Heidi Hillis Reviews

Company: Fortuna Admissions

Heidi Hillis graduated from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1998, where she was the student chair of the Global Management Program (GMP) and helped craft the first Global Management Immersion Experience (GMIX) to China in 1997. For several years she served as an alumni interviewer for the Stanford GSB.

Heidi’s 24-year career in business has taken her across the globe, helping her to develop a truly international perspective on the value of a business education.  She has worked as a director of micro-finance for a nonprofit in Russia, a amanagement consultant for McKinsey & Co. in London, a senior product manager for a European e-commerce company, and a finance director for a major South American telecom. Most recently she helped launch an industrial minerals company in southern Chile.

In the course of her career Heidi has created several business internship programs and has interviewed hundreds of job applicants. In addition to the MBA she holds an MA (1991) and BA (1990) from Stanford University.

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Based on 23 reviews
April 28, 2017

Joined: Apr 26, 2017

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8 hour package


I hired Fortuna for the 8-hour package and Heidi was assigned as my coach.
Heidi did a fantastic job helping me with both my GSB and HBS applications and I would strongly recommend this package and Heidi as coach to future candidates.

Initially, Heidi helped me develop a strategy for each school and provided advice and resources for my recommendations. I used most my hours, however, to get her assistance on the essays. Here, she helped me dig deep to bring out my authentic story and also tailor my message for each school. The quality of my essays was far better than I would have ever done alone.

Finally, when my HBS application was successful she helped me prep by doing a practice interview with me which really helped build my confidence.

I highly recommend working with Heidi, she is professional and has great knowledge on what both HBS and GSB are looking for. She provided invaluable insights and I am truly grateful for her help along my MBA journey.

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April 20, 2017

Joined: Jan 30, 2013

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Good experience with Fortuna


Heidi was able to help me refine my application by helping me to explore my personality and key motivations in greater detail, enabling me to considerably strengthen my application. I was ultimately successful in several applications. Fortuna also took the time to have a personalised call at the beginning of the process.

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April 11, 2017

Joined: Aug 13, 2016

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Fantastic Introspective Work


I believe this is a service people should sign up for even if they aren't even applying to school at all. In particular, my consultant (Heidi) did a great job of probing my mind and helping me figure out what matters most to me. The entire package doubled as a fantastic "life coaching" experience that I will cherish for the rest of my career. And to top it all off, I was given services to put together a very comprehensive and compelling application package that allowed me to stand out (even as "Just another engineer").

I now know what my overarching goals are for both my pre and post-MBA timeline. I believe this is more important than even the MBA itself. I've learned that the MBA and "training" is only a means to an end....the "will" and "passion" is literally everything.

I would 100% do it again and recommend it to everyone I know.

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