Firmsconsulting trained Henri St-Pierre for his MBB internship and guided him through the entire summer.
Henri received a full time offer to join the world’s most elite strategy firm.
Watch us teach Henri in real-time everything needed to convert a consulting internship into a full-time offer & the skills to get promoted at any firm. All training is done by former partners.
The training philosophy is explained with the rationale for the 19 session topics chosen and how they will be adapted for both Henri and the audiences' needs.
The five areas new consultants must master are discussed along with the reason so many new consultants never excel in their first few engagements.
Two frameworks explain the work of new consultants and the quantity/quality of guidance they should expect from the manager/associate/partner on an engagement.
We discuss mistakes made by a real McKinsey new associate, a client, BCG/McKinsey's cultures and begin teaching the core strategy approach.
Every single strategy/operations engagement follows the same analytic logic, though the analyses and output will differ, which is explained in this crucial video.
Two frameworks are presented to explain how Henri will be managed on his first engagement and the incorrect expectations of most new consultants.
Tools and frameworks to set clear expectations are discussed along with the real meaning of performance feedback given to new consultants throughout the engagement.
Henri is taught how to independently move from the problem statement all the way to his analyses work plan and 3rd order insights demonstrated via his storyboard.
We dig deeper into storyboards, teaching Henri how to build them step-by-step and edit them to deliver a message that makes the client to act on a recommendation.
Henri is taught the rules and techniques to convert new, or even hostile, clients into allies who will trust and support him over the duration of the engagement.
We discuss the 5 most common errors, in power point, that significantly reduces the productivity of the engagement team and hurts the firm in the long term.
Three crucial concepts are explained: Burden of proof principle, applying the answer-first rule in real engagements and how to place the needs of a client first.
Henri is taught how to strategically write emails, use voicemails, manage updates and manage meetings with a partner such that he improves his standing on the team.
A guide is presented to ensure the best engagement recommendations are developed expeditiously, as well as how to ask for help correctly and validate work.
Critical path thinking is taught to help Henri further understand how he should prioritize his work load and know when to move on to the next piece of analysis.
We discuss the underlying, and counter intuitive, logic which sits behind every single operations study done at McKinsey and BCG, irrespective of the client issue.
Mere days before he joins the firm, we recap the most important concepts, insights and lessons from the previous 13 sessions and offer Henri our final advice.
One day before he begins, we review the strategy Henri must follow if he is to have a successful first study, and present some additional insights he should know.
3 days into his first study, we discuss his work, staying in formation and the importance of sticking to a strategy versus being the best excel jockey.
2 weeks into the study we discuss how to design an analysis to arrive at the best possible answer using the least amount of time and resources.
At the mid-point, roughly 6 weeks in, we discuss what Henri would need to do to ensure he is made a full-time offer to join the firm in 2016.
Henri receives a full-time offer: we discuss the program, his experiences, lessons for viewers, things he could have done better and his insights about the entire experience.