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Faria Education Group

MacKenzie Hovermale, OpenApply Director

ManageBac LLC 

OpenApply has been delighted to work with Catalina Gardescu over the last few years on multiple projects including both the Fundamentals of International School Admissions course as well as the International Admissions Bulletin magazine.


Catalina's courses were well-run, interactive, and included useful content for attendees. The feedback was so great after the first course that we were prompted to collaborate with Catalina on two more courses the following year.


The International Admissions Bulletin was another project of Catalina's that OpenApply was proud to help grow. Since the first issue was published in 2016 almost 8,000 physical copies have been distributed, in addition to the thousands of online readers that have been reached over the years. The research, best practices, strategies, and advice shared in the magazine provide an invaluable resource to international school admissions officers around the world.

I partnered recently with Catalina to work with young adults on building their resume.


She came in and led a truly interactive workshop with the students challenging them to think about their values, their strengths and began by asking them what they wanted. It was wonderful to partner with her and I look forward to working with her more in the future!

Lindsey Kehl, AISB School Counselor grades 10 - 12

Catalina  is the person you need, if you want to communicate in a professional way through your site, newsletter or any other channels appropriate for your prospects and clients.  I worked with Catalina for several months and I was very pleased. 

I appreciated her honesty, the courage to tell you what you do well as well as what you must improve, her promptitude and the fact that she was right next to me, shoulder to shoulder, until the completion of the project.

Whether you want to refresh your communication style or create a new strategy, Catalina is a passionate and serious professional you can count on and whom I wholeheartedly recommend. 



Maria-Iris Hoeppe

Life, executive and team coach