Personal MBA Admissions Coach
My career in MBA prep started in January of 2000, teaching verbal GMAT Prep for Kaplan. I had just returned from studying brand strategy and consumer loyalty at ESC-Amiens, a French-speaking business school, as the first recipient of the Global Scholar Award from the University of Iowa.
While completing my MBA studies in the Spring of 2000, I was recruited to head up the GMAT service offering for a large admissions consulting firm. For 13 years, I worked to prepare MBA applicants part-time.
Post-MBA, I spent eight years working for Fortune 500 companies in marketing management roles, writing award-winning advertising campaigns for Gannett and direct mail that broke sales records for Dow Jones.
As the Wells Fargo corporate newsletter editor, I interviewed upper management and told their stories. Once familiar with my talents, many invited me to write their bios and serve as their ghostwriter.
Exiting corporate, I started a consultancy developing value propositions for new startup owners, helping them increase sales revenue and obtain VC funding.
Drawn to marketing people rather than products, I decided to go from part-time to full-time with MBA prep consulting. I help both full-time and EMBA leaders get into top 10 MBA programs.
Live jazz is my jam, along with personal development and perfecting my French. You might find me swimming, meditating. Sipping on sangria, asking strangers if I can pet their dog.
Schedule a profile review with me to see if we would make a good team. I want to help you create your best applications get into your dream b-school and pursue a career that excites you.
Farrell Dyan, MBA
MBA Admissions Consultant