Perhaps foreshadowing his admissions coaching work, Eric’s first post-HBS employer was for-profit education company Kaplan, Inc. At Kaplan, Eric’s tenure in strategy and operations spanned business lines ranging from graduate school entrance test preparation to accredited degree programs for adults. He later transitioned into the investment management industry, where he excelled. In fact, in 2013, Eric earned recognition as the top sell-side equity research analyst nationwide in the Wall Street Journal’s annual “Best on the Street” analyst survey.
Yet the learning and development space continued to pull on Eric after he left Wall Street, leading not only to a role as an MBA admissions consultant but also to strategic finance positions with an international corporate training software provider and a seed-stage education technology start-up. Eric enjoys using a “right brain/left brain” approach to guide his clients to new heights of self-discovery and professional achievement.
The process of applying to elite business schools in many ways mirrors what attending a top MBA program is like, and I help my clients keep that in mind when we’re working together. Both require mental, physical, and emotional stamina, coupled with ruthless time management and a skillful balancing of both short- and long-term goals. My style combines pulling deeper insights from my clients about themselves and their contribution to the world with pushing applicants to continue honing those observations on paper until they resonate.
When the stakes are this high, it is critical that someone is in the trenches with you to not only bring out your best and keep you on track but also provide much-needed perspective and coping skills when things feel overwhelming. Olympic athletes don’t win gold medals, nor do actors win Oscars, without the support of a great coach. The same can be said of admitted business school applicants, and I aspire to be the great coach that my clients want and need.