Anwar White

As Founder and CEO of a parent coaching business and a self-proclaimed Tiger Dad, Anwar is passionate about helping kids, parents, and entrepreneurs reach their potential and achieve their dreams.

Before earning his MBA from Columbia Business School, Anwar graduated from Carnegie Mellon with an undergraduate degree in Statistics and worked as a Strategic Consultant in the US and Europe. During his MBA, he did stints at fashion firms like Uniqlo, Versace, and The Tom Ford Collection and went on to become a certified ‘Fashonisto’ working in corporate strategy and finance for companies like Guess Inc. and Sears. He left the fashion industry to pursue his true passion, mentoring, and he is currently the Founder and CEO of a parent coaching business focused on maximizing the potential of children around the world.

In his free time, Anwar loves to play basketball, tennis, and fantasy football (if that counts as a real sport). He also loves to learn languages and is currently mastering his fifth! He is super competitive, loves to win, and brings that energy and spirit to everything he does (including your MBA application).

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Why did you go for an MBA

I wanted to make a career transition to fashion, which had been a lifelong passion for me. I felt like the MBA would help me do that while also exposing me to other aspects of business that I hadn't had much exposure to at the time (i.e. Operations, Finance, etc.) It definitely got me to where I needed to go within fashion and helped give me the confidence to pursue any dream I have. Currently, that is parent coaching and early child education (on steroids).

What do you like most about admissions consulting?

I love getting to the real story and passions of my clients. I love the fact that the work we are doing is going to completely change the direction of their life (for the better). I love making my clients the hero of their own stories and lives. Most of us don't know how amazing we truly are and this process helps me uncover the amazingness of my clients.

What's your most embarrassing moment from school?

Thinking the first day of the second semester of B-School was going to be an introduction to each class. In Operations class, I was put on the spot and asked a question I didn't know the answer to. I tried to BS an answer and got called out for it by the professor. Needless to say, I was VERY prepared everyday after that incident.