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Florian
5.0
510 Reviews
1300 5-star reviews across platforms | 500+ offers | Highest-rated case book on Amazon | Uni lecturer in US, Asia, EU
Case Interview Mastery
Fit Interview and PEI Hacking
Problem Solving
English, German
Austria (UTC +2)
USD 399 / h
1300 5-star reviews across platforms | 500+ offers | Highest-rated case book on Amazon | Uni lecturer in US, Asia, EU
Case Interview Mastery
Fit Interview and PEI Hacking
Problem Solving
USD 399 / h
Statistics
Content Creator
1,145 Coachings
22,350 Q&A Upvotes
132 Awards
About Florian
Coaching Approach
Reviews
Work Experience
Awards

Welcome to my profile here on PrepLounge! 😊

Navigating the rollercoaster of consulting interviews and applications? You're not alone. 

Like you, I've faced the highs and lows of consulting preparation. At the end of the process, I secured multiple offers from top firms and eventually started working at McKinsey. 

My mission now? To simplify this journey for you and maximize your success rate. 

With StrategyCase.com and my innovative problem-solving approach to case interviews and storytelling techniques for fit interviews, I've transformed the interview prep landscape, making the complex challenge of securing top-tier offers straightforward and effective. 

Whether it's McKinsey, BCG, Bain, or any other firm you're aiming for, my personalized coaching approach and proven strategies have already generated over 500 offers over the last 3.5 years.

What You Can Expect:

  • Tailored Approach: Overcoming challenges with innovative and intuitive solutions that have secured hundreds of verified offers, 170 alone for McKinsey, the toughest firm to get in.
  • Holistic Support: From my bestselling books and preparation courses and drills to lectures at top universities, I offer a comprehensive toolkit to stand out in this competitive field.
  • Beyond Case Coaching: Mentorship and support across all stages of the preparation, from networking and referrals, resume and cover letter crafting, recruitment test prep, case and fit interview mastery, to offer negotiation, and creating a long-term sustainable career in the industry.

Ready to conquer your consulting interviews and create a thriving career? Let's embark on this journey together, with expert advice and unwavering support every step of the way.

Looking for direction without a coaching commitment? Reach out for free advice. I have learned a lot in this industry and I want to pay it forward. 

Interested in personalized coaching? Let's start with a free introductory call.

Florian

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The reality is that only 1-3% of applicants succeed in the top-tier consulting application process, often not due to a lack of suitability, but because they fail to demonstrate the profile and fit consulting employers seek.

Here's where I step in.

My approach centers around enabling you to build this profile and fit so that interviewers see you as an equal and future consultant, not just another case interview candidate like everyone else. 

My mission is ambitious yet straightforward – to nurture the next generation of leading consultants.

How do we achieve this? By focusing on:

  • Problem-solving mastery: Learn techniques used by actual consultants, including first principles thinking, convergent and divergent thinking, hypothesis generation, etc. to tackle complex case problems effectively.
  • Intuitive case-solving: Develop a step-by-step method that guides your thinking, maximizes insights and analytics, and polishes your communication to mirror that of a seasoned consultant.
  • Storytelling secrets: Master the art of impactful storytelling with my SCORE Framework, enhancing your ability to leave a memorable impression in networking, resume and cover letter screening, and interviews.
  • End-to-end support: Benefit from my mentorship and top-notch practice resources, designed based on MBB case standards, to comprehensively prepare you for success during and in between sessions.
  • What matters, beyond the application: Gain skills not just for securing the offer but excelling early in your consulting career, ensuring a robust foundation for future growth as a consultant.

Combining these factors allows me to amplify your strengths to create performance spikes (which is what gets you the offers) while at the same time lifting your weaknesses to a robust level (which saves you from being rejected).

The Outcome?

500+ direct success stories: This hyperfocus on creating the perfect approach to consulting interviews allowed me to unlock over 500 consulting offers for direct coaching clients in just 3.5 years, establishing me as a top case coach globally with over 1,300 reviews across platforms, including PrepLounge, StrategyCase.com, and others. Beyond direct coaching, my preparation materials and books have enabled thousands of additional offers. My clients have a 95% job offer rate and an 80%+ MBB offer rate.

Monthly transformations: Every month, I successfully guide numerous candidates to top consulting firms globally, substantiated by a wealth of verified success stories and testimonials across major platforms. I believe that this level of success, achieved in such a brief period, is unparalleled in the consulting coaching field. I document the successes and failures of my clients to learn from both and constantly finetune my approach. Please reach out for more information and exact statistics.

Unique value proposition & comprehensive preparation: Among case interview coaches, very few can offer a holistic end-to-end mentorship experience through their own case interview preparation materials and business. Through StrategyCase.com, my clients gain access to ongoing mentorship, almost unlimited practice opportunities, and exclusive courses and drills - all at no additional cost beyond our coaching sessions. This comprehensive preparation approach is uniquely tailored to enhance your consulting interview skills and strategies without having to worry about access to high-quality practice materials. You spend your valuable time on what matters most, with the right resources and guidance.

