Meet Our Team
Not only is our team of experts experienced and passionate in getting people into their dream schools, we have an extraordinarily diverse team in terms of personal and professional backgrounds. It’s important to us at The Art of Applying that our consultants represent the variety of work experiences, nationalities, and lived experiences we find among our diverse clients.
When you work with The Art of Applying consultant team, you will have a primary consultant and can draw on the expertise of our entire consultant team as necessary.
Founder & CEO
Our Breakthrough Coaches are the first people you will interact with on our team. They are intensively trained and mentored personally by our founder, Kaneisha Grayson, to serve as the people who help graduate school applicants understand what’s working in their applications, what’s not working, where the applicant is, where they want to go, what it will take to get there, if we can help, and how we can help.
You first have a Quick Call with one of our Breakthrough Coaches. If they are confident we can help, they will invite you to have a 90-minute Breakthrough Call. Then, they will invite you to work with us as a client, and answer any remaining questions you have about the company, the process, and how it all works.
Our consultants work with our clients 1:1 via our Application Accelerator® and Hourly Coaching programs. Our consultants are all graduates of top graduate schools, and have passed a rigorous selection process. Three of our consultants are actually former clients! Our consultants receive consistent mentorship from our founder and our more experienced consultants as well as monthly trainings. Many of our consultants have amazing creative endeavors such as their own podcasts, blogs, and craft businesses. Read our consultant bios and get ready to be impressed and inspired!
Test Prep Tutors
Writing Center Coach
You’ll be shocked and amazed at how much writing is involved in a successful graduate school application. We offer a weekly Writing Center where you can submit your materials to be live edited by our Writing Center Coach. Our clients frequently remark on how much their writing has improved — not just for graduate school essays but in all areas of their life and career.
Getting into graduate school is an intensive process that can be overwhelming, stressful, and isolating — but also fun, inspiring, insightful, and empowering. Our mindset coaches are trained, certified coaches who work with our clients to help them stay out of discouragement, indecision, and overwhelm and maintain an outlook of resourcefulness, confidence, decisiveness, and optimism.