Florian

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#1 rated McKinsey Case and PEI Coach | 5 years at McKinsey | Mentorship Approach | 530+ McK interviews in 2021
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McKinsey Problem Solving/ Case Interview
McKinsey Personal Experience Interview
McKinsey Imbellus Game

Florian's Offers

The McKinsey Rocket - Get the offer
  • High-impact McKinsey coaching
  • 5x success rate vs. average
  • Case and PEI
Resume Review
  • Book a 30 minutes resume review
  • Send Florian your CV beforehand
  • Get detailed feedback and tips

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My Approach
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SUCCESS AND IMPACT: For recent success stories and testimonials of my high-impact McKinsey-focused coaching, see here: https://cutt.ly/uUGf2oF

January + February 2021: Please schedule your sessions early if possible since I am usually booked one week in advance and have limited short-term availability.

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I WILL GET YOU THAT MCKINSEY JOB!

5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD BOOK ME AS A COACH

  1. I became the #1 McKinsey coach (based on recommendation rate) within the first month of starting on PrepLounge and have kept that spot ever since. Other successful coaches on this platform have bought my McKinsey-specific products to guide their own efforts and I conduct between 50 and 60 McKinsey interviews per month for all countries and roles, from internship to full-time positions. You won't find a more updated and focused perspective on McKinsey. That is also why I have been selected to provide my insights about the McKinsey case interview (https://www.preplounge.com/en/mckinsey-interview) and the PEI (https://www.preplounge.com/en/mckinsey-pei) by PrepLounge.
  2. With 5 years at McKinsey, I know the recruiting process inside and out. I can help you ace the case interview and the PEI exactly like McKinsey wants you to succeed. My coachees continuously receive feedback from interviewers that they seem to be much better prepared than other candidates.
  3. Interviewing and coaching 100s of candidates, I have developed a system to tackle every McKinsey case and question type successfully, regardless of the context, industry, or functional expertise. You will learn how to think and communicate like a McKinsey consultant and not rely on pre-learned frameworks that would only hurt your performance in the real case. Candidates I mentor for 5 sessions have 5x the average success rate for McKinsey. See the link above for real success and offer rates.
  4. Our sessions do not have a time limit and I won't ‘sell’ you additional sessions. My cases are 2x as long as the typical McKinsey case interview, which will give you more opportunity to practice and me more observation points for feedback. Basically, each session you book with me is the equivalent of two sessions. I will take as long as you need to get through the case, your questions, and provide detailed feedback. Also, you will get an in-depth feedback sheet after our sessions. In between sessions,  I will provide mentorship and am available for questions of all kinds, usually responding within 1 hour during the day. I am doing this full-time since I left the firm and I am invested in your success! Additionally, I regularly advise candidates to cancel remaining sessions if their performance is already at the required level and I feel that an additional session would not be needed. I am interested in your success and not your money.
  5. My approach is 100% tailored to your needs. We can structure the sessions as you like according to your preferences and needs. I have a large library of proprietary, real McKinsey cases across industries and functions, both typical business cases as well as more creative cases that are increasingly employed during the interviews, covering up-to-date topics such as COVID, sustainability, etc., all with the real associated evaluation metrics. Also, I am happy to prepare tailored cases to fit your needs.

 

READ MORE ABOUT MY APPROACH BELOW

I have noticed that the information on the McKinsey application process, the case interviews, the PEI, and the Imbellus that is often circulated is either wrong, outdated, or assumed to be the same as for any other consulting firm. As a consequence, the advice given can be detrimental to your recruiting success with the firm.

After 5 years at McKinsey, I left in January 2020 to move on to the tech world and entrepreneurship. As an experienced interviewer and coach on the whole McKinsey application process, I have helped more than 4,000 people alone in the last two years with personal coaching and information products on McKinsey applications (including from before I joined PrepLounge as a coach).

How can I help you best?

I treat each case individually and offer you tailored coaching based on your background, current status in the application process, timeline, and personal goals.

Generally, my coaching is comprised of three steps:

1. OWN THE APPLICATION

I can help you pass the screening stage and get the invitation for the interviews by working on your cover letter and resume. As a former resume and cover letter screener, I know exactly what McKinsey is looking for in the application documents. In addition, I know how to make referrals work and how to network your way to an interview both from a consultant's perspective as well as from my own personal story back in 2014.

2. ROCK THE MCKINSEY SOLVE (IMBELLUS) GAME

Since November 2019, I have interviewed more than 320 candidates who took the new Solve (Imbellus or McKinsey Problem Solving) Game. Based on their experience and input from game design experts I partnered up with, I have devised strategies on how to prepare and how to take the test that will make your life much easier and improve your scores.

3. ACE THE CASE AND PERSONAL EXPERIENCE INTERVIEW

After 5 years with the firm, I can tell you exactly how to approach both elements of the McKinsey interview process, the Problem-Solving / Case Interview, and the Personal Experience Interview. 