Expert resources: I am the only coach globally with a best-selling case interview book, "The 1%: Conquer Your Consulting Case Interview," underscoring my expertise and the value I can bring to your preparation process.

Beyond the application: My objective is for you to not only break into the consulting industry but to excel within it. My coaching methods are designed to position you for early promotions and sustained success. This includes exclusive insights from my other book "Consulting Career Secrets" and an additional course aimed at kick-starting a top consulting career.

Click on ‘Show more’ to get a deeper look into my approach and the success stories of my clients.

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5.0
Jun 18, 2024
by Philipp
Interview Coaching
Florian's personal fit coaching session was very helpful as well with a clear focus on actionable feedback! Thank you so much for the great advice, it will definitely help with my upcoming interview.
Jun 20, 2024
by Kosuke
Coaching from The 1% Case Method
Jun 16, 2024
by Philipp
Interview Coaching
Florian exceeded all my expectations during our session. His tips and insights were far superior to those provided by other coaches I’ve used. Here are the key highlights: 1. Precise and Actionab...
Work Experience
Sr. Business Development & Strategy Manager
Bitpanda
2020 - 2020
Founder
StrategyCase
2019 - now
Sr. Consultant
McKinsey & Company
2015 - 2020
Consultant Trainee
Kearney
2013 - 2013
Marketing and Sales
Lufthansa
2012 - 2012
Education
PhD student
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien
2017 - 2021
Strategy
Master student
London School of Economics and Political Science
2013 - 2014
CEMS
Master student
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
2013 - 2014
CEMS
Last Month
Community Star
Top 5 | 116 Answers
Florian wrote 116 answers in the Q&A last month.
Q&A Expert
Top 5 | 1,239 Upvotes
Florian's answers have received 1,239 upvotes in the last month.
Content King
Top 5
In the last month, Florian's articles have been read 27 times.
Past Awards
Coaching Master
Florian received an award for the most coachings 3 times in 2024.
Community Star
Florian received an award for the most Q&A answers 4 in 2024.
Q&A Expert
Florian's answers were among the best answers 4 times in 2024.
Content King
Florian's articles were among the most-read blog articles 5 times in 2024.
Coaching Offers
Top Package
The 1% Case Method
USD 1,995
USD 1,599
Includes 5 sessions
5.0
47 Reviews
Intuitive Case and Fit Mastery
Unparalleled Offer Rates
$1758 Bonus Practice Materials

I am delighted to present a comprehensive program meticulously designed to help you attain offers from all consulting firms. This inclusive program not only offers personalized coaching, but also provides a complete suite of indispensable materials for effective practice between sessions, along with an exclusive membership in my private client coaching group – the inner circle.

What Sets This Program Apart

Read the review above and keep in mind that the offer was for the most competitive McKinsey office in the world during a recession for a candidate with a non-business background, who was able to outshine all MBAs and business professionals due to the value of my coaching program.

  • Get a top consulting job from a non-target school?
  • Get into McKinsey, BCG, and Bain with no business background?
  • Make interviewers wonder how quickly were able to solve a case?
  • Skip interview rounds and move directly to the offer?
  • Dominate a whole interview round as a peer group?

These are not outlier cases; with my clients, this is the standard.


The 1% Method Coaching Program

  • includes everything you need to score multiple top-tier consulting offers, not just coaching but a full suite of products (something no one on PrepLounge can offer);
  • is totally risk-free for you (read more details below);
  • comes at a 58% discount (the real total value based on products and services included is $3753 but it is priced at just $1599), which is less than 50% of your first-month salary in consulting.

I am eager and dedicated to assisting you on your journey to securing multiple offers from top-tier firms. If you are interested in learning more about the program and why I can offer this package, read on or contact me directly for your free introduction call.
 
Outline of the Program

The program itself encompasses 5 adaptable, non-timed sessions tailored to your individual needs, including real top-tier consulting-style cases, real (McKinsey) interviewer feedback and evaluation standards, fit interview simulations, and ultra-detailed debriefs, problem-solving, communication, and story-telling teaching, as well as detailed preparation plans and progress tracking. For a detailed session breakdown with focus topics and learning goals, please continue reading.

Additionally, you receive more than 10 hours of self-study video course content, guidebooks specifically crafted to help you ace all consulting aptitude tests, high-quality courses and drills for structuring, chart, and math, and a rich collection of nearly 1,000 practice cases. 

This is all supplemented with my continuous mentorship to facilitate your ongoing learning and improvement before, in-between, and after our sessions, as well as the inclusion into my private coaching group of equally motivated case candidates.

The guidebooks and video courses incorporated in the program are some of the most sought-after and the most realistic practice materials on the market.

Top Package
The 1% Case Method
5.0
47 Reviews
Intuitive Case and Fit Mastery
Unparalleled Offer Rates
$1758 Bonus Practice Materials
USD 1,995
USD 1,599
Single Coaching
Interview Coaching
60 Minutes
5.0
510 Reviews
USD 399 / h
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CV Review
30 Minutes
5.0
510 Reviews
USD 289 / h
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Interview Coaching + CV Review
90 Minutes
5.0
510 Reviews
USD 679 / h
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