Victor McGuire PhD
Victor brings to AIIR 30 years of leadership development experience within a variety of sectors including secondary and higher Education to High-tech companies, mental health nonprofits, and Fortune 100 businesses, and has worked effectively with a range of age groups from teenagers, to early- career young adults to senior executives.
As a Certified Professional Coach and Certified Strengths Coach, Victor is exceptional at guiding individuals in understanding their personal and professional strengths and leading them in achieving their fullest potential by leveraging those strengths. With empathy, joyfulness and passion, Victor supports individuals in functioning optimally in the workplace while fulfilling a sense of personal purpose and work/life balance. He also leads teams and organizations in aligning their practices with their organization’s mission and vision to achieve desired outcomes.
Early in his career, Victor was a High School teacher, a school administrator, and a university professor of education at several universities across the U.S. As a professor, Victor was awarded the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to study history, politics, and educational systems in South Africa. Victor is exceptional at guiding individuals in understanding their personal and professional strengths and leading them in achieving their fullest potential by leveraging those strengths. Recently Victor founded the non-profit organization, Coaching for Everyone. Its stated mission is to offer complimentary coaching and leadership support to traditionally underserved and under-resourced Black, Latinx, and Indigenous populations, with a focus on young adults, k-12 educators, and non profit organizations.
Victor is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) and is certified in various assessment tools. Victor received his doctorate from Colorado State University in Curriculum and Instruction, to be followed by a collective of universities professorships for the next 20 years. Victor is a popular keynote speaker and presenter at national/international conferences and has authored and published books on education and leadership. He is the author of the most recent books, Conversations About Being a Teacher and No Negatives, A Teens Guide to Leadership and Service. When not with clients, you can find Victor with his wife, trolling the beaches and forests in sunny California.
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