McKinsey interviews are highly standardized and structured, always consisting of the same types of questions in order to be objective and reduce bias. You can use this to your advantage and I show you how. Learn from my insights into performance drivers and mistakes that I gained in 100s of interviews.

Case interview: I emulate a real-life interview situation testing all relevant dimensions (analytics, creativity, math, communication,…), using only up-to-date McKinsey case material and evaluation metrics.

Instead of learning generic frameworks, you will learn my system consisting of the most important habits for each stage and question of the case. With my habit toolkit, you will be able to solve any McKinsey case, regardless of industry or function.

Our sessions include detailed feedback on strengths and weaknesses as well as actionable improvement advice depending on your stage in the preparation process (from tackling major improvement levers to fine-tuning your performance). I will also send you structured written feedback after each session to summarize your performance, improvement ideas, and tips to improve each dimension on your own between sessions.

Personal experience interview: I will help you prepare and improve the right stories to align your fit with what McKinsey is looking for to make you stand out. I will demonstrate in our simulated mock interviews what stories about Entrepreneurial Drive, Inclusive Leadership, and Personal Impact are suitable and how to tell them in a way that resonates with McKinsey interviewers.

I will show you how to deliver your messages in both types of interviews with the most impact. Apply these techniques to pass this part of the interview easily.

As one of my coachees phrased it: 

In hindsight, I find it hard to imagine a better, more time-efficient, practice. I ended up feeling really confident for the interview and got the offer.

Lastly, our sessions take as long as we need. I am not bound by a 60-minute time window, and usually, they last around 80 to 90 minutes if needed.

Please reach out if you have any questions.

I am looking forward to working with you!

Florian

 

 

Florian's Coaching Package
The McKinsey Rocket - Get the offer
Includes 5 sessions
High-impact McKinsey coaching
5x success rate vs. average
Case and PEI

6 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD BOOK THIS PROGRAM

  1. I became the #1 McKinsey coach (based on recommendation rate) within the first month of starting on PrepLounge and have kept that spot ever since. Other successful coaches on this platform have bought my McKinsey-specific products to guide their efforts.
  2. With 5 years at McKinsey, I know the recruiting process inside and out. I can help you ace the case interview and the PEI exactly like McKinsey wants you to succeed. My coachees continuously receive feedback from interviewers that they seem to be much better prepared than other candidates.
  3. Interviewing and coaching 100s of candidates, I have developed a system to tackle every McKinsey case and question type successfully, regardless of the context, industry, or functional expertise. You will learn how to think and communicate like a McKinsey consultant and not rely on pre-learned frameworks that would only hurt your performance in the real case. Candidates I mentor for 5 sessions have 5x the average success rate for McKinsey. See the link above for real success and offer rates.
  4. Our sessions do not have a time limit. My cases are 2x as long as the typical McKinsey case interview, which will give you more opportunity to practice and me more observation points for feedback. Basically, each session you book with me is the equivalent of two sessions. I will take as long as you need to get through the case, your questions, and provide detailed feedback. Also, you will get an in-depth feedback sheet after our sessions. In between sessions,  I will provide mentorship and am available for questions of all kinds, usually responding within 1 hour during the day. I am doing this full-time and I am invested in your success!
  5. My approach is 100% tailored to your needs. We can structure the sessions as you like according to your preferences and needs. I have a large library of real McKinsey cases across industries and functions, both typical business cases as well as more creative cases that are increasingly employed during the interviews, covering up-to-date topics such as COVID, sustainability, etc., all with the real associated evaluation metrics. Also, I am happy to prepare tailored cases to fit your needs.
  6. The program includes my McKinsey Solve Game Guide for free (more than 100 pages + Excel templates + video tutorials) [VALUE OF EUR 64], which has helped more than 4,000 candidates since November 2019 and is based on the feedback of more than 320 test-takers as well as my Case Interview Math Mastery Program (20 part video course and 2000 practice examples) [VALUE OF EUR 89].

 

FAST TRACK YOUR MCKINSEY PREPARATION AND GET THE OFFER

 

  • SAVE TIME
    • I will tell you what to improve and how to improve right from the start to optimize your preparation and bring you on the right track early-on
    • I will create a tailored preparation plan for in-between sessions for you to work on my feedback
    • I will connect you with my network of coachees that also prepare for McKinsey interviews to make sure you spend your valuable time by practicing only with other strong candidates
  • GET THE OFFER
    • Practice with real McKinsey-like cases, real McKinsey-like feedback, and a real McKinsey interviewer perspective to make sure you are learning the correct skills and habits
    • This program will significantly increase your chances to get an offer with McKinsey as long as you are ready to work hard and able to deal with honest feedback

 

The program includes 5 sessions:

  • 4 real McKinsey-style cases, covering the specific question types that only McKinsey is using. I usually make the case longer so you have more opportunity to practice and I have more observation points for feedback: around 40 to 60 min case and 20-30 min detailed debrief + feedback sheet and performance tracking across sessions
  • 1 personal fit interview simulation, during which we will go through your 3 stories in great detail (3 stories per interview, one for each dimension) and I teach you what to highlight to stand out from the rest
  • Can also be tailored to your specific needs

 

I will show you how to deliver your messages in both types of interviews with the most impact. As one of my coachees phrased it: 

In hindsight, I find it hard to imagine a better, more time-efficient, practice. I ended up feeling really confident for the interview and got the offer.


