy she gave in every engagement is super! Her experience as a Dean of Admissions helped me put my best foot forward in my application. She really knows what to do and what not to do in your applications and interviews. Petia is a great friend, she is a great listener and is always thoughtful to me and my fellow sprint-mates. She is not picky with time as well! I am definitely going to miss the weekly ...
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  • Simply The Best!
    2 years ago
    I approached Petia because I was looking for interview preparation. Petia helped me by giving valuable feedback, dedication, and lots of practice. From the moment I met her, I realized she is not only an expert in the whole process of MBA admissions but also a life coach who understands your needs. I found her methodology very useful, and she made me feel so comfortable in our interview mock tests. I learned from her how to tell my own story clearly and cleverly. Her experience as a former Dean of admissions and her practical mindset made the whole preparation process worthwhile. Also, her willingness to be flexible with meeting times was much appreciated. The result was incredible! I got admitted with two scholarships! I would ...
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    Lida Dominguez
    MBA Class of 2023 Admit
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  • A Delight To Work With
    2 years ago
    Petia was an amazing consultant to work with. She was extremely responsive and conveyed her feedback in an empathetic and thoughtful way, respectfully pointing out areas for improvement with strong reasoning. Always available as a terrific sounding board, she helped me navigate the ambiguity of the business school admissions process with more confidence than I ever would've been able to on my own. Additionally, I greatly appreciated the personalized approach Petia provided. She never made me feel like just another customer, and that showed through not only in her feedback on my application approach and in essays but also through my interactions with her. She truly connects with you, your interests, and your life beyond what goes on your application - an approach that, upon ...
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  • Your True Champion
    2 years ago
    Petia is what any true MBA consultant should be - not just an advisor or a counselor, but also a true champion on your application journey. Her deep knowledge of the admissions process and thoroughness when working on your materials are matched only by her enthusiasm and her genuine interest in seeing you succeed. It was a pleasure working with her, and my application benefited tremendously from her insights.
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  • Joy And Understanding!
    2 years ago
    Petia is an excellent consultant. I come from an unusual professional background for an MBA candidate and knew I needed help navigating my applications — specifically to understand the differences in what each of my programs looks for in an application and how to best translate my resume into something understood by my schools. After interviewing multiple people to help me along my MBA journey, feeling discouraged, I was sent to Petia and everything clicked. She understood me! Her experience as a dean of admissions, cultural interests, and passion for storytelling fueled a professional and personal relationship that made the post-GMAT application process a happy experience. Petia pushed me on my essays, gave me a timeline to work against, and challenged me to iterate stronger ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Petia Is More Than Just My MBA Consultant
    2 years ago
    Coming in as a reapplicant after waitlists and rejections, I was not sure if I was ever going to get any offer from my dream schools. While researching for a new MBA consultant, I was recommended to Petia. We kicked off our first conversation very well. So I decided to purchase a few hours to try it out. It turned out to be the best decision I made on my reapplications. First, Petia provided such a depth of experience and insight of admission committee. Through our work together, she demystified the process of how admission officers evaluated candidates for me and helped me navigate through the best route of establishing my application packages, far beyond just helping me on essays. She helped me understand how each ...
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    Class of 2024 Admit
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  • Always Keeps Me Positive Throughout This Process!
    2 years ago
    I came to Petia after applying to multiple MBA programs. While I was on the WL during the monumental 2020-2021 academic year, I wanted a fresh perspective on how to handle the MBA Waitlist process and get an overall perspective on my materials. Petia gave an honest truthful assessment of my application and background. She guided me step by step through the waitlist process, giving me personalized feedback based on what I submitted in quick time. She was amazingly flexible and almost always available. She is not a clockwatcher and wants her clients to get the best information possible so they can put their best foot forward. She is also a great mentor, where she guided me through the decision-making process when I didn't ...
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    Class of 2021 Applicant
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  • Dedicated & Thoughtful
    2 years ago
    As an applicant with a non-traditional background and a non-linear career trajectory, I knew I needed an admissions consultant who would provide me with an objective and unbiased view to help me shape and strengthen my story and application. After assessing several large name brand companies, Petia, as an independent consultant stood apart. Right from the first email exchanges and till the last. Petia has always been thoughtful and her dedication truly reflects in her work. She was always quick to respond, super punctual and always available to help. Petia makes the experience really personalized and the advice is super tailored, which one may not get from larger companies.
    Class of 2023 Admit
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  • One Of A Kind Support!
    2 years ago
    Starting off, Petia is kind, generous, and patient when helping prospective MBA candidates. She's also very honest, and right off the bat let me know where she thought I stood as a candidate, and suggested that, for my needs, some of the less intensive packages she offers would be a better fit. I was struggling with a direction as an EMBA applicant, and she helped me discover not only what types of things I wanted to do post-MBA by connecting me with other professionals, but also helped me craft my experience and my story in such a way that gave me confidence during my interviews. She was always readily available with insight, tips, and suggestions. Her guidance helped me get into my top choices (both ...
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    Jacqueline Lightner
    EMBA Class of 2022 Admit
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  • FANTASTIC EXPERIENCE!!!
    3 years ago
    First off, Petia is kind, patient and really cares about her client's success. I had 2 sessions with her to prepare for my Duke interview. At first, I struggled with some behavioral and situational questions but she was able to help me structure my story to convey my message. I really enjoyed working with Petia and I will give her 100% in everything. I like people who are personal and are supportive. Thank you Petia. I owe my MBA success story to you...
    Class of 2024 Applicant
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