Our Staff

If you want one of the most credentialed and experienced Career, College and Employment Mentors/Coaches in the U.S.A. to work with you or your son or daughter, call Dr. Mike Mulligan at 847 981-5725 or email him at mike@mulligan1983.com.


Dr. Michael Mulligan is recognized nationally as one of the best Career and College Planning and Employment Mentors in America. He founded and directed Mulligan & Associates, a career management consulting firm that helped over 10,000 people of all ages with career and educational planning and finding employment. He has personally coached over 3,500 individuals which included both Young Adults and older employees working in all industries and occupations. He served as a Fellow Manager with the Institute of Career Certification International for 20 years and wrote a leading article entitled “How to be an effective career consultant” which was published in 12 editions by Kennedy Information in the Career Management Consulting book. 

Dr. Mulligan worked as Management Development Director for Century 21 of Northern Illinois helping 400 franchise owners service their clients and make profit. He worked as Midwest Regional Director for the American College Testing Program where he consulted with high school and college counselors on how to use the ACT test results and profile data for college selection and admissions, scholarships, career planning and course placement. He also served as Assistant Director of Admissions and Director of Student Orientation at the U of Georgia where they used the SAT for admissions. While at The University of Georgia, he was Chairman of the State of Georgia College Night Program helping students select the right college.  Dr. Mulligan also worked in the counseling center at Georgia Tech and as an academic advisor at Michigan State University.

Dr. Mulligan received his Ph.D. in counseling from the University of Georgia, M.A. from Michigan State University in counseling and B.A. from Alma College and has written six books and developed over 15 assessments to help individuals chart and launch the right career.

Keith North has worked as a Senior Vice President for Mulligan & Associates over 25 years helping hundreds of clients from all industries and functional areas with career planning and finding employment. He has a M.A. in Administration from Northern Illinois University and B.A. from Cornell College. His earlier career included working in business and career services with young adults in School District 214.


Jerry Donahue has served as Asst. Director of Career Services at the Medill School of Journalism Career Center at Northwestern University, Director of Career Services and Coordinator of Employer Relations at St. Norbert College, Director of the Career Center at Canisius College, Director of Career Placement Services at Indiana University and Career Consultant in the Engineering Career Resource Center, College of Engineering at the University of Michigan


Jerry earned an M.ED. in curriculum and supervision from Loyola University and a B.C.E. in Civil Engineering from the University of Detroit. He is a member of The National Association of Colleges and Employers, Midwest Association of Colleges and Employers and SHRM (Society of Human Resource Management)

Special Note- We have a number of certified adjunct consultants to help us when needed.