Laura N.

Laura N.


University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Logo

Studied at University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

LE Nelson Consulting Logo

Works at LE Nelson Consulting

Available Tuesday at 4:00 PM UTC

Usually responds within 7 hours

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About Laura

*I am a full-time, professional MBA admissions consultant, and I focus on the M7, the top 20 programs in the U.S., and the top 10 international MBA programs.* I'm also a member of the Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants (AIGAC), which accepts ONLY professional consultants who have proven expertise, are accredited, and adhere to the highest standards. While many individuals can coach, few have ongoing access to admissions committees and ongoing training like I do. I highly encourage you to choose your partners wisely! I specialize in guiding two distinct candidate profiles through the complex and competitive MBA admissions process: 1. Non-traditional, non-business candidates who bring a rich diversity of experiences to the MBA cohort and need assistance with crafting a compelling brand and storyline that resonates with top business programs. 2. Traditional candidates from business backgrounds who seek to distinguish themselves amid a sea of similarly qualified candidates and need assistance with determining what helps them stand out and which stories to share as part of their applications. 2022-23 client stats: • 43 admits to top 20 programs • $2.25MM+ in scholarships granted • 24 full and half scholarships awarded

Why do I coach?

The best athletes, brightest minds, and most ambitious businessmen and women have all benefitted from the expertise of coaches. Since 2009, I've coached hundreds of MBA, Master's, and undergraduate applicants to put their best foot forward for top programs. I believe everyone has a unique story to tell, and I'm determine to help reveal each candidate's strengths and most promising qualities throughout the application process. Coaching leverages some of my greatest strengths to guide candidates of all types to achieve their goals. Professionally, my experience spans from the entertainment industry (in Los Angeles, pre-MBA) to tech in San Francisco and Denver (post-MBA). Over the years, I've worked for various subsidiaries of AOL, and for three well-funded software startups. I have a strong eye for editing and marketing, and have put that skill set to good use in my work in admissions.

Work Experience

Stacy Blackman Consulting Logo

Senior MBA Admissions Consultant

Stacy Blackman Consulting

February 2017 - Present

LE Nelson Consulting Logo

Founder and MBA Admissions Consultant

LE Nelson Consulting

2009 - Present

Hiring Manager

MBA Admissions Consulting

Signpost Logo

Vice President of Marketing


2019 - 2023

Hiring Manager

Broadly Logo

Director of Marketing


2015 - 2019

Hiring Manager

Reputation Logo

Director of Marketing


2014 - 2015

Hiring Manager

Patch Logo

Regional Business Director


2010 - 2013

Hiring Manager

mbaMission Logo

Senior MBA Admissions Consultant


2009 - 2012

MillerCoors Logo

MBA Consultant


March 2007 - May 2007

Ford Motor Company Logo

Marketing Intern

Ford Motor Company

2007 - 2007

Brillstein Entertainment Partners Logo

Assistant to Talent Manager

Brillstein Entertainment Partners

2005 - 2006

MGM Studios Logo

Assistant to VP of Production

MGM Studios

2003 - 2005


University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Logo

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

MBA, 2008

2006 - 2008

Admissions Committee Experience

Admissions committee member and interviewer

Carnegie Mellon University Logo

Carnegie Mellon University


1998 - 2002

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