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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.

Cheers, Kris

Thank you letters from FIRMSconsulting members:

From: Rashid Xxxxxx<[email protected]>
Date: Thu, Aug 1, 2019 at 1:25 AM
Subject: I Got the Offer!
To: Michael <[email protected]>

Hi Michael,

It’s been a while since we connected last time.

I am happy to inform you that I got an offer to rejoin Xxxxx (McKinsey Implementation in Xxxxxxxx) as a Partner. My expected starting date is October 2019.

I would like to reconnect with you to discuss the return to Management Consulting and how to be a star performed and to accelerate my journey to be come a Senior Partner.

Please let me know when can we reconnect.

Kind regards,

Rashid

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From: Beau Xxxxxx <[email protected]>
Date: Thu, Jul 25, 2019 at 9:46 AM
Subject: RE: FC Insider Monthly Activation
To: Kris Safarova <[email protected]>

Hi Kris:

In the movie “Elf”, there’s a scene where Peter Dinklage’s character (a world-famous author of children’s books) tells his clients, “There’s this one idea that I’m PSYCHED OUT OF MY MIND about!”  That’s how I’d describe the FC webcasts I’ve listened to this month (so far, about 140).  The positive impact has been immediate across both personal and professional areas. It’s uncanny: I often feel as if Michael –whom I don’t know- has climbed inside my head and is delivering a personal message tailored to my specific situation.

And as a reminder, please manually reactivate my Insiders status on my renewal data (July 28).

Thank you again for granting me the Insider status!  I am very grateful to be part of “the Family”.

Best regards,

Beau

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From: Titus Xxxxxxxx <[email protected]>
Date: Fri, Jul 12, 2019 at 9:38 AM
Subject: Thank you note
To: Kris Safarova <[email protected]>

Hi Kris,

Thank you very much in the support you’ve brought me over the years and the discussions we had. I remember how you supported me 3 years ago to join the case coaching, which has been helpful to develop my foundational skills and values/principles.

I’ve been extended Bain & BCG offers in Xxxxxxxx, which is nice. It’s a beginning and still all life to improve the foundations and deliver quality work & have impact.

Again, thank you very much for your support and please let me know if there’s anything I can help FC with. I will continue to talk to my school, as I think that FC content could be transformational for some students. 🙂

Best regards,

Titus

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From: Gabriel Xxxx Xxxxxxx<[email protected]>
Date: Sun, Jul 14, 2019 at 11:41 AM
Subject: Gratitude Email
To: <[email protected]>

Hello.

My name is Gabriel, I’m a 22 years old Business Administration Undergraduate, soon to graduate, and preparing to apply to Bain&Company Xxxxxx.

I’m writing to thank you for the good, free, podcast content. I’ve just recently started listening to it and it’s giving me a lot of insights. I’m sure it’s going to help me develop a better performance.

Best regards,

Gabriel.

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From: Tom Xxxxx<[email protected]>
Date: Thu, Jul 11, 2019 at 4:51 AM
Subject: Re: You may lose Insider Status in 24 hrs
To: Kris Safarova (Firmsconsulting) <[email protected]>

Hi Kris,

Very grateful for this flag, I hadn’t intended for membership to lapse and I have now completed payment.

Your training has been invaluable in accelerating my career to the stage I have reached so far (from Engineering to Audit firm corp’ finance and consulting) and will be important for the future. Such a great investment and thanks to you and Micheal again. The mantra of not conforming to what society had intended for me lives with me every day!

Best Regards,

Tom Xxxxx

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From: Александр Xxxxxx <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, Jun 17, 2019 at 4:18 PM
Subject: Re: Your FC membership
To: Kris Safarova <[email protected]>

Hi Kris,

I want to tell you that I decided to cancel the subscription.

Michael’s materials were the most useful source of education that I’ve had in the last few years. 90% of what I learned about consulting comes from FC, and it definitely had more impact on my career then any other source of education. Michael’s ideas got deeply into my thinking and I might spend hours reflecting on some of the episodes. I even noticed that it took me like a year to understand some of the concepts which is crazy.

Unfortunately, I have to go. In the last few months I noticed that I can’t organize myself to allocate time for FC materials. Which is awful. I’m lost too much in the consulting and start-up routine and not disciplined enough to invest my time into education. That’s my bad.

Thank you for all your effort and knowledge that you share. Please keep doing it in the very sincere way you do it. I think that ideas you spread are extremely powerful and do change the world for the better. FC is a brand that I would without any doubt recommend to my dearest friends and relatives.

Hope to get back to FC soon.

Best,

Alex

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From: Titus Xxxxxxxxx <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, Jun 17, 2019 at 10:01 AM
Subject: Update Titus // Offer Bain & graduation
To: Kris Safarova <[email protected]>

 

Dear Kris,

Hope this message finds you well.

Short note to let you know that I have received a Bain Offer in Xxxxxx for Full Time, Associate Consultant, starting Nov. 2019.

Have also an offer for top trainee program at BASF and upcoming interviews with BCG (R2) and McKinsey. I am continuing the coaching with Michael this regarding and FC Insider programs to develop.

Just graduated from XXXXX (pictures below for you) this Friday and celebrated with friends and family – wanted to share this moment with you.

