We’re sometimes — though not often — asked during free consults, “Why should I work with Ivy Coach instead of another private college admissions consulting firm?” The folks who ask this question likely didn’t do their homework on Ivy Coach because if they did their homework they’d know that we’re only interested in working with people who are interested in working with us. And if after we’ve answered several of your questions, you still insist on asking this question, it’s probably not the right fit. The free consult is as much for us to glean whether you’re the right fit for us as it is for you to glean that we’re the right fit for you. Some folks seem to only think it’s a one way street, that we need to sell. We have zero interest in selling. If you don’t want to work with us, don’t.
Parents who ask us on free consults why they should hire Ivy Coach likely didn’t do their homework. Because that question implicitly asks us to sell. We won’t sell. And we’re quite open about it.
But after watching a recent episode of “Shark Tank,” we have a new answer to this question. An entrepreneur recently asked investor Kevin O’Leary (a.k.a. “Mr. Wonderful”), “Why do I want to make a deal with you?” Kevin’s response was something along the lines of, “I have tremendous experience in licensing. You can only wish you could make a deal with me.” At Ivy Coach, we have a tremendous amount of experience — a quarter century’s worth — of helping students gain admission to the colleges of their dreams. We optimize their chances of admission, so they can get into schools that they wouldn’t otherwise get into.
That’s our new answer to why you should hire Ivy Coach over other private college admissions consulting firms. Thanks Mr. Wonderful! And if folks don’t like our answer, we won’t lose any sleep over it. Not a wink.