Kris McGuigan is the founder and owner of Professional Courage, LLC, a career management firm that engages professionals in the pursuit of their true potential – providing the tools and promoting the mindset to take their careers to the next level. She is Cleveland’s Top Resume Writer and a trusted Career Advisor who recognizes the importance of lifelong learning—a tenet inspired to her by her alma mater, Hiram College. With her continuous pursuit for personal and professional growth, instilled in her from her undergraduate years, she recently earned the prestigious ACRW designation, which makes her one of a handful of Academy Certified Resume Writers with an MBA across the globe. She is a member of the Forbes Coaching Council and holds coaching credentials from the renowned Career Coach Academy, training alongside some of the industry’s top experts.
Before becoming an entrepreneur, Kris leveraged her Bachelor’s degree in Management to make her mark on the corporate world. For more than 15 years, she drove results in the entertainment, social services, and healthcare space. As a casting director turned fundraiser turned project manager turned health care exec, Kris knows what it takes to cultivate courage from resilience, develop and promote a career brand that fits, and maintain focus and accountability to reach your goals.
She recalls that Hiram’s small class size boosted her self-esteem and honed her communication skills by allowing her to speak out and stand out. The experiences she had on Hiram’s campus shapes her work with clients each and every day.
Alongside with her business, Kris is a frequent contributor to The Plain Dealer, Cleveland Business Connects, and CareerOptimist.org. Her work is featured in Modernize Your Job Search Letters, the newest publication in a best-selling series designed to help jobseekers navigate the complex realities of today’s marketplace.