John Okenwa believes in the transformational power of coaching! With guidance, he navigated the MBA application process to receive admission offers from Harvard, MIT (full scholarship), and Wharton (full scholarship). Through his experience, John developed an intimate understanding of the application process and, since 2016, has been helping others gain admission to top schools.
John does not believe that there is a "single most important element" in an application as each applicant brings a unique set of skills and experiences to the table, with an understanding that some are more poets than quants. He is excited to listen to his clients and help them tell stories that emphasize their strengths in ways that are memorable and authentic.
John holds a B.S, with honors, in Electrical Engineering from The University of Maryland, College Park and an MBA from The Wharton School, where he was one of ten students in a class of 863 awarded the prestigious Howard Mitchell fellowship. At Wharton, he served as an Admissions Fellow and worked with the MBA Admissions team to interview and evaluate applicants for admission. He is currently wrapping up his MPA at Harvard Kennedy School, after which he will return to McKinsey. His professional experience spans Financial Services, Technology Startups, Management Consulting, and Private Equity.
In his spare time, John enjoys mentoring students and young professionals, cooking new food recipes, disc jockeying, and weight training. He speaks Igbo fluently and is an ardent Cristiano Ronaldo fan.