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MBALaunch Partners

Platinum Partners

Personal MBA Coach is pleased to be a Forté MBALaunch Platinum Partner. Founded by a Wharton and MIT graduate over 11 years ago, Personal MBA Coach has helped hundreds of applicants around the world get into top MBA, EMBA, part-time MBA and graduate programs. Personal MBA Coach was formed with the goal of providing the customized one-on-one support that was missing at the larger firms with cookie cutter processes. This one-on-one guidance continues today as our founder, Scott Edinburgh, provides personal support to all clients. Our comprehensive counseling includes mock interviews with a team of former M7 interviewers and customized GMAT/GRE tutoring with tutors who scored in the 99th percentile. Scott also serves on the Board of Directors for AIGAC, the Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants and is invited to speak at MBA Admissions events globally. Our clients have been accepted to HBS, Stanford, Wharton, MIT Sloan, Chicago Booth, Kellogg, Columbia GSB, Yale SOM, LBS, Dartmouth Tuck and many more with a 96% success rate. They received $4.5M in total scholarships last year and over $1M in Forté Fellowships, with some MBALaunchers earning a full ride.

Career Protocol takes a holistic approach to MBA candidate development. When you work with us, you’re not just working towards your MBA admission, you’re becoming a more skilled communicator, a more impactful leader, and a more self-aware person. This is why 96% of our clients are accepted to top programs and receive an average of $60,000 in merit-based scholarships each. Angela Guido, founder and executive director of Career Protocol, collaborated with Forté in creating and shaping the MBALaunch Program and is absolutely thrilled to be partnering with you on your MBA journey again this year.

Angela is the most uniquely qualified admissions consultant out there. With 7 years of GMAT teaching experience with Manhattan Prep, her own MBA from Booth (and a philosophy degree from Yale), and post-MBA experience not only as a consultant but also as a recruiter of consultants at BCG, she has unique insight into the entire lifecycle of an MBA candidate before, during, and, perhaps most importantly, after MBA admission. For the past 12 years she’s focused her unique brand of brutal-yet-loving honesty on helping the world’s next generation of leaders gain admission to top MBA programs and advance their careers. She has trained MBA students on campus at most of the top 10 business schools and has written two bestselling books on interviewing like a super hero and networking without feeling like an a-hole. You can read more about her on or via the more than 200 unique, super-enthusiastic testimonials floating out there in the interwebs.

Communications and Branding Partner

Decker is the go-to communications coaching, consulting and training firm for the world’s most admired brands. For 40 years, our executive coaching and group training programs have utilized The Decker Method™—a combination of video feedback and private coaching—to transform business communications and empower leaders to make an immediate impact. We’ll prepare anyone in any situation to move their message from information to influence. We work with large-scale Fortune 500 companies, hot start-ups and leading non-profits to enhance the contact of what you say and how you say it, so that you can close the lead, launch an initiative, motivate action, change a process or the world.

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