Dominique received her MBA from Harvard Business School and her BA from Wellesley College, Phi Beta Kappa.

After growing up in a family business that repositioned European brands for launch in the US market, Dominique has spent nearly 15 years in branding and innovation, helping companies like Nestle, Unilever, America’s Test Kitchen, and The Pampered Chef, (re)position themselves to be authentic and relevant to today’s consumers. She currently is Founder and Boss Lady of Act of Creation, a SF-based brand creation firm.

Since her time at Wellesley College nominated to the Student Admissions Council, for which she reviewed applications and recommended candidates to the Admissions Committee, she has learned the craft of turning bulleted CVs into life stories that captivate. After coaching MBA applicants for ten years on their personal branding, Dominique now applies that skill at Expartus to help candidates refine and polish their story to gain admission into top tier business schools.


“I really felt like Dominique was on my side. Her feedback on my essays was always thorough and thoughtful even though I sent her many versions.”

“Dominique was very direct and upfront about the strengths and weaknesses of my application. She seemed to genuinely want to help me succeed, and identified exactly where I needed to strengthen application for my top choices. I’m happy to say that I’m attending one of those schools now!”

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