P.S. für deutschsprachige Kandidaten habe ich spezielle Tipps für McKinsey Deutschland

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February 26, 2021 by Anonymous

Today was my 2nd session with Florian. Florian's coaching has been so effective that I decided to leave a review for the package right now (and I will come back to edit this after every session).

Sessions with Florian are amazing for 5 reasons:
1. He is extremely attentive and gives you very detailed feedback in the form of a Google Sheet. The sheet even contains examples of how you should approach the exact math questions in the case.

2. His coaching is focused on building up the right habits so that you come across as confident and always in control of the case, regardless of what is asked. It will take multiple sessions with peers to truly internalise these habits, but it will undoubtedly be worth it! In between my 2 sessions, I have improved tremendously and am certain that I will be bullet proof by the time we finish our sessions.

3. The cases Florian uses are very well-designed. They are quite difficult and contain many traps. This is extremely beneficial as you will make mistakes and learn how to avoid them in the future.

4. Florian goes above and beyond to help you succeed. He spent an additional 30 minutes with me on my first session to make sure I knew exactly how I performed and what I could do better.

5. He also suggested highly actionable next steps for me to train my structuring skills and internalise the habits he taught during the session outside of peer sessions.

Overall, booking sessions with Florian are definitely worth it, regardless of where you are in your casing journey!

EDIT: Just finished my 3rd session with Florian and I have improved by leaps and bounds. Again, if you're thinking of being coached by Florian, do it!

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September 06, 2021 by Anonymous

If you're looking for a flexible coach who gives you more confidence and a structured approach for your upcoming McKinsey interviews, I can most definitely recommend Florian as a coach! His five coaching sessions were exactly what I needed to feel well-prepared for going into the final round of interviews - despite not having too much case experience in advance - and which, in the end, helped me to succeed and get the offer!

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May 18, 2021 by Sophia

I got an offer!!! Florian has been really helpful for this achievement. He explains in detail each part of the case and tells you what you have to improve and some ideas of how you can do it. I recommend Florian to anyone who wants someone to rock their interview

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December 27, 2021 by Anonymous

I just received an offer from Mckinsey and I’m beyond grateful to Florian for the invaluable coaching he provided. Having been through consulting interviews in the past, I feel I was much more prepared, polished, and structured this time thanks to Florian’s coaching. I can’t recommend Florian enough and would highly recommend working with him to take your casing to the next level. Some of the factors that set his coaching apart are below:

1. Coaching on overall case flow: Florian’s coaching is structured around the different case components and is focused on repeatedly reinforcing the best practices for each component as well as the transitions between components, until it feels very natural, and you can perform them under stress. He does this through detailed feedback and difficult cases that test you well.
2. Detailed feedback: Florian provides a detailed feedback sheet with best practices and areas for improvement on each component of the cases he gives you. I found this invaluable as I could focus on hearing the feedback from him during the post case review and then go back to the sheet for more detailed information after the session. These sheets became an important part of my preparation and were critical in guiding my practice.
3. Case difficulty: Florian’s cases are generally harder than the cases you’ll find in the interviews which is great because you’ll have built strong case habits that’ll make the interview process much easier
4. Case partners: Florian coaches several highly committed and competitive candidates at the same time and connects you with them so you have very strong case partners to practice with even outside of the sessions. This was hugely important in helping me build out the habits that Florian would coach me on
5. PEI: Florian’s experience shines in helping with PEI as he was able to help me structure my stories in the right way as well as ensure that the core elements that McK is looking for are highlighted well. His feedback helped me structure even the stories that I did not speak with him about and my interviewers told me they were quite impressed with them.

Finally, Florian is an extremely supportive and flexible coach and I always felt he was invested in my success. He went out of his way to schedule calls at times convenient to me and took care to prepare for each session according to my areas of development we discussed. In addition, he was always ready to answer any question I had about any part of the process or about working with McKinsey in general and that went a long way in calming my nerves at each stage. Overall I’m very pleased I worked with him and cant recommend him highly enough.

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October 23, 2021 by Anonymous

I got an offer from McKinsey and would undoubtedly recommend Florian as a coach!

My recommendation is underpinned by the following 3 reasons:
Each session is tailored to your competence and aims to help you improve as much as possible. One way of doing so is to provide you with super detailed feedback after *each* session in the form of a Google Sheet
Florian seems truly committed to your success by spending extra time when it is suitable for both, and always patiently explaining any concerns you may have. He has also been very accessible via email between sessions.
Florian’s focus on building and internalizing the right habits helped me come across as more natural when discussing the case. I think this ability can be a differentiator in the actual interviews. For me, being able to build on these habits helped me go into my interviews with a more confident mindset.

Overall, these sessions exceeded my expectations and I am so grateful for the skills Florian has taught me.

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