Below we share some thank you letters from FirmsConsulting members around the world. If you would rather see >100 detailed testimonials from clients, you can visit this page. Over the years we have received thousands of thank you emails, cards, thank you gifts sent to our offices and we just started sharing those so it will take some time for this page to be sufficiently populated (since our priority is always developing and releasing content for FC members and other core FC work. Not updating the thank you messages page :-)). However, the messages below are a good start and will be very helpful for newer members to get a sense of how other FC members make the most of FirmsConsulting training.
Thank you letters from FirmsConsulting members:
I remember several podcasts over the years when you mentioned how much you enjoy working on Christmas. This crossed my mind when I woke up today, so I just wanted to drop a note of thanks for everything you’ve done for us FC Insiders and the whole FC/StrategyTraining community. I don’t know how you do it, but I am so grateful that you do!
I look forward to many more years of learning and achieving together.
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From: Tim XXXX <[email protected]>
Date: Sun, Dec 16, 2018 at 1:13 AM
Subject: Feedback: Thanks, Strategy App, Memoirs
To: FC Support <[email protected]
Hi Kris and Firmsconsulting,
I would like to take a moment to thank you for the valueable program. I scored my dream job with Roland Berger which I never thought I would have a chance to get it. Only the TCO videos made me ready for the interview. Big thanks.
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From: Amit Xxxxxx <email@example.com>
Date: Sat, Dec 15, 2018 at 12:23 PM
Subject: Deeply Thankful to Firms Consulting
To: <[email protected]
Hello, I deeply appreciate Firms Consulting for the indispensable knowledge provided through the podcasts. It changed my life significantly. I changed countries and managed to get a job in the private equity market as an Analyst.
From:Deepak Xxxxxx<[email protected]>
Date: Thu, Nov 22, 2018 at 9:26 PM
Subject: Re: Premium membership – guidance on how to make the most of FC training
To: Kris Safarova <[email protected]
Hi Kris, I just wanted to drop a note to wish you, Michael and the entire Firmsconsulting team a very Happy Thanksgiving. I hope you took my questions as only a matter of curiosity and how the billing plans worked. I cannot pay enough for the value and education I get from Firmsconsulting every single day. Every day and especially today I’m filled with gratitude that I’m able to learn from leaders like Michael and Kevin – and to have leaders like yourself invested so personally in my success.
Thank you for everything that you do – itmattersfor me in my life.
Many Thanks and deepest gratitude,
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From: Ben xxx xxxxxx <[email protected]>
Date: Sun, Oct 28, 2018 at 3:35 AM
Subject: Mail of appreciation
To: [email protected] <[email protected]>
Ever since the beginning of my interest in management consulting, I have listened to your podcasts. They have been of immense value and pleasure to me, and I would like to thank you for it. The way you focus on so much more than just the job, is amazing. Barely have I ever heard someone talking about values and clients first the way you do. Therefore, you are the best example in terms of what a management consultant should be, in my opinion.
I hope that you and Firmsconsulting will keep doing what you are doing. And again, thank you for the value you have created.
Kind regards from Belgium
Ben xxx xxxx
Great work Kris and all the team,
I look forward to enjoying the new features. I’ve found myself repeatedly returning to long ago view series e.g. Digital & IT Study and the LAB Mkt Entry study for ongoing projects and each time I watch an episode there’s another little insight that I’d missed the first time around that is perfect for the engagement I’m working on.
So thanks again
and warm regards as always
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From:Amish xxxxxxxx<[email protected]>
Date: Thu, Oct 25, 2018 at 11:42 PM
Subject: Re: Interviewing at Infosys – Would Appreciate Your Guidance on Negotiation
To: Kris Safarova <[email protected]>
Hi Kris,This finally came through and I got the job. The process took months but eventually I was able to get the role and compensation I was aiming for.
Thank you for your help and guidance.
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From: Lidya Xxxxxxxx <[email protected]>
Date: Wed, Nov 7, 2018 at 3:16 AM
Subject: Thank you — I Climbed Mount Krakatoa, Working on amending Resume
To: <[email protected]
Hope your study is doing well.
I appreciate your feedback about making the most of FCInsiders. I expect to amend my resume by next-week, using your framework on Tom’s session.
I climbed Mount Krakatoa, won a salsa-dancing cup, and won a Gold Medal on Olympiad — To see how impactful your training has been, here are attached on what I thought about authenticity in my context of resume and my resume edit thus far. Irrespective of the end-result, I have enjoyed learning from FCInsiders thus far.
On a side-note, I find it charming that you mentioned to Tom in around section 40 that you are fond of watching Betty Liu in Bloomberg. I enjoy her work too, and since Betty is now off-air, my equivalent is watching Andrew Sorkin in the New York Times Conference. On the latest conference, Peter Thiel’s strikes a similar tone, having listened to your conversation with Tom in around section 50. Thank you for the insight !
