Clara

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McKinsey | Awarded professor at Master in Management @ IE | MBA at MIT |+180 students coached | Integrated FIT Guide author
Instituto de Empresa Business School, Amazon, McKinsey & Company
English, French, Italian, Spanish
Spain (GMT +1)
$229 / hour
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MBB interview preparation (Business Case & FIT)
Tailored coaching plan from my library of original cases
Author of the Integrated FIT Preparation Guide in PrepLounge (https://www.preplounge.com/en/shop/tests-2/integrated-fit-guide-for-mbb-34)

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My Approach
  • My Approach
  • Reviews
  • Q&A Contributions
  • Education & Profession
  • Awards

*IMPORTANT: I offer bundle packages of 2, 5 and 7 interviews with progressive disccounts. See below my library of cases, and please reach out to me to check availability and prices, and see which one could be the best for you! Furthermore, this would include the Integrated FIT Guide for MBB (https://www.preplounge.com/en/shop/tests-2/integrated-fit-guide-for-mbb-34)

*IMPORTANT: To increase my community in this page, I am offering a disccount for the first meeting!  Please reach out to me to check availability. 

ABOUT ME

  • +2.5 years in consulting with McKinsey and Company
  • +1.5 year launching Amazon Business in Spain
  • Part of the recruiting team in both firms, having conduced and shadowed dozens of interviews. 
  • Professor at the Master in Management in the business institution Instituto de Empresa in Madrid, where I received the award for the best-rated professor of the year by the MiM students. 
  • Fully sponsored for MBA at MIT Sloan of Management
  • Experienced professor and coach, author of numerous preparation materials for the Master in Management and several consulting-prep pages. 

MY INTERVIEW PREPARTION FORMAT

Having received offers from McKinsey & Amazon (top employer from MBAs), plus having extense experience in interviewing myself, it became crystal clear to me that traditional frameworks don´t work! Consultancy and strategy is about thinking out-of-the-box and finding creative solutions to complex matters. 

Precisely for this, as professor in the Masters and as a coach, I prepare candidates to leave behind traditional frameworks and develop a creative, critical and holistic approach to master all types of cases. The well-known frameworks you find in case literature are a basic toolbox for solving certain types of problems, but they don´t teach you how to (1) approach a case, (2) draft a roadmap and (3) solve it. Hence, teaching how to approach ANY type of business problem with a holistic approach rather than "frameworks" is the philosophy of my sessions and key for their success. 

I am the author of my preparing materials, such as Preplounge´s FIT Guide (https://www.preplounge.com/en/shop/tests-2/integrated-fit-guide-for-mbb-34)  thought for ad-hoc sessions or as a part of a full coaching plan. Number of sessions can be tailored to your needs, contact me for creating a tailored plan!

Check here my latest FREE cases on PrepLounge: 

  • Telco start-up > https://www.preplounge.com/en/management-consulting-cases/interviewer-led-mckinsey-style/intermediate/supermovil-telco-startup-market-expansion-184
  • COVID impact > https://www.preplounge.com/en/management-consulting-cases/candidate-led-usual-style/intermediate/covid-19-impact-on-heathrow-airport-197

 

