Laura N.

Laura N.


Seasoned Marketing Executive

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Logo

Studied at University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

MBA Pathfinders Logo

Works at MBA Pathfinders

Hiring Manager

Available tomorrow at 4:00 PM UTC

Usually responds within 1 hour

Plan for at least 30 minutes for your consultation. My availability changes weekly, so please contact me if you want to meet outside posted hours. I'm filling slots for Round 1 2024, so if you're interested in collaborating before availability closes, book time today!

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Laura’s Marketing Qualifications

Coaches professionally

Experience level: Executive

30+ people coached for Marketing

Open to working with clients outside the U.S.

I've led a post-MBA career in marketing for nearly 15 years. I've hired, trained, and coached marketers at all levels to reach their goals across a variety of organizations. I've worked with marketers looking to continue their careers in the function, in addition to career switchers transitioning into marketing.

Laura also coaches for MBA, Product Marketing Management, and College. View all.

About Laura

*Change your course* An MBA isn't for people who wish to stand still, but to embrace challenges and grow in multi-faceted ways. My company, MBA Pathfinders, positions candidates effectively for this transformational experience. The process of applying for an MBA, positioning your candidacy, developing application materials, and preparing for the course is not just about writing a resume or set of essays – it's an intentional choice to accelerate your future goals and improve your life. This deliberate choice needs to be reflected in your personal brand, narrative, and the presentation of your application. My co-founder and I have over 30 years combined experience in MBA admissions, with dozens more among our team. I have more than 15 years of experience guiding more than 500 candidates through this important life transition. I leverage my experience in MBA admissions, relationships with MBA admissions directors at top programs, and professional membership with the Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants (AIGAC, which ONLY accepts professionals) to ensure that your process is thoughtful and successful.

Why do I coach?

"Laura is the reason I finally got into business school, and my life has been changed completely by it." It's gratifying to receive feedback like this and bear witness to how the MBA has changed my clients' lives. The brightest minds, most creative thinkers, best athletes, and most ambitious businesspeople have all benefitted from the expertise of coaches. I believe that 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. I look forward to learning more about you and facilitating your personal and professional transformation!

Work Experience

MBA Pathfinders Logo

Founder and MBA Admissions Consultant

MBA Pathfinders

2024 - Present

Hiring Manager

Stacy Blackman Consulting Logo

Senior MBA Admissions Consultant

Stacy Blackman Consulting

February 2017 - Present

MBA Admissions Consulting

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

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Carnegie Mellon University


1998 - 2002

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