Also, my sincerest apologies for not sending a thank-you note right away. I would like to be thoughtful by showing the rate of improvement on my side, and I was indeed floored when you mentioned in Tom’s session that you consider the gesture of not-sending a thank you note right-away a faux-pass.
Since the latest-response sent were from FCsupport, and I have sent my thank-you to the FCsupport email, best regards to Kris as the CEO, and the rest of the team at FC as well.
Thank you Michael.
|Dmytro xxxxxxx (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:|
thanks for checking in. Training programs, as well as materials posted
by the firmsconsulting on the YouTube, helped me a lot and even more… I
could not find the right words to emphasize that. I’d say that helped me to
understand what structured, problem-driven, and goal-oriented thinking is;
whats in between the question and respective data-driven decision; and of
course real life examples, which make it really addictive to follow 🙂
p.s. skills explained-trained-exposed across studying material are no
harder that any other skills, are they? It’s just a matter of once’s
attitude to them and his/her willingness to strive to get it)
Best regards, your listener Dmytro Xxxxxxxxx
Tue, Sep 18, 10:29 AM (7 days ago)
Thank you for advice and prompt reply. I will follow it.
I would like to express my sincere gratitude to you, Michael, Kevin and all your team not only for incredibly insightful and valuable programs, but for being a role model. I appreciate your highest business standards, intelligence and ethical values. You give a chance to grow professionally and, moreover, personally. I will continue learning from you.
Accept my heartfelt gratitude.
Firstly, I want to make a request that you should be my friend forever. Lols!
I’m so happy to stumble on your story. I guess that was when i was researching for a blueprint book on the best way to do consulting and found your site some how.
Your story was so fascinating to say the least and i saw myself in your story and since then – about 3 weeks ago – have decided to realign my thoughts and go after my dream.
That’s the power of ‘Story – Sharing’.
The last point on your latest post – i am really far behind to start…. – is what compelled me to write back to you and appreciate you.
I want to say thank you for your encouragement – paraphrasing you – the years still to cover in life holds a lot more than to give up now! No!
I hope to keep in touch and stay blessed.
Dear Mr Boricki,
thank you very much for taking the time to share your knowledge and experience through the Case interviews & Management Consulting podcast. While I have just recently found the podcast, the episodes have already been immensely helpful to me in developing a better picture of the consulting world.
Currently I am in the process of finishing my Master’s degree in biotechnology and planning to go into consulting once I graduate. Your advice has warned me about several pitfalls which I will now know to avoid during the application process.
Thank you once again for making this knowledge available.
Greetings from Germany,
How FC Insiders use How to build an innovation division program
From:Xxxxx Xxxxxxxxx<[email protected]>
Date: Mon, Sep 3, 2018 at 7:17 PM
Subject: Status update
Progress status so far:
Objective: To lead a profitable & growing operational turnaround firm/practice (find a low performing company->improve its operations & productivity->get success fee; key methodology – Theory of Constraints)
Critical path steps:
1) Build strong operational turnaround skills: DONE. I decided to buy/outsource such skills instead. I got in touch with an Israeli TOC expert with 30 years of operational turnaround experience, Xxxxxx Xxxxxx, ex-CEO of XXXX Group. I got him to come to XXXXX last month and started to bring him to Xxxx clients. Also have got good connections with TOC experts in India, where TOC is a super hot topic nowadays. CHALLENGE: almost exhausted budget for Xxxx’s arrivals & time.
2) Constantly have a pull of target companies ready for operational turnaround: ONGOING. Moving in 2 directions here:
- Direct sales with a help of Xxxxxx. I broke all possible XXXXX rules & traditions here. Bottom-line: we had an excellent presentation with a major construction company, where 3 out of 5 VPs said that they have seen a lot of consultants recently proposing all sorts of improvement opps, but our presentation was the best. CHALLENGE: Our fees were also the highest, but with a fee having 70% at risk (paid upon productivity enhancement of 30%+). They are thinking, expecting reply this or next week. Can’t wait.
- Cross-sales with other XXXXX practices. I requested a meeting with XXXXX Sr Partner dealing with Restructuring & M&A. Expect to meet him this or next week. Would like to offer him to bring me to his PE clients having a need of turning their production facilities around. Preparing my pitch to the guy. Will try to moderate it the same way Xxxxxx did from the Innovations practice podcast.
UNEXPECTED CHALLENGE: My practice partner seems jealous that I am becoming more autonomous and am proposing Euro 2M deals to big clients.
3)Build credentials by successfully delivering 2-3 operational turnaround projects: TBD
4) Build a capable team (having skills in TOC, Lean, operational turnarounds): TBD
5) Have firm set & ready: DONE. I have got a company registered on me, called Operating Partners. No deals are done via the firm obviously, as I am working at XXXXX. I will see how things go within XXXXX and later will decide whether I stay at XXXXX or lead my own firm.
So, slowly but I am moving forward. Your podcasts on Building Innovations Practice are very relevant and helpful.
Will keep you posted.