  • CASE 1: Highway privatization
    • Topic: Profitability structures
    • Key concepts: Profitability structure, revenue streams, cost groups and deep quantitative practice.
    • Industry: Capital Projects and Infrastructure, CAPEX
  • CASE 2: Airport capacity match
    • Topic: Hypothesis-driven structures
    • Key concepts: Cost cutting strategies, synergy calculation and complex math structure.
    • Industry: Airline
  • CASE 3: Italian groceries SME expansion
    • Topic: Market entry, growth strategy and product launch
    • Key concepts: Market entry structure: the integrated approach to all market-related cases (e.g., market Entry, new product launch, Acquisition, etc.)
    • Industry: Consumer good, groceries and distribution
  • CASE 4: Museum Opening
    • Topic: Pricing
    • Key concepts: Pricing structure: the integrated approach to all pricing cases (i.e., cost based, benchmark based and willingness-to-pay)
    • Industry: Leisure, non profit
  • CASE 5: Pharma operations
    • Topic: Value chain and operations
    • Key concepts: Value chain and product flow, distribution, consumers and decision makers.
    • Industry: Pharma and Healthcare
  • CASE 6: Credit cards introduction in restaurant
    • Topic: Break even and profitability
    • Key concepts: Profitability and assessment
    • Industry: Finance
  • CASE 7: Bank´s wedding
    • Topic: M&A
    • Key concepts: Synergies calculation: Revenue, cost and upsell opportunities
    • Industry: Banking and insurance
  • CASE 8: Telco Expansion
    • Topic: Market entry
    • Key concepts: Application of integrated approach to market-related cases and complex graph interpretation
    • Industry: Telecommunications
  • CASE 9: Kenyan beer manufacturing
    • Topic: Value chain
    • Key concepts: Value chain and product flow in developing countries
    • Industry: Retail
  • CASE 10: Land development
    • Topic: Scenarios assessment
    • Key concepts: Profitability assessment in scenarios
    • Industry: Finance and Real Estate

On top, all preparation plan should include at least 2 FIT interviews with a full overview of the different “question families”:

  • WHY: Why consulting? Why this company in particular? Why this role in particular?
  • BEHAVIOURAL QUESTIONS: Centered around leadership principals such as leadership, ownership, impact, bias for action, etc.

 

Clara's Coaching Package
GOT - Got your Offer Training
Includes 4 sessions
Includes Integrated FIT guide
Includes CV & CL review
Additional case material

The Got your Offer Training is and end-to-end preparation package, designed for candidates looking for a fast, action-oriented and intensive preparation for consulting interviews.

The value of the package (4 coaching sessions + offline material) is €846 / $936 -considering individual sessions and materials worth €50/$60-, but is offered at -20% discount, at €729 / $779.

The package encompasses:

  • Session 1: Highway privatization - Business case
    • Topic: Profitability structures
    • Key concepts: Profitability structure, revenue streams, cost groups and deep quantitative practice.
    • Industry: Capital Projects and Infrastructure, CAPEX
  • Session 2: Airport capacity match CASE - Business case
    • Topic: Hypothesis-driven structures
    • Key concepts: Cost cutting strategies, synergy calculation and complex math structure.
    • Industry: Airline
  • Session 3: FIT preparation
    • Key concepts: full overview of the different “question families”:
      • WHY: Why consulting? Why this company in particular? Why this role in particular?
      • BEHAVIOURAL QUESTIONS: Centered on leadership principals such as leadership, ownership, impact, bias for action, etc.
  • Session 4: ad-hoc depending on candidate’s needs. Other +10 from-scratch prepared cases can be found in my profile, covering a wide range of skills (market entry, pricing structures, M&A, value chain, etc.) and industries (telco, retail, banking, etc.)
  • +Aditional material: such as the Integrated FIT Preparation Guide and additional business cases for practice.  

Please reach out for personalizing your pack even further, since this is a suggestion that works for most candidates, but your case will be evaluated one-on-one!

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June 19, 2020 by Anonymous

I HIGHLY recommend anyone who is serious about getting into MBB or a career in consulting to work with Clara. She provided very insightful feedback (step-by-step) throughout our coaching session and more importantly, corrected my bad habits that may be detrimental to the real interviews. She taught me how to approach the case with a natural, holistic approach rather than blindly applying standard frameworks. For me, this is very crucial because I didn't realize I had developed a habit of mechanically applying standard frameworks to solve the cases until she brought it to my attention. Having intensive experience as an interviewer at both McKinsey and Amazon, she really knows the subtleties that separates good candidates from excellent candidates. On top of that, she is a very genuine and caring person who is very passionate in coaching!

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June 19, 2020 by Anonymous

Clara is great! She helps with all aspects of case preparation with real-time and effective feedback. She also provides insight into how to improve behavioral interviewing.

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