College and Beyond Pathways

“Above all, you have to find your purpose, your reason for getting out of bed - your ikigai”

Ikigai is a Japanese concept that means “a reason for being”. It is the intersection of four elements: what you love, what you are good at, what the world needs, and what you can be paid for. At Mindful Education Consulting, we believe that every student has an ikigai, a unique purpose that drives them to make a positive difference in the world. Our goal is to help students discover their ikigai and align it with their higher education choices cheerleaders. We are here to support students and their families in their journey to find their ikigai and achieve their dreams.


We evaluate innate aptitude through a nationally recognized aptitude test. Identifying strengths and weaknesses as a result of aptitude testing can make the process of making decisions about schools and majors much easier. Before investing time and money in education, it makes sense to give some thought to how that education relates to careers. Using data-centric systems and tools, we assist students in exploring their values, strengths, interests, and goals from middle school through application season in their senior year. Engaging with students long-term allows us to present various academic paths, aiding their discovery of a suitable college trajectory.

College Admissions

We offer comprehensive, personalized, and compassionate guidance throughout the college admissions process.  Our support includes crafting a tailored list of colleges in the United States, the UK, France, and Switzerland that align with their criteria for growth and fulfillment. Additionally, we help them present their authentic selves and tell compelling stories that capture the attention of admission officers through essays, coursework, extracurricular activities, leadership in the community, capstone projects & internships. We provide support starting in middle school through senior year in high school.


We work with college and early career professionals to begin, advance or make
changes in your career through a personally identified plan. We provide career planning strategies and help identify your strengths as well as areas of growth. For college students we help find mentors, sponsors and shadowing opportunities. We
also help review resumes, LinkedIn profiles and help you prepare for job interviews.
For college students aspiring to go to graduate school, we help students with all graduate school applications including law school, medical school, and MBA programs.