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Andy P.

Andy P.

20 years coaching, essay workshops & mentoring new consultants

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Studied at Stanford University

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Worked at Menlo Coaching

Andy's Coaching Offerings

Custom hourly coaching · $375/hour

Browse Andy's coaching offerings for MBA, Law School, Master's Programs, Undergrad, and PhD

Andy's Medical School Qualifications

Coaches professionally

50+ people coached for Medical School

Handled all non-MBA clients for a top business school coaching service; helped vast majority of applicants secure admission to top-tier programs; invited by education company in China to deliver seminars on the US admissions process in Shanghai and Guangzhou.

Andy also coaches for MBA, Law School, Master's Programs, Undergrad, and PhD

About Andy

Born and raised in New England, Andy studied economics at Stanford, served as a writing tutor for the university’s most rigorous and selective humanities track, and worked as Managing Editor for The Stanford Review. He also took several second-year MBA courses at the Stanford GSB and broadened his business knowledge through internships in marketing and finance. Approaching graduation, he was recruited by an e-commerce start-up, where he was promoted to Program Manager for Online & End-User Marketing in less than a year. Eager to focus more on storytelling and creative expression, he wrote his first screenplay, signed with a Hollywood literary agency, and moved to Los Angeles. Although he started in MBA admissions consulting to supplement his writing income, he immediately enjoyed the combination of strategic marketing and audience-focused storytelling. Since 2002, Andy has worked with three top-rated consulting firms. He co-designed the editing service for one firm, worked as a re-match consultant for clients unable to continue progressing with their original consultant, and served as the sole ‘essay doctor’ for the entire firm (100+ consultants) for clients concerned about the quality of their essays. He continues to mentor new consultants and teach workshops on essay development, while also supporting Stanford’s admission team as an alumni interviewer. Andy specializes in helping clients in crowded applicant pools differentiate themselves and achieve that elusive but essential ‘wow factor.’ He has helped applicants gain admission to every top business school in the world, including Stanford, HBS, Wharton, Kellogg, Columbia, INSEAD, LBS, Haas, Sloan, Booth, Yale, Tuck, Duke, and Stern.

Work Experience

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Senior Consultant

Menlo Coaching

July 2018 - July 2022

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Senior Consultant

MBA Prep School

April 2012 - March 2014

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Senior Consultant

Stacy Blackman Consulting

July 2003 - April 2019


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Stanford University

BA, Economics

1994 - 1998

Andy was also personally admitted to

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    Duke University

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    Dartmouth College

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    Yale University

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    Princeton University

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    Cornell University

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    University of Pennsylvania



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Andy P.

Andy P.