Bernard

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McKinsey & Company | Expert Coach |First-principles approach with Emotional Intelligence
McKinsey & Company
English, Portuguese, Spanish
United Kingdom (GMT +0)
$149 / hour
5
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Awards
5 Reviews

Top Skills

Conceptual and hypothesis-driven thinking
Emotional Intelligence
Business acumen for candidates without business degrees

My Approach

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Education & Profession

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My Approach
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Welcome to my profile!

The reason I am here is YOU. Practicing cases can be daunting. It is easy to get lost in frameworks and conflicting information. The detailed-oriented mindset from university is a barrier to prioritisation and top-down communication. I will empower you to showcase your strenghts and work on your weaknesses to succeed in your interviews!

I will briefly share my track record and the two approaches that define me:

1. TRACK RECORD

I have a strong track record on another platform, with 5-star rating. A very high percentage of clients returning for follow-up sessions and end up securing positions with top firms.

I have recently joined PrepLounge and have posted two MBB-style cases: COVID-19 vaccine and JimboTel. The COVID-19 case is already one of the top-ranked cases in Preplounge. 

2. FIRST-PRINCIPLES THINKING

Did you know that, in the first half of the 20th century, management consultants were called "management engineers"?

As a research scientist by training, I leveraged scientific principles to deconstruct business problems and unpack rules and relationships, regardless of industry. Through a first-principles approach, I guide my clients to ask fundamental questions to uncover these relationships, and assess their impact on the client's goal, rather than relying on pre-made models and frameworks. 

As I became a McKinsey consultant, first-principles and conceptual thinking gave me confidence and consistency as a problem-solver. As a coach, helping clients strengthen conceptual skills and approach problems with curiosity reduces the pressure for content memorisation. The interview preparation becomes enjoyable and effective.

3. EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

It is possible to challenge a client’s thinking and boost performance whilst creating openess where sustained learning can take place. Although emotions play a decisive role in interviews, they are rarely discussed. I want to change this paradigm.

At McKinsey, I received very positive feedback on my ability to build strong relationships with clients. Emotional Intelligence has a special place on my agenda. I recently completed a practical course on active listening, which helped me connect with my clients and identify the subtle behavioural cues that impact performance.

Finally, I am a global citizen (speak four languages), bringing the global perspective sought-after in consulting. I really enjoy meeting talented and ambitious people from different countries.  

Thank you for reading my profile and look forward to connecting!

Bernard

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