John K.

John K.


GSB and HBS 2+2 Deferred Admit | 50+ admits to top deferred programs

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Studied at Stanford Graduate School of Business

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Works at Leland

Available tomorrow at 7:30 PM UTC

Usually responds within 23 hours

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John's MBA Qualifications

100+ people coached for MBA

Open to working with clients outside the U.S.

John has helped clients get into these schools:

I was admitted to HBS and Stanford GSB through the deferred/2+2 program. After that, I founded Deferred MBA Consulting and have helped hundreds of clients with their applications. Ultimately, learnings from Deferred MBA laid the foundation for Leland. Since most of my time is spent building Leland, I'm best working with clients who don't need intensive coaching in a short amount of time. I love working with clients who have strong backgrounds but just need a few hours of time on application strategy, essays, recommender selection/prep, and interviews.

John can help with:




Ding Analysis

Waitlist Strategy

School Selection

Secondary Review

Application Strategy



John also coaches for Entrepreneurship, Product Management, Business Strategy & Operations, and Career Development. View all.

About John

In 2017, I was admitted to Stanford GSB and Harvard Business School through the 2+2/deferred MBA programs. Since then, I've helped hundreds of deferred and traditional MBA applicants with their applications as well through Deferred MBA Consulting and Leland. My applicants have been accepted to HBS, Stanford GSB, Wharton, Kellogg, MIT, Booth, and other great programs. I love working with applicants who take ownership over their applications and use me as a sounding board and thought-partner. I'm great at helping you select and support your recommenders, brainstorming your essay narrative, and helping you crush your interviews. Looking forward to getting to know you!

Why do I coach?

I coach because I love helping people reach their goals. As the oldest of 5 siblings and now father of 2, I've always felt excited about mentoring the next generation. If you are looking for a champion, someone willing to be in your corner and help you succeed, I'm your guy.

Work Experience

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February 2021 - Present

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Product Manager


February 2020 - December 2020

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Product Manager


July 2017 - February 2020

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Strategy Intern


2016 - 2016


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Stanford Graduate School of Business


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Brigham Young University

BS, Information Systems

John was also personally admitted to

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    Harvard Business School

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John K.

John K.