SUCCESS STORIES

SUCCESS STORIES

As an Independent Education Consultant, my job is two-fold. One, to coach the student in finding fantastic fit college options based on a comprehensive list of thoroughly researched choices and two, to assist each student in discovering who they are and then translating their awesome self to a clean, authentic and compelling application. As many of my families have commented, I have a knack for quickly establishing rapport with my students (it helps that I’m not their mom).

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"What an honor it is when you get to have your son work with a superstar professional like Shelly Humbach. She is the consummate professional who is always positive, knowledgeable, confident, strategically planned and masterful as a consultant. She has wonderful coaching abilities and incredible devotion to my son, Bradley. She was extremely instrumental in keeping my son on track, in addition to rapidly responding to his needs. I believe her leadership, guidance and willingness to listen has been exceptional. She is truly a blessing and an inspiration to young adults as they prepare to enter into their college years."
Nancy, Parent of Bradley

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“I have had the pleasure of knowing Michelle Humbach since 2000. Her fun, energetic spirit is perfect to motivate and guide high school students through the college admissions process. As somebody who has over 15 years of experience working with teens, I can highly recommend her."
Dr. Kevin Theroux, Board Certified Orthodontist

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“Shelly has been such a huge help and has provided so much support and clarity throughout the application process. When things seemed so overwhelming at times, she was able to help me organize and reevaluate my options. Shelly simplified the process and acted as an aid in helping me edit my essays and determine which colleges were the best fit for me. I loved that she put in the extra time to learn more about me as a person so we could find the right path for me together!”
Incoming freshman at DU

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"If you have a child attending college, you need Michelle! The college process is an ever dynamic process that requires staying on top of deadlines, navigating various processes by school, and multiple details; that have critical consequences if not managed correctly. Michelle helped us to not only navigate those areas with ease but created an environment of empowerment for our children to make their choices and engage in their responsibilities; leaving our work as a family to be centered around how we supported their success as they moved into their college years. Her systematic program with clear expectations allows the parents and at the children to identify and select programs that match their child's desires and aligns those choices to post-graduation employment. 

Like most families, our children all have different strengths and different desires. Our oldest wanted to study engineering, swim on a D1 team, grow in leadership, and serve our country. He was passionate about a military academy and Michelle was vital in helping us from thought to admission. Our daughter on the other hand is artistic and wanted to use her creative genius in a business setting, swim at a D1 school, and attend a school that was small enough that she knew her classmates and teachers. Michelle was again the main result behind helping her from thought to admission. Now our youngest is in the process and he knows that he wants to stay in our hometown for school, study business, attend a school with a Greek system, and do a semester abroad. Michelle again, is here from through to admission. Michelle has helped all three of our children through the process of selection, application, and admission into college and has been a vital part of a successful transition for our family. I could not imagine going through the process without her!" 

Amanda Thompson

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Hiring Shelly to work with our son was one of the best moves we made. College and the application process have changed dramatically since we attended college--not to mention tuition. Shelly was on top of everything with our son and it took away the tension that would have normally pervaded the process. But much more importantly Shelly knew a number of critical things that we not only did not know but would have guided our son in a less-than-ideal direction. Our son is starting at a stellar university and received a generous award and entry into the honors program as well. We are proud of our son and so glad we worked with Shelly.
Brenda Abdilla

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We used Shelly for our soon to be college Freshmen and the experience was amazing. Not only did she take away the pressure and sometimes painful steps to diligently stay on track with the necessary applications and due dates, but she made the entire process simple and enjoyable for us as parents and for our daughter. 

Shelly kept our daughter on track for submitting applications, writing essays, requesting teacher recommendations, and all the other timelines that fall in line with applying to college. 
One of Shelly's most important attributes though, is her genuine love and passion for helping these young adults succeed in choosing a school that's a good fit. It becomes overwhelming for all involved, but Shelly does this through her personal insight gained from visiting these schools herself. Combine this along with her ability to get to know and connect with each student equals a great experience for parents and students alike. 

Sophia Decolati

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I am thrilled to recommend Michelle Humbach and Humbach Education Consulting, Not only did Michelle help our daughter navigate the increasingly confusing college application process, she also guided her during the early stages of college selection and test prep. She helped our daughter make the most of her accomplishments and successes. She was a great resource for us as parents as well, keeping us informed of all the milestones and requirements, keeping our goals and priorities in mind. What an amazing woman! 
Judy Allender

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Making a college decision is not only stressful and time consuming, but it has a tremendous impact on your child's long term future. Shelly has make that whole process manageable and even enjoyable for all 3 of my children and me. She takes time to get to know each client and then works to meet everyone's goals and expectations in selecting the right college. With so many options, the process of each college is a lot more involved and complicated than I had time to research myself or my child. With 2 already in college and very happy with their decisions, and one on the way, working with Shelly saved us time and money by making the right decision the first time around. I highly recommend Shelly to every family with children college bound. 
Sarah Lampard

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Our oldest daughter is headed to college this fall and we are so happy we engaged Shelly! Our daughter has confirmed enrollment and is positioned to receive scholarship funds and it is still January. Shelly has a way with high school kids giving them a dose of reality and providing the appropriate accountability earning their respect. She keeps the process moving forward at a pace we are comfortable with. Shelly has a wealth of information at her disposal and is networked with the right people to ensure she has the latest knowledge on trending degree mixes. Her program is very flexible managing the complete process or balancing parent participation. 

I'm excited to have her continue to work with our high school junior to ensure she is positioned to select the institution of her choice and early. There is no need to navigate this labyrinth of information without Shelly. Thank you!
Mark Roney

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We have a bright, hard-working student who was unclear about her next steps after graduating from Cherry Creek HS, and Michelle "Shelly" Humbach was a patient, generous and valuable resource for us. Shelly is a compassionate listener, and her gentle guidance coupled with her thorough knowledge of the college landscape helped our family navigate the maze. Our daughter was accepted by her 1st college of choice and she couldn't be happier! Shelly makes a real difference in the lives of young people, and we're very grateful for her work with our daughter.
Christine Justino

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I just wanted to send a quick email to thank you so very much for all of your help with transferring! After emailing Franciscan University, I was able to receive more financial aid, and will now be able to attend Franciscan for my Sophomore year of college! Thank you for speaking with me on the phone and for giving me such helpful advice! This would not have been possible for me without your help and I'm very appreciative of everything that you've done!
Sierra Palardy

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Shelly consulted with both of my children for their journey through college and vet school process. Her wealth of knowledge, insight, personalization and amazing investment in both of them was truly amazing. Having Shelly guide them through the process with her honesty and diligence was tremendous. Her quality and dedication are unmatched. I’m lucky to have found Shelly and would highly recommend her to anyone as her success speaks for itself. Her friendship to me is still so special as I know everything she does come from her heart.
Nancy Colebank
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