Precious McClendon is the founder of Centerpeace.
She holds a BA degree in Gender & Women’s Studies from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and a MS degree in Public Service Management with a Healthcare Administration concentration from DePaul University. She was raised in the North Lawndale area and understands the importance of having a career coach to help in personal development, skill building, and defining one’s personal career strategy. She credits her success to having not only one coach and/or mentor but a few. It is at DePaul where her passion to help others in urban neighborhoods was reignited and redirected. It was there that she determined that offering career coaching services was a way to address several economic and social issues that she was passionate about.
Precious is also a member of the Professional Association of Resume Writers & Career Coaches (PARW/CC) and is a Certified Professional Career Coach (CPCC). She understands what it's like to be in an unemployment line, laid off, turned down for jobs, the pitfalls of not finding a successful career that matches her passion and goals, and working in roles that do not benefit her as a whole person. She brings strong interpersonal skills that foster relationship building and a proven ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds.
Additionally, Precious possesses more than 10 years in various positions at top-ranked companies throughout Chicago, IL that are also recognized by Forbes for their innovation, culture, and services. Her personal and work experiences sharpened her understanding of how different levels of career development are needed to establish and maintain a successful and fulfilling career. These strategies acquired through experience and education help to make her the coach YOU need to help you land the career you want no matter the industry.