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I provide the most intensive, effective MBA interview preparation service in the world. My interview coaching clients get results because I help them figure out what to say (logical content), and how to say it (impressive delivery).

I teach some of the world's top engineers and scientists at The University of Tokyo how to present their ideas on paper and in person.

I am a professional stage actor who has performed with The American Shakespeare Center.
At Stanford, I studied improv theatre with Patricia Ryan Madson, who has taught everyone from college students to Silicon Valley executives from companies like Google how to tell believable stories.

I provide one-hour mock interview sessions with feedback. I also provide extended multi-hour training. We begin with an initial diagnostic mock interview, which helps me determine your strengths and weaknesses. In subsequent sessions, we can work on strategy, answer modeling, and mock interviewing.

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010


  • Describe a major change that occurred in a job that you held. How did you adapt to this change?
  • Tell us about a situation in which you had to adjust to changes over which you had no control. How did you handle it?
  • Tell us about a time that you had to adapt to a difficult situation.
Communication strengths and weaknesses
  • Describe a situation when you were able to strengthen a relationship by communicating effectively. What made your communication effective?
  • Describe a situation where you felt you had not communicated well. How did you correct the situation?
  • Describe a time when you were able to effectively communicate a difficult or unpleasant idea to a superior.
  • Give me an example of a time when you were able to successfully communicate with another person, even when that individual may not have personally liked you, or vice versa.
  • How do you go about explaining a complex technical problem to a person who does not understand technical jargon? What approach do you take in communicating with people?
  • Tell us about a time when you had to present complex information. How did you ensure that the other person understood?
  • Tell us about an experience in which you had to speak up in order to be sure that other people knew what you thought or felt.

Detail-Oriented (vs. Big-Picture)
  • Describe a situation where you had the option to leave the details to others or you could take care of them yourself.
  • Do prefer to work with the “big picture” or the “details” of a situation? Give me an example of an experience that illustrates your preference.
  • Tell us about a time that you successfully adapted to a culturally different environment.
  • Tell us about a time when you had to adapt to a wide variety of people by accepting/understanding their perspective.
  • Tell us about a time when you made an intentional effort to get to know someone from another culture.
  • Give me an example of when you had to go above and beyond the call of duty in order to get a job done.
  • Give me examples of projects/tasks you started on your own.
  • Describe a situation in which you were able to positively influence the actions of others in a desired direction.
  • Describe a situation where you were able to use persuasion to successfully convince someone to see things your way.
  • Have you ever had to persuade a peer or manager to accept an idea that you knew they would not like? Describe the resistance you met and how you overcame it.
Problem Solving
  • Describe the most difficult working relationship you’ve had with an individual. What specific actions did you take to improve the relationship? What was the outcome?
  • Give me an example of a situation where you had difficulties with a team member. What, if anything, did you do to resolve the difficulties?
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