College Essay Success

Write a College Essay That Wows Admissions Committees

I am excited to help serve as a strategic thought partner at a key time in your journey.

Let’s Work Together

As you look ahead to college acceptance, you know that getting into college is so competitive, especially now!

There’s so much to do. In particular, writing college application essays is often the most important, yet least understood requirement.

Many high school students dream of a certain college, but few understand what makes a “good essay” – one that tells a compelling story and convinces admissions committees that the student belongs at that college.

It’s hard to know what topic to choose and how to write an essay that shines! After all, how do you know what colleges are looking for?

Lucky for you, I know. And I’m here to help students get the college application essays done quickly and brilliantly!

Imagine what it would be like to have:

  • Clarity on what colleges are looking for so essays let students shine
  • The satisfaction of having a great essay that is genuine and gets attention
  • Expert guidance so students know exactly what to say and how to say it
  • The structure and accountability to get college essays done and submitted

If that sounds good, then I’d love to support you!

By tapping into my 20+ years in talent leadership and identification, including my experience as a campus recruiter, I understand what colleges are looking for.

My writing skills, combined with a gift for seeing the potential in others, makes a world of difference for my clients. I have written articles published globally by CEOs and earned recognition for award-winning essays by the Association for Talent Development.

I can help students find the right topics and the right words, knowing that every word truly counts.

The best part, though? – the results that come from this work! I am absolutely overjoyed when proud parents share photos of their students holding their college acceptance letters. Those moments – those huge grins – are the BEST!

I’m excited to help serve as a strategic thought partner at a key time in your student journey.

Introducing – College Essay Success

Here’s what we are going to do together when you join us:



Create an action plan and timeline for writing your essays so you stay organized and accountable (vs. rushing to get everything done at the last minute).



Identify your unique talents, values, experiences, and perspectives that you should showcase in your essays, so you can craft one-of-a-kind essays that let you shine.



Discover what colleges are looking for so you can select the right topics and messages that tell a compelling story while showcasing your unique gifts.



Now that you have clarity on what you want to say, it’s time to start writing. You’ll have the structure, guidance, and community to write your college essays with fellow students – and receive my expert feedback on your essays. How amazing would it be to get your essays done knowing you just submitted your very best work.

Here is what you will get when you join us:

1. Hands-on Coaching and Support

  • Meaningful support to guide you every step of the way so you’re clear and confident about what you want to say and how to say it
  • Six small group coaching calls that I personally lead so you get the structure, expert guidance, and accountability to write your college essays brilliantly
  • Access to recordings of all our calls so you can review any time you want

2. Training Guides

  • Bite-sized, value-added exercises designed to spark ideas for writing topics
  • Action guides to map out your plan of action and make the most of your time
  • Writing guides to structure your thoughts and organize your key messages
  • Before and after college essay examples to see what transforms an essay from “good” to “great”

3. Accountability and Community

  • Weekly accountability check-ins from me personally so you stay on track and keep moving forward.
  • A personal accountability peer for an added level of support. Your accountability partner is also receiving tailored support and is positioned to offer you valuable peer insights.
  • Personalized Support from me each week in our online community. This is a great place to ask your questions, get my personal feedback, and connect with other group members.

Save when you join now before the price goes up in November.

Plus, get these Special FAST ACTION Bonuses when you join by October 31, 2023.

As part of the College Essay Success, you will get….

1. Private Coaching Call

  • You will get one 45-minute private coaching call with me that you can use any time during the program.
  • You can pick the topic (brainstorm essay topics, essay feedback, CliftonStrengths debrief, plan of action), and share your questions before our call so we can make the most of our time together.


2. Assessment Insights

  • You’ll gain access to the CliftonStrengths for Students assessment, which will give you a report that outlines your natural talents.
  • You’ll also get the Talent Weaver Strengths Guide, to determine how to let your strengths shine in your essays.


3. Single Essay Review

  • You’ll be able to send one essay draft at any time during the program and get specific feedback and suggestions to take your essay up a notch.

Let’s Recap Everything You Get:

  • Six Group Coaching Calls – We meet for an online virtual meeting every week for 6 weeks so you can get the coaching and support you need to get results.
  • Training Guides – You will receive bite-sized, value-added action guides and exercises to spark ideas for writing topics and attributes to include in your college essays.
  • Exclusive Online Group – You’ll get personalized feedback and support from me and be able to connect with other group members.
  • FAST ACTION BONUS – Private Coaching Call –You will receive one private coaching call where I will personally help you with a college essay topic of your choice.
  • FAST ACTION BONUS – CliftonStrengths for Students and Talent Weaver Strengths Guide – You will obtain access to complete your personalized CliftonStrengths assessment. You will also receive the exclusive Talent Weaver Strengths Guide for additional ideas for leveraging your strengths within your college essays and for getting the work done.
  • FAST ACTION BONUS – Send one essay draft and receive one round of specific feedback, including enhancement suggestions.

