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Lola A.

Lola A.

Common App essay and student narrative coach

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Studied at Harvard University

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Works at Stripe

Lola's Coaching Offerings

Custom hourly coaching · $65/hour

Get help with Application Strategy, Resume, and .

Browse Lola's coaching offerings for Business Strategy & Operations, Product Management, and Management Consulting

Lola's Undergrad Qualifications

Open to working with clients outside the U.S.

Helped 3 students receive entrance to Ivy League universities in the last 3 years through essay editing and narrative preparation for the application process. Specifically will support students on forming their self-narrative and articulating their unique experience, passions, and strengths into a compelling essay for admissions.

Lola can help with:

Application Strategy





Secondary Review

Lola also coaches for Business Strategy & Operations, Product Management, and Management Consulting

About Lola

Lola is product and strategy professional who has pursued an international and multi-disciplinary generalist career. She started her career in investment banking at Goldman Sachs as intern, before joining McKinsey and Company as a Business Analyst for 3 years. While at McKinsey, she worked with clients all around the world -- spending time in South America, Africa, Europe, and Asia during her tenure. She consistently received top reviews, was heavily involved in the on-campus recruiting process, and conducted interview coaching. After McKinsey, she pivoted to tech and moved internationally to join Deliveroo in Corporate Strategy. She received 3 promotions in 15 months and was consistently rated a top 5% performer. While at Deliveroo, she transitioned to Product Management, leading a team of 15 engineers, designers, and user researchers to deliver products that improved Deliveroo's consumer experience. Most recently, Lola joined Stripe to lead Product Strategy & Operations for their African business unit, Paystack (a startup acquired by Stripe in 2020). Within one year, she was promoted to manage a team of three and lead a new business unit. Throughout her career, Lola has also secured the following offers: + Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Analyst + Google Product Marketing Manager + Facebook Rotational Product Manager Lola is excited to help generalists, ex-consultants, or enthusiastic people in transition figure out how to tell their story and secure offers that are aligned with their goals. She has helped multiple people with resume preparation, interview coaching for consulting, strategy / bizops, product management interviews, and salary negotiation.

Why do I coach?

I've always valued peer coaching and mentorship in my professional and personal life! I've learned a lot from people slightly ahead of me in life, and have most benefitted from the tactical advice, unspoken rules, and mindset shifts shared with me. I love supporting those who are interested in paths that I've walked down and I'm keen to pay it forward through coaching.

Work Experience

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Strategy and Product


September 2021 - Present

Lead Product Strategy and Operations for Stripe's African business unit, Paystack. Operate as business lead for core payments product area.

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Product Manager


January 2020 - September 2022

Briefly part of corporate strategy team, before transitioning to Product Management role leading consumer experience initiatives. Led a team of 15 including engineers, data scientists, designers, and user researchers. Successfully shipped dozens of experiments that drove incremental profit and order volume for the business.

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Business Analyst

McKinsey & Company

2017 - 2020

Business Analyst at McKinsey - worked across Philadelphia, New York, DC, London, Copenhagen, and Helsinki offices. Led client teams across multiple sites in South America, Africa, Europe, and Asia.

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Academic Intern

The White House

August 2016 - December 2016

Intern for the National Economic Council, focused on economic and fintech policy.

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Investment Banking Analyst

Goldman Sachs

May 2016 - August 2016

Summer banking analyst at Goldman Sachs. Ranked #1 in intern cohort, and received offer to return full-time.

Lola was also given offers to work at

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    Goldman Sachs

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Harvard University

AB, Psychology

2013 - 2017

cum laude

Lola was also personally admitted to

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    Yale University

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    Princeton University

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    Columbia University

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    University of Pennsylvania

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    University of Chicago

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    Brown University

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    Duke University



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