Farrell Dyan

Personal MBA Admissions Coach

Farrell creates unique application strategies that leverage your natural strengths. Her coaching brings forth your most compelling, authentic content.


98% of her clients have obtained admission to one or more top 10 MBA programs; 80% to a top 5 program. Most attend their first-choice school - and receive sizeable scholarships (that far exceed her fees!)


More than a consultant, Farrell considers herself to be a trusted advocate who is passionately invested in your success. Each client partnership is an exciting and fulfilling journey to her. She is known for her candor and high standards, but works with candidates in a spirit of humor, warmth and kindness.


In 2000, Farrell taught GMAT Verbal at Kaplan while completing the second year of her MBA. A top 5 MBA admissions consulting firm approached Farrell to develop an effective remote GMAT program and assist with essay editing. For eight years, she held leadership marketing positions in companies such as Wells Fargo, Dow Jones, and Gannett while coaching MBA and EMBA aspirants in the evenings.


In 2008, she left her role as a corporate Marketing Manager to obtain her coaching certification. For the several years that followed, alongside working with MBA applicants, Farrell ramped up her coaching practice and taught marketing, advertising and strategic management at California State University.


In 2014, she transformed her practice into a unique coaching-based admissions consultancy. Farrell now enjoys leveraging her coaching, marketing and editing skills to help her clients gain admission to their ideal MBA programs. Farrell lives in the US, but works primarily with Canadian, UK and EU applicants. 


Farrell received the Global Scholar award as the first Iowa MBA to study abroad. She completed research and coursework on Brand Strategy and Consumer Behavior at a French-speaking business school, Ecole Superieure de Commerce in Amiens, France.


Her hobbies include meditation, writing, swimming, practicing her French, and supporting live jazz.


Farrell is known for her…


·         Successful leadership and management

·         Fluency in many different cultures and industries

·         Intuitive understanding of people, patterns and situations

·         Observing her clients’ strengths, patterns and competitive advantage

·         Aiding and empowering clients in the creation of career transformation  



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Her mission is to help you create your best applications, get into your dream b-school, and most of all, pursue a meaningful career that excites you.


Fill out her prospective client form to set up a time to chat and see if you would make a good team on your MBA applications. 

Farrell Dyan, MBA
MBA Admissions Consultant

Verbal GMAT Strategist



I got the call today and was accepted!! I’m so excited and at a loss for words. Thank you so much Farrell. Unbelievable and feel very humbled and lucky to have this opportunity. I really appreciate you pushing and encouraging me to pursue Kellogg. I wouldn’t be here without you.

"Just wanted to inform you that I received an admit from Kellogg, Tepper, and UCLA in round 2. I am joining Kellogg. Your interview tips helped a lot."

- A. Abhishek

"I thank Farrell whole heartedly for helping me get admitted to INSEAD, my dream B-school. When I found her on GMAT Club, I had already applied to London Business School, and was rejected without getting even an interview. In order to improve my essays and increase the chances to get admitted by my dream school, I decided to go with her, even knowing we on a very tight schedule..."

– Y. Jiang, Xian. China

"Farrell was a real life saver in the MBA application process. I first came to her to help me in developing a holistic application that was tailored to my target schools. Her process effectively identified key strengths and weaknesses in my candidacy and developed a strategy to give me the best chance of getting accepted..."

– L. R., Chicago, IL

"Farrell is the only one who believed in me. First, she spent hours learning about me, to make sure I chose schools that fit me, and also, where the adcom would appreciate my international background the most. Honestly, this is probably the most important part of the application process and most students neglect it..."

– K. Marie, Paris, France

"Farrell not only helped me connect the dots and tell my story, but also guided me through an important process of self-knowledge. The methods used during the process were simple and effective in finding answers about myself and my objectives. Knowing about myself was an essential step towards achieving my short and long-term goals..."

– G. Azevedo, São Paulo, Brazil

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