Enroll NOW before the investment goes up in November.

Want Even More Support?

Add additional private coaching as an insider special, allowing for further individualized attention and support throughout your college admissions and/or scholarship application process.

I work with a discrete number of private clients each year to help them chart their course. I work with students and families who take college admissions coaching as seriously as I take it, knowing that we will partner together to achieve outstanding results for your student.

Bottom Line – Separate yourself from the crowd. Get the Training, Community, and Support you need to draft College Application and/or Scholarship Essays that you can proudly submit.

I can’t wait to support you as you embark on your exciting next steps in your career journey.

We have both private and small group coaching options available. Let’s talk and see what is the best match for you.

Book a Consultation

Starting now saves you time and money, puts you ahead of the game, and offers a boost in confidence!

A Few Things You Should Know About Me…

  • Leadership Experience – I’m an experienced global Human Resources leader and served at the executive level as Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer. I have specialty experience in talent acquisition including campus recruitment and talent management.
  • Educational Experience – I earned an Executive MBA, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, concentration in Human Resources, minor in Psychology, and certificate in global business studies.
  • Credentialed – I continually invest in professional development in order to support my clients at the highest level. Credentials include:
    • Diversity and Inclusion Certified Recruiter
    • Senior Professional in Human Resources
    • International Coaching Federation Associate Certified Coach
    • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Practitioner
    • Gallup Global Certified Strengths Coach
    • Positive Intelligence Mental Fitness Coach

Client support is essential – There is nothing more exciting than seeing my clients get amazing results. While you are the one rolling up your sleeves and doing the work, I go above and beyond to deliver the training and support you need to succeed.

What Clients are Saying…

Larry Kistler

“Thank you for working with our daughter as she enters her senior year of high school. It’s been quite a journey for her already, and we know her life is just beginning. Taking the time to discuss her goals and options as she continues her education have given her more direction and focus.”

— Larry Kistler
Rossana Kistler

“Thank you for working with our daughter on her scholarship and college application essays. She’s a great student and a bright young lady, and YOUR talented skills of polishing up her essays have given her that extra boost of confidence she needs. Thank you for helping our daughter on this part of the journey since it can be quite overwhelming for the student AND the parent.”

— Rossana Kistler
 MC Kistler

“Kathy has been an excellent resource for me to hammer down the essays I have to write to get into college, helping me take my original ideas and enhance them while keeping true to my message and who I am. Working together allows me to see the writing from a different perspective. She knows all the core traits that an admissions office is looking for, and how to incorporate my experience into the answers while keeping on track with the main point of the essay. Without her, I would have college essays that were wordy and not memorable to an admissions office. I am confident that, with her help, my essays will leave a lasting impact on the admissions committees and give me the best shot possible to get into the college(s) I want!”

— MC Kistler
Ava Wilson

“My coaching experience was excellent. You helped me realize the importance of my own thoughts and words (rather than the words of others). I felt confident turning in my essays and got accepted into ALL of schools I applied to! I took your advice and applied it to the scholarship applications I submitted and was able to get quite a lot in scholarships.”

— Ava Wilson
Claire B.

“Kathy sat down and helped me turn my thoughts and ideas into words, instead of just editing an already completed essay. The hands-on experience was very helpful and supportive. She works with you to highlight your strengths and successes and will help you find your voice during the writing process. I recommend Kathy to those who are going through the college application process because she will help you write impactful and impressive essays in your own unique voice.”

— Claire B.
Danielle L.

“This coaching experience exceeded my expectations due to the time that Kathy committed to reviewing the essays prior to our sessions and the quality of the comments and insights given. I recommend Kathy at Talent Weaver Solutions because she is energetic, upbeat, hard working, and knows the field.”

— Danielle L.

Program Dates

September 7 – October 26

Class Format: Virtual
(early bird pricing through 8/31)

September 25

Class Format: In-Person in Cary, NC
(early bird pricing through 8/31)

October 4 – November 8

Class Format: Virtual
(early bird pricing through 9/27)

October 9

Class Format: In-Person in Cary, NC
(early bird pricing through 10/2)

November 1

Class Format: In-Person in Cary, NC
(early bird pricing through 10/2)

November 7

Class Format: In-Person in Cary, NC
(early bird pricing through 10/2)

Program Notes:

  • In-Person: 1 Day, in-person workshop
  • Virtual: 6 weeks, 90 minutes per week
  • Seats are limited and payment in full is required to secure your seat.
  • We accept checks, electronic payments (Venmo, Zelle), and all major credit cards.
  • To secure early bird pricing, payment must be made in full prior to the cut-off date.
  • An additional 10% discount is available to non-profit organizations and students with parents/guardians who are active duty military or veterans.

If you have any questions, contact me.

I can’t wait to personally welcome you!

Join the College Essay Success and get the support you need to get your college essays done with confidence!

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P.S. Let’s get those essays in. Senior year only gets busier from here!