I am grateful for our discussions (in difficult times) and wanted to thank you for your support in the background and the great programs at FC, which are inspirational and life changing. There are many things for me to continue to develop on and learn. I much appreciated your continued support in the process.

It would be lovely to meet you at some point in Xxxxxxx or Xxxxx / Xxxxxx, please let me know if you’d be passing through at some point.Again, thank you for your support.

Kind regards from Xxxxxxxx,

Titus

Ps – You can find me on picture_1 to the right and picture_2 to the left with friends. Thank you again for your support along the way. 🙂

 

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From: Salman Xxxxxxxxx@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, Jun 16, 2019 at 8:17 AM
Subject: Mckinsey offer received – Request for Insider access
To: <[email protected]>

Hello,

I am pleased to inform you that I received an offer from Mckinsey Xxxxxxxx. I will be joining as an implementation consultant after 2 weeks. The material and techniques I learnt at firmconsulting was key to helping me pass the 7 interviews. Special thanks to Micheal for all the training videos and sharing his insightful tips.

I seek your support to grant me access to the advanced strategy training content (Insider access). I was told during an interview by a Mckinsey AP that they rarely hire experienced candidates (I have 11 years supply chain industry experience with no consulting background).

I would like to dispel the myth that “experienced candidates find it challenging to acclimatize”. Since i’ll be joining Mckinsey in 2 weeks, having Insider access at this time will improve my chances of making a good start and achieve long term success at Mckinsey.

I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks in advance for your consideration.

Your loyal member,

Salman

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From: Brian Xxxxxxxxx <[email protected]>
Date: Tue, Dec 25, 2018 at 4:14 AM
Subject: Merry Christmas!
To: [email protected] <[email protected]>

Michael,
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.

Sincerely,

Brian

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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.

xxxx

Tim

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From: Amit Xxxxxx<xxxxxxx@gmail.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.

XXX ….

AMIT Xxxxxx

From: Deepak Xxxxxx<[email protected]>

Date: Thu, Nov 22, 2018at 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 – it matters for me in my life.
Many Thanks and deepest gratitude,

Deepak

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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]>

Dear Michael,

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

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From: John Xxxxxx<[email protected]>
Date: Sun, Nov 11, 2018 at 5:31 PM
Subject: Re: Changes to FC. Important Email
To: <[email protected]>

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

John

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From: Amish Xxxxxxxx<[email protected]>
Date: Thu, Oct 25, 2018at 11:42 PM
Subject: Re: Interviewing at Infosys – Would Appreciate Your Guidance on Negotiation
To: Kris Safarova <[email protected]>

Hi Kris,Thisfinally 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.
Regards,

Amish

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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]>

Dear Michael,

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.

Warm regards,

Lidya

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Dmytro xxxxxxx (xxxxxx@gmail.com) wrote:
Dear Kriss,

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

Natalia xxxxxxxxx

Tue, Sep 18, 10:29 AM (7 days ago)

Dear Kris,

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.

Kindest regards,

Natalya

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From: Adewale Xxxxxx <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, Nov 26, 2018 at 4:22 PM
Subject: Thank God I Found You
To: <[email protected]>

Dear Kris,

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.

Joshua.

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From: Andreas Xxxxx <xxxxxxxxxxxxx@gmail.com>
Date: November 12, 2018 at 7:37:27 AM PST
To: [email protected]
Subject:Thank you!

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,

Andreas Xxxxx

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

Hi Michael,

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Thanks,

Xxxxxxx

 

An example of thank you emails about How to develop big insights series

From:George Xxxxxxx<[email protected]>
Date: Wed, Aug 1, 2018at 1:57 PM
Subject: How to develop insights series – Thank you!!

To: Michael Boricki<[email protected]>

Hi Michael,
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 (Atleastfor me). But with time I can see how it’s going to add value in the long term.
Thanks again.

Kind regards,

George

An example of case Interviews programs feedback

From: Xxxxxxx Xxxxxxxx<[email protected]>
Date: Wed, Jul 11, 2018at 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!

Best Regards,

Xxxxx

 

From: Raman Xxxxxx [email protected]

Date: Mon, Nov 12, 2018 at 2:36 AM

Subject: BCG Offer Accepted – Senior Associate, xxxxxxxxxx, SE Asia

To: Kris Safarova [email protected]

 

 

Dear Kris,
Hope you are doing good. I will be grateful if you could kindly forward this email to Michael and request him to read it.

Dear Michael,

Hope you are doing good.

This email / messageis 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 xxxxxxxxxxxpractice 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 xxxxxxxpractice 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 andpodcasts (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).

  1. Kindly keep your articles / resourcesflowing 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 🙂

Best Regards,

Your’s Faithfully,

Raman Xxxxxxxxx

Examples of thank you emails related to promotion as a result of using FC training

On Tue, Nov 6, 2018 at 2:41 PM George Xxxxxxxxxxxxx <[email protected]> wrote:

Hi Michael,

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.

Kind regards,

George

On Mon, Nov 5, 2018 at 12:59 AM <[email protected]> wrote:

Hi Michael,

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?

Kind regards,
Matt

 

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