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Cristian
5.0
221 Reviews
#1 rated MBB & McKinsey Coach
strength-based development
PEI storylining
first principles thinking
English
Germany (UTC +2)
USD 279 / h
#1 rated MBB & McKinsey Coach
strength-based development
PEI storylining
first principles thinking
USD 279 / h
Statistics
Content Creator
709 Coachings
32,024 Q&A Upvotes
135 Awards
About Cristian
Coaching Approach
Reviews
Work Experience
Awards

Welcome! 👋 I'm Cristian, the highest-rated MBB & McKinsey coach on this platform (check out the Coaches page for rankings). 

I've worked with over 200 candidates across all tiers and levels of seniority, maintaining a 100% success rate for candidates interviewing with at least 3 firms.

I value transparency and I'm the only coach in the industry to publish an annual review and verifiable success rates.

My feedback style is direct and aligned with McKinsey's philosophy of strength-based development. 

Whoever you are and wherever you come from, I believe that between you and your dream job is just a bunch of work. And I'm here to help you get through it in the most efficient, effective and elegant way possible.

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Here's my story:

I joined McKinsey virtually by accident - I never planned to become a consultant. As I was graduating from Oxford, I was offered a great job that I decided at the last minute not to take and found myself jobless, with no clue which way to go. My girlfriend at the time was applying for management consulting and because it seemed like the cherry at the top of the corporate world, I decided to give it a shot. I practised hard, got a few offers and chose McKinsey. I was so happy! 

But it soon turned out that I knew nothing about consulting and hated the job. My performance reflected that. By the end of the first year, I was close to ‘Issues’, which in McKinsey terms is the last stop before being 'encouraged' to leave. I sought mentorship and spent much time thinking about my path. I gradually understood that I was not just a consultant but an agent of change within the Firm and the client’s organisation. With my mindset, my performance changed. 

I spent almost five years in McKinsey, with the last four consistently rated in the top quartile of performers in the region. I was fast-track promoted twice and worked across eight countries and nine industries. I had clients who genuinely and personally thanked me for the impact I delivered. I spent time coaching junior colleagues and acted as faculty at McKinsey’s new joiners training (coaching new consultants on how to do the job).

Summer of 2021, I left McKinsey. It was a great place, but I decided to move on. Like in a marriage where we just grew apart but stayed friends, we still share pleasant memories of each other. Following my instincts, I started a coaching practice, I'm writing a book, and I cause mayhem with my toddler. 

If you want to get to know each other or have additional questions, reach out for an introductory call! I’m happy to share some advice and talk about my experience. The recruitment journey to consulting can be challenging, but anybody can do it. Set a clear goal, plan, get the help you need, and stay consistent. I’ll be cheering you on.

You can also read about my profile on the McKinsey website here.

My approach centres around creating 3 areas of mastery for candidates:

1. First principles structuring. In a market where candidates are pushed to learn frameworks by heart, I teach candidates to develop the thinking process of consultants. That enables them to have a distinctive performance in interviews and an accelerated path during their first year in consulting.

2. Compelling storytelling. You cannot change your past, but you can get better at telling your story. Mastering this becomes a total enabler: getting more referrals by knowing how to present your experience, wowing interviewers with answers to personal fit questions and passing screening with distinctive CVs and Cover Letters.

3. Spike enhancement. Most candidates who are well-prepared fail because they are good at everything but great at nothing. MBBs, in particular, want marks of distinctiveness. I teach candidates how to grow inherent strengths into obvious spikes. Interviewers love it.  

To achieve these areas of mastery, my approach involves both coaching technique and mindset. The latter is often what enables my candidates to not only get multiple offers, but kick off their consulting careers with an advantage. 

Click ‘Show More’ to read in more detail about my full transparency commitment, how I maintain a 100% success rate and why I choose to serve less than half of the coaching demand I receive.

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5.0
Jun 04, 2024
by Lionila
Interview Coaching
Cristian is a fantastic coach! He is extremely knowledgeable about any topic in consulting and his advice is thought out and on point. He opens up new and right ways of thinking and behaving in any...
May 31, 2024
by Olga
May 02, 2024
Interview Coaching
I am preparing for MBA admissions and my experience with Cristian was great. Thanks for sharing your frameworks and experience.
Work Experience
Associate
McKinsey & Company
2017 - 2021
Owner
pathtoconsulting
2016 - now
Education
No degree
University of Oxford
0 - 0
Last Month
Coaching Master
Top 3 | 16 Coachings
Cristian has done 16 coachings in the last month.
Community Star
Top 3 | 160 Answers
Cristian wrote 160 answers in the Q&A last month.
Q&A Expert
Top 1 | 2,044 Upvotes
Cristian's answers have received 2,044 upvotes in the last month.
Top Case Author
Top 3
Cristian's cases have been solved 996 times in the last month.
Content King
Top 1
In the last month, Cristian's articles have been read 107 times.
Past Awards
Coaching Master
Cristian received an award for the most coachings 5 times in 2024.
Community Star
Cristian received an award for the most Q&A answers 5 in 2024.
Q&A Expert
Cristian's answers were among the best answers 5 times in 2024.
Top Case Author
Cristian's cases were among the most solved cases 5 times in 2024.
Content King
Cristian's articles were among the most-read blog articles 5 times in 2024.
Coaching Offers
Coaching Packages
USD 1,395
USD 1,139
Includes 5 sessions
5.0
13 Reviews
5 tailored sessions
Personal fit & case mastery
First principles thinking

Note: The base rate of this package is temporarily reduced. I will be increasing the price within the coming period. 

If you want to accelerate your recruitment process and maximize your chances of securing an offer, this package is for you. These five sessions are intended as a complete overhaul of your approach to case solving, personal fit story-lining and the overall recruitment process

Top Package
Path to Consulting Package
5.0
13 Reviews
5 tailored sessions
Personal fit & case mastery
First principles thinking
USD 1,395
USD 1,139
New
First Principles Structuring Masterclass
0.0
0 Reviews
Crack any case without ‘learned frameworks'
1-on-1 tailored to your strengths & weaknesses
Full suite of learning materials
USD 479
Single Coaching
Interview Coaching
60 Minutes
5.0
221 Reviews
USD 279 / h
Book time slot
CV Review
30 Minutes
5.0
221 Reviews
USD 199 / h
Book time slot
Interview Coaching + CV Review
90 Minutes
5.0
221 Reviews
USD 469 / h
Book time slot
Tests & Guides
New
Master the McKinsey PEI
0.0
0 Reviews
1.5h video course on developing distinctive PEI stories
Includes 3 recordings of real and successful McKinsey interview PEI stories
Includes the story structure template and the most frequent real PEI interview questions by dimension
USD 149
USD 99
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