An example of thank you emails about How to develop big insights series
From:George Xxxxxxx<[email protected]>
Date: Wed, Aug 1, 2018 at 1:57 PM
Subject: How to develop insights series – Thank you!!
Thank you very much for putting up such a unique and brilliant program. As you mentioned, it’s going to be initially tough to implement this technique at work as it’s going to be a new way (Atleast for me). But with time I can see how it’s going to add value in the long term.
An example of case Interviews programs feedback
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From:Xxxxxxx Xxxxxxxx<[email protected]>
Date: Wed, Jul 11, 2018 at 3:45 AM
Hi Kris and Michael,
Thank you very much for your reply. As an update to the previous email. I went through with the interviews and have received an offer from BCG Singapore. Your videos were very helpful in preparing for the case interviews. They are also looking to expand the financial services practice in the region and I think I have the right background and relevant experience for what they need.
However, in the end after discussion with a number of people, I have decided to decline the offer and stick with OW, largely for the reasons that you have mentioned in the previous email. I think it is the right choice for me at this point in time.
Again, thank you for your advice and your effort in building up all these content. I will continue to follow the Firmsconsulting programs. What you are providing is really unique and valuable for both aspiring consultants and experienced professionals. Best of luck for your continued success!
——— Forwarded message ———From: Raman Xxxxxx <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, Nov 12, 2018 at 2:36 AMSubject: BCG Offer Accepted – Senior Associate, xxxxxxxxxx, SE AsiaTo: Kris Safarova <[email protected]
Hope you are doing good. I will be grateful if you could kindly forward this email to Michael and request him to read it.
Hope you are doing good.
This email / message is specifically to say Thank You to you! I am delighted to inform you that I have accepted an offer for the role of a Senior Associate in the xxxxxxxxxxx practice of BCG SE Asia.
To give you a quick background, I a non-MBA (Engineer) from a non-target University in India. I have about 8 years of professional experience and am currently a Manager in the xxxxxxx practice of a Big 4 firm in SE Asia.
I had interviewed with BCG in 2016 and like many other candidates, started my case interview preparation using Case In Point after receiving the first round interview call.
During the feedback call, the Project Leader who interviewed me was kind enough to mention that I had the raw skills and hence, he was moving me to the second round interview. The interesting part is that he asked me about the resources that I had used to prepare and I mentioned Case In Point. After hearing this, he advised me to prepare using Victor Cheng’s resources. After preparing for about 3 weeks, I appeared for the second round interview. However, I was rejected. But, I was given positive feedback overall.
In 2018, I was lucky enough to be scouted by a BCG Recruiter for the same role in the same practice in the same office! This time I was well prepared, since I had used the last 2 years to keep in touch with case interview skills and diligently prepared using Victor Cheng’s and Firmsconsulting’s resources. I received the offer after clearing 5 case interview rounds!
To be honest with you, apart from the case in the first round interview (profitability case with 6 graphs), all the other cases were abstract cases (which required a custom issue tree on the spot). Each case was a shortened version of the actual client case that the interviewer had worked on!
In summary, all TCO videos, your articles and podcasts (wisdom) were the main resources I used to develop structured thinking and crack these case interviews. No matter how tired I was after work, I would come back and do at least one TCO case everyday! Your humor does come in handy 🙂 Solving the cases while listening to your voice on TCO videos was a delight!
I am happy to mention that I thoroughly enjoyed both the preparatory and case interview phases. For me, each case is like solving a puzzle and I can’t seem to stop digging to find out what happens in the end.
I will be starting my new job in January 2019 and will use the next 2 months preparing for BCG. I plan on renewing my premium membership to go through the ‘First 90 days in consulting’ program. I also plan to read all the articles on your blog once more.
1. Kindly advise if there are any other resources that I may use to prepare for BCG. Working at BCG has been my dream for about 6-7 years and I’m in this for the long haul! (I also loved solving cases).
2. Kindly keep your articles / resources flowing in. You are an inspiration to many many young people like me and no amount of Thanks is enough for the wisdom that you share 🙂
I wish I could talk to you / meet you in person someday 🙂
If you visit Xxxxxx / Xxxxxx, please do write to me 🙂
Examples of thank you emails related to promotion as a result of using FC training
I want to let you know that I got promoted today and my promotion has to do a lot with applying the lessons that I learnt from your various programs. In the firm I am working, it normally takes 2 years minimum to reach this position but I made it in one. The reason is very simple. I strictly followed the lessons from your memoir and 21 day programs.
I personally want to Thank you and the firmsconsulting team for putting such great programs. And also to your adhoc suggestions whenever I was stuck. I am working now on implementing lessons from other programs as well and take my career forward. Thank you once again.
On Mon, Nov 5, 2018 at 12:59 AM <[email protected]com> wrote:
Hope all is well on your side. Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.
I was promoted this year to Senior Manager in PwC – huge part of it is your coaching and support, as well as FC materials which is use on more or less daily basis, to outperform the peers.
When could we schedule the next call?